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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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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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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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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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Glass Books Exhibition Based on African-American Oral History Collection at Gateway

4. June 2015

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Photo information: Provisions, Nick Kline & Adrienne Wheeler with Endless Editions and Rutgers University-Newark Book Arts Students, from GlassBook Project #10. (18) Risograph artists publications, 3”x6.25”x8.5”, edition 150 + 5AP, 2015 BY CARLA CAPIZZI   The “GlassBook Project: Provisions,” an exhibition of interactive, unique glass books, photographs, printed publications and sounds – all inspired by […]

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Edison parking moves ahead with it controversial expansions of their surface parking lots without city approval and oversight

3. June 2015

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Surface level parking has been unwelcome relic of a old Newark history. But It was business as usual, for one of downtown’s Newark largest real estate owners Edison Parking. This weekend workers were seen repaving and covering up an illegal demolition with another failure to obtain the proper permits. A strategy used by developers and […]

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US State Dept Removes Cuba off Terrorism List

29. May 2015

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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP On Friday, the State Department announced the decision to drop Cuba from a list of states sponsoring terrorism. The official press release: In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and provide a report to him […]

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