Remarkable Newarkers

July 24, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - James Gist started building homes on the side while managing musical acts like Naughty by Nature, a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group from East Orange. Today, redevelopment is his main gig, and his work extends beyond the four corners of the homes he builds in the city’s West Ward.

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NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit. “They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn ...

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Remarkable Newarkers is a series profiling people who live and/or work in Newark who are making a positive contribution to the city. Julie Jackson’s influence extends beyond the 5,000 students and families that she serves at Uncommon Schools’ North Star Academy. The inspirational way in which ...

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Newark, NJ—A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is only 22 years old. But the young youth advocate has already left an indelible mark on the lives of thousands of children throughout Newark. The founder and CEO of SHE Wins Inc.- a social action and leadership development program for girls in Newark who have ...

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Remarkable Newarkers is a series profiling people who live and/or work in Newark who are making a positive contribution to the city. Newark, NJ—Michele Adubato has been making an impact in the City of Newark for decades, first through her work as an educator at Newark Public Schools and most ...

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Remarkable Newarkers is a series profiling people who live and/or work in Newark who are making a positive contribution to the city. Interim Superintendent of Newark Public Schools Robert Gregory is a third-generation Newarker who has devoted his life to education and the advancement of Newark’s ...

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Remarkable Newarkers is a series profiling people who live and/or work in Newark who are making a positive contribution to the city. The impact of Leadership Newark CEO Celia King in the City of Newark has resonated since she took the helm at the organization's inception two decades ...

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Remarkable Newarkers is a series profiling people who live and/or work in Newark who are making a positive contribution to the city. Michele Mason's impact on education is felt throughout the city When Mason took over as head of the Newark Charter School Fund, she stepped right into the ...

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TAPinto Newark is launching a new series titled, "Remarkable Newarkers." Newark is most definitely a city on the rise and it's the people who are lifting the city up. The occasional series will focus on people who either live or work in Newark. We'll select people who are having a positive ...

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