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Settling into the campaign post-season, Rashawn Davis doubles down on issues and builds bridges

Rashawn Davis is building relationships within the local Democratic Party; focused on encouraging young people to get involved in politics and policy; and offering his thoughts on the superintendent shakeup and Mayor Baraka's approach to violence in Newark.

Free SAT bootcamp for Essex County high school students to be offered in Newark

Update (9/4/2015 11:46 a.m.): Slots for this boot camp have…

“The Prize” author Dale Russakoff to discuss Newark education reform at public library panel

The Prize details the fate of the $100 million pledge made to Newark schools by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2010. The New York Times called the book “brilliantly reported” and a “sobering yet exhilarating tale” that may be “one of the most important books on education to come along in years.”

[Important note: Program at capacity] Mayor Baraka launching one-stop program to provide homeless with applications for housing

The City of Newark's Department of Health and Community Wellness will be holding application and approval fairs for free housing for area homeless several days this week.

Alfred "King Pikeezy" Dill curates culture and mentors youth in Newark

Newark native Alfred Dill is a man who wears many hats: artist, community organizer, and mentor. But as diverse as his titles may appear, they are all an extension of his multifaceted relationship with the city of Newark.

Bassist Mimi Jones to perform free WBGO jazz concert in Newark

Jazz enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a free concert this week in Newark featuring bassist Mimi Jones, hosted by WBGO radio. The concert will take place Wednesday, September 2 at 12 p.m. at 2 Gateway Center in downtown Newark.

Perspectives: What is the role of community events in quelling violence?

We asked 24 Hours of Peace attendees and organizers how they think these types of initiatives fit into the city's overall violence mitigation strategy: are concerts, rallies, and other community/cultural events a useful longterm tactic within a more comprehensive approach to quelling violence? Read on to see what they had to say.

Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival will hit Newark this Fall

The city will come alive with art this October, with a vast variety of visual, performing and literary art cropping up throughout Newark during the “Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival,” hosted by the Newark Arts Council from October 15 to October 18.

Scene: Co-Creating in Newark at Co-Lab Open Mic

Work by Newark artists line the exposed brick walls of Seed Gallery,…

Relax and refresh at Military Park this weekend at the first Urban Stress Less Festival

City life can be stressful, but the Newark Collective is offering…

R. J. Hoppe continues 40-year-old legacy of custom wood furniture making in Newark headquarters

On North 5th Street near Park Avenue, there sit a slew of…

Newark Print Shop accepting new resident artists for six-month program

Three professional artists will have the unique opportunity to…

Sample organic food grown by local urban farmers at Harvest to Table Fest this week

Organic food lovers will have a chance to taste locally grown…

Learn how to start an online Etsy craft store with Rutgers entrepreneurship course

Designers, jewelry makers, and craftsmen of all kinds who are…

Rakim to headline Newark’s '24 Hours of Peace' event this month

The City of Newark is organizing a 24-hour demonstration and…

Women artists wanted for bi-annual public art exhibition at The Gateway Project

The Gateway Project is calling on local women artists to submit…

With weekly rides to points near and far, Tour de Newark breeds cycling culture here in town

For some, Sundays are a lazy day, perfect for recuperating…

Sweet smell of success: Handmade body products and African-inspired apparel offered at thriving Halsey Street shop

Patchouli, frankincense and myrrh are some of the scents that…

First rounds of Shaquille O’Neal’s 'Believe in Newark 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament' begin this weekend

The preliminary games for Shaquille O’Neal’s “Believe in…

At Print Club Wednesdays, a printmaking party! Inside the popular weekly event in a University Avenue walk-up

The Newark Print Shop, a local printmaking studio on University…

As employees settle in, prospects for Prudential Tower to become a center of gravity in its new neighborhood

With this summer's completion of the new Prudential Tower downtown…

'Evolution Open Mic' takes poetry nights a step beyond

Every Thursday night, Newark burger joint Burger Walla open its…

#OccupyTheCity: Social Media Updates

Newark's Occupy the City anti-violence rally will originate from…

Check out the vendor list for handmade and unique goods at Market on Market Street

Market on Market Street, a new indoor art and handmade goods…

Advisory: Street closures and march routes for today's Occupy the City rally

Street Closures: Mulberry St. to Washington St. & Raymond…

Isabel Livingston: The 'savvy' behind Closet Savvy Consignment in Newark's Teacher's Village

Newark native Isabel Livingston is bringing high-end, designer…

Guard d'Avant music festival draws hundreds of Newark's 'lifestyle' crowd to Military Park

This past Tuesday, as the sun set over Military Park, a diverse…

'Plot Luck' event to celebrate summer harvest from Newark gardens

Newarkers who garden are invited to break bread with other local…

Mr. Adams Steakhouse unveils riverfront experience with new patio extension

First a new rooftop bar. Now a riverfront patio. With the unveiling…

Aspiring entrepreneurs: attend a Rising Tide Capital info session to apply for a free 12-week business course

Rising Tide Capital will convene two information sessions for…

Get creative at Washington Park next month by creating art with the community

Experienced artists and complete beginners alike are invited…

YouthBuild Newark offers job training & personal development for city youth, and they're now accepting fall applications

YouthBuild Newark, now marking its 10th anniversary of operations,…

Q&A with Trills: Newark-bred multimedia artist and progenitor of 'Lush Rap'

Newark-bred Trills is an artist and "Lush Rap" pioneer who's…

10 August activities to make the most of your summer in Newark

There’s one more full month of summer, and the City of Newark…

Mark your calendars: Five Newark History Society events for the City's 350th birthday

It won't be long before autumn rolls around, and the Newark History…

Newarkers called on to sign petition and “Occupy the City” this August to stand against violence

City of Newark community members and elected officials are calling…

'Million People’s March Against Police Brutality’ to be held tomorrow in Newark

Around 2,000 people have already pledged to turn out for the…

Fun for the whole family at 'Garlic Palooza' in Newark

Learn all about the health benefits of garlic, create garlic…

Rising Tide Capital announces Start Something finalists and live pitch

Rising Tide Capital's Start Something Challenge finalists have…

The Citizens Campaign launches 'Newark Civic Trust'

The Citizens Campaign yesterday announced the formation of Newark…

Unique vendors needed for monthly artist and flea market coming to Market Street this August

Market Street in Newark will transform to an artist's and craftsman's…

$50M social impact venture fund will launch in Newark this fall

Newark Venture Partners (NVP), the first early-stage social impact…

Apply today for the few seats still available for a free acting course with the City of Newark

Aspiring adult thespians have the unique opportunity to hone…

Q&A with Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals president Jason Grove

The Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals (ULECYP)…

Celebrate the closing of two exhibitions at the Newark Museum this August in style

Chances to see the Newark Museum's well received exhibitions…

Check out healthy and environmentally friendly "Summer Fun" free events with Newark Science and Sustainability

Newark residents can care for their own health and the planet's…

Equal Space to host first “Tech Town Hall” with Mayor Baraka and tech leaders to discuss innovation in Newark

Equal Space, a co-working space in Newark for “intellectuals,…

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable World Tour coming to Newark. Tickets onsale today for album pre-order customers

Janet Jackson has announced a second North American leg…

Exclusive Koko Brown Hawaiian Ale tasting comes to Taste Venue next week

Event: Exclusive Kona Koko Brown Ale tasting Where: Taste…

New portrait exhibition and Martin Luther King Jr.-themed opera come to Aljira this week

Aljira, A Center For Contemporary Art in Newark, will welcome…

Start celebrating the Lincoln Park Music Festival early at the 2nd Annual Rooftop Cocktail Fundraiser this July

Festival season is here and this summer marks a decade of celebrating…

Start Something Challenge kicks off in Newark today with microbusiness-focused event

Every year Rising Tide Capital puts out a call for entrepreneurs,…

Interact with the Gateway Project’s “Provisions” exhibit at their free publishing salon this week

Aspiring book publishers and curious artists alike will have…

How to apply this summer to be a New Jersey fire fighter

Applications are open for New Jersey residents who are looking…

'Fourfold' exhibit will close at The Solo(s) Project House with artist talk

The Solo(s) Project House will be hosting and artist talk and…

"Jazzy Soul Series" ahead of Lincoln Park Music Festival kicks off Tuesday at SkyLab

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) has announced…
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