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As University Hospital officials search for the next CEO to lead New Jersey's only public hospital following Dr. Shereef...
06/15/2022
100-plus Community Leaders Push For Pernell To Lead University Hospital

As University Hospital officials search for the next CEO to lead New Jersey's only public hospital following Dr. Shereef Elnahal's departure, more than 100 community leaders across the state have made their top pick clear: they want Dr. Chris Pernell.

NEWARK, NJ — As University Hospital officials search for the next CEO to lead New Jersey

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06/15/2022

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Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly came out victorious in the West Ward council runoff race, defeating challenger Chigozie Onyema gar...
06/15/2022
Dupré Kelly Is Victor In West Ward Runoff Contest

Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly came out victorious in the West Ward council runoff race, defeating challenger Chigozie Onyema garnering 58.61% of the vote after all 37 districts reported, according to unofficial results.

NEWARK, NJ — Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly declared victory in the West Ward council runoff race Tuesday evening as he leads challenger Chigozie Onyema with of the vote with of 37 districts...

Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of...
06/15/2022
Team Baraka Candidate Pat Council Wins South Ward Runoff Contest

Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of the vote with all 42 districts reporting, according to unofficial results.

NEWARK, NJ — Pat Council declared victory in the South Ward runoff election on Tuesday a short while after polls closed, leading challenger Terrance Bankston by votes with of 42 districts...

Michael Silva declared victory in the East Ward contest Tuesday evening over challenger Anthony Campos shortly after pol...
06/15/2022
Michael Silva Wins East Ward Council Runoff Election

Michael Silva declared victory in the East Ward contest Tuesday evening over challenger Anthony Campos shortly after polls closed, leading his opponent with 56% of the vote with 22 of 23 districts reporting, according to unofficial results.

NEWARK, NJ — Michael Silva declared victory in the East Ward contest Tuesday evening over challenger Anthony Campos shortly after polls closed, leading his opponent with 57% of the vote with 13 of...

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06/14/2022

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Here’s what West Ward council candidates Dupre Kelly and Chigozie Onyema have to say about the upcoming runoff election....
06/10/2022
Kelly, Onyema Clash In Hard-Fought West Ward Runoff

Here’s what West Ward council candidates Dupre Kelly and Chigozie Onyema have to say about the upcoming runoff election.

NEWARK, NJ — The closely contested West Ward runoff race between Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly and Chigozie Onyema is focused on two key issues: economic development and public safety.

NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, best known for his defensive prowess and leadership qualities at the rink, has also showcased ...
06/10/2022
NHL Superstar P.K. Subban Credits Newark Outreach Work in Winning ‘King Clancy Memorial Trophy’

NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, best known for his defensive prowess and leadership qualities at the rink, has also showcased himself as a leader in communities like Newark where he competed for three seasons at the Prudential Center with the New Jersey Devils.

Subban’s ability to translate his hockey skills into giving back to others is why the NHL named him the 2021-22 King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner, an award given to the player in the league who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”

NEWARK, NJ — NHL All-Star P.K. Subban, best known for his defensive prowess and leadership qualities at the rink, has also showcased himself as a leader in communities like Newark where he competed...

Construction commenced this week for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark that will bring new playing fiel...
06/10/2022
New Athletic Complex Coming to Newark's Vailsburg Park

Construction commenced this week for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark that will bring new playing field surfaces and other facilities to the West Ward.

NEWARK, NJ – Construction commenced this week for a new athletic complex at Vailsburg Park in Newark that will bring new playing field surfaces and other facilities to the West Ward.

Jessica Cruz Tavares, a teacher at Lafayette Street School, received the surprise of a lifetime this week when Newark Pu...
06/09/2022
Lafayette Street School Educator Is a 'Teacher of the Year'

Jessica Cruz Tavares, a teacher at Lafayette Street School, received the surprise of a lifetime this week when Newark Public Schools District officials announced she was a "Teacher of the Year" recipient.

NEWARK, NJ — Jessica Cruz Tavares, a teacher at Lafayette Street School, received the surprise of a lifetime this week when Newark Public Schools District officials announced she was a "Teacher of...

The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston again...
06/08/2022
Council, Bankston Square Off In South Ward Runoff Contest

The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top vote-getters in the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections.

NEWARK, NJ — The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top...

East Ward council candidate Michael Silva garnered a major boost in support ahead of next week’s run-off election as New...
06/08/2022
Mayor Endorses Silva In Runoff After Team Baraka Candidate Defeated In May Election

East Ward council candidate Michael Silva garnered a major boost in support ahead of next week’s run-off election as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced his endorsement Wednesday for the police veteran.

NEWARK, NJ — East Ward council candidate Michael Silva garnered a major boost in support ahead of next week’s run off election as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced his endorsement Wednesday for the...

Senate Majority Leader and Newark resident M. Teresa Ruiz will be recognized for her efforts to make an impact across Ne...
06/08/2022
Newark Lawmaker Ruiz To Be Recognized At Event Celebrating Latina Women

Senate Majority Leader and Newark resident M. Teresa Ruiz will be recognized for her efforts to make an impact across New Jersey communities Wednesday at an event hosted by the LUPE Fund, Inc.

NEWARK, NJ — Senate Majority Leader and Newark resident M. Teresa Ruiz will be recognized for her efforts to make an impact across New Jersey communities Wednesday at an event hosted by the Lupe FUND.

The East Ward, known for the Ironbound’s unique neighborhood and culinary culture, will consider a range of issues going...
06/07/2022
East Ward Runoff Between Police Vets Will Decide Ironbound’s Future

The East Ward, known for the Ironbound’s unique neighborhood and culinary culture, will consider a range of issues going into next week’s council runoff clash between Michael Silva and Anthony Campos.

NEWARK, NJ — The East Ward, known for the Ironbound’s unique neighborhood and culinary culture, will consider a range of issues going into next week’s council runoff clash between Michael Silva and...

With just one week to go before Newark voters will head to the polls in a runoff election to choose which candidate will...
06/07/2022
East Ward Candidate Silva Receives Notable Backing From North Ward Dems Ahead of Runoff

With just one week to go before Newark voters will head to the polls in a runoff election to choose which candidate will represent the East Ward council seat, political leaders from Newark’s North Ward Democratic stronghold pledged their support to candidate Michael Silva.

NEWARK, NJ — With just one week to go before Newark voters will head to the polls in a runoff election to choose which candidate will represent the East Ward council seat, political leaders from...

Newark Public Schools District students in grades 4-8 performed far below the statewide average in proficiency in readin...
06/06/2022
Newark School District 4-8 Graders Trail State Average in Reading, Math, Test Results Show

Newark Public Schools District students in grades 4-8 performed far below the statewide average in proficiency in reading and math in the 2021 Start Strong assessments, according to an analysis of the assessment results.

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools District students in grades 4-8 performed far below the statewide average in proficiency in reading and math in the 2021 Start Strong assessments, according to an...

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University Heights Charter School announced that the state Department of Education intends to revoke the school’s charte...
06/03/2022
University Heights Charter School Announces State Intends to Revoke its Charter

University Heights Charter School announced that the state Department of Education intends to revoke the school’s charter at the end of the school year.

University Heights Charter School announced that the state Department of Education intends to revoke the school’s charter at the end of the school year.

"We shall be reviewing the FTC’s complaint, which the State of New Jersey did not join, over the coming days and determi...
06/03/2022
JOINT STATEMENT ON RULING BY FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

"We shall be reviewing the FTC’s complaint, which the State of New Jersey did not join, over the coming days and determine how to best move forward."

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that...

On June 4, Newark's Miller Street will be filled with various community service agencies providing free essential resour...
06/02/2022
Health and Resource Fair at Newark's Miller Street

On June 4, Newark's Miller Street will be filled with various community service agencies providing free essential resources such as food, vision, health insurance, DMV identification, COVID-19 screenings, other medical screenings, inspirational speakers, giveaways, music, fun,

NEWARK – The City of Newark’s Office of Homeless Services and United Community Corporation are teaming up to host the Miller Street Health Fair on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. outside of ...

The Newark Board of Education and the Newark Teachers Union reached an agreement to raise the district’s starting teache...
06/02/2022
Newark Schools District Bumps Starting Teacher Salary To $62K In Effort To Attract, Retain Educators

The Newark Board of Education and the Newark Teachers Union reached an agreement to raise the district’s starting teacher salary to $62,000 per year, a decision officials hope will recruit and retain more educators after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the school district’s staffing shortage.

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education and the Newark Teachers Union (NTU) reached an agreement to raise the district’s starting teacher salary to $62,000 per year, a decision officials hope...

West Side High School’s parking lot will be overflowing with free food, groceries, games, resources, music, and fun on F...
06/01/2022
Sky Full of Stars Carnival and Distribution Event at West Side High

West Side High School’s parking lot will be overflowing with free food, groceries, games, resources, music, and fun on Friday, June 3 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. when the Sky Full of Stars Carnival and Distribution takes over Newark.

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NEWARK – West Side High School’s parking lot will be overflowing with free food, games, resources, music, and fun on Friday, June 3 when the Sky Full of Stars Carnival and Distribution takes over N...

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06/01/2022

Celebrate your high school graduate on TAPinto for FREE! Simply click on Login/Register, create an account, then click on Submit Content and choose Milestone. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Officials representing the Urban Waters Federal Partnership in Newark announced their commitment Tuesday to reconnecting...
05/31/2022
Environmental Leaders Vow to Reconnect Newark Community to Passaic River Over Next Decade

Officials representing the Urban Waters Federal Partnership in Newark announced their commitment Tuesday to reconnecting residents to the lower Passaic River.

NEWARK, NJ — Ten years after federal, state and Newark environmental leaders banded together to commit to remediating and revitalizing the Lower Passaic River, a waterway that has borne the brunt...

Today, we remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  We thank them for their service...
05/30/2022

Today, we remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We thank them for their service and honor their memories.

An initiative led by the Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation to increase accessibility to fr...
05/26/2022
Newark Nonprofit Launches Community Fridge at Avon Avenue School

An initiative led by the Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation to increase accessibility to fresh food and groceries for underserved residents came to Avon Avenue Elementary School this week, where a new community fridge was launched on the front lawn of the school.

NEWARK, NJ – An initiative led by the Newark-based outreach organization United Community Corporation (UCC) to increase accessibility to fresh food and groceries for underserved residents came...

New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission, to approve ...
05/26/2022
New Jersey First Responders Call on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission, to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health that will lead to the creation of New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center.

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare...

New traffic signal equipment was installed Wednesday at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark th...
05/26/2022
Pedestrian Safety Improvements Come to Park, Mount Prospect Avenues

New traffic signal equipment was installed Wednesday at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark through a multi-million dollar initiative by Essex County officials to make the city's heavily trafficked corridors safer for pedestrians and motorists.

NEWARK, NJ – New traffic signal equipment was installed Wednesday at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark through a multi-million dollar initiative by Essex County...

An ordinance granting an $18 million tax exemption to the developer heading the massive redevelopment project of the for...
05/25/2022
Newark City Council Will Vote On $18M Tax Exemption For Former Bears Stadium Site Developer

An ordinance granting an $18 million tax exemption to the developer heading the massive redevelopment project of the former Newark Bears Stadium site downtown will come before the City Council for a vote to adopt.

NEWARK, NJ — An ordinance granting an $18 million tax exemption to the developer heading the massive redevelopment project of the former Newark Bears Stadium site downtown will come before the City...

"Having a premier AMC in New Jersey will allow residents to obtain high-quality in-state treatment from world-renowned s...
05/25/2022
Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

"Having a premier AMC in New Jersey will allow residents to obtain high-quality in-state treatment from world-renowned specialists," Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios.

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which...

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Bob Bynum, a Newark native and retired tennis pro, taught KIPP Newark Lab High School students the sport this year through a pilot program he hopes to expand to other schools.
The series, "IMAGINE MORE: Racial Justice Begins with Us," is aimed to lay out an action plan towards repairing the harmful impacts of systemic racism as well as educating the public on how remedying racial injustice benefits all New Jersey residents.
The KIPP New Jersey Public Schools Truth Academy “I am” project gave students an opportunity to illustrate not only how they view themselves, but how they want others to view them.
Newark City Council unanimously backed a resolution urging the city government to suspend the licenses for local Lukoil service stations in an effort to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that effective today, Wednesday, March 2, the city lifted its mask mandate as well as its proof of vaccination requirement. Business owners will still have the option to require patrons and employees to wear face masks while in their establishment, according to city officials.
Equitable development was at the focus of this year’s annual Newark Regional Business Partnership Real Estate Market Forum, as developers and community leaders discussed their vision of growing the City of Newark.
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Spirit of Children, the philanthropic arm of Spirit Halloween, recently presented Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey with a $127,776 grant to support the hospital’s Child Life program.
The City of Newark’s ability to distribute federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds during a housing crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic was lauded as a “success story” compared to other large New Jersey cities, according to a recent study by the New Jersey State Policy Lab at Rutgers University.
Newark East Ward council candidate Michael Silva officially opened his campaign headquarters, looking to gain on-the-street support in what is expected to be one of the city's more highly contested May municipal elections.
An application proposing the demolition of existing structures on South Orange Avenue in order to make way for a new six-story, mixed-use building is scheduled to be heard by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment this week.
A swim program where children and young adults across the spectrum can learn water safety and swim instructions will launch in Newark next week, city officials announced.
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