Newark High School Student Contributes to a Cleaner Community

March 24, 2017

South Ward SID volunteer earns respect and appreciation along with other Clean Team Ambassadors.

On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers were still asleep in their warm beds, Asada Rashidi was hard at work keeping the streets in her South Ward neighborhood clean and crosswalks clear for pedestrians.

Asada, a junior at Newark’s Bard Early College High ...

More than 300 Newark students visit African American Museum in Washington on trip sponsored by Central Ward Councilwoman

More than 300 Newark students boarded buses today headed to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins to visit the National Museum of African America History & Culture.

“When I first heard the Smithsonian was opening a museum dedicated to the African-American experience in this country, I thought ...

Councilwoman calls on state to reject $42.5 million lease for NPS headquarters

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins continued her offensive on the district’s plan move from its 2 Cedar location, calling for the state Local Finance Board and the state Board of Education to reject a 16-year, $42.5 million lease approved recently by the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board for new headquarters offices for the state-run district.

“It is ...

Barnes & Noble College bookstore opens in Hahne & Co. Building

Barnes & Nobel College today opened a Rutgers University-Newark bookstore in the Hahne & Co. building in downtown Newark.

The 10,000 square-foot, two-story store with a entrance on Halsey Street is the first major bookstore to open in Newark in decades.

The bookstore sells merchandise typically found at other Barnes & Noble retail outlets as well as textbooks, course ...

Newark Charter school parents flood State House

TRENTON, NJ - When he was a student attending the College of New Jersey in the late 80s and early 90s, Dexter Williams would frequently pass the State House in Trenton on his way from the train station to campus.
"I never stopped in, not once," the Newark resident said.
But that changed today when he joined hundreds of other parents from Newark, Paterson, Camden, ...

Newark charter school parents head to Trenton

Parents of Newark charter school students are among the hundreds of supporters who will be heading to Trenton today to deliver a message to state lawmakers: don't stand in the way of our children's education.

“I’m going to Trenton because this issue is about equality and opportunity for all kids, not just my own children,” said Haneef Auguste, a Newark parent whose ...

Superintendent: New NPS HQ is part of broader plan to save $70 million

Newark Schools Superintendent Chris Cerf said Newark Public Schools’ decision to move its headquarters is part of a broader plan to save the cash-strapped school district some $70 million.

Cerf said moving to 765 Broad Street would save the district $2 million annually over its current lease at 2 Cedar Street, which expires at the end of July.

“With our current lease expiring, ...

Newark school board approves $42.5 million lease for new headquarters

Less than 10 days after failing to muster enough votes to approve a $42.5 million, 16-year lease for office space for Newark Public Schools headquarters, the school advisory board today approved the lease.

With a 7-2 vote, the board approved the lease for 100,000 square-feet of space at 765 Broad Street when its current lease at 2 Cedar Street expires on July 31. The district rents about ...

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