Opinion: Public Hearing Will Determine Future of Healthcare in Newark

Newark residents, doctors, nurses and others who are concerned about the future of healthcare in our state’s largest city will have an opportunity on Tuesday to tell the state about the importance of saving Saint Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC). Read more

Opinion: Why I’m Going to Trenton to Stand With Parents for Charter Schools

This spring, my oldest daughter will graduate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Next fall, she will enter Columbia University on the path to becoming a doctor of physical therapy who will spend her career helping people heal. Read more

Winter Arts Festival to bring holiday cheer to Newark

Downtown Newark will get a little more festive next Saturday, December 19, when the Newark Symphony Hall hosts Newark’s Winter Arts Festival, which, if you’re anything like me, will be a perfect opportunity to finish up last-minute shopping for those on your ‘nice’ list this year. Read more

Sale of Newark's Saint Michael's Clears Another Hurdle

The sale of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare Services cleared yet another major milestone when the state Attorney General’s Office deemed its application complete, the hospital announced today. Read more

Sale of Newark's Saint Michael's Medical Center Clears Major Hurdle

The long delayed sale of Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare Services took one giant step forward when the state Department of Health deemed its application for a Certificate of Need complete nearly three years after it was first submitted. Read more

New Study Shows Supermarkets Can Sell Alcohol Without Hurting Liquor Stores

While opponents of a proposed law to allow New Jersey supermarkets to sell alcohol claim it would negatively impact the state’s liquor retail industry, a new study shows that such a law would benefit the economy and create more jobs. Read more

Brick City Lions Travels to Florida for POP Warner National Championship

The Brick City Lions Peewee and Jr. Midget level football teams will travel to Orlando, Florida to complete at the Pop Warner National Championship.  Both teams earned invitations after qualifying victories on November 27th at the New Jersey Eastern Regional Pop Warner Championship. Read more

District and Charter School Students Come Together to Learn Coding

A Newark coding program has been bringing together children from a district school and a charter school every weekend this fall, with instructors from a local college, to teach Newark students important 21st Century technology skills.  Read more

In Lame Duck Session, Advocates Call for Updated Liquor Laws in New Jersey

A coalition of supermarket owners and shoppers are calling for the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie to pass reforms to the state’s outdated liquor laws during the lame-duck session, ending January 11. Read more

Barnabas Non-Profit Status Comes into the Crosshairs of City Council

The non-profit status of Beth Israel Medical Center in the city's South Ward is coming into the crosshairs of one city councilwoman who wants to form a task force to explore whether the non-profit hospital should start paying property taxes to Newark. Read more

Opinion: Preparing For the Cadillac Tax

Could this tax destroy employer sponsored health care? The so-called Cadillac tax, which takes effect in 2018, will impact employers who provide “rich” coverage with single premiums exceeding $10,200 or family premiums in excess of $27,500.  Read more

G.I. Go Fund Honors Habitat for Humanity Newark for its Commitment to Veterans Housing in Newark

The G.I. Go Fund has presented Habitat for Humanity Newark with an award for its ongoing commitment to constructing homes in Newark for veterans and their families. Read more

Judge Approves Sale of Newark Hospital to Prime Healthcare Services

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge today signed off on the sale of Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare Services, moving the California-based company one step closer to ownership. Read more

Councilwoman Calls Prime’s $50 Million Investment in Saint Michael’s A “Game Changer” for Newark

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins today called Prime Healthcare Service’s plans to double its investment in Saint Michael’s Medical Center to $50 million a “game changer” for the city. Read more

Attorney Boosts Latino Economic, Political Power in NJ's Cities

Attorney Arlene Quinones Perez constantly surveys the economic and political scene in New Jersey, especially in its cities. And when Perez, the daughter of Puerto Rican-born parents, looks around, she makes plans. Read more

Firm Seeking to Purchase Saint Michael's To Be Sold for $1 Billion

Prospect Medical Holdings, one of two bidders for Saint Michael's Medical Center, is owned by a leveraged buyout firm that announced Friday it was putting Prospect up for sale in a deal that could fetch as much as $1 billion. Read more

In Newark, Obama highlights need to "break the cycle" through criminal justice reform action

President Barack Obama arrived in Newark on Monday to push for criminal justice reform in a country where more than two million Americans are behind bars and where 70 million people have a criminal record. Read more

With Obama in Town, City Council Stews Over Snub

With throngs of people in Newark today to see President Obama, there’s one group that won’t be found anywhere: the City Council. Read more

Habitat Newark Marks Veterans Day by Dedicating a Home to a Newark Veteran

Habitat for Humanity Newark staff joined with city leaders, sponsors and build volunteers to dedicate a home on South 9th Street this morning to U.S. Army veteran Isaac Ezirim and his family. Read more

Opinion: A Bi-Partisan Approach to Criminal Justice Reform

This special guest opinion piece on the state of our nation's criminal justice system was contributed by Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr., of Shelby County, Tennessee. Read more


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