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3rd Annual Newark International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

July 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September.

The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it was first created, with the city last year hosting 10,000 attendees seeing films across ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

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 ...

Newark Street Renamed After Late Essex County Undersheriff

NEWARK, NJ - The late Essex County Undersheriff who may soon have the Market Street patrol building renamed after him also had a road dedicated in his namesake on Monday.

Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan often worked security at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, his brother said. A portion of Victoria Avenue in front of that church today was renamed to Kevin J. Ryan Way in honor ...

Annual Newark Curfew Began on Friday

NEWARK, NJ - A longstanding curfew for unaccompanied minors started again on Friday, and will last until September, city officials announced.

People under 18 who are found by police between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. more than 100 yards away from their home will be brought to the nearest police station, the city ordinance reads.

“We want the children of our city to enjoy the summer months ...

Ralph Lauren Signs Lease at Prism's On3 Redevelopment of Roche Campus in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene Diaz of Prism announced that Ralph Lauren signed the lease for a building at On3. The announcement was made at the July 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting. 

Ralph Lauren is expected to create 225 jobs in Nutley. The company will occupy 225,000 sq. feet of an existing building. 

In November of 2017, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority ...

Authorities Investigate July 4th Fatality in West Orange

NEWARK, NJ – The West Orange Police Department is working in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force to investigate an incident in which a 57-year-old male was fatally injured at a bar in West Orange on Wednesday, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott. The man has been identified as Luis Alberto ...

5 Facts About Newark’s Role In the Revolutionary War

NEWARK, NJ - City residents played a big part in all American wars and Newark also played its part in the throes of America’s creation.

The war lasted from 1775 to 1783, and Newark had a fighting spirit against the British at that time. The city hosted a rebellious minister and a visit by George Washington’s troops. Redcoats would also burn prominent buildings, homes ...

Essex County College Taken Off Probation

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was taken off probation by the region’s higher education accrediting agency.

The community college was put on probation last year by Middle States Commission of Higher Education for failing to meet guidelines pertaining to institutional resources and governance. Middle States also warned the college it was in jeopardy of losing accreditation in 2016 ...

The Path to Restoration: Two Works by Famed Millburn Painter Brought Back to Life

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn-Short Hills Advisory Committee presented the film premiere of a documentary entitled “Leaving an Impression” at the Millburn Free Public Library on Friday evening. The documentary, produced by Millburn resident Laraine Brennan Barach, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee, and filmed and directed by Millburn High School graduates Emma Quong and David Koh, ...

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