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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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Rutgers Board approved a the Merger between both Law School in Camden and Newark

3. April 2015

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The Rutgers Board of Governors today approved the merger of the two Rutgers law schools into one unified law school with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark, contingent upon approval by the American Bar Association. Poised to be a leader in legal education in the Northeast and among the nation’s public law schools, Rutgers […]

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The Passing of Cephas Bowles, an advocate of Jazz, dies at 62

25. February 2015

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Its is with sadness to report the passing of Cephas Bowles, an invigorating force behind Newark’s WBGO, dead at 62.  Cephas Bowles, the president and CEO of Newark’s WBGO Jazz 88.3, died. Bowles passed away Saturday at Hackensack University Medical Center following complications from a stem cell transplant, said his wife, Linda Arrington-Bowles. Bowles, 62, lived […]

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Black Ice the autobiography of Val James

19. February 2015

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Wow its is cold outside.  With plugging temperatures and Black history month, we thought it fitting to share a book about Black Ice.  No, not the icing black top that is cause of many traffic accidents in this wintery season, but the story of Val James.  Since Newark is a hockey town, we thought this […]

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Crossing Broadway, Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression

16. February 2015

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“Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on the Hudson” because of its large German Jewish population to its current designation as home to the country’s largest Dominican community.   It shows how a neighborhood once nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]

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Wanted: Jazz Champion (Newark) Who Just Can’t Keep A Secret

13. February 2015

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Quick: Where is the largest, most comprehensive jazz archive and research center in the world? New Orleans? St. Louis? Kansas City? Try another river city farther east. Would you believe Newark, New Jersey? It’s true. On a hill above the prosaic Passaic River, where it has been housed at Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N) for […]

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Broadband inclusion for Newark

2. February 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced a new program today to provide $10/month broadband internet to any Newark resident and an initiative to connect 500 students and their families for free. The program was made possible by JerseyOn Chairman Josh Gottheimer; JerseyOn Executive Director Kurt Peluso; My Brother’s Keeper Director Reverend David Jefferson, Jr., and P3 […]

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“The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today @NJIT Tomorrow

19. November 2014

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“ The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today” is the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Conference presented by the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Nov. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Panelists and speakers representing a wide range of industries will discuss topics including technology in […]

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“Show me the Money”, Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

18. November 2014

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WHAT: A free forum sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NJIT School of Management in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, the NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, and City National Bank. To register, click here: http://www.cvent.com/d/h4qbgv WHO: The nontraditional lender panel will […]

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Going Global Rutger Newark Tomorrow “Theres still time to register”

17. November 2014

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On Tuesday November 18th, In celebration of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development has invited global entrepreneurs to come speak and give insight as to how they became successful. Afterward, we will be honoring a few entrepreneurs showing outstanding success. Local Wealth, Global Million$, “Advice for Succeeding in […]

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