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The economics of Race, a new book that yields context to a complex topic

25. June 2015

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How does Race play a role in the Economy? Now  there is a new book that attempts to quantify this, while yielding a better understanding as to  how economics is impacted by race.   Its author presented his publication last Wednesday at the newark library to a well attended discussion.  Columbia University Professor of Economics, […]

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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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The Paterson Art Walk two day art show NJ’ Innovation of recycled material

16. June 2015

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The Annual Paterson Art-walk occurred this weekend at the historic great fall district of Paterson.  The city’s art community kicked off the seveth annual Paterson Artwalk, the largest artistic event in northern New Jersey, on Saturday morning.  The two-day event includes seven different venues throughout the city’s art corridor which startsfrom Spruces Street, encompasses the […]

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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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Better Block Emerges on Lyons Avenue residents responses are mix

11. June 2015

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Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time. Jason […]

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Edison parking moves ahead with it controversial expansions of their surface parking lots without city approval and oversight

3. June 2015

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Surface level parking has been unwelcome relic of a old Newark history. But It was business as usual, for one of downtown’s Newark largest real estate owners Edison Parking. This weekend workers were seen repaving and covering up an illegal demolition with another failure to obtain the proper permits. A strategy used by developers and […]

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Archi Awareness: New Prudential Building (needs link to Gibraltar Building article)

1. June 2015

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Archi Awareness: New Prudential Building (needs link to Gibraltar Building article)

By now everyone has seen the recently completed headquarters of Panasonic North America at the corner of McCarter Highway and Raymond Boulevard.  It sits upon the sparsely used parking lot of the Newark Legal Center. No tears will be shed for the loss of surface parking, especially when considering the tax revenue the city will […]

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St. Michael’s Unions Protest potential hospital closing

28. May 2015

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     Wednesday it was all crimson and whites as several hundred protesters, largely Union personnel marched in protest in support of keeping Saint Michael’s Medical Center open for business. The marchers began approximately 1:30 pm, at the union headquarters on central and Washington St, and marched up central avenues chanting “Save St. Michaels” Among the labor […]

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Earth Day 2015 What does it mean to you?

22. April 2015

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Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and […]

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The Newark’s Municipal Council Approved a resolution to Save St. Michaels Hospital

26. March 2015

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In a special Municipal Council session Council President, Mildred Crump brought forth a resolution in support of St. Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) and its doctors, staff and employees. The resolution comes as a response to the Navigant report.a state sponsored analyses which makes recommendations to overhaul the heath delivery system in Newark and greater Newark […]

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