Entries by Vince Baglivo

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 […]

‘Strawberry Jam’ this Saturday in Newark

Strawberries are in season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Court Street Farm. This Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., join in a free celebration of everything “strawberry” on the farm located at 138 Court Street in Newark. Explore the farm’s strawberry patches. Learn how to make strawberry tea and strawberry jam and try a sample. […]

Fresh Kids program promoting healthy kids and communities debuts in Newark at Conservancy block party

Susanne Brose is dedicated to healthy kids and communities, and dreamed of a way to build a business that would help kids learn where their food comes from and connect with healthy choices and good nutrition. Inspired by First Lady Michele Obama and her campaign for better nutrition and more exercise for our nation’s children, […]

Newark Celebrates Earth Day with free electronic waste collection event at Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park

Newark residents can contribute to a cleaner and healthier community on Earth Day by bringing their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Friday, April 22 at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street near Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound District from 7:00 a.m. until […]

Former Governor James McGreevey will be keynote speaker at Greater Newark Conservancy’s City Bloom Gala

Former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey will be the keynote speaker at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Making Our City Bloom Gala at the Short Hills Hilton on May 19, 2016. The event benefits the Conservancy’s programs and services in the areas of environmental education, community greening and urban farms, nutrition, job training and environmental justice. Honorees […]

New trips and workshops highlight Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring/Summer 2016 Program Guide

Trips to see beautiful gardens and farms plus exciting new workshops that can help make your home and community gardening efforts a success highlight Greater Newark Conservancy’s recently released Spring/Summer 2016 Programming Newsletter. The comprehensive guide showcases a wide range of upcoming activities and opportunities to get involved and contribute to a greener and healthier […]

‘Beds & Breakfast’ event for community gardeners February 20 at Greater Newark Conservancy

The calendar may say winter, but community gardeners from Newark, Essex County and beyond will be thinking of spring planting at the 5th Annual Beds and Breakfast Seminar presented by Greater Newark Conservancy. The event will take place on Saturday, February 20th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (snow date March 5th) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor […]

Newark-based company behind world’s largest vertical farm feeds local appetite for fresh produce

Newark’s Ironbound section is a highly regarded dining and food destination. It is also home to AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, currently under construction on Rome Street. While the facility is being completed in time for a grand opening scheduled for later this year, AeroFarms, the company behind this new way to grow nutrient-dense […]