Developer purchases Bears Stadium for mixed-use development

Developer purchases Bears Stadium for mixed-use development

NEWARK, NJ — After securing Newark Municipal Council approval of an amended redevelopment agreement for the Bears Stadium site in April, a new developer has completed purchase of the property. The developer, May Newark LLC, an affiliate of Accurate Builders and Developers, proposed a mixed-use development plan for the now vacant site to be built […]

New report bolsters Newark’s Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts Ordinance

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced May 11 that the Newark Environmental Commission, in partnership with the city’s Office of Sustainability and Office of Planning and Zoning, and with funding from the Victoria Foundation, has launched a new report, which was approved at an Environmental Commission meeting. View the report at data-newgin.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/newark-nj-2021-environmental-resources-inventory.  “The […]

Baraka, local leaders launch initiative to reduce area flood risk

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with a coalition of local leaders and technical experts, announced April 15 the launch of the Resilient Northeastern New Jersey initiative. This joint effort between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Bayonne, Hudson County, Ironbound Community Corporation and HOPES Community Action Partnership, […]

Sheila Oliver, elected leaders show support for funding to study new University Hospital facility

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, April 14, N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver and other state and local officials visited University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to express their support for funding within Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for planning efforts to define a new University Hospital facility in Newark. The governor’s proposed fiscal […]

Newark mayor announces joint effort to improve public safety in cities

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and leading community safety experts on Thursday, March 25, to announce the formation of a first-in-the-nation association of community-based public safety and violence prevention programs. The Community Based Public Safety Association will comprise key leaders and organizations representing major U.S. cities, connecting […]

Baraka, partners officially announce new 66-unit apartment building, Kawaida Towers

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with a three-organization development team and education leaders, officially announced Kawaida Towers, a 16-story, approximately 66-unit apartment building that will replace a deteriorated city-owned building at 17-21 Halsey St., at the corner of Central Avenue, at a ceremony on-site on March 17.  Kawaida’s combination of features is […]

Newark launches Hope Village, a container sheltering program

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka; Newark Homelessness Czar Sakinah Hoyte; Mike Loganbill, vice president and chief operating officer of Homes 4 the Homeless; and Craig Mainor, executive director of United Community Corporation, launched NEWARK Hope Village on March 8. The innovative 90-day program, using converted containers to shelter residents who are at-risk or […]

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

Queen Latifah returns to Essex County to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka welcomed Queen Latifah, star of the CBS drama “The Equalizer,” at the county’s COVID-19 vaccination center at Essex County College on March 9. During the visit, Queen Latifah talked about why it is important to receive the COVID vaccination. “Queen Latifah […]

Newark official elected board chairperson at Newark Symphony Hall

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest black-led arts and entertainment venue, has announced that Newark Arts and Cultural Affairs Director fayemi shakur has been elected chairperson of the hall’s 19-member board of directors. At NSH, shakur will provide strategic fundraising and programming counsel on community programs, virtual events and ongoing racial justice […]