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Vince Baglivo Succeeds Seth A. Grossman as IBID Executive Director

July 1, 2022

NEWARK - Vince Baglivo, the longtime associate director of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), will succeed Seth A. Grossman who served for the last two decades as the organization’s executive director.

“Vince has spent many years as Seth’s number two, and has made important contributions to the IBID, particularly through his leadership on marketing and ...

Crawl Event Aiming to Lift Newark's Black Business Owners Returns This Summer

NEWARK, NJ — A crawl event designed to celebrate Black business owners is returning to Newark this summer after a successful winter run that will be hosted by the locally-based digital publication Urban Girl Magazine.

Urban Girl Magazine is hosting its second Black Business Crawl on Saturday, July, 30, an event where attendees can board a party bus ...

Startup Businesses Could Win $25K Through Audible ‘Challenge Newark’ Initiative

NEWARK, NJ — Startup businesses aiming to better serve the Newark community are getting a chance to win a lofty $25,000 prize through a newly launched challenge by Audible.

Audible officials announced Friday the “TechUnited:BetterConnected Challenge Newark,” a startup initiative focused on supporting small businesses in New Jersey’s largest city. The challenge, headed ...

New Report Details Pandemic's Impact On Newark’s Small Businesses

NEWARK, NJ — Small business owners in Newark are still grappling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic according to a new report released by Main Street Alliance (MSA), a community-based organization that advocates for small businesses.

The report, “Promoting Opportunity and Racial Equity In Newark,” highlights data MSA gathered through conversations and surveys with ...

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 ...

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Winning In Business Network event hosted at Pillar College 

June 10, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - A distinguished panel provided information for women entrepreneurs at the Winning in Business event hosted at Pillar College on April 23. This presentation was a collaboration between 211 Women’s Impact Network, started by Dupré Kelly professionally known as “DoItAll”  of the hip hop group Lords of the Underground, and Pillar ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Ascendia Bank, Formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, to Hold Rebranding Celebration at All Branches in Glen Rock, Hawthorne & West Orange - May 14th

HAWTHORNE, NJ -- Ascendia Bank, formerly Glen Rock Saving Bank, will celebrate its new name and refreshed identity with a Rebranding Celebration on Saturday, May 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at all four branch locations: 


175 Rock Road, Glen Rock


250 Lincoln Avenue, Hawthorne


474 Prospect Avenue, West Orange


83 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 

The ...

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What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling Means for Our Communities and Our Work

The news that the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, and removing a half century of constitutional protection allowing women to obtain an abortion, did not come as a surprise. After all, some states had already imposed significant restrictions. And yet, it was still a shock.

What we do know is this: the ...

Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

July 4, 2022

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  “We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great work ...

OPINION: Community Should Have Been Consulted on Renaming of Washington Park

June 21, 2022

I was appointed to the Newark Landmarks and HIstoric Preservation Commission by Mayor Sharp James and served for more than a decade. I always believed in following the law and proper procedures. I am dismayed and disappointed that the current administration would choose to bypass and ignore the the city's own commission. If not required by law, I certainly think it would have been an act of ...