Entries by Newswire

Mercato Tomato Pie is the latest offering on Market Street’s new ‘restaurant row’

The burgeoning restaurant row on Market Street between Broad and Mulberry Streets recently welcomed newcomer Mercato Tomato Pie as its latest dining option. Mercato is an independent, family restaurant-pizzeria that offers artisanal coal-fired pizzas and a full bar. Mercato Tomato Pie is part of the revitalization effort that looks to remake the area radiating out from Broad and […]

Coming Soon: Index Art Center presents ‘Ryan Roa – Force of Attraction’

“Ryan Roa – Force of Attraction,” a solo exhibition featuring sculpture, installation and drawings from the artist’s most recent body of work, is coming soon to Index Art Center, and will kick off with an opening reception on November 1. Roa’s approach often entails binding, suspending, stacking, and bending workmanlike materials into forms in order to explore the effects […]

Acclaimed activist and writer Kevin Powell joins Newark-based organizations to help high school students create blueprint for postsecondary success

Internationally acclaimed writer and activist Kevin Powell will provide the keynote address at an inaugural high school student symposium expected to draw 200 students, parents, and stakeholders.  The event, a collaboration between the North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, and Rutgers University-Newark, is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, […]

Newswire: Greater Newark Conservancy to host fall block party

Celebrate the season in Greater Newark Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center with lush gardens in the heart of Newark at the annual Fall Block Party, Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., 32 Prince Street between Springfield Avenue and South Orange Avenue. Enjoy free entertainment, raffles and door prizes plus lots of family-friendly activities. […]

Newswire: Free lender panel at Newark library to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to get money for their businesses

Rising Tide Capital and local sustainable business alliance ForwardEver New Jersey will host a panel discussion about acquiring the funds to start and grow a businesses. The panel will take place this Thursday, October 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Newark Public Library. Although the panel is free, those interested in attending are asked […]

Releases: NJIT Graduates Largest Class in Its History at 98th Commencement Ceremony

Photo credit: Romer Jed Medina. Used under Creative Commons.   New Jersey Institute of Technology awarded 2,649 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees yesterday at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. The ceremony featured speakers who advised the Class of 2014 to give back to the community and to celebrate the impressive diversity that […]

Releases: Major rally planned at Newark Public Schools today at 5pm

Newark, NJ – Students, parents and teachers will rally during the business meeting of the Newark Public Schools to deliver a new plan for public schools created by the Newark community. The new plan, called the “Newark Promise” was released at a rally in Lincoln Park this weekend.  “Not only did we elect Ras Baraka to […]

Release: Military Park reopens, refreshed and refurbished [updated]

Image: Flowers waiting to be planted at Military Park. Source. militarypark.com Update: A representative from the park says it will officially open next week, after construction of its bathrooms is completed. Original press release: New Jersey and Newark has a new Green Space gem.  The newly renovated Military Park has quietly re-opened, the culmination of a […]

Releases: Programs for Parents receives funds to launch new family engagement initiative

  Programs for Parents (PfP), a not-for-profit organization working with children, families and child care providers in Essex County, recently announced the launch of two new early childhood initiatives with funding from Newark’s Early Learning Challenge Grant. The family engagement initiative is in direct response to Newark families’ request for better channels of communication to […]