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Special Olympics honors Newark powerlifter Jon Stoklosa | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 19, 2018
Jon Stoklosa has a tattoo of Superman’s insignia on his arm. Last week, he was recognized as a hero himself, when he was inducted into the Special Olympics Delaware Hall of Fame.
Newark council looks to stop corporations, LLCs from voting in referendums | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 19, 2018
Four months after Newark drew headlines for its unusual rules regarding voting in a city referendum, the majority of city council signaled its desire to change the law that allowed one person to cast 31 votes.
Newark Charter students create projects with real-life applications | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 19, 2018
Once a week for three months, Newark Charter High School students Riya Setty, Noah Rossi and Megan Chen missed class as they headed up Interstate 95 to Wilmington, meeting up with a group of other students.
The week ahead: Wag-n-Walk, concert, hayrides | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 19, 2018
Wag-n-Walk: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Participate in a 5K run/walk, a one mile doggie walk or enjoy vendors, music, food and dog games. Race registration between $15-$55.
Cops are rude to domestic violence victims (especially in cases involving other cops), monitor says | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 19, 2018
Newark's police division has been under federal oversight since 2016. Even as Newark's leadership moves toward improving services for victims of domestic violence, its policing practices have yet to catch up, the federal monitor overseeing the city's p...
City, UD officials say Christina School District's reputation hinders economic development in Newark | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 18, 2018
The perception and reputation of the Christina School District was thrust into the spotlight after several recent public meetings touched on the education system’s influence on the city.
Glasgow High welcomes new athletic trainer | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 18, 2018
Morgan Barnhart was raised in Grapevine, Texas, a town with a population of more than 50,000. She attended Southlake Carroll High School, which stretches across two campuses and has more than 2,500 students enrolled and an average of more than…
Respite care: What it is and how it can change your life | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 18, 2018
(BPT) - Caring for an aging loved one, especially a parent, can take more commitment than any full-time job. Being on call 24 hours a day is physically and emotionally draining. In many cases, caregivers soldier on without complaint while…
Pataskala Chamber: Community plan being updated | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 18, 2018
The City of Pataskala is currently involved in the process of updating their community plan.       
Downtown Newark blossoms as construction moves off the square | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 18, 2018
Work continues in various parts of the downtown area. Still, many downtown business people are thankful the bulk of the construction is behind them.       
CEO Profile: Jake Warner of Jake's Property Services | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 18, 2018
“I started mowing lawns and cleaning stalls at a horse farm in Granville,” Jake said. "It just took off from there.”       
Arnold: Young professionals a force to be reckoned with in Downtown Newark | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 18, 2018
Young professionals now seek a community within an urban setting.       
McDonald: Downtown Newark's resurgence is real | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 18, 2018
This is a truly exciting time for our county seat and for our entire community!       
Vintage photos of films made in N.J. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 18, 2018
Lights ... camera ... what exit? During a sports broadcast last week, Walt Disney Studios released a trailer for its release of "Aladdin" ... in the summer of 2019. I understand this is a live-action version, but didn't they release the animated version in right...
Police searching for man who tried to lure girls into his vehicle | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 18, 2018
Newark police are asking the public's help in locating the man's tan-colored sedan with a dent in the passenger door Newark Police are searching for a man who they said tried to lure three young girls into a van on Wednesday evening.  The man, des...
NYC kiosks that let you make free calls and charge your phone have landed in N.J. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 18, 2018
LinkNWK is now in Newark. The kiosks are also coming to Philly. New digital kiosks with 55-inch screens have sprouted across the city of Newark that will allow passers-by to make free phone calls, connect to public Wifi or charge their mobile devices.&...
11-Year-Old Girl Missing In Newark After Not Getting On School Bus | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 18, 2018
State police say Angel Riley Izraael of East Orange was last seen walking on Telford Avenue in Newark at 8 p.m. on Thursday morning.
Newark Airport Airtrain Mess Reveals Lack Of Contingency Planning | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 18, 2018
A transportation shut down cutting off parking areas at Newark Airport led to chaos Monday night, and employees admitted they did not know what was going on.
Freeholders want N.J. ICE spokesman dismissed over anti-Muslim ties | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 18, 2018
Controversy has swirled round Emilio Karim Dabul, the New Jersey spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More elected officials are calling on the nation's immigration enforcement arm to dismiss a government spokesman with ties to...
NJ.com | October 18, 2018
Look at the top freshmen in the state and cast your vote for the best of the best.
Local Insurance Company Embraces Coworking in Downtown Newark | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 17, 2018
NEWORK Space was exactly the middle ground owner Gibson was looking for.       
Dager: Buckeye Lake just one of region’s many draws | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 17, 2018
There are exciting plans on the drawing board to make Buckeye Lake a major family friendly tourism draw.       
Off-Duty Newark Police Officer Shoots Suspect During Attempted Armed Robbery | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
Officials say the suspect tried to rob the off-duty officer near the corner of Clay Street and McCarter Highway just before 9 p.m.
Wild Weather Causes Problems For Drivers, Commuters Across Tri-State Area | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
Monday's wet and windy weather was causing problems in New Jersey, where some drivers seemed to be caught off guard by torrential downpours.
Delta Airlines Investigating Death Of Dog On Board Flight To Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
The 8-year-old Pomeranian named Alejandro was found dead inside its cage in a cargo hold Wednesday.
N.J. college students are yelling expletives at future priests. It has to stop, school says. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
Seminarians studying for the priesthood have been the targets of "foul language and incivility" on campus, school officials said. Seton Hall University's interim president sent the campus community a stern reminder to be civil to everyone -- even ...
Amazon Delays Decision On Next Headquarters: NYC, Newark In The Running | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
Online retail giant Amazon says it will make a decision by the end of the year in its search for a second headquarters location.
Newark Archdiocese Holds Day Of Prayer, Talks On Sex Abuse Scandal | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Friday night to confront the sex abuse scandal that is rocking the Catholic Church.
Cops warn town's residents not to open doors to strangers after sexual assault of young woman | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
The attacker remained at large a day after the crime A young woman was sexually assaulted inside her Maplewood home Tuesday morning by a man who followed her there and forced his way inside, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. The attacker remained at lar...
Violent Weekend Leaves 2 Dead In Separate Shooting Incidents In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
Two shooting incidents about nine hours apart left two men dead in separate incidents this weekend.
Police Search For Missing Boy In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 17, 2018
The 11-year-old was reported missing just before 7 a.m. Wednesday from the area of Norfolk Street near Sussex Avenue.
No, Boston, you do not have the best pizza in America. We do. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
Hahaha. Oh wait, you were serious? All right, Boston. Your Red Sox just beat our Yankees in the ALDS and the Patriots are miles better than both the Giants and Jets. You can have sports. But how dare you come for our pizza crown?  TripAdvisor&nbs...
Paul Ryan jabs at 'Montclair Mikie' in campaign event, says GOP is counting on N.J. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
The House speaker attends a rally for Jay Webber, facing Mikie Sherrill in a key Congressional race. House Speaker Paul Ryan campaigned for 11th District Republican Congressional candidate Jay Webber on Wednesday, seeking to boost the GOP in one of the nation's ...
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
It's in your hands. Decide which New Jersey downtown ranks as Number 1.
NJ.com | October 17, 2018
Even Houston's personal Bible is included in this new Grammy Museum exhibit at Prudential Center
Neighbors voice concerns over student housing proposed for Dickinson site | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 16, 2018
More than 75 people packed into city hall Monday night to hear more details about a developer's proposal to replace the University of Delaware's Dickinson dorms with an off-campus student housing complex.
Vietnamese eatery Pho Ever to open in Newark Shopping Center | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 16, 2018
It was a little bit of luck and some willingness to seize an opportunity that brought Pho Ever to Newark Shopping Center, owner Nick Hong said.
Elkton man charged in burglary near Newark | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 16, 2018
A Maryland man is facing criminal charges after state troopers caught him in the act of an alleged residential burglary south of Newark, according to Delaware State Police.
St. Georges spoils Newark homecoming | Newark Post
Newark Post | October 16, 2018
Newark recovered after falling behind early, but the St. Georges Hawks shut down the Yellowjackets’ offense in the second half and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to seal a 33-17 victory on Friday night.
Student with ADHD fails out of Moravian College, sues to get her money back | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 16, 2018
She took out $80,000 in student loans and has nothing to show for it, the lawsuit says. A student forced to leave Moravian College due to her grades has sued the school, claiming it failed to live up to its promise to help her overcome her disability. The l...
McDonald: Chamber recognizes business standouts | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | October 16, 2018
The chamber honored local business excellence at its annual awards celebration.       
Police: 2 Suspects Arrested After Crime Spree Ends With Van Hitting NJ TRANSIT Bus In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
Authorities say two people have been arrested after a police chase in New Jersey ended with a van slamming into a NJ TRANSIT bus.
TSA To Travelers: Do Not Bring Novelty Grenades To Airport | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
TSA agents recently confiscated a pair of phony grenades at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Police Question Person Of Interest After Nurse Stabbed In Hospital Parking Lot | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
The victim, in her 60s, was stabbed in the abdomen while she walked to her car in the hospital’s parking lot around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Woman Struck By Stray Bullet Inside Her Own Home | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
Police said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday on Norwood Street in Newark, New Jersey.
Crime victims often end up in the ER. That's where they should be told there is help available, lawmakers say | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 16, 2018
Legislators say many families "are totally unaware of the services and compensation that they may be eligible for," through the state's troubled crime victims' program. Many victims of violent crime say they are unaware there is financial hel...
Newark Installs Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Throughout City | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
In addition to Wi-Fi, the kiosks have charging stations and the ability to make phone calls, access municipal services, maps and directions.
In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 16, 2018
Inaccurate state reports give the false impression that Newark has all but eliminated suspensions. Other numbers show the truth is far from that. By Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark  This story is part of a partnership between Chalkbeat a...
Police: Man On DEA Most Wanted List Arrested In Newark Airport Robbery Attempt | CBS Local
CBS Local | October 16, 2018
A man on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s most wanted list was arrested Friday after trying to rob an employee at Newark Liberty International Airport, police say.
Councilman woke up one morning and tossed $300 in junk food. It was a life changer. | NJ.com
NJ.com | October 16, 2018
An East Orange councilman changed his lifestyle and lost 150 pounds in one year. Watch video The urologist didn't mince words last year with East Orange Councilman Bergson Leneus. "Which one of your kids is going to read your eulogy?" said Leneu...