Final stage of Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program announced

NEWARK, NJ — One year after putting to work a $120 million bond from Essex County and joined by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and a group of city, state and county officials, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement Program had reached its final stage, with nearly […]

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To […]

61 Schools in Newark SD achieve sustainability certification

NEWARK, NJ — Sixty-one schools in the Newark School District have met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools in New Jersey, is voluntary, but achieving certification takes commitment and collaborative effort. Each school in the Newark School District was […]

Newark Museum of Art reopens with pay-what-you-wish admission

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Museum of Art will reopen to the public in early October, following an extended closure as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Museum members are invited to visit first on Member-only Days — Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9, as well as Saturday and Sunday morning — […]

Historic 10-year strategic plan to build a new educational ecosystem in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent Roger Leon and the Newark Board of Education released an unprecedented 10-year strategic plan titled, “The Next Decade: 2020-30,” in September. The unveiling of the strategic plan sets the district’s sights on the bold creation of a new educational ecosystem that delivers a world-class education to every child in the city […]

YouthBuild program launches to help at-risk teens and young adults

YouthBuild program launches to help at-risk teens and young adults

NEWARK, NJ — This fall, the United Community Corporation is introducing its YouthBuild program to help young adults throughout Newark. The service’s goal is to provide young adults with the opportunity to gain high school equivalency credentials or learn traits through pre-apprenticeship programs, all while earning monetary stipends. Interested participants must be in the age […]

Two new schools in Newark host grand openings

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent Roger Leon announced the opening of two new schools for the start of the 2020-’21 school year. “The opening of the Newark School of Global Studies and Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School are pivotal to the district’s growth and expansion strategy,” said Leon. Both schools are opening at existing district facilities […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

NJ Transit recognized for cybersecurity safeguards of customer data

NJ Transit recognized for cybersecurity safeguards of customer data

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has received a prestigious internationally recognized certification for its continued efforts to protect the integrity and privacy of corporate and customer information. NJ Transit is the first public transit agency in the nation to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. NJ Transit’s achievement of the certification highlights its commitment to protecting customer […]

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