Gear Up for World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup might begin on June 12--thousands of miles away in Brazil --but The Mills at Jersey Gardens is already kicking off the festivities in a big way. Located in Elizabeth, near…

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'Newark's Hotel Indigo to be completed by August"

The 90,000 square foot hotel is 12 floors with about 106 rooms, tentatively priced at around $150 to $200 a night. Each room will be equipped with an IPad, where guests can control room service, maid service and window shades, among other features. Read more..…

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Newark: Close Up

Newark has had its share of the spotlight serving as the backdrop for many action adventure stories and indie films. It's has played an influential role in the motion picture industry; in fact, the…

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Exploring Cafes and Culture in Downtown Newark

Over the past six years, a number of cafes and art collectives have opened along Halsey Street, a side street that runs parallel to the Broad Street thoroughfare, giving New Jersey's largest city (population 277,000) a denser downtown culture district. Lined with three-story brick townhouses, Halsey Street links the century-old Newark Museum (49 Washington Street; 973-596-6550; newarkmuseum.org) and the Rutgers University campus to central downtown. It recalls the West Village circa 1990, pre-sweeping gentrification. Cafes include a fusion…

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Digital Visitors Center Opens...

From the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation, to one of the country's highest grossing arena's, from Shaquille O'Neal's supersized cinema to the largest collection of Tibetan Art outside of southeast Asia - pro sports, fine arts, urban retail and outdoor adventure, it's all happening here in Newark. Read more..…

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GNCVB takes home a 2014 Communicator Award of Excellence...

The Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau (GNCVB) is honored to have been awarded a 2014 Communicator Award of Excellence – Gold, for it’s Travel and Tourism website. The dynamic portal, built by Simpleview was designed to introduce a global audience to all that Newark is, providing one stop shopping for travelers. Read more..…

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"Women Who Worship’ at McDonald’s Gospelfest in Newark"

The evening concert ran three generations wide. It included the 32-year-old Tasha Cobbs, Vickie and CeCe Winans (related by marriage), Kim Burrell and Yolanda Adams, and the eminent elders Tramaine Hawkins, Shirley Caesar and the 80-year-old Cissy Houston, who are all forces of moral gravity, and all adepts of flickering, startling improvisation and audience control. Read more…

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