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Free Classes Will Help Take Women-Led Companies in Newark to Next Level

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city is partnering with several groups to launch a free, nine-week training program to bolster women-led companies based in Newark.

Walker’s Legacy, a company that supports multicultural women in business, teamed up with the city to provide the Women Who Enterprise program. Twenty-five women entrepreneurs will be linked with an instructor who will teach the legal aspects ...

Newark-based Nonprofit Has More Than 20 Positions to Fill

NEWARK, NJ - La Casa de Don Pedro, a social services and community development nonprofit based in Newark, is looking to fill more than 20 positions.

The organization will host a job fair on Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 39 Broadway to fill the positions. The jobs include administrative and clerical assistants, educators, family workers and cooks.

Some positions will have on-site ...

Redd's Biergarten to Open New Restaurant in New Brunswick

NEWARK, NJ - Redd's Biergarten, located in the heart of Newark's arena district, will be opening a new restaurant in downtown New Brunswick. 

The restaurant, which has been located in Newark since 2016, has an extensive beer menu including German brews as well as IPAs and local craft beers. There is also a wide foot selection of burgers, schnitzel, salads and other ...

Newark Receives $230K Grant to Boost Recycling Rates

NEWARK, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a grant to Newark worth more than $230,000 that will help improve recycling rates throughout the city.

The $232,000 is part of a $14.3 million statewide grant awarded through the state Recycling Enhancement Act, which the DEP funds through a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities. That money is ...

Owner of Gelotti of Essex Named Winner of Gelato Fest, Now Heading To Italy


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced.

On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park, the first stage on the American Gelato ...

Newarkers Can Apply for Water Bill Assistance Through This New Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ - City residents who are having a hard time paying their water bills due to an unforeseen situation will be able to apply for assistance through a new pilot program. 

NJ SHARES, a nonprofit that offers energy and utility assistance for households, received a $10,000 donation from an anonymous, private donor for the pilot program. The donor wanted his or her contribution to ...

Baraka Stands With Groups That Call for Better Working Conditions at Amazon

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka once touted the city’s $2 billion tax break for Amazon to bring its second headquarters to the city, but today he stood with groups that called for subsidies to end for similar companies until better working conditions are implemented for warehouse employees.

The mayor joined a coalition of community groups and unions known as Warehouse Workers Stand Up for ...

New Jersey Food Council Promotes Mary Ellen Peppard to Vice President

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Food Council has promoted its chief government affairs representative to vice president for her work representing food retailers, including supermarkets, independent grocers and convenience stores, as well as their supplier partners. 

Mary Ellen Peppard will take a leadership role in formulating policy positions for legislative strategies on priority ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with the 'Sexualized' Logo, Permanently Closes

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents, who took to social media, ...

Small Business Expo to Kick Off at Hahne Building

NEWARK, NJ - More than 300 small businesses are expected to turn out to a free exhibition tomorrow, Dec. 6, in the Hahne Building to learn how to access financing and other resources.

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is partnering with the city and companies to host the event, which will connect small business owners with nonprofits, lenders and more.

“Small businesses ...


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