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Mental Health Fair Comes to Newark This Weekend

May 16, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents are invited to attend an event this weekend addressing mental health awareness which will be hosted by local outreach nonprofit United Community Corporation (UCC).

The event will be held Saturday, May 14, at Vailsburg Park in the West Ward and begins at 11 a.m. Attendees will be able to access various resources dedicated to mental wellness at ...

ELECTION RESULTS: Runoffs Loom in 3 Newark Council Races

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 elections come June, with the top two challengers in the race unable to ...

Meet The Candidates: Here's Who's Running For West Ward Council in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's West Ward council race candidate will see six candidates vying for an open seat in the city's May 10 nonpartisan municipal elections.

The next West Ward councilperson would replace incumbent Joseph McCallum. McCallum is not running for reelection in light of a wire fraud charge issued against him in 2020 by the U.S.

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New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

Heartbreak and Resilience in Buffalo

14208. That is the zip code stalked by a racist who massacred 10 people and wounded three others in East Buffalo this weekend. His specific target: Black people. 

There are no words to describe the visceral anger and grief that all of us at LISC are feeling. What happened in Buffalo was utterly horrific. It was a premeditated plan designed to kill and menace people of color, leaving a ...

Virtual Information Session: Pillar College BA in Elementary Education Program

May 24, 2022

Pillar College is the only college in Newark, NJ that offers a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a field that is expected to grow according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Studies show that children, especially those in urban areas, benefit from having a Black teacher and Pillar through its B.E.S.T. (Black Elementary School Teachers) program intends to provide Black males ...

Montclair Council: Rent Control Complaints Continue; Flood Control Measures Voted On, Recreational Marijuana Approved

May 20, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued complaints from owners of small multiple-unit structures in public comment clearly destroyed any such ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...