Rutgers Historians Collecting 2018 Women's March Signs

January 21, 2018

Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia to Rutgers - for future ...

Muprhy prays and parties in Newark before inauguration

Before he sits in the most powerful governor's seat in America, New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy got on his knees and prayed in the heart of Newark, the state's largest city.

The diverse crowd at an interfaith service at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, held on Friday to mark the start of Inauguration Day celebrations, was mirrored at a reception held afterwards at the ...

Murphy, Oliver to head all-star entrepreneurial panel in Newark

NEWARK, NJ--With the hopes of growing New Jersey's economy through entrepreneurial inclusion, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Sheila Oliver will be leading a workshop in Newark Monday.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church Rev. Pastor David Jefferson, Sr. and will ...

City economic development agency paid Baraka confidants $100,000

Newark, NJ--The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) paid more than $100,000 to the consulting firm owned by Kiburi Tucker and Linda Jumah, who have both pleaded guilty federal charges of tax evasion.

NCEDC's one-year contract with Elite Strategies shows the firm billed the city's economic development agency $6,000 for 24 hours of "executive ...

Denial of Access complaint filed as Newark claims no contracts with consulting firm owned by Tucker and Jumah

Newark, NJ--TAPinto Newark filed a Denial of Access complaint Tuesday with the Government Records Council (GRC) after the City of Newark failed to fulfill an Open Public Records Act request regarding the city’s business dealings with consulting firm Elite Strategies LLC.

Elite Strategies is owned by CEO Kiburi Tucker, 43, and his business partner Linda Jumah, 35, who both ...

Brendan Byrne's career forged in Newark before becoming N.J. governor

Before he became New Jersey's governor, Brendan Byrne carved his career path in his native Essex County, as county prosecutor during a tumultuous era in Newark's history. 

Tested and tempered, he was ready for his time in Trenton. 

Byrne, who died Thursday, is fondly remembered by those who watched his life, and his legacy, spring to life as a young lawman who was once ...

Newark North Ward's Mercado sworn in as Essex County Freeholder 

Newark, NJ - Robert Mercado began his career as an Essex County Freeholder this week with a focus that has defined his professional, political, and personal life: helping people in trouble, especially children, overcome their struggles in life. 

"I've been in the helping profession my entire life. It's something I enjoy doing," said Mercado, a native of Newark's ...

City of Newark government operations to resume today

Newark, NJ – The City of Newark and the Newark Municipal Court will resume regular government operations with a delayed opening on Friday at 10 a.m.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka cited Newark residents' observation of snow regulations and cooperation with city agencies for the marked improvement in snow removal operations.

"We anticipate that all of the city's ...

Councilwoman proposes ordinance to fight sexual harassment

Calling for greater transparency regarding the treatment of city hall employees, Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced Tuesday plans to propose an ordinance that would offer greater protection to city employees who have been victims of sexual harassment.

The proposed legislation would change the City of Newark’s ...

Essex County opens new Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters in city's West Ward

It was a who’s who of state, county and local officials at the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Thursday, where the new, modern facility for county police patrol operations was officially opened in Newark’s West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, ...

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