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August 10, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Boil Water Advisory is still in place as city officials announced Wednesday that 99% of the city’s water service has been restored in the areas impacted by yesterday’s water main break in Belleville Township. City officials said that water leaks have been stopped and full ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 30-inch water main in Newark's West Ward burst Thursday morning as city officials work to restore water service following an initial main break that occurred earlier this week in Belleville Township. “After restoring water to 100% yesterday evening, we experienced a pressure surge ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Every summer, residents of Newark's historic Weequahic neighborhood in the city's South Ward gather to pass an aluminum baton between each other, a movement familiar to both track and field aficionados and Olympic viewers. Why they gather is no game. Instead, the community gets ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of the vote with all 42 districts reporting, according to unofficial results. Council, who was backed by the powerful Team Baraka slate, was heavily favored to win ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It's Election Day again for some voters in Newark. Voters in Newark's East, South and West wards will head to the polls today to elect the next councilperson who will represent their ward after the three races couldn't be decided by the majority vote needed to win outright in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top vote-getters in the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections. The South Ward runoff, which will be held ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are investing $20 million into multiple development projects through an initiative to make affordable housing more accessible to families earning less than the area median income. Standing in front of the dilapidated Aspen Stratford Apartments located on the border ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Runoff clashes will take place next month in Newark's East and West ward council races, with a potential third runoff taking place in the South Ward, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's nonpartisan municipal elections. Newark's East Ward race is gearing up for runoff ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents are invited to grab their fishing poles and cast their lines to participate in Essex County's 2022 Fishing Derbies. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and county Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs officials announced the annual event, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A crowded pool of candidates will be going head-to-head to represent Newark's South Ward on City Council in the city’s May 10 nonpartisan municipal elections. The South Ward council race features six candidates on the ballot vying for an open seat after incumbent John Sharpe James ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When music, film and television star Queen Latifah decided to invest in a development project in her native city of Newark, she envisioned a development she could live in and dedicate her full efforts towards. “Queen Latifah should be able to live in the city she was born in,” she ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new South Ward Wellness Center opened Thursday on Clinton Avenue, aiming to make health care more accessible to residents in a community disproportionately impacted by health disparities. “Countless people are going to benefit from this center,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A new playing surface has been installed on the Weequahic Park Little League baseball field, providing young ballplayers access to a modernized field. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Tuesday the installation of a new synthetic grass playing surface for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A string of shooting incidents over the past weekend in Newark’s South and East wards resulted in the arrest of six individuals, authorities announced. Four weapons possessions arrests were made in the South Ward, and two weapons possessions arrests were made in the East Ward, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The former Howard Savings Bank building on Clinton Avenue could become an opportunity to revitalize Newark’s South Ward while growing the city’s arts community through a new housing development project. City officials on Tuesday celebrated a ribbon-cutting at the Gant-Gilbert Arts ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  A photo exhibition is coming to the Newark Public Library next week that will put a spotlight on Brick City's Black women business owners. The Newark Public Library will present, "Self Made," on April 7, an exhibition of photos of Black women business owners in Newark, with a focus ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center continues to be a leader in healthcare in Newark and across the country after it was designated one of the "World’s Best Hospitals-USA" by Newsweek for a fourth consecutive time. Newark Beth Israel ranked among the top 250 U.S. hospitals and is one ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The sound of bricks clattering to the ground Thursday at the Seth Boyden Court Complex marked the beginning of big changes that are expected to come to the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Seated behind the controls of an excavator, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka struck ...

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NEWARK, NJ – About 1,000 coats were distributed to Newark residents in the South Ward this month as winter kicks into high gear and temperatures continue to drop. The coats were distributed by officials from South Ward Promise Neighborhood, a Newark-based community outreach and resource ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A school day shortened by forecasts of inclement weather didn’t stop Weequahic High School students and faculty on Friday from celebrating Black History Month through a traditional event the school has hosted for nearly two decades. As the rhythmic beats of African drumming ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A newly renovated facility that once housed the former Miller Street Elementary School building will now provide shelter and support services to homeless individuals seeking a more stable life.  The Miller Street Pathways to Housing Center, located at 47 Miller St., officially ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County Parks League NFL Flag Football youth teams from Newark are getting the experience of a lifetime this week as they head west for a championship tournament hosted in Las Vegas. The teams are flying into Las Vegas on Wednesday and will compete over the course of two ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark-based community outreach organization South Ward Promise Neighborhood was recently named as one of four finalists to receive this year’s Impact100 Grant, which will award $100,000 to support an innovative project managed by a local nonprofit.  South Ward Promise ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents are invited to come out to a food distribution event just in time for the holiday season this month at Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward.  The special Holiday Emergency Food Distribution Event will be hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based charter management organization BRICK Education Network and South Ward Promise Neighborhood are continuing their work of giving back to the community this holiday season.  The organizations teamed up on Nov. 20 to host the fourth annual South Ward Gives Thanksgiving ...

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NEWARK, NJ — More affordable housing projects are planned in Newark to meet the demand of residents after the city this week announced the first seven projects to be built under “Affordable Newark,” a new housing initiative targeted to families earning $32,000 and less. Affordable housing has ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark council candidate Terrance Bankston threw the first rhetorical punches in what is expected to be one of the most contested council races in Newark's looming municipal elections: the battle for the South Ward. "We are in a war. You have to be willing to be on the right side of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – South Ward Promise Neighborhood, a local nonprofit that serves the Newark community with a variety of programs and resources for residents, will be able to expand its services after it received a $30 million grant this week from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark community outreach group Leaders For Life is expanding its services in the South Ward with a new community fridge that will be open to the neighborhood's underserved residents.  The fridge, which is located at 84 Clinton Place in the South Ward, is planned to be regularly ...

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