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Sat, May 12, 11:00 AM

Greater Newark Conservancy, Newark

Spring Block Party and Plant Sale in Newark

Add to My Calendar 05/12/2018 11:00am 05/12/2018 3:00pm America/New_York Spring Block Party and Plant Sale in Newark

Activities, DJ music and crafts for kids and families to enjoy. One of Newark’s largest plant sales. It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12th from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark between ...

32 Prince Street Newark, NJ 07102

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For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

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Baraka Pushes for Amazon in Washington Post Op-Ed

February 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka declared that Newark could transform Amazon should the company bring its second headquarters here in an opinion piece that was published by the Washington Post.

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Major Projects at Essex County Hall of Records Complex to Include 900-Car Parking Deck

February 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - New county offices, courtrooms and a 900-car parking deck will be built in Newark to expand and modernize the Essex County Hall of Records Complex. 

County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced the new $24 million parking deck will be the first in a series of new projects constructed off West Market Street.  

The county is also scheduled next month to purchase ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

It's Time for New Jersey to Allow Beer & Wine Sales at Supermarkets

February 6, 2019

For far too long, we’ve groused about the antiquated laws that stymie business growth in New Jersey.

With a new governor sworn in more than a year ago, following an administration that controlled Trenton for eight years, there’s been high hopes that state lawmakers would finally clean up the anti-business laws that have sat on dusty books for decades.

Because of these onerous ...

Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...