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Beyond the headlines: The gift

Armani Mcphall, age 19, was killed on South Orange Avenue on December 22, 2016. His father, Elite Heat Boxing Gym owner Anthony Mcphall, reflects on the life of his son, who he called a “game changer” and “a gift.”

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Newark: A Love Story
–9 individuals and couples who love Newark on which places best capture their affection for the city

We asked nine individuals and couples who love Newark which places best capture their affection for the city. Here’s what they told us.

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Mannequin Challenge introduces the world to Newark native’s East Orange Performing Arts Preschool

One Step Ahead Learning Center is far more than a traditional preschool. Its Mannequin Challenge video got nearly 10 million views. On any given day, you can find the four- and five-year-old students dressed in little aprons and taking cooking classes, working on science experiments, learning new lines to an original play, or singing along to The Supremes.

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Newark will soon welcome new library director, and new city resident, Jeffrey Trzeciak

At the end of the month, Jeffrey Trzeciak (pronounced “Tree-Zak”), formerly university librarian for top-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, will become Newark Public Library’s new director.

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Newark middle school students “Cook, Learn, Grow” with culinary curriculum

Chef Ameer Natson is hiding a reading, math and problem-solving curriculum in plain sight with his culinary curriculum at George Washington Carver middle school.

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Traditional Karate opens new location downtown Newark. A word with head instructor Jonas Filho

Already an established presence in the Ironbound, Traditional Karate of Newark has opened a brand new location downtown. We sat down with the dojo’s owner and head instructor, Brazil native Jonas Filho, to discuss the benefits of martial arts and why he chose to open a second facility.

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Newark-bred boxing phenom Shakur Stevenson makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Forbes Magazine announced its annual lists of 30 movers and shakers under 30 years old, and Newark’s own Olympic boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson, 19, made the magazine’s sports list.

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Newark high school student wins 10th District Congressional App Challenge

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

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With Fownders Newark, tech star Gerard Adams brings startup aspirations to the neighborhood

Gerard Adams made his first million by age 24, cofounded Elite Daily at 27, sold it to Daily Mail at 30, made Business Insider’s list of top entrepreneurs under 35 and became a Silicon Valley star along the way.

Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built a startup accelerator in Newark in an effort to help create more successes like himself. Meet Fownders Newark. (And no, it’s not located downtown.)

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The “life” in life insurance: “Masterpiece of Love” presentation at Newark Museum shows survivor stories

Prudential’s “Masterpiece of Love” initiative is a multi-part webisode series honoring stories of life, love, loss and the power of the human spirit—and how life insurance plays a crucial role in each.