Winfrey to hold NJ fundraiser for Dem Cory Booker – TheNewsTribune.com

Oprah Winfrey is holding a fundraiser for Democratic Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Tickets for Thursday’s event in Jersey City range from $1,000 to $2,600. …read more

Source: Winfrey to hold NJ fundraiser for Dem Cory Booker – TheNewsTribune.com

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Violent Rain, Peaceful People: Newark’s 8th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival – AllHipHop

Newark, New Jersey is going through a transformation for the better and it is being aided by its still prominent music scene. The three-day Lincoln Park Music Festival culminated on Sunday (July 28th) with a gathering of Hip Hop … …read more

Source: Violent Rain, Peaceful People: Newark’s 8th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival – AllHipHop

Booker’s Newark: How has it fared? – Philly.com

In seven years as mayor, Cory Booker has added touches of luster here in the Brick City. Amid still-gritty streets, he has brought name-brand businesses and restaurants, loft apartments, and a glass office tower. His wealthy admirers are … …read more

Source: Booker’s Newark: How has it fared? – Philly.com

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Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Building in Newark, NJ for $15.0 Million – MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 26, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Terreno Realty Corporation TRNO -0.16% , an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets, acquired an industrial property located in Newark, New Jersey on July 25, 2013 for a purchase price of approximately $15.0 million.

The property consists of one trans-shipment industrial building containing approximately 52,000 square feet on 9.4 acres adjacent to the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 78 and Routes 1 and 9. The property is at 550 Delancy Street in Newark, is within 2 miles of Newark Liberty International Airport and the Port of Newark and is 100% leased to the market leader in North American less-than-truckload freight services. The property provides 101 dock high loading positions and trailer storage. The estimated stabilized cap rate of the property is 5.6%.

Estimated stabilized cap rates are calculated as annualized cash basis net operating income stabilized to market occupancy (generally 95%) divided by total acquisition cost. Total acquisition cost includes the initial purchase price, the effects of marking assumed debt to market, buyer’s due diligence and closing costs, estimated near-term capital expenditures and leasing costs necessary to achieve stabilization.

Terreno Realty Corporation is an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets: Los Angeles; Northern New Jersey/New York City; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Miami; and Washington, D.C./Baltimore.

Additional information about Terreno Realty Corporation is available on the company’s web site at www.terreno.com.

Source: MarketWatch

Newark, NJ: Kiva’s Newest Kiva City! – Huffington Post

Jessie Goldenberg, owner of Nomad: The Wandering Fashion Boutique, is used to assisting the large crowd of customers her popular mobile fashion truck usually draws. However, this past Monday she was more than happy to provide a personal shopping session to one customer in particular: Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker. … …read more

Source: Newark, NJ: Kiva’s Newest Kiva City! – Huffington Post

Audible announces new life-long learning initiative

NEWARK, N.J., Jul 09, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Audible today announced a new partnership with The Great Courses, the nation’s leading educational media publisher for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Audible.com will now offer more than 9,000 fascinating Great Courses lectures–nearly 5,000 hours of engaging content across a wide spectrum of academic, professional, and popular interest areas, including literature, history, wellness, music, science, philosophy, theology, mathematics, economics, and business, all taught by the world’s most acclaimed professors and experts.

The arrangement makes all of the courses offered at Audible.com available to its members at an historic value; in addition, anyone else can try any of The Great Courses for free at www.freeaudibletrial.com.

“Audible customers are avid readers whose passion for lifelong learning is demonstrated again and again by the quantity and breadth of content they consume through our service,” said Audible EVP and publisher Beth Anderson. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers access to these edifying and thought-provoking courses, powerfully delivered by the world’s greatest teachers and subject matter experts. Our customers use Audible because they want to be better informed and thoughtfully entertained, and The Great Courses will deliver in spades.”

Courses will be made available at Audible beginning today. Among the over 340 ‘Great Courses’ which will be available for download to Audible customers are:

— Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History (Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius)

— The Science of Natural Healing (Professor Mimi Guarneri)

— Art of Critical Decision Making (Professor Michael A. Roberto)

— The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins (Professor Anne Curzan)

— Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation (Professor Mark W. Muesse)

— How to Listen to and Understand Great Music (Professor Robert Greenberg)

— The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World (Professor Robert Garland)

— The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals (Professor Hannah B. Harvey)

— Foundations of Economic Prosperity (Professor Daniel Drezner)

— Food: A Cultural Culinary History (Professor Ken Albala)

“The Great Courses is the premier brand in lifelong learning and has a deep library of inspiring educational adventures that millions worldwide have enjoyed to expand their horizons, indulge their intellectual passions and enrich their lives,” said Paul Suijk, President of The Great Courses. “We’re very excited to be partnering to bring these powerful learning experiences to Audible’s intellectually curious and rapidly growing audience.”

Audible, the world’s largest seller of digital spoken-word content, invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2012, Audible members downloaded an average of 18 books over the course of a year.

Booker’s Opponents May Use His Friendship With Christie Against Him

As Cory Booker, Newark’s mayor, campaigns for the United States Senate, his chumminess with Gov. Chris Christie is becoming a central issue in the race. …read more

Source: Booker’s Opponents May Use His Friendship With Christie Against Him

Cyndi Lauper, chatty and funny, gets ‘Unusual’ in Newark – NJ.com

Cyndi Lauper, chatty and funny, gets ‘Unusual’ in NewarkNJ.comDid you know that Cyndi Lauper was topless and tickling herself under her ribs when she cut the hiccup-y vocal for “She Bop”? If you were at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark Sunday, you do. This was one of the many autobiographical … …read more

Source: Cyndi Lauper, chatty and funny, gets ‘Unusual’ in Newark – NJ.com

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How Newark is reforming stop-and-frisk. Will other cities follow? – MSNBC

“When you look at the scope and breadth of the policy, I dare to say it’s the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation,” Udi Ofer, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Jersey, told MSNBC on Thursday. Newark leads the state in implementing what … …read more

Source: How Newark is reforming stop-and-frisk. Will other cities follow? – MSNBC

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