Newark superintendent kicks of ‘Rising Coalition’ professional development program

Newark superintendent kicks of ‘Rising Coalition’ professional development program

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger León hosted the first-ever Black Men Rising Coalition and Latino Men Rising Coalition development event at the Marion A. Bolden Student Center on Wednesday, March 16. The event hosted in commemoration of Women’s History Month, intended to highlight influential women who are committed to ensuring there are […]

Newark announces winners of $1M in grants for violence prevention

NEWARK, NJ — On March 15, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced the eight community-based organizations that will be awarded grants as part of a $1 million violence-reduction initiative run by the Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery. The initiative will support the office’s efforts to help youth and adults address trauma, health disparities […]

Baraka announces major funding to support new Harriet Tubman monument

Baraka announces major funding to support new Harriet Tubman monument

NEWARK, NJ — On March 10, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that, in honor of Harriet Tubman Day, which is celebrated March 10, the city of Newark is receiving major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Audible for the new Harriet Tubman monument in Washington Park. The park will be renamed Harriet […]

Redevelopment project to create affordable housing, health care clinic

Redevelopment project to create affordable housing, health care clinic

NEWARK, NJ — L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects and MSquared announced March 3 the closing on $42 million in financing for the development of 78 affordable rental apartments that will serve low- and moderate-income households in the Fairmount neighborhood of Newark in partnership with University Hospital. The project, developed under the New Jersey Housing […]

Baraka lifts indoor mask mandate in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that effective Wednesday, March 2, under a new executive order, the city of Newark has lifted the proof-of-vaccination mandate, and will no longer require persons to wear face masks while indoors in public places. Businesses have the discretion to require patrons and employees to wear face masks while in their establishment. […]

Newark opens housing center for residents without permanent addresses

NEWARK, NJ — On Feb. 2, Mayor Ras J. Baraka opened the Miller Street Pathways to Housing Center at 47 Miller St., a new shelter and support center for Newark’s residents without permanent addresses. Construction and renovation of the former Miller Street Elementary School began last February, creating a new 24,000-square-foot shelter complemented by supportive […]

Newark and NJIT selected as finalists for Build Back Better Regional Challenge

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo has announced that a regional coalition led by the city of Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology is among 60 projects selected as finalists for up to $100 million in funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. […]

NJIT students design and build home to address Newark’s housing crisis

NJIT students design and build home to address Newark’s housing crisis

NEWARK, NJ — Fifteen undergraduate students in New Jersey Institute of Technology’s architecture program have designed and built a prototype home that may be part of the solution to Newark’s housing crisis, according to a Dec. 7 press release. The “tiny home” is approximately 8 feet by 12 feet and was designed to help address […]