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Greater Newark Conservancy Semi-Annual Block Partty

11. May 2015

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On a Saturday, The Greater Newark Conservancy concluded it semi-annual block party.  Although the day was cloudy (rain or shine) the event was well attended by Newark plant advocates, city lot adopters, ands residence all came out the support the element that signals the official planting season along with arrangement and plant option for those […]

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Newark’s Community street Initiative Kick-off today

8. May 2015

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In our continuing effort to report about news worthy events in neighborhoods, and going beyond the downtown.  This week our continued focus is on the community of Clinton Hill.  Mayor Ras J. Baraka, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, advocate-author Aqeela Sherrils, Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Rutgers University-Newark, PSE&G, and the […]

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Earth Day 2015 What does it mean to you?

22. April 2015

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Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and […]

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The Newark’s Municipal Council Approved a resolution to Save St. Michaels Hospital

26. March 2015

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In a special Municipal Council session Council President, Mildred Crump brought forth a resolution in support of St. Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) and its doctors, staff and employees. The resolution comes as a response to the Navigant report.a state sponsored analyses which makes recommendations to overhaul the heath delivery system in Newark and greater Newark […]

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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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Alondra Nelson: Discussion on “Body and Soul: Politics of Race and Medicine” today at Dana Library

4. March 2015

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Alondra Nelson recovers a lesser-known aspect of The Black Panther Party’s broader struggle for social justice: health care. Nelson argues that the Party’s focus on health care was practical and ideological and that their understanding of health as a basic human right anticipated current debates about the politics of race and medicine. “In Body and […]

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National Wear Red Day (Warms your Heart)

6. February 2015

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Today is National Wear Red Day, February 6, 2015. The American Heart Association, promotes Wear Red to bring attention to the growing amount of women being killed by heart disease.  There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. […]

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The Saving of Saint Michaels Hospital

15. January 2015

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Yesterday, In a crowded auditorium, community members came out in large numbers to discuss the savings of St. Michael Hospital, one of Newark oldest hospitals, and hear about the current proposed purchase agreement with Prime healthcare.  The impromptu meeting was organized by the principals of both St. Michael’s hospital and Prime healthcare and the local […]

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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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Where Hockey and Engineering Collide

9. December 2014

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Where Hockey and Engineering Collide: NJIT Highlanders Join a Pioneering Concussion Study Adam Finkle, a forward on the Highlanders club hockey team, will never forget the powerful collision that sent him hurtling to the ice in a hotly contested game against Seton Hall his junior year. What hit him harder still, however, was the slow-paced […]

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