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NJIT First Year Connections Service Day TODAY, Friday

29. August 2014

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Newark, NJ – On August 29, 2014, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the largest NJIT incoming freshman will take to the streets of Newark for a Day of Service. Staff and student leaders will join well over 800 First Year students to engage in service projects throughout the city. Service Day is one […]

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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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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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New Jersey Jewish Museum in Newark? “Who Knew” Series exhibits “Jews in Cuba”

23. May 2014

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The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center at Ahavas Sholom  (formerly known as The Jewish Museum of New Jersey) was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the State of New Jersey.  The Museum is located on 145 Broadway, in the neighborhood that at the turn of the 20th century was predominately Italian. Story […]

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M&M Development Harmony Square New Condo shows signs of a changing Newark Market Buyers Market

21. May 2014

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Their names are Maria Yglesias and Maria Del Mar Lopez, but to people in the industry, the dynamic duo and principles of Newark-based M & M Development are known simply as “The Marias”. Both immigrants from Spain, the Marias founded M & M in 1997 with the belief that a home is much more than […]

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Tribute honoring Roberto Clemente an Afro-Latino hero on his 41 anniversary

31. December 2013

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On Sunday at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Manuel Cruz gave prayers and reflections of a hero in the latino community by the name Roberto Clemente.  He described Clemente as “a man who day in and day out was not afraid to touch the wounded heart of Christ and the poverty and sorrow […]

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Dominican Parade a Showcase on Bloomfield Avenue

16. October 2013

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Hundreds of Newark residents joined city and county officials at the tenth Annual Dominican Heritage Parade and Festival of Essex County Sunday afternoon despite a cloudy day and a threat of rain. The Parade featured a Queen, Niobes Molina.   The current president Alba Mateo Valentin is one of the original twenty-one founding members of […]

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Wheels keep on turning: ‘The Rink’ documents Newark’s last roller skating haven

4. June 2013

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  Amy Kuperinsky/The Star-Ledger May 30, 2013 5:58:08 AM EDT Down the hill, past a basketball court, a steep flight of stairs and ringed by cars is what appears to be a large fallout shelter. Blank and plain, it could be also be a warehouse. Or a gymnasium. Get closer, though, and you can’t help but […]

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Mayor Tours Urban Agriculture Projects in Newark Supported by CDBG Funding with NJ Secretary of Agriculture

21. May 2013

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  Newark, NJ – May 15, 2013 – Mayor Cory A. Booker introduced New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglass Fisher to the City of Newark’s Urban Agriculture and farmer’s market initiatives with a tour of two urban farms and an urban garden that have received funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), yesterday. Mayor Booker […]

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An Insiders Look At Newark’s Public Real Estate Auction

26. April 2013

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An Insiders Look At Newark’s Public Real Estate Auction

The auctioneer interrupts the investment property bidding to announce a re-bid on a particular Homestead Program/Owner-Occupied home from earlier in the morning.  His grin is recognizable from the back of the Terrace Ballroom at Newark’s Symphony Hall, “It appears the original buyer to this condo thought he was purchasing the whole building.”  The dichotomy between […]

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