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.

Upcoming AfroBeat Festival in Military Park will include headliner Les Nubians

Mark your calendars for Newark Social’s first Afro Beat Fest with headliners Les Nubians and plenty of other top performers and DJs. The all-day festival comes to Military Park on July 15th.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 15, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses Newark tech star Anthony Frasier’s new podcast, “The VC Cheat Sheet,” in partnership with The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers-Newark; the second annual Newark International Film Festival, which returns to Newark this September; and this year’s Newark Gay Pride 2017 celebration.

This weekend’s Second Sunday at Newark Museum will focus on the art of mindfulness

Second Sunday at Newark Museum will kick off the summer season with creative mindfulness experiences and an emphasis on focus, relaxation and living in the moment during its Second Sunday program on June 11 from noon to 5 pm.

Newark Public Schools offers series of parent-friendly videos about school enrollment

Newark Public Schools recently released a series of short videos created to provide Newark families with information about Newark Enrolls, the district’s common enrollment system.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: June 2, 2017

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses scholarship program at Bloomfield College for Newark students, Newark Airport airport workers vie for a wage increase to $15/hour, Newark native Reverend Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, who was killed in the Charleston church massacre, will soon have a street named after her.