Shop at Whole Foods Market on Jan. 11 to Support Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth strongly encourage people to shop at three locations of Whole Foods Market on Wednesday, January 11. Read more

Hanukkah lighting highlights Jewish role in Newark life

On the sixth day of the eight days of Hanukkah, the traditional menorah ceremonially lit in the marble rotunda of Newark's City Hall flickered to life in commemoration of an unlikely Jewish military victory over their ancient enemies before the Christian era. Read more

Newark Beth Israel Hosts All Star Pep-Rally for Local Weequahic Football Champions

On December 19, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center  and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey celebrated the Weequahic Football 2016 NJSIAA State Championship win with a star studded pep-rally.  Read more

Christmas comes early in Perth Amboy as Amazon donates $20,000 in gifts

Children and senior citizens of the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) celebrated Christmas a little early as Amazon and Santa made a special holiday delivery with $20,000 worth of gifts to the nonprofit today.   Read more

Newark councilwoman wants to send 500 Central Ward students to African-American Museum in DC

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced today that she is spearheading an initiative to send up to 500 eighth graders in the city’s Central Ward to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read more

Audible Spotlights Veteran Employee

US Army veteran Frank Aburto knows the value that comes from the skills he learned in the military. Through basic training and deployment to Iraq as part of the 2-14 Cavalry from 2007 to 2009, Aburto gained essential knowledge through his experiences that would later help him transition to a civilian career at Audible, an Amazon company. Read more

Newark Walks trail captures city's history, culture and comeback

A new physical and digital walking trail designed to showcase Newark's ongoing revival allows those exploring New Jersey's largest city to see for themselves why Newark is one of America's no-longer-secret urban gems. Read more

Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth, PSE&G and NJ Board of Public Utilities Partner to Expand Efficiency in Newark

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) today announced a $75,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation to foster a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth (Habitat) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) Comfort Partners Program. The goal is to increase the energy efficiency and livability of homes in Newark, where PSE&G is headquartered.   Read more

Newark Breaks Ground on Riverfront Park Expansion Project

City officials announced today that construction is beginning on a 4-acre expansion of Riverfront Park along the Passaic River, the next step in efforts to expand the park to nearly 40 acres over a three-mile stretch of land. Read more

For Sen. Cory Booker, choice of Angelou poem for DNC speech makes politics personal

When former Newark Mayor and U.S. Senator Cory Booker spoke to America days ago in a stunning speech at the Democratic National Convention, he reached inside himself to use words that speak to his soul: the late Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Read more


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