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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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New Jersey Environmental Training

12. February 2015

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* Are you a Newark resident and are 18 or older? * Do you want to represent your community, religious, or educational institution? * Are you willing to accept the challenge to be a change for your environment? Newark Needs You to be an Environmental Champion! 10 week training Saturdays: 10 am – 3 pm […]

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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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Newark New Housing incentive Program “Live Newark”

6. February 2015

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, members of the Newark Municipal Council, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Baye Adofo-Wilson launched the “Live Newark” Program to encourage municipal employees and public school teachers to purchase homes in two struggling neighborhoods, at a City Hall press conference today. The program will provide home purchasers with forgivable loans to […]

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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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Newark Auction schedule for November 6th

20. October 2014

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In case you missed our October sale, here is another opportunity to purchase property from the City of Newark!  Attached, please find preliminary information for the City of Newark’s upcoming Public Real Estate Auction  CITY OF NEWARK Department of Economic and Housing Development Division of Housing and Real Estate PUBLIC REAL ESTATE AUCTION – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER […]

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Hoboken Wins Against Shabazz “Bulldogs” in State Championship

9. December 2013

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By Jason Bernstein/For The Star-Ledger Hoboken’s Josh Mercado received quite a scare when he was stripped of the ball at the Shabazz 1-yard line in the game’s final minute. “It was terrifying,” said Mercado, who recovered his own fumble. “It was like a nightmare for a quick second, but as soon as I recovered it, […]

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Community Meets Developers on proposed ShopRite store

9. October 2013

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Last Thursday, at Metropolitan Church Sr, Pastor Dr. David Jefferson, hosted a community meet and greets to provide an update in the proposed development plans for Shoprite supermarket. The church is adjacent to the proposed development, located 149 Springfield Avenue.  Earlier this year an announcement was made that Shoprite would be replacing the previous proposed […]

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Did Shaquille O’Neal Just Box Out Mumia?

6. May 2013

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Did Shaquille O’Neal Just Box Out Mumia? (via www.laprogressive.com) Why did Newark’s only movie theater, co-owned by Shaquille O’Neal, just pull a scheduled showing of a documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal? No one is talking, but this is a story that stinks worse than the Jersey swamps. For the unfamiliar, Mumia Abu-Jamal is perhaps the most […]

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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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