Help unemployed Newarkers put their best foot forward in the new year with the Holiday Suit Drive

Through Friday, December 23rd, the NewarkWORKS program is collecting professional wear for men and women, including blue and gray business suits, blouses, dress skirts, pants, blazers, collared shirts, ties and gently worn shoes (close-toed only) for their holiday suit drive.

Monumental task: Look where this priceless piece of Newark history turned up.

A long-abandoned monument by sculptor Gutzon Borglum, known as the “First Landing Party of the Founders of Newark,” recently landed in a new home on the grounds of NJPAC.

Along with mouthwatering platters, The Halal Guys plans to offer real career pathways at its Halsey Street location

While locals are salivating at the thought of The Halal Guys’ signature platters at it’s soon-to-open Newark location, General Manager Joseph Hafez is looking forward to launching a program that aims to provide real career pathways for people who work there.

Newark Landmark Treasures book launches at the Newark Public Library

On December 21, the Newark Public Library will a book launch party for the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee’s newest publication, Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis.

North Ward families enjoy holiday celebration on Mt. Prospect Avenue

Community members celebrated the start of the holiday season with free photos with Santa, DJ music, kid-friendly entertainment and free hot chocolate at the 7th annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward.

Support unique local merchants at this weekend’s downtown Newark tour & shopping event

Get unique gifts, support local merchants and tour downtown Newark at this weekend’s Holiday Shop Hop: “I often hear people asking how they can give back or support Newark…there are incredible, top-quality shops and entrepreneurs in this city providing unique goods and services. Buy from them. Work with them. That’s how we can create change.”

Rutgers-Newark to undertake search for public scholar to occupy newly endowed academic chair commemorating Dr. Clement Price

The search is on for a scholar to fill the newly-approved Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities at Rutgers-Newark. It commemorates the late Dr. Clement A. Price, the lauded and beloved Rutgers-Newark history scholar and official Newark historian who passed away in November of 2014.

Get free assistance with health insurance enrollment in Newark

Those who need help understanding and applying for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act can receive in-person help during one of four upcoming events sponsored by the office of Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr.