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Teens From Around The Globe To Meet For Cultural Exchange In Newark

7. August 2015

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    About 100 teenagers from more than a dozen countries around the globe will take part in a cultural exchange with youth from Newark, New Jersey, as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Social Ventures for Social Development Seminar. The program took place at the New Community Corporation, 233 West Market St. in Newark. The […]

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Blacks Lives Matter Come Together in Newark

2. August 2015

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Black Lives Matters come together at the Hall of Records building in Newark NJ.  The movement which began as a hashtag after George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and later gained momentum after the shooting of Michael Brown, the shooting of John Crawford III, and the death of Eric Garner, […]

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Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University–Newark prepared to play on a bigger stage, with the selkection of a new Executive Director

20. July 2015

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The Jazz Institute, located on the 4th floor of thew Dana library, has a new Executive Director.  Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) Chancellor Nancy Cantor has appointed the tandem of a multi-talented jazz champion and a revered keeper of the jazz flame to empower the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) to “play on a much bigger stage […]

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Former English Professor John A. Williams Dies at Age 89

10. July 2015

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of noted author and former Professor John A Williams, who taught at Rutgers University–Newark from 1979 to 1994 and whose distinguished and prolific career earned him the American Book Award Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the National Literary Hall of Fame. Williams died on […]

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RIBBON CUT ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL WARD

8. July 2015

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On  July 7th Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, Newark Municipal Council members, and The Michaels Development Company cut the ribbon today to open Harrison Park Square, the first phase of a Central Ward development that, when fully complete, will offer quality affordable housing for both seniors and […]

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Rutgers and NJIT go to the Improv “Del Close Marathon”

26. June 2015

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The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Joint Theatre Program is proud to announce that the student group I.T.: Improv Technicians has been accepted into the 17th annual Del Close Marathon (founded by Amy Poehler), a weekend-long comedy festival held in New York City. The improvisation troupe was selected as one of six hundred out of over two thousand applicants […]

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Clement Price Memorial at Justice William Brennan Park

18. June 2015

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On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the late Dr. Clement Alexander Price, former Newark historian and scholar, now be permanently remembrance with a memorial in the city he loved to call home.  The Mayor Ras Baraka , the Essex County executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.Bob Curvin, and Guy Sterling and others met at the Justice William […]

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Newark Renaissance or Gentrification a conversation

12. June 2015

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Is Newark on its way to becoming the new Brooklyn? Or will it be, as city officials are fond of saying, “Newark 3.0″?  For nearly 50 years, Newark has aspired to redevelop itself.  Areas  that were left after the riots of 1967, scares by neglect in the past were enormous challenges to overcome disinvestment.  In […]

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Fashion Revamped Under Construction Part Deux (Part 1)

20. May 2015

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The styles and new trends were presented at Essex County College’s (ECC) 33rd annual fashion show. This years name was “Revamp, Under construction Part Deux”, a continuation from last years exciting lineup of design and couture. Those who attended this show was not disappointed, the show featured over 600 original designs, 53 models, and over […]

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Students in Rutgers Business School’s new course “Supply Chain Management for Fashion capped off their semester in style “Runway to Cuba”

14. May 2015

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After months of lessons on logistics of sourcing, producing and distributing, they tackled one of the industry’s essentials: a fashion show. “Runway to Cuba” transformed a corridor outside the Barat Foundation’s gallery in Newark’s Gateway Center into an impromptu runway, where models in sexy short sets, satiny skirts and seductive dresses strutted by as cameras […]

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