TRYP Hotel to bring more zing to Newark's reviving downtown

A Jazz Age-built hotel in downtown Newark will soon be fully renovated in time for a 2017 grand re-opening, its new face befitting the image of a revitalizing city that is attracting more visitors to Newark's downtown core. Read more

Rutgers Newark Creates Clem Price Chair in Public History and Humanities

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the creation of the Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities named in honor of the the late professor and renowned Newark historian. Read more

Al Koeppe, a Newark institution, dies at 70

Alfred C. “Al’’ Koeppe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Alliance and one of the preeminent business figures in Newark and New Jersey, having served as president of both New Jersey Bell and PSE&G, died early Tuesday morning after suffering from a heart attack. He was 70. Read more

LTE: Natural Resource Damages Program is Crucial to NJ

Dear Editor: New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. Read more

Opinion: Newark needs to become a smart city to compete

Plenty has been said lately about the creation of "Smart Cities." It's a global phenomenon. Virtually every developed country around the world is taking the steps necessary to use the Internet to connect millions of devices and create a high-tech infrastructure that enhances life and grows economic potential to unthinkable levels. Read more

Newark councilwoman wants to send 500 Central Ward students to African-American Museum in DC

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced today that she is spearheading an initiative to send up to 500 eighth graders in the city’s Central Ward to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read more

Audible Spotlights Veteran Employee

US Army veteran Frank Aburto knows the value that comes from the skills he learned in the military. Through basic training and deployment to Iraq as part of the 2-14 Cavalry from 2007 to 2009, Aburto gained essential knowledge through his experiences that would later help him transition to a civilian career at Audible, an Amazon company. Read more

Newark Walks trail captures city's history, culture and comeback

A new physical and digital walking trail designed to showcase Newark's ongoing revival allows those exploring New Jersey's largest city to see for themselves why Newark is one of America's no-longer-secret urban gems. Read more

Phil Murphy has a natural comfort level in Newark's ethnically and racially diverse communities

Phil Murphy is the kind of guy who would easily fit in at the Navesink Country Club, dispensing advice about the stock market to other one-percenters who might be in his golf foursome. Read more

Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth, PSE&G and NJ Board of Public Utilities Partner to Expand Efficiency in Newark

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) today announced a $75,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation to foster a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth (Habitat) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) Comfort Partners Program. The goal is to increase the energy efficiency and livability of homes in Newark, where PSE&G is headquartered.   Read more

Newark Introduces City-wide Initiative

Newark officials joined today with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university, and corporate partners to announce a long-term program that would help propel the city into becoming one of the most technologically-connected cities in the nation. Read more

NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium After Murphy Expresses Reservations

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school growth despite an effort by New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy to put the brakes on the vote. Read more

Opinion: Allow New Jersey Residents to Register to Vote on Election Day

New Jersey's voter registration deadline is October 18. Millions will go to the polls on November 8th, but roughly 250,000 New Jerseyans will have no choice but to sit out the election, all because of the state’s outdated and unnecessary advance voter registration requirement. Read more

Chaneyfield Jenkins Opposes NAACP Moratorium on Charter Schools

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins today announced that she is opposing a resolution to be voted on this weekend by the NAACP that calls for a national moratorium on charter schools. Read more

Amazon to Provide Seasonal Work for Newarkers

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites this holiday season. Last year, more than 14,000 seasonal positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to increase that number this year.  Read more

Murphy locks up Democratic gubernatorial bid with charm and hard work

During the weeks when he reaped the whirlwind of a political domino effect that left him as the odds-on favorite in New Jersey’s 2017 Democratic gubernatorial primary race, Phil Murphy followed the advice given to his fellow Boston Irish-American, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, around the time of his inauguration in 1961. Read more

Panasonic Joins Forces with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes

Panasonic Corporation of North America and Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth announced the companies will join forces on Wednesday, October 12 to participate in Habitat Newark’s Corporate Challenge efforts. Read more

Newark Breaks Ground on Riverfront Park Expansion Project

City officials announced today that construction is beginning on a 4-acre expansion of Riverfront Park along the Passaic River, the next step in efforts to expand the park to nearly 40 acres over a three-mile stretch of land. Read more

Fulop Gubernatorial Withdrawal Shakes Up Newark Politics

The bombshell announcement Wednesday that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop withdrew from gubernatorial contention and endorsed his onetime rival Phil Murphy has sent a shockwave through New Jersey that has reverberations in Newark. Read more

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


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