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Are Newark Police Different?

21. August 2014

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Normally glocallynewark does not report about robberies or violent assaults in Newark.  Additionally, we normally stray away from the fray of politics and political rhetoric.  However, Mayor Baraka’s comments regarding the Ferguson, Missouri tragedy, and on-going issues with regards to New York’s stop and frisk, and the Federal monitoring of Newark Police department, It  got […]

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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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Main Post Office in Newark, celebrate the new Harvey Milk Forever stamp

17. July 2014

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  Newark, NJ – The ornate lobby of the Main Post Office in Newark, NJ provided an excellent setting for a recent celebration of the new Harvey Milk Forever stamp issuance. The celebration featured an unveiling of the new stamp and included three speakers from the Northern NJ (NNJ) Postal District: Newark Postmaster Michael Deignan, […]

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Newark’s Official Historian Visits His Favorite Landmarks

23. June 2014

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Nick Romanenko Anyone who’s written or read extensively about Newark knows his name.  Clement Price, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers Newark, he has taught at Rutgers University–Newark for 45 years, is a walking encyclopaedia of city history and one of Newark’s most ardent boosters.  Price was also named chairman of Newark’s 350th anniversary celebratory committee, which […]

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It now Official Military Park Open to the public

17. June 2014

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    Although some might say that the fences around Military Park were lifted several weeks ago, Friday marked it’s official opening.  Trees were moved closer to the street on either side of the triangular park to create more open space. Permanent benches were replaced with movable outdoor furniture and fences around the monuments, including the […]

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Little Jimmy Scott, A Newark Legend passed away

16. June 2014

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“Newark lost a music legend Thursday…. Legendary jazz singer Jimmy Scott has died at the age of 88. Born James Victor Scott in Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 1925, the singer – also known as ‘Little’ Jimmy Scott – passed away Thursday (June 12) at aged 88. He died in his sleep at his home in Las […]

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The Hispanic America Chamber of Commerce presented is first celebration of Arecibo 500 years

11. June 2014

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While New York City had the Annual Puerto Rican Parade, Newark was producing its own historic celebration of the Island history.  ”Arecibo (ah-re-SEE-boh)  is the oldest village and has been continuously inhabited in our history and is the second oldest city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic,” said Felix Rosario, president of the […]

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Rock Plaza Loft Complete the second phase opf the Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony

6. June 2014

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The second and final phase of RockPlaza Lofts development project is soon to be completed, developers said. Fidelco Realty Group and Hanini Group executives joined Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, and the Mayor elect Ras Baraka state and city officials and community leaders to celebrate the opening of the newest phase of RockPlaza Lofts, a $38 […]

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Resource Development Center Community Partnerships for Change ribbon cutting

4. June 2014

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Central Ward Councilmen Darren Sharif unveiled yesterday what will be Newark’s first state of the art Resource Development Center.   The commercial space is located on Market Street side in Renaissance Towers, (entrance is on 111 Mulberry Street), was obtained by the City of Newark, nearly 20 years ago, for rearranges in property taxes by […]

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Dodge Poetry Festival set to return to Newark in October

29. April 2014

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Matin Farawell, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Poetry Director, and director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced their roster of poets and other performers who will be participating in the 15th biennial Poetry Festival, scheduled in October 23-26 this year.  For the third time, the festival will be held at its new home the […]

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