Newark holds topping-off ceremony for ‘Shaq Tower 2’

Newark holds topping-off ceremony for ‘Shaq Tower 2’

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Gov. Phil Murphy, and partners Shaquille O’Neal and Boraie Development held the topping-off ceremony for 777 McCarter on June 13. The ceremony took place on Edison Place between McCarter Highway and Mulberry Street in Newark. Built under Newark’s inclusionary zoning, with 20 percent of the 370 apartments affordable, […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

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 […]

NJEDA board approves creation of New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund

TRENTON, NJ — On April 13, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board approved the creation of the New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund, a new tool to increase access to strategic resources and venture capital in New Jersey. The NJIEF will create partnerships between the state and the private sector to collaboratively align New Jersey’s […]

Murphy administration announces $1.4 million in Highway Safety Fund Program grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Murphy administration recently announced the award of $1.4 million in Highway Safety Fund Program grants to 54 municipalities to promote safety along designated Safe Corridor highway segments. “The Highway Safety Fund provides grants to local law enforcement, helping ensure they have the tools they need to keep our roads safe,” […]

Online portal launched to allow county prosecutors to report asset seizures and forfeitures

Online portal launched to allow county prosecutors to report asset seizures and forfeitures

TRENTON, NJ — In accordance with legislation mandating comprehensive disclosure and transparency requirements for the system of civil asset forfeiture, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced April 5 the launch of an online portal that allows county prosecutors to submit reports detailing seizure and forfeiture activities by law enforcement agencies in their counties. This […]

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 […]

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