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November 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — More affordable housing projects are planned in Newark to meet the demand of residents after the city this week announced the first seven projects to be built under “Affordable Newark,” a new housing initiative targeted to families earning $32,000 and less. Affordable housing has ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Before East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador embarks on the next chapter in his life after having served on the Newark City Council for close to a quarter of a century, the staff and students at East Side High School honored his longtime contributions to the community.  So when a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans to construct a 13-story mixed-use building on Market Street in the East Ward received approval from the City Planning Board on Monday, aiming to bolster the city’s River Public Access and Redevelopment Plan.  SUW K, LLC, a New York-based company, is proposing to construct the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael Silva, a former Newark Police officer and detective, has officially thrown his hat into the ring for Newark City Council’s East Ward seat in the city’s May 2022 non-partisan municipal election.  Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, announced his bid on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An asphalt lot in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood currently being used for truck parking is now planned to be revitalized into a five-story multi-family building. The city’s Central Planning Board on Monday approved preliminary and final site plans submitted by KS Jefferson, LLC, an ...

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NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation, a Newark-based outreach organization, typically utilizes its community events around the city to distribute food and vital resources to underserved residents. Now, the nonprofit is determined to get residents vaccinated, too.  Since the COVID-19 vaccine ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Speaking in front of a freshly painted multicultural mural outside the Sharpe James/Kenneth A. Gibson Recreation Center in the Ironbound, New Jersey Devils superstar P.K. Subban told the crowd that the well-known competitive aggression of hockey is also inclusive.  “This has got to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — In the aftermath of the devastation Tropical Storm Ida rained down upon Newark last week, Pedro Nogueira, owner of the Taste of Portugal restaurant in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood, descended the steps into the basement of his establishment.  Etched in his memory is the basement's ...

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NEWARK, NJ — All around Newark, disturbing details of the deluge unleashed by Tropical Storm Ida could be seen on Brick City's streets.  In the Ironbound neighborhood in the city's East Ward, speeding sheets of rain raced down Lafayette and Van Buren streets late Wednesday night, rapidly making ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Aries Clean Technologies has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court challenging a City Zoning Board decision in June that could prevent the company's plans for the construction of an industrial facility in the Ironbound and asking for the issue instead go before the City Planning ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Plans for a new multi-story apartment building to be constructed on Magazine Street in Newark’s Ironbound District were approved on Thursday by the city Zoning Board. Vision Downtown Urban Renewal Co. proposed in its original application to construct a six-story, mid-rise ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Players and coaches from the New York Giants paid a visit to the newly refurbished Eddie Moraes Stadium in Newark this weekend to interact and engage with youth football programs around the city.  Big Blue’s visit to the Brick City came as part of an NFL-led initiative this summer, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A new warehouse facility is planned to be constructed in Newark’s industrial district on property that once housed the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company.  The Newark Planning Board on Monday approved preliminary and final site plans for a speculative warehouse to be built on a parcel ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A $44 million roadway improvement project is planned to come to Port Newark to help improve and modernize travel access connecting to the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal.  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will use federal funding from an Infrastructure for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Members of the Newark Department of Public Safety saved 73 people from the flooding rain in Newark on July 17. Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reported that multiple people and vehicles were submerged in the Ironbound area as well as industrial areas of the South and ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Newark residents will access to some additional summer fun this year as the United Community Corporation will provide activities to the community.  With the temperature rising and the blazing sunshine, children can cool down at The Clubhouse Community Center’s pop-up ice cream ...

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NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation food pantry services opened in May at Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church in the Ironbound thanks to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Network Investment Initiative grant. "We are delighted to partner with United Community Corporation and thrilled to ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As musicians young and old took part on Monday in a global celebration that raises music awareness otherwise known as “Make Music Day,” one local program in Newark’s Ironbound joined in focusing on the importance of bringing music to children in the Brick City.  Salvation Army ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission will take another look at its plans to build a natural gas power plant at an existing wastewater treatment facility in the Ironbound, a project that has angered local environmental activists.  When Hurricane Sandy in 2012 caused catastrophic ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Zoning Board on Thursday ruled that a challenge on an application calling for the construction of an industrial facility in the Ironbound was timely in its appeal, which local environmental activists are claiming as a small victory in an ongoing battle with the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools District officials have laid out the financial groundwork for a new architecture and design vocational-technical high school to be built in the East Ward.  District officials on Friday held a public hearing and entered into a $160 million lease agreement for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An application for a new industrial energy project in Newark’s Ironbound that has been met with opposition from community activists will come before the zoning board to review whether it made the proper decision when it referred the matter to the planning board.  Aries Clean ...

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NEWARK, NJ — East Side High School teacher Andrew Teheran, better known as "T," will be recognized at this year's commencement at Princeton University.  Teheran, a visual and media arts teacher at East Side, will receive honors at the ceremony as a recipient of Princeton’s Prize for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are bringing COVID-19 community vaccination sites to every ward across the city for adult residents as part of an initiative to create greater access and ensure equity in vaccine distribution. Faced with some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the state, city ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Business owners in Newark are hopeful for a turnaround in the coming weeks when they can return to full capacity for the first time in over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward ...

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NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation will open a second food pantry in Newark, expanding its food distribution program to the East Ward on Monday.   On May 3 at 10 a.m., UCC will hold a grand opening event at Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church on Ann Street where the organization will also ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The former St. James Hospital on Jefferson Street in Newark's Ironbound has been sitting mostly vacant since it was shuttered in 2008. But the old hospital building could find new life under a district proposal to create a specialized high school that would offer courses ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  A controversial proposal for a new industrial energy project in Newark’s Ironbound is attracting the ire of community activists, who claim the facility’s plans to convert human waste into a product known as biochar will contribute to the neighborhood’s poor air quality and cacophony ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A civil lawsuit filed in September against the City of Newark and the police department alleges that a police captain harassed, assaulted and wrongfully arrested an elderly man while working for Anthony Campos’ 2018 campaign for East Ward councilman.  Court documents claim Captain ...

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