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Art Installations Celebrating Newark's Creative Community Come to Downtown

May 24, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A new series of installations and public artworks spawned from the minds of Newark-based artists were unveiled Tuesday in the city's downtown, imbuing a new sense of cultural and community pride.

The artworks were showcased by officials from Newark-based audiobook seller and producer, Audible, as part of the company's Newark Artist ...

New Jersey Seafood Festival Starts Today in Belmar

BELMAR, NJ – With a beautiful weekend forecast, the return of the New Jersey Seafood Festival looks to be the perfect way to kick off the summer season. The festival, which is celebrating its 35th year, has not been held since 2019. It will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 20-22) in the Payone Plaza and Payone Plaza parking lot (9th Avenue and Main Street). The festival was ...

Graphic Design Exhibit 'HYBRID' Comes to Rutgers-Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A new exhibition combining physical and virtual themes of storytelling through transmedia art is coming to Rutgers University-Newark this week.

The Senior Graphic Design capstone exhibition, "HYBRID," is presented by the university's Department of Arts, Culture & Media. It will open with a public reception April 28. The event will begin at 5 ...

The Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the Cast for Sister Act
















Casting Announced
for 
Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill ...

Plantivia Wellness to Mark 4/20 With Week Long Celebration of Events Education and Expungement

As the state of New Jersey continues to map out its marijuana marketplace, Newark's first black owned business that specializes in hemp derived CBD and THC products is educating and preparing the community for what’s to come. 

Beginning Monday, Plantivia Wellness will be hosting an entire week of activities including yoga sessions a cannabis crawl down Halsey Street, panel ...

Newark Symphony Hall Co-Hosts Virtual Discussion of Award-Winning Play ‘Black Terror’

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are invited to tune in to a virtual panel this week co-hosted by Newark Symphony Hall, which will celebrate the premiere of the first film adaptation of “Black Terror” and feature longtime creative collaborators Richard Lawson and Richard Wesley.  

Lawson, an actor and co-artistic director of WACO Theater Center, and Wesley, a dramatist ...

 Newark Historical Renaissance Cherry Blossom Ride Showcases City

NEWARK, NJ —Bicyclists wearing classic 1920s attire provided a dash of fashion to the streets of Newark, reminding onlookers that it's possible to both look good and make a point about the history and beauty of the city, especially during cherry blossom season.

"We wanted to make sure that we got dressed up together," said Newark resident Atiya Jaha-Rashidi, dressed in ...

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New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

May 24, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

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Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

Heartbreak and Resilience in Buffalo

14208. That is the zip code stalked by a racist who massacred 10 people and wounded three others in East Buffalo this weekend. His specific target: Black people. 

There are no words to describe the visceral anger and grief that all of us at LISC are feeling. What happened in Buffalo was utterly horrific. It was a premeditated plan designed to kill and menace people of color, leaving a ...

Virtual Information Session: Pillar College BA in Elementary Education Program

May 24, 2022

Pillar College is the only college in Newark, NJ that offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a field that is expected to grow according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Studies show that children, especially those in urban areas, benefit from having a Black teacher and Pillar through its B.E.S.T. (Black Elementary School Teachers) program intends to provide Black males ...

Montclair Council: Rent Control Complaints Continue; Flood Control Measures Voted On, Recreational Marijuana Approved

May 20, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued complaints from owners of small multiple-unit structures in public comment clearly destroyed any such ...

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Wed, May 25, 6:30 PM

Mountainside

Imagine will offer webinar on Loss, Grief and ...

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Mon, May 30, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...