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Getting Less & Less Safe Out Here: A Tribute to Amiri Baraka by Heroes Are Gang Leaders

1. February 2016

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   GETTING LESS & LESS SAFE OUT HERE: A TRIBUTE TO AMIRI BARAKA BY HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS In the tradition of a signifying protest groove comes Heroes are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians formed by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, and his frequent collaborator Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. This is in honor […]

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The Undesirable Spring Art Exhibit Opens

26. January 2016

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The Undesirables – Catherine Chalmers, “Pile of Legs” (detail), 2003, resin, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist The launch of the spring semester brings the launch of 2016′s first exhibitions atThe Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University-Newark. The galleries, in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, are open to the public free of charge. The campus […]

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“Smorgasbord in the Central Ward” with Legendary Boxing Promoter Don King

21. December 2015

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  Legendary boxing promoter Don King, famous for promoting the “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” will be participating in the “Smorgasbord in the Central Ward,” on Monday, December 21 at noon, when he will be joined by Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, Mayor Ras Baraka, former Mayor Ken Gibson […]

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Rutgers University-Newark, National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation

15. December 2015

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By Carla Capizzi The newly restored, historic 15 Washington Street building at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) was a fitting setting on Dec. 8 for a national conference, “Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice,” which highlighted innovation in urban development preservation in Newark while releasing a nine-point “Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in […]

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Newark’s Holiday Pop’ up stores Launch Party TODAY!!!

11. December 2015

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This week, an eclectic group of local designers, artists and creatives set up shop at 744 Broad Street and introduced shoppers to the Downtown Holiday Market.   The Holiday pop-up shop is up and running at 744 Broad St.   With an assortment of vendors vintage cloths both men and women, designer originals, afro-centric items, to […]

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Birth of a Nation “100″ showing at Newark Museum

10. December 2015

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D.W. Griffith’s three-hour Civil War epic, The Birth of a Nation, was released in March 3 1915 after a special showing in March at President Woodrow Wilson’s White House. It is widely recognized as a blueprint for the feature-length movie and as a showcase for Griffith’s Tolstoyan command of historical narrative, from the battlefield to […]

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30th Annual lighting of the Tree is scheduled for today

7. December 2015

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Today, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and other dignitaries will join municipal employees and residents from every ward to celebrate the City of Newark’s 30th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda, at 920 Broad Street, today, Monday, December 7, 2015, at 5:00 […]

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center declare critical milestone in the Primes Healthcare acqusitiion

3. December 2015

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center announced today it has received notice from the New Jersey Department of Health that its application to transfer hospital ownership to Prime Healthcare Services has been deemed complete. Saint Michael’s initially submitted the Certificate of Need application to sell the hospital on April 1, 2013. Hospital officials responded to eight rounds […]

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The Grand Historic Landmark 15 Washington Re-opens in Grand Style

19. November 2015

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By Jade McClain A ribbon cutting marks the official reopening of 15 Washington. From left to right: Rutgers VP for Facilities and Capital Planning Anthony Calcado, Former RU-N Interim Chancellor Phillip Yeagle, Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi, State Senator Ronald Rice, Rev. Dr. M William Howard, Former RU-N Chancellor Steven Diner, Mrs. Henrietta Parker, RU-N […]

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Jazz at Aljira’s “Jame Evan”

13. November 2015

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To some Newark is a Jazz town.  With many venues featuring Jazz, included Symphony Hall, Metropolitan Chuch (Jazz Vespers), NJPAC, WBGO, Museum, Library, Dukes, The Priory Restaurant and the Rutgers Jazz institute.  On Saturday Aljira Gallery added Jazz to the line-up of “Performance Art” with the Josh Evan Quartet, the young turks hitting the jazz scen. […]

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