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Happening Now: Blues People International Festival Underway in Newark

The Blues People International Festival has returned to Newark, New Jersey for a second annual weeklong celebration of jazz, funk, salsa, and gospel music. The festival is free to the public and aims to celebrate music representative of and developed by people of African descent.
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L+M Pays $28M for Newark’s Zion Towers, Plans Rehabilitation

City records show that L+M is planning major changes to Newark’s tallest all-residential building.
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CoolVines is Coming to Newark’s Hahne and Company Building

The upscale liquor store is opening a location in a historic Downtown Newark development.
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Adaptive Reuse for Former Newark Hospital Could Move Forward

Apartments, office space, and space for GlassRoots could come to the old St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark. The proposal goes before the board Thursday, March 15.

Big Box Store, Apartments, and Mini-Mall Could Come to Peddlers Square in Newark

Jersey Digs has learned exclusively that there are plans to bring hundreds of residential units and nearly a dozen stores to a lot near the Newark Broad Street Train Station.
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Construction Could Begin on Newark’s CitiSquare Complex This Spring

The plan to bring one of the largest mixed-use complexes in Essex County history to the old Newark Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium and Lincoln Motel sites can now proceed.
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Three-Tower Version of Newark’s ‘Halo’ Project Approved, New Renderings Released

“The Halo” is now slated to consist of 949 residential units split between three towers, one of which would be the tallest in Newark if completed.
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NJIT’s Plans to Demolish Buildings in Historic District Temporarily Derailed

The State Historic Preservation Office denied New Jersey Institute of Technology’s application to demolish four buildings within the city’s first and oldest historic district.
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Berger Organization Planning Griffith Building Revival, Hotel Opening

For too long, Newark’s Downtown was pockmarked with vacant relics of the city’s heyday, but a few local developers have been turning that narrative around in recent years. The Berger Organization is one of these developers, having revived historic structures in the city like the Robert Treat Center and the Military Park Building.
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Newark’s Aerofarms Files Bankruptcy, Where Did this Promising Company Go Wrong?

According to insiders, Aerofarms lost its original mission and became another bloated tech company — like WeWork or Theranos — that focused too much on “disrupting” their specific industry and not enough on the nuts and bolts of daily operations.