New in Newark in 90 Seconds: Week of May 23

This week, Ashley Nicole discusses J&L parkings plan to create a new residential development; the opening of AeroFarms’ new headquarters on Rome Street in the Ironbound, and gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s recent campaign event in Weequahic Park.

New in Newark in 90 Seconds: Week of May 8

Ashley Nicole fills us in on the latest news with the PATH Train extension to the South Ward, Express Newark’s grand opening celebration at the Hahne’s building this past Friday, and the coming of Startup Grind, a set of fireside chats and other events for current and aspiring entrepreneurs that is being brought to Newark by Fownders’ own Gerard Adams.

ICYMI: Newark Arts principals and grant recipients discuss the importance of the arts in new video

Newark Arts, the more than 35-year-old organization that provides institutional support to Newark art institutions and artists, unveiled a new video at their recent Newark Arts Honors Gala, and subsequently released it online.

ICYMI: Mayor Baraka appears on MSNBC to discuss sanctuary cities, Trump’s budget and Booker for president

Mayor Ras Baraka appeared on Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” program on MSNBC Sunday morning to discuss his stance on the Trump administration’s threat to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities; Trump’s recent budget proposal, which would result in less funds for HUD, Meals on Wheels, and other programs that significant portions of Newarkers rely on; and Senator Cory Booker’s presidential prospects.