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Thius Week:Gay Pride Week in Newark

15. July 2015

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Yesterday marches the official opening for Newark Gay Pride week with the annual flag raising at city hall.  The rainbow flag, a universal symbol of LGBTQ pride, will fly outside City Hall for the duration of the ninth annual Newark Pride Week. Mayor Baraka has made a firm commitment to supporting the needs and equality […]

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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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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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NJIT Makes Highlander History with a Top-Ten Finish in the Steel Bridge Nationals

30. May 2015

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With strategic innovations and nimble construction, NJIT placed sixth overall in the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend, earning Highlander civil engineers their highest national ranking since they entered the contest for the first time 20 years ago. Assembled under the watchful gaze of five judges at the Kansas City Convention Center […]

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The Newark Book Festival will be relocated to Military Park starting TODAY May 27th lunchtime series

27. May 2015

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Formally known as the harlem Book Fair in Newark, (now Newark Book Festival), founded by Max Rodriguez,  Wednesday, May 27th, today will began the Military Park Author Reading Series on Broad Street near Park Place enters into its second year of capturing downtown Newark’s lunch crowd to hear featured Newark poets, writers, and jazz artists. The […]

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Fashion Revamped Under Construction Part Deux (Part 1)

20. May 2015

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The styles and new trends were presented at Essex County College’s (ECC) 33rd annual fashion show. This years name was “Revamp, Under construction Part Deux”, a continuation from last years exciting lineup of design and couture. Those who attended this show was not disappointed, the show featured over 600 original designs, 53 models, and over […]

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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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Documentary project to focus on family of Newark schoolyard killing victim

27. April 2015

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By DAVID PORTER  Associated Press For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark’s 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the […]

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