Ida inflicts serious damage to Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools suffered catastrophic damage during Hurricane Ida that required major cleanup and restoration action to be taken, according to a Sept. 10 press release. Due to Hurricane Ida, the school district suffered the following damage: a fire, a fallen tree at the entry of a school, and 33 flooded buildings, […]

Newark Museum of Art to present ‘Fiesta Latina’ on Sept. 18

NEWARK, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Newark Museum of Art will host its next community day, honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Fiesta Latina” will feature live music, dance and various hands-on outdoor activities for fun the whole family will enjoy. Learn how to dance salsa, express yourself […]

Essex, Union counties receive LEAP grant for correctional facility consolidation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex and Union counties will share in a $250,000 state grant to assist in covering transitional costs related to the consolidation of Union County Correctional Facility operations within the Essex County Correctional Facility. The Division of Local Government Services of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs provided the funding through […]

Newark native serves aboard U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship

Newark native serves aboard U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship

SAN DIEGO, CA — Seaman Mikal Carter, a native of Newark, joined the Navy almost two years ago and now serves as a culinary specialist aboard USS Tripoli. “I joined the Navy because I wanted to try something new,” Carter said. Growing up in Newark, Carter attended Marion P. Thomas Charter School and graduated in […]

Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Newark Public Schools announce partnership

NEWARK, NJ — Two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, chairperson and founder of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, announced, in partnership with Newark Public Schools, a new financial literacy program that provides savings accounts for students across three high schools in Newark. TMJF–FLP in […]

Bloomfield College partners with Newark BOE on ‘College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022’ program

Bloomfield College partners with Newark BOE on ‘College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022’ program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College recently welcomed 20 rising high school seniors from the Newark Public Schools to campus for a two-week “College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022 at Bloomfield College” program, in partnership with the Newark Board of Education. All 20 students applied to the college during the program, and all were surprised […]

Justice Department settles with Newark Public Schools to protect English-language learners

NEWARK, NJ — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with Newark Public Schools to resolve the department’s investigation into the school district’s programs for its students who are English-language learners, announced Rachael A. Honig, acting U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil […]

Public safety training facility constructed in response to recent gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, and Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery Director Lakeesha Eure addressed recent gun violence during the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 31, of the construction of a state-of-the-art public safety training facility […]

Newark raises NJ Sharing Network flag and awards proclamation

Newark raises NJ Sharing Network flag and awards proclamation

NEWARK, NJ — Newark recognized National Minority Donor Awareness Month by raising the NJ Sharing Network flag in front of Newark City Hall and presenting the nonprofit organization with an official proclamation to recognize its work in the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue. Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Quiles stressed the importance of NJ […]