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Book review: A native son assesses his city with ‘Inside Newark’

A new book by longtime resident and urban expert Robert Curvin dissects the civil rights movement in Newark, assesses mayoral leadership and calls for increased civic engagement. A…

Brick City Makers: Todd Nakamura builds bridge to Google from Newark

Brick City Makers is a weekly look at people building businesses in Newark at coworking spaces, in incubators, and on their own. Above: Todd Nakamura, second from left, and…

Lincoln Park music festival to feature events in run-up to festival weekend, including cocktail fundraiser tomorrow

The 9th annual Lincoln Park Music Festival will take place the weekend after next, from Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th. This year, the festival's organizers have instituted…

Dawn Fitch of Newark’s Pooka Pure & Simple talks business on Pix11

Dawn Fitch, owner of brand new Newark bath and body shop Pooka Pure and Simple, appeared on Pix11 New York this morning to offer tips on how to…

[Cancelled] Watch Coming to America in Military Park on Tuesday, July 15

UPDATE: The Coming to America viewing has been cancelled due to the weather. Military Park has rescheduled the viewing for August 19. The team at Military Park is…

Newark Tales: The bakers of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

The ladies at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel are baking again – which means only one thing: the annual feast is just around the corner. Catherine Pannullo, a…

GlassRoots launches Indiegogo campaign to purchase safety equipment after utility fire

In an email to supporters yesterday evening, Newark-based glassblowing studio and community learning hub GlassRoots announced a brand new crowdfunding campaign to assist with repairs following an underground utility…

Ras Baraka to officially become mayor today + downtown Newark traffic advisories

Ras Baraka will transition from mayor-elect to mayor today at noon in a swearing-in ceremony to be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The ceremony…

Gallery Retail to host Newark inauguration night mixer

Gallery Retail, host of the Quick Culture meetups and the soon-to-come "co-working space for social innovators" will host an inauguration night mixer Tuesday evening started at 9PM. An RSVP…

Brick City tales: The time district leader Sheila Montague rescued Ras Baraka’s book reading

"Have you ever seen black fire?" – Sheila Montague, reading from Ras Baraka's book A Black Fire!: Eulogy for My Father Imamu Amiri Baraka On Wednesday at noon,…