Childrens' Hospital of New Jersey receives support from Spirit of Halloween - Spirit of Children

Spirit of Halloween - Spirit of Children recently presented the child life program at Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center a check for $60,201 in donations raised by Spirit Halloween and their customers from the Northern New Jersey area. With this gift, their support over the last seven years amounts to more than $400,000 from the retailer’s Spirit of Children program.   Read more

DeCotiis Law Firm Announces New Name and Partner With Newark Family Roots

The prominent regional law firm of DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP has announced the addition of a new partner, Vincent M. Giblin, and effective immediately the firm’s name will be changed to DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP. Read more

Shop at Whole Foods Market on Jan. 11 to Support Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth strongly encourage people to shop at three locations of Whole Foods Market on Wednesday, January 11. Read more

Opinion: There is a Bright Future for the Media, At Least in New Jersey

This past week, David Chen of The New York Times wrote about the dwindling number of media watchdogs in the State of New Jersey.  While many in the media bemoan the state of the industry, there are numerous successful stories of new media companies that are making a difference, doing real journalism, and making money.  These publications should receive far more attention than they currently do. Read more

N.J. Dems take stock in Newark on verge of Trump presidency

Democrats from around New Jersey assembled in Newark at the start of 2017 for two reasons: to acclaim Phil Murphy's gubernatorial bid and to anticipate the effect of Donald Trump's inexorable accession to the White House. Read more

Phil Murphy and Howard Dean demonstrate deep ties at Newark fundraiser

While few New Jerseyans had heard of Phil Murphy when he announced his run for governor of New Jersey last May, the former Goldman Sachs executive who served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany under President Barack Obama was well-known in national Democratic circles. Read more

Hanukkah lighting highlights Jewish role in Newark life

On the sixth day of the eight days of Hanukkah, the traditional menorah ceremonially lit in the marble rotunda of Newark's City Hall flickered to life in commemoration of an unlikely Jewish military victory over their ancient enemies before the Christian era. Read more

Rutgers VETS Program Graduates Class of 13

It was a proud moment at the Willing Heart Community Care Center in Newark, where 13 local veterans graduated Saturday as the third-annual class of the Rutgers Veterans Environmental Technology and Solutions (VETS) program. Read more

Florham Park Engineering Firm Helps Design a New Military Park for Newark

Even on chilly winter days, Military Park is bustling with activity, following this historic park’s multi-million-dollar transformation into an epicenter of downtown city life. Read more

Newark Beth Israel Hosts All Star Pep-Rally for Local Weequahic Football Champions

On December 19, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center  and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey celebrated the Weequahic Football 2016 NJSIAA State Championship win with a star studded pep-rally.  Read more

More than $50,000 raised for Democrat Phil Murphy at Newark fundraiser

A group of Newark political, business and union leaders calling themselves the "Dream Team" raised more than $50,000 for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Murphy. Read more

Christmas comes early in Perth Amboy as Amazon donates $20,000 in gifts

Children and senior citizens of the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) celebrated Christmas a little early as Amazon and Santa made a special holiday delivery with $20,000 worth of gifts to the nonprofit today.   Read more

Democrat Murphy picks up major union endorsement

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy picked up another major union endorsement from the Communications Workers of America. Read more

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


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