State and local lawmakers celebrated the final version of legislation merging most University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey assets with Rutgers University - a merger that as originally conceived would have deprived Newark of its standing as a major medical research and training hub, those officials said.
Instead, the legislation leaves intact all of the academic and medical facilities that now call the city home, establishes a chancellor position based in the city, and will have no effect on the status of any employees within the current UMDNJ system, officials said.
It may have come as little surprise, but some Newark Schools Advisory Board members are speaking out against Superintendent Cami Anderson's calling the move "disrespectful."
With horns blaring, flags flying, and residents spilling into the streets, Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood was jubilant Sunday as it celebrated Spain’s victory over Italy in the Euro 2012 finals.
Hundreds flocked to Essex County Riverfront Park Thursday to launch Newark's annual "Super Summer," a celebration of sun, fun and family. There was something for all ages at the three-hour event, with rock-climbing, line-dancing, painting and plenty of giveaways – and a special visit from Newark native and HBO actor JD Williams.
Mayor Cory Booker and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno joined shock jock media personality Howard Stern at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Monday night for the Newark premiere of America’s Got Talent, the NBC variety show where amateur performers from across the nation - including singers, comedians and magicians - compete for a $1 milllion prize.
New episode of "Cake Boss" follows Mayor Cory Booker around Newark City Hall and takes a trip to Belmont-Runyon Elementary School, where kids chowed down on Buddy Valastro's famed cake – one of the hardest he's ever made –