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City Announces Winning Design for New Harriet Tubman Monument in Washington Park

June 18, 2021

NEWARK, NJ —  The winning design for a monument honoring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman that will be placed in Washington Park in Newark has been chosen. Newark city officials held a contest earlier this year for five artists to submit their proposed designs for the project.

Artist Nina Cooke John's “Shadow of a Face” design was selected. The ...

Newark Zoning Board Denies Application for Expansion of Central Ward Liquor Store 

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Zoning Board on Thursday turned down an applicant’s proposal to expand a shuttered liquor store on Washington Street that was met with opposition from many residents and a city council member. 

JIA Estate LLC sought a variance to expand an existing non-conforming liquor store at 441-443 Washington St. to include additional storage and modernization ...

Plans Advance on Development of Former Newark Bears Stadium Site

NEWARK, NJ – Plans to turn the former Newark Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium site into a thriving hub for residential, retail and small business spaces are beginning to make headway under its new developer. 

Just one month after the Newark City Council amended a redevelopment agreement for May Newark LLC, an affiliate of Accurate Builders and Developers, to ...


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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 ...