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How This Newark Nonprofit Is Making Food More Accessible, Sustainable To Underserved Residents

June 27, 2022

This story was co-produced in collaboration with CivicStory and the NJ Sustainability Reporting project.

NEWARK, NJ — Accessing nutritional food options in Newark has posed a challenge for years to the city’s most underserved residents and families dealing with poverty, an issue that was only exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as supermarket shelves were cleft ...

Newark Nonprofit UCC Will Celebrate Father's Day Giving Back to Dads This Weekend

NEWARK, NJ – United Community Corporation (UCC), a Newark-based outreach organization, is inviting fathers, grandfathers, step-dads, uncles and any other father figures in the area to the West Side Park Football Field this weekend to pick up vital resources for their families as well as a special gift.

The distribution event will be held Saturday, June 18, and will ...

NHL Superstar P.K. Subban Credits Newark Outreach Work in Winning ‘King Clancy Memorial Trophy’

NEWARK, NJ — NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, best known for his defensive prowess and leadership qualities at the rink, has also showcased himself as a leader in communities like Newark where he competed for three seasons at the Prudential Center arena with the New Jersey Devils.

Subban’s ability to translate his hockey skills into giving back to others is why the NHL named him the ...

Newark Lawmaker Ruiz To Be Recognized At Event Celebrating Latina Women

NEWARK, NJ — Senate Majority Leader and Newark resident M. Teresa Ruiz will be recognized for her efforts to make an impact across New Jersey communities Wednesday at an event hosted by the LUPE Fund.

The Paterson-based LUPE Fund will host its "Power of Women" event on Wednesday at the Brownstone, located at 351 West Broadway, Paterson. The event, which ...

Newark Carnival Event Ringing In Summer Fun Will Also Provide Outreach Resources To Residents

NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents will be able to access vital resources such as free groceries and services such as rental and bill assistance during a carnival event hosted Friday at West Side High School by local outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC).

West Side High School’s parking lot will be overflowing with free food, games, resources, music, and fun ...

Newark Nonprofit Launches Community Fridge at Avon Avenue School

NEWARK, NJ – An initiative led by the Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) to increase accessibility to fresh food and groceries for underserved residents came to Avon Avenue Elementary School this week, where a new community fridge was launched on the front lawn of the school.

The fridge, which was unveiled in the school garden, is UCC's ...

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Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

July 4, 2022

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  “We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great work ...

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What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling Means for Our Communities and Our Work

The news that the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, and removing a half century of constitutional protection allowing women to obtain an abortion, did not come as a surprise. After all, some states had already imposed significant restrictions. And yet, it was still a shock.

What we do know is this: the ...

Marieann Meringolo returns to Paper Mill’s Brookside Cabaret & Dining July 6 - 9

July 6, 2022

MILLBURN, NJ (July 5, 2022) Paper Mill continues its popular outdoor dining series Brookside Cabaret featuring world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

THIS WEEK AT BROOKSIDE CABARET: 

Marieann Meringolo: Shades of Love

July 6–9

Award-winning and critically acclaimed songstress Marieann Meringolo wowed brookside ...

OPINION: Community Should Have Been Consulted on Renaming of Washington Park

June 21, 2022

I was appointed to the Newark Landmarks and HIstoric Preservation Commission by Mayor Sharp James and served for more than a decade. I always believed in following the law and proper procedures. I am dismayed and disappointed that the current administration would choose to bypass and ignore the the city's own commission. If not required by law, I certainly think it would have been an act of ...