Sgt. Adrian Simmons, a Newark native who served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, is getting the support of Habitat for Humanity Newark and many corporate sponsors helping to build him a home in the city’s South Ward. Read more
Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), a non-profit organization that promotes safe sleeping practices, has received $50,800 to provide safe cribs for 300 low-income families through The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Read more
African-American churches in Newark and throughout Essex County are joining together on Sunday to mobilize their congregants into action in an effort to save Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark. Read more
More than 200 employees, physicians, patients, community members and local officials joined labor unions — JNESO, District 1199J and IUOE Local 68 — for a rally to keep Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark open as a full-service, acute-care hospital. Read more
Setting the Record Straight: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's "I Don't Give a Sh*t Speech" Was "On the Record"
Gov. Christie this week made national headlines for salty language he used during a "roast" of the New Jersey press corps that he gave at their annual show in Hamilton, N.J. Read more
Verizon has announced it has invested more than $547 million in its fiber-optic and wireline networks in New Jersey last year as one of the largest private capital investors in the state. Read more
Habitat for Humanity Newark to Construct the “Pope Francis House” in Newark; All Invited to Participate
Habitat for Humanity Newark (Habitat Newark) today announced it will be constructing a house in the West Ward in Newark to honor Pope Francis, as part of a generous, anonymous donation. Read more
Don’t let the name fool you. The Lobby Restaurant, Lounge and Sports Bar sits in Elizabeth, but offers Manhattan-quality dining without the Manhattan prices. This premiere spot features American and Latin Cuisine, catering to just about anyone. Typical night at the Lobby in Elizabeth, NJ. Read more
The opening of the Elbow Room restaurant on Halsey Street in Newark two years ago was a day filled with optimism as New Jersey’s largest city’s drew comparison to the gentrifying borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. Elbow Room on the corner of Halsey and Bleeker Streets in Newark opened in 2012, but closed less than 18 months later. What happened remains a mystery. Read more
The Hotel Indigo opened in November on Broad Street behind (or in front of depending on your perspective) the Prudential Center. Its ground-floor restaurant and bar, Alva New American Tavern, opened last week. But there has been a lot of buzz among Newark insiders about the much-anticipated rooftop bar, which will be the only one in Brick City. Read more
With small galleries that have popped up around Newark, the city’s art scene has been taking root over the last few years. Read more
Yoga is typically practiced in the quiet meditative space of a darkened studio. But not in Brick City. A group of intrepid practitioners met once a week amid the din of honking cars and rumbling trucks in Military Park between Broad St. and Park Place in Newark to practice yoga.
For 32 years, Queen Pizza operated out of a small storefront on Halsey Street, serving up its famous Grandma’s Pizza, Buffalo Pizza, and Chicken Cheesesteaks. Read more
The Berger Organization’s office tower at 60 Park Place in Newark was built in the early 19th century, but its tenants now have access to 21st century technology: Verizon’s 100 percent, fiber-optic network and the company’s award-winning FiOS services. Read more