Baraka, investment bank announce $150K commitment to Newark SYEP

Baraka, investment bank announce $150K commitment to Newark SYEP

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Superintendent of Schools Roger León and JPMorgan Chase global head of corporate responsibility Demetrios Marantis launched the financial firm’s national $20 million, five-year philanthropic investment to support summer youth employment programs in 24 cities on May 19. JPMorgan Chase highlighted Newark’s Summer Youth Employment Program and committed $150,000 […]

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

Arts organizations partner to open TV, film complex in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Great Point Studios, a studio investment/management business specializing in film and television infrastructure, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced a partnership with global content leader Lionsgate to build a major new production facility in Newark. The facility will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios. As the facility’s long-term […]

Baraka announces projects to be built under Affordable Newark initiative

NEWARK, NJ — On May 12, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced the projects that will be built under Affordable Newark, a $20 million housing initiative targeted to Newark families earning a yearly income of $32,000 or less, which is 30 percent of the area median income for a family of four, in a press […]

Baraka launches new, state-of-the-art Pequannock Water Treatment Plant upgrades

Baraka launches new, state-of-the-art Pequannock Water Treatment Plant upgrades

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries hoisted wrenches on April 11 to launch $23 million in new upgrades for a state-of-the-art facility at the Pequannock Water Treatment Plant. The water treatment plant is located at 2224 Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike in West Milford. The plant treats and then pipes water to residents and […]

Newark wins national environmental award for program to replace lead pipes

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced March 30 that the city of Newark and its engineering partner CDM Smith have won the Water Data Prize for the city’s Lead Line Replacement Program. The Environmental Policy Innovation Center awarded the prize based on Newark’s performance in “demonstrating how lead pipes across America can be […]

Ørsted selects Newark office location

NEWARK, NJ — Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, announced in March that it has selected a location for its Newark office, building on its commitment to the state of New Jersey. Working with Edison Properties, a privately-owned real estate holding and development company, the company secured a lease for 8,200 square feet […]

Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective celebrates grand opening in Newark

Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective celebrates grand opening in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On March 29, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Invest Newark, the city of Newark’s Economic Development Corporation, dignitaries and community members celebrated the ribbon cutting at the Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective at 505 Clinton St. The new artist housing development, a $9 million project, will provide the community of Clinton Hill with a new […]

Newark partners with Saint Elizabeth U. to provide debt-free college program

NEWARK, NJ — On March 31, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Saint Elizabeth University announced a pilot program to guarantee a debt-free, four-year college education for 40 at-risk Newark students. The pilot program, “Guaranteed Education,” will enable the selected students to attend SEU in Morristown for four years thanks to a $1 million grant […]