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Remarkable Newarkers

June 13, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — It was “Shaq Day” in Newark on Monday as NBA legend and Brick City native Shaquille O'Neal trekked to the South and Central wards, sending messages to locals in each neighborhood that opportunity and access to a quality life is possible in the state’s largest city. The NBA Hall of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Growing up, Newark resident Jaleel Ritchwood-Jordan wrote countless letters to the Ellen DeGenres Show in hopes of being able to showcase his singing talents to millions of viewers across the nation. For years, those letters went unanswered. “I never received a call,” he told ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark resident Jaleel Ritchwood-Jordan often credits his family and community for shaping him into the man he has become today while finding ways to give back to others whether it’s through education, music, or service. Now, he’s looking to help shape young boys into men through a new ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) Co-Founder and CEO Jill Johnson was recognized this month by Berkeley College with the school's "Women's Empowerment Award" for her efforts to become a driving force for women in business leadership roles.  As part of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For years, Melanie Walters had juggled working for different companies, styling hair and raising a young son. That all changed one day when a friend introduced her to YouthBuild Newark, a community development program focused on linking Greater Newark’s disconnected youth to career ...

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NEWARK, NJ — There was no shortage of Newark representation at this year’s Essex County Legends Way Dedication Ceremony, an annual event that honors individuals who impacted the county.  The ceremony on Wednesday featured the dedication of bronze plaques at Legends Way outside the Essex County ...

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