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  • Baraka
    The education divide in Newark, Part 2
    As previously discussed, the debate over what is the best approach for the educational system for the city of Newark is as contentious as ever. Mayor Ras Baraka was sworn in this past July and with the beginning of his term has been a focus on...
  • Baraka
    The education divide in Newark, Part 1
    Last May, Newark elected Ras Baraka its next mayor. He represented a shifting focus for the city from its previous 8 years largely under the guidance of then-Mayor and U.S. Senator Cory Booker. One of the most contentious areas for debate in the...
  • Ferguson-Garner
    NJ reacts to Ferguson, Staten Island, and beyond
    It is hard to ignore the tensions have hit a heightened level over the last few months. There was a spark lit in 2012 with Travon Martin being killed in Florida and his killer being acquitted a year later largely due to a state law and leaky case...
  • UD logo 2
    Hall of Fame Blue Hens come from all sports
    Here are the second set of five inductees:Clyde Louth, cross country, basketball, and track and field: Louth, who is from Wilmington, is the only Blue Hen to serve as captain for three different sports, earning nine varsity letters from 1953-57....
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    University of Delaware to induct 10 into Athletics Hall of Fame
    NEWARK – The University of Delaware will induct athletes from 10 different sports into its Athletics Hall of Fame in a private ceremony Friday night in Newark. The group includes five All-Americans, five conference champions, the first three...
  • Historian Clement Alexander Price (1945-2014)
    Citizens of Newark honor city and historian Clement Alexander Price (pt 1 of 2)
    The celebration held at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, on November 14, 2014, honored the city itself as much as it did the life of historian Clement Alexander Price, who passed on November 5.“Everything he touched he made better,...
  • Henrik Lundqvist has spent the last nine NHL seasons with the New York Rangers looking for his first Stanley Cup Championship.
    Newark deli dedicates soup special to cupless goaltender Henrik Lundqvist
    The New York Rangers will be visiting Newark tonight for their first dance with the New Jersey Devils of the season, and one local deli couldn't help but take a shot at the club's goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, with one of their lunch...
  • Renaissance EWR
    Room Report: Renaissance Hotel Newark, New Jersey Liberty International Airport
    Arrival: Visible from Newark's runways, the Renaissance Newark Airport hotel is one of the closest options to the airport. And with shuttles that operate every 15 minutes, there is hardly ever a wait to reach the property. There is nothing...
  • Yellow miracle
    The summer weather is wonderful in New Jersey
    Summers in Newark, New Jersey are usually hot, humid and uncomfortable. In July and August, the temperature in Newark can exceed 90 degrees and can even reach 100 degrees. However, this year is the exception where we have had very few 90 degree...
  • Baraka
    Baraka officially takes over as mayor
    After his May election victory over Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka began to slowly lay the groundwork for his time as mayor. That time officially began as the calendar turned to July.Once sworn in as the 40th mayor in the city's history, he would...
  • Blue
    The Lenni Lenape were the first inhabitants of New Jersey
    Under the stars of a summer sky, story telling comes to life around a campfire. Some stories people tell are legends while others are true. It is a fact that the Lenni Lenape, who were mystical and peaceful, were the first residents of New Jersey...
  • Cheerleader forced to her knees and shot to death: Suspects sought
    Cheerleader forced to her knees and shot to death: Suspects sought
    Newark, New Jersey, has always had a reputation for being a tough town. But the senseless execution-style murder of an innocent 17-year-old girl on the mean streets of that urban jungle has propelled Newark into a whole new level of criminality....
  • Urban violence
    State legislators push for studying urban violence
    There are certainly an array of topics discussed around New Jersey each day. From the economy and jobs to healthcare to taxes to state and city budgets. While there have been some conversations about reforms related to guns and violence, Governor...
  • Tragedy set to headline Woofstock 2014.
    Newark's Woofstock 2014 takes shape
    Created four years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Newark's Hell's Kitchen Lounge, Woofstock has become a major animal adoption event in Essex County. The 2014 edition is looking to continue this tradition.On Saturday, June 14th,...
  • Newark
    The state of the race for mayor of Newark: the election and aftermath
    As already talked about, the race for the next mayor of Newark provided a contrast in styles and approaches to governing the city. When given the choice between someone who wanted to change the direction of the city and someone who wanted to...