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Newark to ask state for $28M to close budget gap

5. August 2014

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ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest city is submitting a budget, ending months of speculation about whether the state would take over the city’s finances. Recently-inaugurated Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is expected to submit a budget to the state Tuesday that asks for about $28 million in transitional aid to close a […]

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Rutgers University–Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

30. July 2014

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The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will fund the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Phase II (GS-LSAMP II) from July 2014 through June 2019. GS-LSAMP II will expand upon the success of its precursor, GS-LSAMP, which exceeded its goal of doubling the number of minority students who earn their […]

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Sweet Retreat Compelling Story and Journey to the White house

29. July 2014

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The Sweet Retreat is not a bakery its a Cake Boutique, located on Newark’s Academy Street, the smell of delicious treats fills the air. This Labor Day will mark their third anniversary of Newark’s first and best cupcake spot, Sweet Retreat Boutique. Located in Newark’s burgeoning Downtown Business district, Sweet Retreat caters to a loyal […]

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BCDC has partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to host the British Consulate General at our Converge Pop-up

22. July 2014

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Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC) has partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to host the British Consulate General at our Converge Pop-up Co-working Tech Space in the City of Newark. Information about the GREAT Tech awards program, which UKTI has launched, will be presented by Consul General Danny Lopez at the afternoon reception. About […]

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Rutgers on the Move

1. July 2014

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Today marks Rutgers University 1st official day into the big 10 football elite.  The Big Ten Conference (B1G),  is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States. The conference competes in the NCAA’s Division I;  the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport.  Big Ten member institutions are predominantly major flagship […]

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It’s Official over the weekend Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed

30. June 2014

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Credit: NJTV, NJ SPOTLIGHT Gov. Chris Christie’s renewal of Cami Anderson’s, Newark schools Superintendent contract to continue running Newark public schools was replete with questions about exactly what it means in relation to school-reform efforts in the state’s largest district – and the governor’s own legacy.  Announced after business hours on Friday – at 5:23 p.m. to […]

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Access to Capital Summit, provided innovative solution for funding small businesses

18. June 2014

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Access to Capital Summit, was held at Rutgers Business School in Newark.  The event focused on alternative ways for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses when banks can’t or won’t lend to them.  Sen. Cory Booker in partnership with Rutgers Business School convened a panelist of technological innovator, and industry leaders in the field of alternative […]

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Newark Entrepreneurs “Converge” on Pop-Up Co-Working Every Thursday until October

12. June 2014

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Calling all entrepreneurs that need workspace  “Converged” to Newark.  Converge, a new ‘pop-up’ co-working space geared towards entrepreneurs in the tech sector, at 210 Market Street.  The kick-off event was attended by some 80 people, including many of Newark tech’s movers and shakers. Several Venture Capitalists  were on hand to see what all the excitement […]

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark on Monday announced an academic affiliation with New York Medical College

10. June 2014

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By Beth Fitzgerald, NJBIZ Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark on Monday announced an academic affiliation with New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., that designates Saint Michael’s as a site for the medical college to train physicians. The Hospital is located in the James Street Commons historic district, near the downtown business district and […]

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GlassRoots’ Business & Entrepreneurship Competition Winners, 2014

22. May 2014

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For the last nine months, students from eight different schools in the greater Newark area took intensive business and entrepreneurship classes at GlassRoots, the Newark nonprofit glass studio that provides classes for underserved students, focusing on how to plan, prepare, market and manage a business, as well as  training in glassblowing, mosaics, flameworking and glass […]

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