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8th, but roughly 250,000 New Jerseyans will have no choice but to sit out the election, all because of the state’s outdated and unnecessary advance voter registration requirement.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

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

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