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Rutgers and NJIT go to the Improv “Del Close Marathon”

26. June 2015

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The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Joint Theatre Program is proud to announce that the student group I.T.: Improv Technicians has been accepted into the 17th annual Del Close Marathon (founded by Amy Poehler), a weekend-long comedy festival held in New York City. The improvisation troupe was selected as one of six hundred out of over two thousand applicants […]

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The economics of Race, a new book that yields context to a complex topic

25. June 2015

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How does Race play a role in the Economy? Now  there is a new book that attempts to quantify this, while yielding a better understanding as to  how economics is impacted by race.   Its author presented his publication last Wednesday at the newark library to a well attended discussion.  Columbia University Professor of Economics, […]

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Newark first Recycle community day

25. June 2015

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There are many good reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle. Everything we use has to come from somewhere and must go somewhere once we’re finished with it.  The environmental cost of an item isn’t just a reflection of what’s needed to make it. It also reflects the energy used in the item’s production and the […]

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The Most Dangerous Man In America (WEB DuBois) Amiri Baraka’s last play performing until June 28th

23. June 2015

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The New Federal Theater  premiered Amiri Baraka. final play Most Dangerous Man In America (WEB DuBois).  The season, entitled “The Amiri Baraka Project,” which has been dedicated to the late poet/playwright, will contained two Baraka plays: the the 1964 classic Dutchman,(Feb. 5–March 8) alludes to the Dutch East India Company, a 17th-century slave ship company. The play, […]

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Clement Price Memorial at Justice William Brennan Park

18. June 2015

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On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the late Dr. Clement Alexander Price, former Newark historian and scholar, now be permanently remembrance with a memorial in the city he loved to call home.  The Mayor Ras Baraka , the Essex County executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.Bob Curvin, and Guy Sterling and others met at the Justice William […]

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The Paterson Art Walk two day art show NJ’ Innovation of recycled material

16. June 2015

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The Annual Paterson Art-walk occurred this weekend at the historic great fall district of Paterson.  The city’s art community kicked off the seveth annual Paterson Artwalk, the largest artistic event in northern New Jersey, on Saturday morning.  The two-day event includes seven different venues throughout the city’s art corridor which startsfrom Spruces Street, encompasses the […]

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Newark Renaissance or Gentrification a conversation

12. June 2015

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Is Newark on its way to becoming the new Brooklyn? Or will it be, as city officials are fond of saying, “Newark 3.0″?  For nearly 50 years, Newark has aspired to redevelop itself.  Areas  that were left after the riots of 1967, scares by neglect in the past were enormous challenges to overcome disinvestment.  In […]

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Better Block Emerges on Lyons Avenue residents responses are mix

11. June 2015

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Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time. Jason […]

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A true “Coming to America” story arrives at the Newark Musuem

5. June 2015

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  Photo: George Osodi Not to date myself, but do you remember the Eddie Murphy Comedy “Coming to America”, can you believe it’s been 26 years since Eddie Murphy’s classic hit comedy Coming to America debuted on the big screen? The hilarious story of a African Prince coming to America in disguised as a regular person, […]

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The Vince Lombardi Center of Hope opens in North ward just in tome for the summer

4. June 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Municipal Council members, along with community partners, will open the Vince Lombardi Center of Hope on Thursday, June 4, at 3:30 pm., at 201 Bloomfield Avenue. The Vince Lombardi Center is the third such center. The Vince Lombardi Center of Hope will feature an after-school program for boys and girls, […]

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