Entries by Vince Baglivo

Get some green: Enjoy upcoming garden tours throughout the state with excursions from Newark

While Greater Newark Conservancy has created and maintains some of Newark’s most impressive gardens and urban farms, their spring and summer schedule includes trips to visit other gardens in New Jersey of interest to both avid gardeners and those without a “green thumb.” Destinations in the week’s ahead Duke Farms Community Garden Trip Saturday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. […]

Get truly homegrown produce from the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands

From kale and collards to tomatoes, strawberries and more, Greater Newark Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands are the city’s source for “Newark Fresh” produce grown in season on the Conservancy’s Court Street and Hawthorne Avenue urban farms. Now open and running until the harvest season ends in November, the farms stands provide affordable, nutritious, and locally grown produce for […]

Neighborhood healthcare in focus on North Ward’s Mt. Prospect Avenue

Walking from Mt. Prospect Health Center for coffee at nearby Omar’s Café and being warmly greeted by local residents, patients and neighbors reminds Dr. Terry McSweeney each day of why he practices chiropractic medicine in the City of Newark. “It’s an honor to provide community members with natural integrative methods to help bring the body […]

South Ward SID contributes to a cleaner community and new opportunities for local residents

Saeed Howard never used a gas-powered weed whacker before he joined the South Ward Special Improvement District (SID) Clean Team, but was eager to learn from supervisor Darnell McLeod. Clearing a vacant lot strewn with garbage, covered by graffiti and overgrown vegetation, the machine was a tool to accomplish more and help make a difference […]