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.
#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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.