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James Moody Festival now includes Free Community Day of Swing, get you dance shoes ready!!

7. November 2014

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   Get you dancing shoes ready!! On Saturday November 15th, at New Jersey Performing Center of Arts and Education, apart of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival and the Women’s Association of NJPAC host a free Day of Swing for families and kids, starting at 11am.   NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, located at 24 Rector Street […]

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Newark’s Beloved Historian Dr. Clement Alexander Price passes away, Celebration of his life scheduled for Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church

6. November 2014

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  It is with the most profound sadness that I write to let you know of the passing of our dearest of friends and colleagues, Dr. Clement Alexander Price.  As reported, earlier this week Dr. Prices suffered from a major stroke and never recovered.  He passed late afternoon yesterday. Personally speaking, Dr. Price was my […]

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The Bi-annual Hospital Safety scores are in, while overall State safety standard have improved moving NJ in fourth in national rankings, it’s a mixed bag for Newark.

30. October 2014

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The Hospital Safety scores are in, while overall State safety standard have improved moving NJ in fourth in national rankings, it’s a mixed bag for Newark.  While the State safety score have improved, safety scores in Newark continue to lag.  So you ask what is a Hospital safety Score?  Hospital Safety Scores are assigned 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’s Art Community Opens it Doors for the Annual Art Open door walk

8. October 2014

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The Newark Arts Council Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will officially take place tomorrow October 9 through 19, 2014. Open Doors is a citywide arts tour and community event that celebrates Newark’s unique and diverse contributions to the arts and to American culture. Participating this year are over 40 venues, all replete with visual, performing, […]

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CREATED EQUAL: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE Starting Tomorrow at The Newark Museum

30. September 2014

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A Festival of Film and Community Conversation THE ABOLITIONISTS Three-Part Presentation: Wednesdays, October 1, 8 and 15 The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery. Through innovative use of reenactments, this three-episode series puts a face on the anti-slavery movement—or rather, five faces: […]

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Cross-Currents: A Concert of Traditional & Contemporary Chinese Dance with Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

23. September 2014

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On Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 pm , in Bradley Hall Theater, which is located 110 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102 Cross-Currents: A Symposium on Traditional & Contemporary Chinese Dance. Rutger Ethnic studies department will present the Institute’s fall Dance Symposium will feature the renowned New Jersey ensemble, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Nai-Ni Chen will present a full concert, […]

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“Documented” Jose Antonio Vargas

11. September 2014

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Jose Antonio Vargas Documented is an incredible tear jerking film that emotionally impacts even the tough at heart. It depicts the reality of life for so many undocumented individuals/families living in fear within the U.S.   Jose Antonio Vargas  (Writer, Director, and Producer)  is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, a […]

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Dissection of House, the experiment at Washington Park Fridays

10. September 2014

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Newark is a House city.  In most recent years House music has re-emerged as a home-grown music genre.  Successes such as the Lincoln Park Music Festival, most popular day (house), and with the success of Weequahic Park annual house party, house is making a resurgence and is becoming a common in local music vocabulary.  For […]

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Teenager didn’t know he was gay — but he did know he was an outcast.

28. August 2014

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I was surprise to hear, the narrative of a teenage dosed with gasoline.  More surprising to me were the two in the interview, my neighbors and friends Darnell Moore (right) tells his friend Bryan Epps .  Darnell Moore is a community activist and an motivational speaker, discussing urban life and issues effect the LGGBT community. […]

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