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Aljira;’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Auction is ON TONIGHT!!!

21. May 2015

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ABOUT THE AUCTION Join us for the Pinnacle of Aljira’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations. The Aljira (dreams are for real) Fine Art Auction 2015! Thursday, May 21, 6 to 9:30pm at Aljira: 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Reception and Silent Auction begin at 6. Program and Live Auction at 7:30pm. Silent Auction continues through the […]

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Cinco De Mayo Newark Style

5. May 2015

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Mexican Americans also often […]

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The Passing of Cephas Bowles, an advocate of Jazz, dies at 62

25. February 2015

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Its is with sadness to report the passing of Cephas Bowles, an invigorating force behind Newark’s WBGO, dead at 62.  Cephas Bowles, the president and CEO of Newark’s WBGO Jazz 88.3, died. Bowles passed away Saturday at Hackensack University Medical Center following complications from a stem cell transplant, said his wife, Linda Arrington-Bowles. Bowles, 62, lived […]

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Artwork by Aaron Douglas showcased at the Newark library

24. February 2015

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The Newark’s library Black history month celebration, included art pieces from harlem renaissance artwork by Aaron Douglas, the first African-American to explore modernism and to reflect African art in his paintings, murals, and illustrations. Aaron Douglas (1899-1979),was a leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement. Douglas—along with the philosopher […]

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Wanted: Jazz Champion (Newark) Who Just Can’t Keep A Secret

13. February 2015

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Quick: Where is the largest, most comprehensive jazz archive and research center in the world? New Orleans? St. Louis? Kansas City? Try another river city farther east. Would you believe Newark, New Jersey? It’s true. On a hill above the prosaic Passaic River, where it has been housed at Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N) for […]

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THE HOLDOUT” by Derrick Adams: entitled — A Social Sculpture

11. February 2015

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The Opening Reception: February 12, 2015, 6–8pm Newark, New Jersey— On February 12, 2015 from 6–8pm Aljira presents THE HOLDOUT, a provocative solo project by artist Derrick Adams. Consisting of a large-scale pyramid-like sculpture, along with photography and text-based work, the project features a functioning radio station with music, special guests and programming selected by […]

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Thursday City Hall will be closed for Lincoln Observance

11. February 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed. All non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will work as usual “I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold […]

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Triangle Park (Newark’s newest proposed park in Downtown) inches forward

9. February 2015

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For Over 10 years, Triangle Park, a new park located next to the Prudential center, was envisioned as the lush capstone on a plan to rebuild Newark’s once desolate downtown core.  The final stage in a project under way for a decade, the park would provide a pedestrian link between Newark’s Ironbound, Penn Station and […]

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Redevelopment links several neighboring cities with a collective plan

22. January 2015

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The mayors of three neighboring cities are expected to speak later this month about how changes to the areas surrounding train stations could potentially help bolster some of the state’s struggling neighborhoods. The Urban Essex Coalition for Smart Growth formed in 2013 as a result of the Together North Jersey initiative, which is working to […]

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The Grand Opening of Mercato Tomato Pie’s Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

19. November 2014

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    On a cold dreary Monday, Newark newest pizzeria officially opened on 212 Market Street,  between Broad and Mulberry Street.  Mercato Tomato Pie is the next and newest iteration of quality food choice products around the Prudential Arena.    Mercato Tomato Pie is a family restaurant with a rich 50+ year history of its […]

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