Baraka touts Newark's redevelopment at regional business meeting

June 21, 2017

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka told an assembly of regional business leaders that both the business community and city residents must work together for Newark's economic redevelopment to have a positive impact. 

"We should have a collective vision going forth," said Baraka on Tuesday before more than 200 members of the Newark Regional Business Partnership ...

Robert Treat adds seasoned executive chef to its lineup

Robert Treat Hotel has added a seasoned executive chef to its staff as the downtown Newark establishment continues to upgrade its banquet facilities in the wake of the Newark Club's closing.

Frank Heizler, who had been working at the hotel on an interim basis during a search process, joined the banquet team effective May 30. He will work closely with Artie Wassif, the hotel’s ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

Online retailer Amazon is expanding its footprint into Newark after announcing it was merging with Whole Foods Market, Inc in an all-cash deal valued at $13.7 billion.

Whole Food recently opened a store in the city in the former Hahne & Co. building between Broad and Halsey Streets.

Amazon is also the parent of the audio book company, Audible, which is headquartered at 1 ...

Newark employment prep program grads look forward to future

Three months ago, Fatima Hargrove was looking for work. After completing a five-week job readiness program sponsored by the Newark municipal government and the city's corporate partners, she celebrated her graduation, newly employed and engaged in her future.

"I let the past go," said Hargrove, holding a bouquet and choking back tears as she addressed more than 100 ...

Newark Residents Get Expert Advice on Property Ownership at Housing Summit

Presentations on the homestead auction program, foreclosure prevention, mortgage loan products, a credit repair class, a developer workshop, the Home Buyer Ready program and tax abatements were highlights of the 2017 Newark Housing Summit, held recently at St. John’s Community Baptist Church on Bergen Street.

The free event, presented by Newark's Department of Economic & Housing ...

Interior designer brings touch of style to renovated Robert Treat Hotel

When interior designer Terri Haskins began working at downtown Newark's Robert Treat Hotel three years ago, she knew that she faced an interesting challenge. 

"Each project varies depending on what it is, the size and the budget," said Haskins, owner and principal of Presentations Elements of Design (PEOD), which is based in Hackensack. "With the Robert Treat, the ...

Supporters gather in Newark to speak out against NJTransit's treatment of small businessman

Activists and community leaders rallied today in support of small businessman Russell Graddy, who says the New Jersey Transit owes him more than $1 million after the state agency reneged on a promise to let him run a restaurant in Atlantic City’s bus terminal. 

At a press conference in front of New Jersey Transit’s headquarters in Newark, supporters of Graddy blamed the agency ...

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