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Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

July 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Ironbound Residents Plea for Parking at Zoning Board Meeting

NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board of adjustment yesterday approved variances for one of three new residential Ironbound developments despite a group of residents voicing concerns over parking.

The board approved variances for YK Group Development Consulting, based in Newark and Lakewood, to build a four-story 28-residential unit development at 526-532 Mulberry St. with 16 on-site parking ...

West Orange Named New Jersey's "Nicest" Town by Reader's Digest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On its latest list of “The Nicest Places in Places in Every State,” Reader’s Digest named the Township of West Orange as the nicest place in New Jersey for 2018.

According to the list, the nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation. It states that in each of these towns, “locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and ...

Millburn 1 of 13 School Districts in NJ to Close Schools for Diwali

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Next year, Millburn Township Public Schools will be closed on November 7 for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thirteen schools around the state, including Millburn, will close on the most popular day of the Hindu festival Diwali, while one will close on Nov. 6. 

As the festival of lights, Diwali "aims to dispel the ...

Maplewood Residents Share Protest Images Opposing U.S. Border Family Separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - When Maplewood resident Julie Burstein scrolled on Facebook and glimpsed an illustration of hands grasping across a barbed-wire fence, a gut feeling urged her to share it. “Where are the children?” the image asks. The looming question surrounding children currently separated at the U.S. border is etched in a protrusive shade of red. Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Maplewood Early Saturday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle early Saturday morning died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department.

The man was biking in the area of 1600 Springfield Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle traveling east on Springfield Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., according to police, who arrived with EMS at the scene ...

Montclair Fashion Night: July 17 Model Call for Fall Fashion Show

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.  

Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, Oct 14 at the Wellmont Theater.

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Fire in Cedar Grove Caused by Discarded Fireworks

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police and fire departments responded to Rugby Road on Saturday to extinguish a fire caused by discarded fireworks. 

The officers and firefighters arrived at around 9:20 p.m. to investigate a heavy smoke condition -- the source of the smoke was a small fire inside the home's garage.  The homeowner was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

Montclair Independence Day Parade Marches on in Celebration of 150 Years

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair celebrated Independence Day on Wednesday in celebration of 150 years. Blue skies and hot weather served as the backdrop of perfection for Montclair's annual parade.

Lining Bloomfield Avenue with anticipation, spectators eagerly watched on as parade marchers and dignitaries made their way through town to the viewing stand located at Edgemont Park.  ...

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