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United Community Corporation Provides Summer Fun and Services to the Community

June 24, 2021

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 social recruitment event hosted by the UCC’s YouthBuild job training and ...

Food Bank Helps East Ward Pantry Surge

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 have played an essential role in their food pantry expansion," said ...

Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

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 ...

Father's Day Distribution Event Comes to West Side Park This Weekend

NEWARK, NJ — A free distribution event will be held at West Side Park this Saturday in honor of fathers across Newark. 

The Father's Day distribution event will be hosted by local nonprofit United Community Corporation and is set to begin at noon. While the event will emphasize fathers and father figures, UCC officials said all families and individuals can attend. The ...

Newark Nonprofit Awarded Funding to Support Youth Workforce Development Initiative

NEWARK, NJ — A workforce program that helps young people in Newark break into the job market received a $1,500 boost to support its services as part of a funding initiative headed by Uneeda Bolt & Screw Co.

The New Jersey-based construction material supply company this month presented local nonprofit Newark Opportunity Youth Network with the grant money from its inaugural ...

United Way of Greater Newark Raises $20K for Summer Programs Supporting Local Youth

NEWARK, NJ — Learning initiatives aimed to get Newark students back on track this summer will get a $20,000 boost in funding thanks to a virtual fundraiser event hosted this month by the United Way of Greater Newark. 

The funding was raised via a virtual 5K run event hosted by United Way where participants ran or walked at their own pace, submitting their times online. This ...

New Jersey's First Youth-Focused Trauma Recovery Center Comes to Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Prince Street in Newark is now home to New Jersey's first youth-focused trauma recovery center for local children in need of mental health and support services. 

The new center is aimed to provide what its founder Al-Tariq Best calls a “safe space” for youth to openly discuss trauma they may have experienced through violence and are suffering its lasting ...

Newark Working Kitchens Hits Major Milestone With 1 Million Meals Served

NEWARK, NJ – When the COVID-19 pandemic left many families and seniors throughout Newark on stretched means, a group of local restaurants known as "Newark Working Kitchens" came together and responded by delivering nutritious meals to those most vulnerable.

On Thursday, Newark Working Kitchens, launched by Newark-based audiobook producer and seller Audible, ...

La Casa de Don Pedro Will Honor Newark's ‘Unsung Heroes’ of Pandemic During Annual Fundraiser

NEWARK, NJ — Newark nonprofit La Casa de Don Pedro will honor essential workers of the COVID-19 pandemic during its annual fundraiser event on June 17. 

The theme of the interactive virtual event, “Silver Linings,” will feature guest speakers and video segments aimed to highlight the work of the Newark nonprofit and acknowledge workers on the frontlines of the pandemic ...

Newark Nonprofit Receives $300K Grant to Better Serve Programs For City's Opportunity Youth

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Opportunity Youth Network plans to better serve community-based organizations after the local nonprofit on Monday announced that it received a grant totaling $300,000 from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. 

The grant will support the Newark nonprofit's local initiatives with nearly half of the grant ...

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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 ...

July Declared 'Parks And Recreation Month' in Essex County

June 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ— The month of July in Essex County is being declared “Parks and Recreation Month," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced.

To celebrate the community is invited to `Wellness on the Waterfront," a free event filled with activities throughout July. 

"National Parks and Recreation Month is the perfect ...

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Thu, June 24, 11:00 AM

The Beth Greenhouse, Newark

Farmers Market at Newark Beth Greenhouse

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Sat, June 26, 10:00 AM

Turtle Back Zoo , West Orange

Turtle Back Zoo Vaccination Event

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Sat, June 26, 10:00 AM

The Newark Museum of Art, Newark

Arts in the Garden: All Around the World Family ...

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Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

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 ...