Keeping Babies Safe Donates Cribs for Newark Moms

Financially challenged parents in Newark with a newborn can now receive a free crib thanks to a new initiative between a non-profit organization, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a host of community groups. Read more

Newark Collegiate Academy Opens on Site of Former Boys and Girls Club

The West Side Unit of the Boys and Girls Club on Littleton Avenue closed nearly a decade ago, but many who grew up in Newark’s West Ward retained an emotional connection to the empty building.  Read more

Phil Murphy Seeks to Win the Hearts (and Votes) of Newarkers

Phil Murphy, campaigning in Newark for the third time in less than two weeks, again applied shoe leather to the streets of New Jersey's largest city as the sole declared candidate continued to set the pace in the 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary race. Read more

Murphy, back in Newark, boosts business platform on 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary campaign trail

In a speech focused on economics, 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Phil Murphy hearkened back to Newark's vaunted industrial past to try to light the way to a better business future for New Jersey. Read more

Murphy walks Newark's streets as 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary race heats up

Phil Murphy stepped inside Dan's Hats and Caps on Branford Place in downtown Newark on Thursday afternoon to do two things.  Read more

Black minister calls on Democrats to refrain from slinging mud during gubernatorial campaign

The influential pastor of the largest AME church in New Jersey called on candidates running for governor – those announced and those still considering – to refrain from personal attacks during the campaign. Read more

For Sen. Cory Booker, choice of Angelou poem for DNC speech makes politics personal

When former Newark Mayor and U.S. Senator Cory Booker spoke to America days ago in a stunning speech at the Democratic National Convention, he reached inside himself to use words that speak to his soul: the late Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Read more

Newark Native Son Piscopo on DNC: Whaddya kiddin' me?

Comedian and New Jersey icon Joe Piscopo just smiled as he ironed over a momentary wrinkle while getting his press credentials on Wednesday for the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The descendant of Italian immigrants who built their American dream in Newark, he knew just what to say to these people who tried to block him. Read more

Baraka Prowls Philly, Pushing Newark at the Democratic National Convention

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka wore a bright pink tie and even brighter smile as he mixed and mingled with New Jersey's movers and shakers on Tuesday at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Read more

Opinion: Recent police shootings are ultimate reality check

Being black in America weighs down the soul and crushes the spirit. It is like luggage that gets infinitely heavier as you trek through the airport terminal and you can’t imagine what you packed that could weigh so much. Read more

Uncommon Schools Inspires College Students of Color to Teach in Newark

Something unexpected happened to Equel Easterling this summer when he started teaching at Uncommon Schools’ North Star Academy, where he attended middle school. Read more

NJ Devils Trade Sticks for Drills at Habitat for Humanity Build

It may not be the sort of upper body workout a hockey player is used to, but the NJ Devils nonetheless shed a few drops of sweat to help construct a home for deserving Newark families at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Newark. Check out the highlight reel below.

Radius Magazine Publisher Calls It Quits

Less than three years after launching a glossy magazine designed to "provide a positive antidote to the numbing, distorted depiction of Newark printed daily in the Star-Ledger," Paul Profeta says he planning to cease publication of Radius at the end of the year. Read more

Newark Firm Selected to Run Operations of National Association

The membership of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has unanimously voted to hire Jaffe Communications of Newark, NJ to serve as the next executive director, following the retirement of Judy Garber on August 1. Read more

Newark Pastor Emerges As Social Justice Leader

Wearing a camouflage shirt emblazoned with purple Greek letters spelling out Omega Psi Phi, Ronald Slaughter could have easily been mistaken for a college student volunteering with his fraternity one Saturday this month while picking up garbage with a crew of other civic-minded individuals in Newark’s Central Ward. Read more

North Star Academy Provides Over 1,000 Kindergarten Readiness Workbooks to Pre-K Students in Newark’s South Ward

Uncommon Schools North Star Academy and the Leaguers joined Newark Schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf to announce the donation of workbooks designed to help parents prepare preschoolers for kindergarten to more than 1,000 preschoolers in Newark’s South Ward. Read more

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Welcomes Amazon

Amazon officials yesterday toured the 285,000-square-foot food distribution warehouse of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, located in neighboring Hillside.  Read more

New Beer Garden in Arena District Lures Professionals and Politicians with Sweet Summer Brews

Redd’s Biergarten, an American craft beer bar with a German accent, just opened its newest location between Market Street and Edison Place, across the street from the Prudential Center, and we at NewarkInc. couldn’t be more pleased. Read more

Newark High School Students Declare Their Choices During College Signing Day

For the last four years, the graduating seniors at North Star Academy College Preparatory High School in Newark have looked forward to the day when they can get up in front of their entire school, as well has hundreds of other middle school students, and declare in a fanfare-filled pep rally where they will attend college next year.  Read more

Doctors from Newark Hospital Bring Home Top Prize

A team of residents from Saint Michael's Medical Center put Newark on the map over the weekend when they won a Jeopardy-style medical competition known as Doctor's Dilemma against teams from across the nation and globe. Read more


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