Rabbi Prinz Martin Luther King 2

Lincoln Monument Centennial Shines Light on Forgotten Newark Rabbi

A famous Newark Rabbi, who preceded Dr. Martin Luther King at the lectern before the “I have a dream” speech, has somehow faded from local memory. 
Cathedral House 24 Rector Street Newark

NJPAC Could Demolish Newark ‘Black Power’ Building for Loading Bays and Parking

A former church building in Newark that played an important role in black history could be demolished.
Clark Thread Company East Newark

Renovations Begin at Clark Thread Factory, East Newark’s New Town Center

A 19th-century factory complex, where the world’s largest cotton thread company was headquartered until 1935, will become East Newark’s new town center when renovations are complete.
Newark Riots Museum Rendering

Newarkers Still Relive the 1967 Riots, New Museum Honors that Trauma

Plans are underway to repurpose the old Fourth Precinct — where the Newark riots began — into an exhibition space as well as the headquarters for the Center for Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery. 
Black Maria Film Studio West Orange

Edison’s Black Maria, the World’s First Movie Studio, Needs Rehabilitation

The world’s first movie production house, the Black Maria in West Orange, is getting a huge investment to make the exhibit more tourist-friendly.
Treasure Hunting Newark

Mudlarking Began in London, But Newark is Also a Place for Buried Treasure

A good spot for mudlarking requires two things — an old city and a river. Newark has both, and treasure hunters have found a trove of arrowheads, 19th-century coins, and Victorian inkwells along the riverbanks.
Ahavas Sholom Newark

Once Fearing Closure, Newark’s Oldest Synagogue Opens after Two Years

Ahavas Sholom is Newark's longest operating synagogue. But the pandemic nearly robbed them of that honor.
Branch Brook Park Newark Cherry Blossoms

This Year’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark Celebrates the Park’s Designer’s 200th Birthday

The visionary behind Manhattan's Central Park left hIs mark all over Newark. This spring, Branch Brook Park is hosting a series of events to celebrate his 200th anniversary.
Latourette House Bayonne

“Lost Landmarks of Bayonne” Art Exhibit Opens April 12

Rare opportunity to see artwork featuring 19th Century landmarks of the little villages that combined to form Bayonne: Bergen Point, Constable Hook, Centerville, and Salterville or Pamrapo.
Matt Biggins French Coin Found

Mystery Surrounds 17th-Century French Artifact Found In South Jersey

A 17th-century French artifact was recently found in a small New Jersey town.