R&B Singer Kenny Lattimore to Make A Special Appearance at Newark Celebration 350 Kick Off Event

The event that will kick off Newark's 350th Anniversary on Oct. 17 in Military Park just got a little more soulful: Rhythm and Blues singer Kenny Lattimore will make a special appearance, Newark Celebration 350 announced today. Read more

Lopes Sausage Company, an Ironbound, Newark Favorite, Hopes To Return Its Famed Linguica to the White House

President Clinton was in Newark for a fundraiser a number of years ago when he tried linguica from a small sausage shop on Walnut Street in the Ironbound. Read more

Newark Councilwoman Seeks to Block Horizon Plan That Would Harm Central Ward Hospital

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced today she is sponsoring a resolution calling for state regulators to review and place on hold the implementation of a plan announced by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield that would exclude Saint Michael's Medical Center and other urban hospitals from premier insurance coverage. Read more

Habitat for Humanity Newark Plans Construction of the “Pope Francis House” in Newark

Habitat for Humanity Newark is raising money for the construction a house in the West Ward in Newark to honor Pope Francis, who is visiting America for the first time this week. Read more

All Pope, All the Time: Verizon Fios TV Subscribers in Newark Get Full Coverage

Verizon FiOS subscribers in Newark -- and everywhere else in the metro area for that matter -- will get to watch everything Pope Francis does live during his first visit to America. Read more

October Event Kicks Off Newark's 350th Anniversary Celebration

Newark is turning 350 years old next year and to mark the occasion, the city is throwing a year-long celebration that will showcase the rich history of the city with a series of events, partnerships, parties, panels and forums. Read more

Opinion: We Must Act Now: Recovery in Newark Public Schools Begins with You and Ends with Us

One would expect that five years after the announcement of a $100 million donation by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched school reform in Newark's public schools onto the national stage, educators, news cameras, and researchers would be coming from all corners of the country to understand how that significant donation is helping turnaround the district. This is not the case. Read more

Veteran Journalist Dale Russakoff Discusses Her Book "The Prize" at Newark Library

Stakeholders on all sides of the debate about the future of Newark's troubled public school system assembled at Newark Public Library's Centennial Hall last week to hear veteran journalist Dale Russakoff discuss her new book, “The Prize.” Read more

A View of Newark: From Misconception to a New Impression

I've been in Newark for barely a week, but I've already learned that Newarkers, like denizens of many East Coast cities, can be blunt, which is not the same as being rude or unkind.  Read more

Opinion: Democracy Act Will Make Newark An Electoral Powerhouse

Recently there's been a lot of talk about an emerging new electorate in America. It includes younger people, African-Americans, and Latino voters who believe that our economy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well connected. Read more

Public School Students in Newark Headed Back to School Thursday in the Wake of Last Year's Educational Policy Clash

Thursday was the first time school was in session in Newark since last year's tumultuous school year that was riddled with controversy. Read more

Five Newark Students Graduate from Girls Who Code

Five Newark high school students graduated from Girls Who Code, an intensive summer program that was offered for the first time this year in Newark at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Read more

Rutgers Law Dean Takes New Students on Tour of Newark

Andrew Rothman has been around Rutgers University's Newark campus since the late 1980s. As the dean for student affairs of the law school he graduated from since the mid-1990s, he has a unique vantage point of the city that surrounds the academic community known as University Heights. Read more

Grass Roots Coalition Members Oppose Barnabas Health Bid For Saint Michael’s Medical Center

Key members of the Save Saint Michael’s Medical Center Coalition today said they are opposed to Barnabas Health’s last-ditch effort to purchase the Newark hospital. Read more

Reach for Immortality at Bellos

It’s almost 5 p.m. and you are eager to get home from work. You run over to Penn Station in Newark to catch your train, but alas, you have missed it. What to do? Read more

Starbucks Makes Its Return to Broad Street in Newark

There was a time not long ago when Broad Street in Newark had a Starbucks and Newarkers who were so inclined could wait in a long line for a 340 calorie whole milk venti caramel macchiato or whatever other overpriced coffee drink satisfied their desire for caffeine, fat and carbs. Read more

In Newark, Owen Petrie Found His Forum

Owen Petrie was born in New York and raised in Montclair, but he loved being a Newarker. Read more

Rutgers VETS Continue the Mission to Serve

At a greenhouse and garden growing behind the Metropolitan Baptist Church's Willing Heart Community Care Center on MLK Boulevard, Newark native, resident and Army veteran Rodney Spencer is getting his hands dirty.  Read more

North Ward's Luigi's Stands The Test of Time

Driving down Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, it's easy to cruise past the unsuspecting and understated Luigi's Fine Italian Tradition restaurant. But that would be a mistake. Read more

NewarkInc.com editor talks tech with Newark entrepreneurs on WBGO radio

Two local entrepreneurs and one city council member agreed during an interview on WBGO's Newark Today radio news program that Newark could be the number one high-tech hot spot in the nation, soon surpassing rival high-tech business hubs like Boston, Brooklyn and the Silicon Valley. Read more


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