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

Prime Healthcare Announces Acquisition of Saint Michael's Medical Center

After a three-year wait for state approval, Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has finally acquired Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark. Read more

Newark High School Students Conduct Research at Local Universities

Just about every Friday during their senior year at North Star Academy College Preparatory High School in Newark, Willma Arias de la Rosa, Xaymara Rivera and Desiree Koontz got to skip school. Read more

Agreements Reached with Labor Unions at Saint Michael’s Medical Center

Just days before Prime Healthcare Services finalizes its acquisition of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, Prime Healthcare announced today that agreements have been reached with the hospital’s three major labor unions. Read more

WNYC to look at Newark water lead level crisis at Newark Museum event

In the aftermath of recent tests demonstrating elevated lead levels in Newark public schools' drinking water, New Jersey's largest city has been forced to face an issue affecting all of urban America: an aging infrastructure that puts citizens' lives in harm's way. Read more

Op-Ed: Safe Sleep for Babies Requires Effort from All

For more than a decade, my organization, Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), has sounded the steady drumbeat of safe sleep awareness, which in turn has created bans on dangerous products and has helped enact laws that work to ensure babies are sleeping safely. Read more

National Nonprofit Awards Assemblyman Jamel Holley a “State Legislator of the Year” for his Advocacy of Babies

On May 2, to mark National Keeping Babies Safe Day, Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-20th Dist.) will receive the “State Legislator of the Year” award for his advocacy for babies in New Jersey. Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) will honor Holley for his passion and dedication to the Warren-based organization and, specifically, for his recent work to pass a state law that educates parents about safe sleep. Read more

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