AT&T Volunteers Help Build a Habitat for Humanity Newark Home for a Local Veteran with Disabilities

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

Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Provides $50,800 to Purchase Safe Cribs in Newark

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

Essex County Churches Join Effort to Save Newark Hospital

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

Labor Unions Organize Rally to Keep Saint Michael’s Medical Center Open

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 Invested $547 Million in New Jersey in 2014

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

Restaurant Review: The Lobby in Elizabeth

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

Rutgers VETS Program Graduates Inaugural Class

It was a proud moment at the Willing Heart Community Care Center in Newark, where 12 local veterans graduated Saturday as the inaugural class of the Rutgers Veterans Environmental Technology and Solutions (VETS) program. Read more

BurgerWalla Takes a Gamble on Halsey Street

Kai Campbell grew up in the South Ward, graduated from University of Virginia with a degree in economics, and came back to Newark. He never expeted to find himself behind a grill flipping burgers.   Read more

Newark Not Yet Ready for Overpriced Mac & Cheese

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

GlassRoots Graduates Prepared for STEM Careers

A glassblowing studio in Newark well known for teaching city youth how to turn molten glass into one-of-a kind artistic creations is getting scientific.   Read more

Exclusive: Photos of Newark's New Rooftop Bar at Hotel Indigo

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

Newark’s Arts Community Growing, But Still has Room for Growth

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 In Newark's Military Park

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.

Thomas Edison Theme Runs Throughout Newark Hotel

Inventor Thomas Edison is most closely associated with Menlo Park, where his first industrial lab was built, and West Orange, where he created a sprawling laboratory complex.   Read more

Krauzers Comes to Newark

Newark, like many cities, is home to many corner bodegas, but has long suffered a dearth of brand-name convenience stores like 7-Eleven, Wawa and QuickChek. But that’s quickly changing. Read more

Jersey Fresh in Downtown Newark Twice a Week

Workers in downtown Newark looking for a bit of Jersey Fresh produce have been fortunate this year with not one, but two farmers markets on Tuesdays at Military Park and Thursdays at the PSE&G plaza.   Read more

Queen Pizza Reopens After Closing for Prudential Expansion

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

Newark’s Park Place Office Tower Gets Fiber Optic Technology

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


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