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All Aboard!! US begains to lower restrictions on Cuba today

16. January 2015

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Starting (Today) Friday, U.S. companies will be able to export mobile phones, televisions, memory devices, recording devices, computers and software to a country with notoriously poor Internet and telecommunications infrastructure. Internet-based communications will fall under a general license. The new rules “immediately enable the American people to provide more resources to empower the Cuban population […]

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Happy New Year 2015

1. January 2015

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Happy new year once again. May this year brings lots of happiness in your life.  As the New Year blossoms, may the journey of your life be fragrant with new opportunities, your days be bright with new hopes and your heart be happy with love! Happy New Year! A very happy new year to all. […]

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Viva Cuba Linda!

19. December 2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro said on Wednesday they would begin normalizing relations between the two nations, a deal brokered by Pope Francis and aided by the generational shift in Florida’s Cuban-American community.  New Jersey has the second largest population of Cuban nationalist, largely in the West New York section, second […]

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Panama Canal and Newark what is the connection?

17. December 2014

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So what does the Panama Canal some 2,154 miles away effect Newark?  Well the commission of of Newark Environment believes there is a direct correlation. The Panama Canal expansion project (also called the Third Set of Locks Project) is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction, intended to double the capacity of the Panama […]

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Science Park has been selected to compete in National debates

5. November 2014

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Senior Science Park High School debater SunHee Simon has been selected as one of twelve students to compete on the USA National debate team. The executive director of the National Speech & Debate Association when commenting on the team said, “The students who were selected to USA Debate represent the most talented student debaters across […]

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TravelingMad takes Newark Students London bound. Are you on board?

31. October 2014

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Madeline Boughton (also known as TravelingMad) is an entrepreneur, speaker and world traveler. Hailing from Newark, NJ, she has traveled more than 50,000 miles over 4 continents. When not miles away from the US, TravelingMad speaks with high school students and youth groups. She conducts travel themed workshops and presentations, encouraging youth to Study Abroad and […]

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Art Fest 2014 Artist and Artisans Showcase at Robeson Center

29. October 2014

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ArtFest, sponsored byRising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization that helps people start and grow a business, last week showcased some of its newest entrepreneurs at the sixth annual ARTfest! This was its first time being held in Robeson Center ion the Rutger Newark Campus.  The event celebrates the  entrepreneurs, artistry and artisans graduating from Rising Tides […]

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“Documented” Jose Antonio Vargas

11. September 2014

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Jose Antonio Vargas Documented is an incredible tear jerking film that emotionally impacts even the tough at heart. It depicts the reality of life for so many undocumented individuals/families living in fear within the U.S.   Jose Antonio Vargas  (Writer, Director, and Producer)  is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, a […]

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NJPAC Sounds of the City showcases Latin Jazz Legend Eddie Palmieri

13. August 2014

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This year NJPAC brought a phenomenal performer to the “Sounds of the City” weekly series.  You might ask so what makes this performer stand out.  I asked some of the young patrons whether they heard of Eddie Palmieri or his brother Charlie Palmieri, most replied ecstatically no.  When I explained who he was, many replied […]

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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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