Newark will soon welcome new library director, and new city resident, Jeffrey Trzeciak

At the end of the month, Jeffrey Trzeciak (pronounced “Tree-Zak”), formerly university librarian for top-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, will become Newark Public Library’s new director.

Newark middle school students “Cook, Learn, Grow” with culinary curriculum

Chef Ameer Natson is hiding a reading, math and problem-solving curriculum in plain sight with his culinary curriculum at George Washington Carver middle school.

Traditional Karate opens new location downtown Newark. A word with head instructor Jonas Filho

Already an established presence in the Ironbound, Traditional Karate of Newark has opened a brand new location downtown. We sat down with the dojo’s owner and head instructor, Brazil native Jonas Filho, to discuss the benefits of martial arts and why he chose to open a second facility.

Newark-bred boxing phenom Shakur Stevenson makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Forbes Magazine announced its annual lists of 30 movers and shakers under 30 years old, and Newark’s own Olympic boxing silver medalist Shakur Stevenson, 19, made the magazine’s sports list.

Newark high school student wins 10th District Congressional App Challenge

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

With Fownders Newark, tech star Gerard Adams brings startup aspirations to the neighborhood

Gerard Adams made his first million by age 24, cofounded Elite Daily at 27, sold it to Daily Mail at 30, made Business Insider’s list of top entrepreneurs under 35 and became a Silicon Valley star along the way.

Now the 31-year-old entrepreneur has built a startup accelerator in Newark in an effort to help create more successes like himself. Meet Fownders Newark. (And no, it’s not located downtown.)

The “life” in life insurance: “Masterpiece of Love” presentation at Newark Museum shows survivor stories

Prudential’s “Masterpiece of Love” initiative is a multi-part webisode series honoring stories of life, love, loss and the power of the human spirit—and how life insurance plays a crucial role in each.

Newark-born Trilogy Opera Company brings Black histories to the genre

Celebrated international opera singer Kevin Maynor founded Trilogy: An Opera Company to tell the stories of Black historical figures and events through the opera genre. Here’s the company’s Newark origin story.

5 Questions: Lauren Craig on what to expect from this weekend’s Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

A weekend showcase of art and artists kicked off in Newark on Wednesday and will scale up throughout this weekend. We spoke to Newark Arts’ Lauren Craig about what to expect from this year’s 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival.