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Newark’s Venture Capital Fund Announced

20. July 2015

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With the growing investment in tech start-ups in New York, it makes logical sense to consider tech opportunities in New Jersey, and more specifically in Newark, just 17 minutes away from Mid town Manhattan.  Well,  a new venture capital invest fund for tech start-ups was announced yesterday a new accelerator and early stage venture fund […]

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WORLD’S LARGEST INDOOR VERTICAL FARM AT AEROFARMS HEADQUARTERS

10. July 2015

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Nearly four year from this date Dr. Dickson Despommier came to Newark, to discuss The Vertical Farms revolution.  In his book he provided  a readers blueprint for vertical farming and a need for innovation in the future.  Well yesterday marks that new day with respect to innovation and vertical farming in Newark, and the world. […]

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Edison parking moves ahead with it controversial expansions of their surface parking lots without city approval and oversight

3. June 2015

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Surface level parking has been unwelcome relic of a old Newark history. But It was business as usual, for one of downtown’s Newark largest real estate owners Edison Parking. This weekend workers were seen repaving and covering up an illegal demolition with another failure to obtain the proper permits. A strategy used by developers and […]

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Students in Rutgers Business School’s new course “Supply Chain Management for Fashion capped off their semester in style “Runway to Cuba”

14. May 2015

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After months of lessons on logistics of sourcing, producing and distributing, they tackled one of the industry’s essentials: a fashion show. “Runway to Cuba” transformed a corridor outside the Barat Foundation’s gallery in Newark’s Gateway Center into an impromptu runway, where models in sexy short sets, satiny skirts and seductive dresses strutted by as cameras […]

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Cinco De Mayo Newark Style

5. May 2015

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Mexican Americans also often […]

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Newark Public Library Director to Retire

16. April 2015

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  Dr. Wilma Grey, Director of the Newark Public Library, yesterday announced her plan to retire later this year following forty-six years of service. She has held the post of Director since 2005.   “Wilma has been a passionate and tireless advocate for the Library, and we are grateful for her years of dedicated service […]

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Navigant Report’s recommendations creates an uncertain future for Saint Michael’s Medical Center and East Orange General hospital as ongoing Acute heath-care providers

5. March 2015

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On Tuesday the long awaited Navigant report was made public. The report which had been initiated by the state Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd, and can be used by the commission to approve the acquisition of two cash-starved hospitals in Essex County, Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark to Prime Healthcare Services, and the East Orange General to Prospect, […]

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Triangle Park (Newark’s newest proposed park in Downtown) inches forward

9. February 2015

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For Over 10 years, Triangle Park, a new park located next to the Prudential center, was envisioned as the lush capstone on a plan to rebuild Newark’s once desolate downtown core.  The final stage in a project under way for a decade, the park would provide a pedestrian link between Newark’s Ironbound, Penn Station and […]

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City of Newark’s Valentine Couples Lot Sales

8. February 2015

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So here is the details of the city of Newark’s Valentine Couples Sale.  – Saturday, 14 February 2015, 9:00AM – 12:00PM at Newark City Hall (920 Broad Street). In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, we are doing a sale of city lots exclusively to COUPLES. Transforming non-tax producing city owned lots to occupied, tax […]

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Black History Months begans at Essex County College

3. February 2015

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On a snowy Monday morning, the 1st in series of February event at Essex County  College, Africana Institute, presented “Planet Rock”, “The Afro-Asiatic origins of Hip Hop, Past, Present and Future”.  Moderated by Dr. Jah Jah Shakur.  This premier black history month event set out to bridge the gap of hip-hop and story telling through […]

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