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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 ...

How This Developer Is Providing Newark Residents Sustainable, Affordable Housing

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

NEWARK, NJ — Housing in Newark that’s built with sustainable components is not only a strategic plan to address the impacts of climate change, it can also be accessible to the city’s lowest-income residents.

That was the mindset officials from the ...

How NJIT Is Becoming A Leading Institution In Promoting Sustainability

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

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Institute of Technology this year earned the distinction of being named a top sustainable institution in the world, a recognition that came off the efforts of implementing various initiatives aimed at reducing the university’s carbon ...

Environmental Leaders Vow to Reconnect Newark Community to Passaic River Over Next Decade

NEWARK, NJ — Ten years after federal, state and Newark environmental leaders banded together to commit to remediating and revitalizing the Lower Passaic River, a waterway that has borne the brunt of years of major industrialization, they came together Tuesday to reflect on and reinstate their vision of residents someday reclaiming the river.

Officials representing the Urban Waters ...

How This Company Is Making Sustainable Transportation More Accessible in Newark

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

NEWARK, NJ — Electric scooters and bikes are becoming more common on the streets of Newark, a sign of the city’s shift towards providing more sustainable transportation options for residents. However, in a city where the median household income is about $37,000 per ...

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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 ...