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Ana Baptista (Ironbound) is on a mission to move the neddle on the environmental issues facing vulnerable Urban Americans

3. November 2014

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BY MARCIA G. YERMAN Industrial pollution sunset over Newark, New Jersey Ana Baptista is on a mission to drive change. With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana is well-equipped to move the needle on the […]

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COMMUNITY NEWS PICK-UPS BEGAN THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 AND WILL RUN THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

28. October 2014

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   Leaf pick-ups are made throughout the City, between 6am and 3pm, except on weekends and holidays. The Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services is giving the following tips to residents on removing leaves from your premises: • Whenever possible, store leaves in a backyard compost bin. This method is preferred to reduce waste at […]

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Rockers come out for the 7th annual WOOFSTOCK (part 2)

20. June 2014

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The owner of HKL owners, Kelly Moraes and her husband Anthony are animal rights activists, as well as local adoption spokespersons. If you follow the Lounge on Facebook, you might have  notice that they have been rooting for adoptions for quite sometime. They constantly are creating awareness by posting up information for each of the […]

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WOOFSTOCK Rocks as bands take center stage (part 1)

19. June 2014

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On beautiful Saturday, the beats were rockin and howling at the annual WOOFSTOCK block party.  Woofstock is an ALL AGES festival to benefit NJ animals in need.  Woofstock was an all-day block party and benefit for the Newark NJ Animal Shelter that features 13 local New Jersey Bands, 5 Djs, Food, Vendors and a chance to […]

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Nasto’s Ice Cream Celebrates it 75 Anniversary Saturday

11. June 2014

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“I got Nasto’s!”, was a line from from HBO’s “The Sopranos”, the TV show which put Northern New Jersey on the map. But until recently, I had never actually been to Nasto’s itself, until I had dinner down the block from the ice cream parlor/warehouse at the mediterranean manor down the street on Jefferson St.  There […]

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Culture celebrated in Newark, at the annual Day of Portugal (Official day June 10th)

10. June 2014

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Ferry Street was once again adorned in red, green, and yellow with blaring traditional music as people crowded the streets lined with roughly 50 vendors selling everything from barbecued foods to soccer jerseys to celebrate the annual Portugal Day festival in the Ironbound.  Newark  celebrate Portuguese culture by eating traditional food, playing music, socializing and […]

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St. Joseph (Met.) wins first Tournament of Champions title, defeats Newark East Side 49-47

25. March 2014

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With March madness in full effect, and local teams out of concession (unless you consider Connecticut local)  We focus on two high-school local stories.  St. Joseph defeated Newark East Side, 49-47, in the title game of the 26th NJSIAA/ShopRite Tournament of Champions on Monday at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, before a crowd of […]

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PROFILE: HE’S HELPING PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES AFTER SANDY – IN NEWARK

5. March 2014

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SCOTT GURIAN Community advocate Diego Arias notes that the mega-storm’s impact – including flooding and building damage — was not confined to Jersey Shore Diego Arias Name: Diego Arias Job: Disaster Relief Program Manager at the Ironbound Community Corporation. Age: 29 Hometown: Arias was born in Colombia, but grew up in Linden, where he still […]

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NJIT is hosting the New Jersey Science Olympiad

16. January 2014

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Hundreds of students representing twenty middle schools and sixteen high schools from throughout Northern New Jersey will assemble at NJIT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. Teams will participate in events designed to make science, technology and math more enticing, relevant […]

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Sergio Rivero, Reveals and Captures the the Spirit of the Rumbero, at Sumei Fire Station

4. November 2013

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Rumba is a “Latin” dance. It has its rhythmic roots in Africa and found its way to Cuba. It migrated to the U.S. in the early 1930s, and is sometimes still referred to as the “Cuban rumba.”  Rumba is considered the “dance of love” because of the sensual interplay of the partners’ movements and the […]

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