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Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

June 20, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In addition to bringing together a panel of local mayors to discuss the many challenges facing their municipalities, the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County also recently honored Essex County icon Louis LaSalle with a Lifetime Achievement award upon his recent retirement during the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event.

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Rutgers Business School Helps Launch Program to Assist Newark's Minority Entrepreneurs

NEWARK, NJ – An initiative that will better serve Newark's minority-owned businesses by increasing contract relationships with anchor institutions launched on Thursday by Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED).

The program, dubbed "Ascend Newark," will be headed by Rutgers and work ...

NJ TRANSIT Announces Partnership with GPS App WAZE to Increase Safety at Train Crossings

New Initiative Improves Rail Crossing Safety for Drivers Using Waze

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is joining with the National Safety Council in recognizing National Safety Month during the month of June and is using this time of heightened awareness to promote a lifesaving partnership with Waze, which identifies the location of grade crossings on their mobile app throughout the state.

PSE&G Announces Gas Main Replacement Work in Newark

Newark, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:

South 15th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue)
South 14th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue)
South 13th (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue)
South 13th Street (between 18th Avenue and Springfield Avenue)
South 12th Street (between ...

NJIT Campus to Welcome Education Centers Focused on Real Estate and Entrepreneurship

NEWARK, NJ — Two new education and research centers will be coming to New Jersey Institute of Technology with a curriculum focused on real estate and entrepreneurship thanks to what the school called a "historic gift" from The Paul V. Profeta Foundation, Inc. 

Paul V. Profeta, president of the foundation, alongside NJIT President Joel Bloom, signed an agreement ...

Newark Bar and Grill Owners Encouraged by Expanded Dining Hours

NEWARK, NJ — Local bar and grill owners have reason to be optimistic for the potential of more business this summer after Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an executive order enabling eating establishments to operate longer hours and allow “StrEATERIES” and parklets.

The mayor's executive order will allow indoor dining establishments to remain ...

Newark Receives $88M in Federal Aid to Assist Residents and Small Businesses During Pandemic. Here’s How the Money Will be Managed and Allocated

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents and small businesses may be eligible to receive financial assistance after the city this week announced that it received $88.3 million in funding as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to overcome the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy.

The funding, city officials said, will be used to stabilize the city’s finances due to lost revenue, and to get ...

Newark's Own Hobby's Deli Takes First Step for Post-COVID Return

NEWARK, NJ — For nearly 90 years, Hobby's Deli has brought the four corners of the classic Jewish delicatessen universe - corned beef, pastrami, turkey, and brisket - together to feed generations of customers in Newark.

Now, as the post-COVID world begins to emerge, the family-run restaurant has taken the first step toward coming back to help satisfy the hunger for ...

Newark Launches Survey to Better Assist Small Business Owners During Pandemic

NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are calling on small business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide feedback to the city and determine how they can be better served. 

Business owners can submit their responses through the Newark Small Business Recovery Survey, an initiative that launched this week to help guide the city in its plans to help small ...

Newark Officials Launch a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals. 

First broached by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2019, the idea of an income pilot program was welcomed in the city where more ...

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June 10, 2021

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Site Plan for 280-Unit Building in Ironbound Approved. Affordability Will Be Negotiated 

June 22, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s Ballantine Brewery Complex in the Ironbound may have closed down in 1972, but part of the site could find new life again after the city planning board on Monday approved a new mixed-use project on Freeman Street which would bring 200-plus residential units to the area. 

The project will be dubbed “The Ballantine” and consists of three ...

Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

June 20, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In addition to bringing together a panel of local mayors to discuss the many challenges facing their municipalities, the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County also recently honored Essex County icon Louis LaSalle with a Lifetime Achievement award upon his recent retirement during the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event.

As a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...