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Mansa Mussa: Photography and Lecture at Newark library final

28. February 2014

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Feb. 20.  Newark Public Library.  ”Africa,Oh Africa”  A Black History Celebration Featured speakers were: Mansa Mussa,  photographer(left-right), Wilma Grey, Executive Director of the Newark Public Library, Maisa Amen  Ph. D, and Benjamin Jones, Host and moderator. Lecture and “slide show” discussing and dismissing misconceptions about modern day Cuba and the influences of African and American culture.  Essentially, […]

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15 Washington St. in the James Street Commons Historic District gets Board of Adjusters Approval

25. February 2014

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Last Evening the Board of Adjusters gave site plan and final review , of the building, at 15 Washington St. in the James Street Commons Historic District,  formerly site of the Rutgers law school until it moved to 123 Washington St. in 1999. The 21-story building has been empty since then.  With the goal to to […]

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The Future of Real Estate in 2014? Our dynamic dozen gets a say their predictions

10. January 2014

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By Joshua Burd Spread across four projects, the city currently has 450 housing units under construction in the blocks surrounding its downtown, said Lyneir Richardson, CEO of the Brick City Development Corp. That will give the downtown “zone” about 2,000 total units, he said, but several other planned or proposed projects could bring that total […]

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On its Anniversary, The Community Remembers Newark’s History great fire the Changed the World with a formal memorial

27. November 2013

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Yesterday, Newark Residence remembered November 26, 2013, marks the 103 rd  Anniversary of the worst fire in Newark’s history. On that date 26 women who worked at making nightgowns for the Wolf Muslin Undergarment Co of New York were trapped on the 4th floor of the factory at 216-220 High Street, on the SE corner […]

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Halsey Street Explores the Establishment of a Merchant Association

25. November 2013

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A group Halsey Village merchants met last week to discuss their respective possibilities of forming a merchant organization.  With so much development underway at and near Halsey street, and large institution such as Prudential re-located their headquarters on Halsey Street, some are re-thinking the viable option of forming a merchant organization.   Before bustling downtown […]

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Al Sharpton Comes to Newark “The Rejected Stone”

20. November 2013

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The Newark Public Library  held an author book signing for the Al Sharpton’s book entitled “The Rejected Stone”.  A book that chronicles the beginning of his life and life lessons, from being a rejected child, a Civil Rights leader, to a National syndicated weekly radio show, daily tv show on MSNBC.  The audience was packed, […]

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Movement and Canvas Sparks at Aljira’s Opener for Carl Hazlewood exhibit

6. November 2013

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It was all about movement at —Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Ar tFriday, featuring the images of world renowned artist and co-founder of Aljira Carl Hazlewood.  A surprise to the audience was performances by CAROYLN DORFMAN DANCE COMPANY (CDDC), described as “ingenious” (Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (New York Times) presents the works of Carolyn Dorfman, and […]

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Carl Hazlewood Co-Founder’s of Aljira Exhibition “Temporality and Objects” is a “Homecoming”

30. October 2013

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  November 1, 2013 – 6:30 pm – 9pm —Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art will be presenting a unique performance by The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Choreographer Carolyn Dorfman and visual artist Carl E. Hazlewood join forces for a convergence of the visual and performing arts in what promises […]

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Printmaking World Record broken at Washington Park – Arts Open Door”

23. October 2013

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On Saturday October 19th, at Washington Park,  the Guinness Book of World Records was broken in a community art project, entitled “The River of Life.”  Starting with a four foot by 450 foot painting that the public help paint, and then running over it with a steamroller. The pressure from the steamroller will cause the […]

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Newark is SHAQ’s House as Construction begins on new Riverfront project

1. October 2013

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The Shaq attack comes to Newark, to introduce his team to redevelop an historic site that once was the headquarters of the Ballantine Brewing company,  the location of Rutger’s University and last used as the former Science High School building, my alma mater.   In 2008, Newark City Council cleared the way for Boraie O’Neal Urban Development, a partnership […]

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