New in Newark in 90 Seconds: August 1, 2017

#NewInNewark: This week, Ashley Nicole discusses the new 42-unit Tucker View Apartments in the South Ward, the possibility of a Wawa in Newark, and Senator Booker’s new tenant screening legislation to stamp out tenant blacklisting.

Take a self-guided tour of the best of the city with release of Newark-themed “100 Things” book in August

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: July 18, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses the #Newark2020 initiative to have more than 2,000 Newarkers hired by city businesses and institutions by 2020; welcomes New Jersey Devils first-round draft pick Nico Hischier to Newark; and discusses the contentious debate over a proposed change to Ironbound zoning that would allow buildings to be built up to 18 stories.

New children’s library at Georgia King Village is one of a series of upgrades after recent sale

A new children’s library is one of a series of improvements that have been made to Georgia King Village, located in Newark’s West Ward, since developer L+M Development Partners purchased the buildings back in 2016.

Guard d’Avant is back and bigger with a full July 4th kickoff weekend

It’s growing into a summer institution in Newark. This time, Peter Winstead, Jr. and The Honors Program have added three days of programming before the five week long Guard d’ Avant festival kicks off in Military Park on Tuesday, July 4th.

Newark Public Library is hosting a new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion

The exhibit is on view on the first floor of Newark Public Library through August 26th. A symposium will be held in conjunction with the exhibit on Saturday, July 15th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

‘Groundbreaking’ initiative looks to boost access to Newark jobs for Newark residents

Mayor Ras Baraka has set an audacious goal for hiring Newark residents for Newark job opportunities.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 15, 2017

#NewInNewark: Ashley Nicole on the Newark Regional Business Partnership’s discussion of what’s required to create a live/work/play environment in the Washington Park district downtown; the Afro Beat Fest coming to Military Park on July 15th; and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s kickoff of its campaign to combat youth incarceration, which starts June 28th.