Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month event to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic men and women everywhere and honor outstanding county citizens for their contributions both to the county and society as a whole. This year, the board recognized Newark Councilman […]

City of Newark reopens JFK Recreation Center

City of Newark reopens JFK Recreation Center

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark reopened JFK Recreation Center on Sept. 12, after the center received its first renovation since the 1980s. The center is located at 211 W. Kinney St. in the city’s Central Ward, with the entrance on Howard Street. The remodeling included new bathrooms, a new gym entry, new basketball […]

Students at Technology HS in Newark receive school supplies from WeLoveU

Students at Technology HS in Newark receive school supplies from WeLoveU

NEWARK, NJ — The International WeLoveU Foundation donated backpacks and school supply kits to 200 students at Technology High School in Newark prior to the start of the school year. In attendance were state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger León and North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos. The donation is part of […]

Ridgewood Park opens with playground for children with special needs

Ridgewood Park opens with playground for children with special needs

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka; South Ward Council Member Patrick Council; Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Senior Services Director Donnell Redding; and Nassan’s Place President Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr cut the ribbon to open Ridgewood Park on July 11. The park is located at 189-193 Ridgewood Ave. in the South Ward of Newark. “Creating inclusive outdoor […]

Baraka names O’Hara as a deputy mayor, appoints new directors

NEWARK, NJ — On June 30, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the appointment of Brian O’Hara as deputy mayor of strategic initiatives for police services and public safety, and Raul Malave as interim director of public safety, the position vacated by O’Hara. “I would like to congratulate Director of Public Safety Brian O’Hara, who has […]

Newark councilman admits to scheming to obtain bribes and kickbacks

Newark councilman admits to scheming to obtain bribes and kickbacks

NEWARK, NJ — Joseph A. McCallum Jr., a member of the Newark Municipal Council and board of directors of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, now known as Invest Newark, has admitted to scheming to obtain bribes and kickbacks, and subscribing to a false personal tax return for 2018, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced […]

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Dr. Chris T. Pernell, a public health physician and social change agent, delivered a rousing keynote address at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s annual Black History Month celebration on Feb. 28. Newark Beth Israel also honored several local trailblazers who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the city of Newark, including […]

Baraka announces tax amnesty and reduction program to help residents

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka has announced a two-month, zero-interest, amnesty program for Newark residents who owe the city money for property taxes, water and sewer charges, or to pay municipal tax liens. According to Baraka, the municipal ordinance passed by the Newark City Council in October is designed to ease the financial […]

Four new plaques installed along Essex County Legends Way

Four new plaques installed along Essex County Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated four bronze plaques in honor of now-deceased county residents John M. Alati, Wynona Moore Lipman, Casto Maldonado and Calvin D. West on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Alati was a former government official and co-owner of LaGuardia Entertainment; Lipman was the first black woman to serve […]

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