Newark reflects before Obama visit focused on criminal justice reform

Earl Best remembers when he returned to his Newark hometown after serving 17 years in prison for bank robbery. While life was forbidding inside of jail, it was not forgiving on the outside. Read more

NJ Indian Business Association: Finalize the Sale of Saint Michael’s Now

The NJ Indian Business Association, which represents thousands of small businesses and professionals, including healthcare workers across the state, today urged the sale of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare.   Read more

Workers Rally for the Future of Saint Michael’s Medical Center

Union protesters filled the streets of Newark on October 27, parading to the steps of City Hall to demand that Saint Michael’s Medical Center remain open.   Read more

Opinion: If the State Wants to Save Saint Michael’s, Let it Go

Recently, my colleagues on the Newark City Council passed a resolution urging the state to withdraw as a potential bidder for Saint Michael’s Medical Center. The hospital has been forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of the state’s odd decision to drag its feet for three years and delay the sensible sale to Prime Healthcare. Read more

NJ's Hispanic Business: Like Great Bourbon in a Barrel?

Hispanic business is open for business in New Jersey. That was the message at the 25th Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention and awards luncheon, a gathering of the latest and greatest of the state’s Hispanic business owners and those who work with them. Read more

Newark Council Pushes State to Sell Saint Michael's to Prime Healthcare

The Newark City Council last night passed a resolution urging the state of New Jersey to withdraw as a potential bidder for Saint Michael’s Medical Center, forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of the state’s three-year delay in approving its sale to Prime Healthcare. Read more

Newark Planning Board Approves Plans for Charter School

The Newark Planning Board on Monday approved plans for a public charter school in the city's Central Ward on vacant parking lot once used by employees of The Star-Ledger. Read more

Opinion: New Parents Must Have Latest Information on Crib Safety

New Jersey law requires that when a baby is born, hospital staff must ensure that new parents have a car safety seat before the family is discharged. This is great legislation, of course, ensuring a baby’s first ride is a safe one. But once home, the baby is likely to spend most of his or her time sleeping in a crib – especially for the first year - not driving in a car.  Read more

Newark Celebration 350 Chair Junius Williams: observance an opportunity for city to honor past, plan for future

Inside his hilltop building office at Rutgers-Newark, Junius Williams, director of the university's Abbott Leadership Institute and chairman of Newark Celebration 350, looked down toward the banks of the Passaic River as he imagined Newark's founding event in May 1666.  Read more

Newark 350 Family Fun Festival Timeline

The Newark 350 Family Fun Festival is happening Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Military Park, Newark, NJ. Here is a timeline of all the great activities happening on Saturday. Read more

Free Tickets, Parades, Festivals and Live Performances Are Some of the Special Attractions Offered to Residents and Visitors

The talents and accomplishments of Newark citizens, the city’s rich history and its vibrancy today are being presented by a unique coalition of residents and community stalwarts, such as Essex County, Newark Public Library, Newark Museum, Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), the New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The following is a list of events as of Oct. 14, 2015 Read more

Newark Celebration 350 Committee Rolls Out Initial Plans for Year-Long Spectacular

Are you ready to celebrate Newark's 350th Anniversary next year? You better start preparing because there are already more than 100 events planned for 2016 and more are on the way, members of the Newark Celebration 350 committee announced today. Read more

Newark Suffers Loss of Prominent African-American Intellectuals

The recent deaths of two critical figures in the pantheon of Newark's intellectual and political leadership that came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, coming in close succession to the passing of other key figures from that era, brings Newark to a cerebral crossroads at a critical moment in the city's history. Read more

NJCCC Joins in Newark's 13th Annual "Slam Dunk the Junk" at Lincoln Park

The New Jersey Clean Communities Council joined forces with corporate volunteers, city officials, and hundreds of local schoolchildren for the 13th annual "Slam Dunk the Junk" program, held today at Lincoln Park on Broad Street, and other sites across the city. Read more

Newark Celebration 350 Announces Additional Participants for October 17 Kick Off Event

Newark Celebration 350's kick off on Oct. 17 was already going to be one of the biggest events this fall in Military Park. But today, the organization announced even more participants. Read more

Newark’s Downtown Renaissance Continues as Nike Newark Opens Its Doors

October 1 was a good day for downtown Newark. It was the day Nike opened its factory store in a part of downtown that for a generation was the image of commercial disinvestment. Read more

Opinion: An Emotional Response to the Newark’s Education Forum

I am a parent and a life long resident of Newark.  I am not an elected leader, but my mom was an educator and activist in this city I love.  I am a product of Newark’s education system and my children are now split between a public magnet high school and an elementary charter school. Read more

Prudential Unveils $444 Million Office Complex on Broad Street

As I stood in the wood-paneled elevator of the brand-new Prudential Financial Co. of America tower complex on Broad Street Tuesday morning, I had one nagging feeling. Read more

The city turns 350 next year and needs your ideas on how to celebrate

Newark is throwing a party for her 350th anniversary, and city residents are invited to help plan it. Read more

For Newark Attorney Anton Lendor, Community Drive Keeps Hometown Alive

When Anton Lendor sits on the steps of 395 Fairmount Avenue in Newark, the house his parents took him back to after his birth at Beth Israel Hospital in 1972, the memories don't just come rushing back. They speak to him from the street itself - and then they burn. Read more

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