Tour reminds Newark of author Philip Roth's mark 

June 6, 2018

The lustrous literary legacy of native Newark son Philip Roth began at home.

In the aftermath of Roth's death last month, a tour of places that made the pages of his books not only demonstrated that his imprint on Newark is still deep. It shows that his life's work still makes people's hearts, minds and souls come alive. 

The Sunday afternoon tour, which left from the ...

Street Closures Sunday for African American Heritage Parade

Newark today announced street closures for the 51st Annual African American Heritage Parade, to be held Sunday, May 27 starting on Broad Street and Lincoln Park at 1:30 p.m.


Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, the following streets will be closed to traffic:

Broad Street between Chestnut and Murray Streets
Pennington Street between Broad and ...

Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Standing in Newark

NEWARK, NJ—The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site -- the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to the ...

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Newark Boys Choir to play free concert Wednesday

Newark, NJ—On Wednesday, a free lunch concert featuring members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Newark Boys Choir will take place at the Hahne & Co building in the indoor courtyard next to the Whole Foods.

The concert, which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on May 23, is sponsored by PSE&G, which provides financial support to both groups. The utility ...

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