Kenneth Gibson First Black Mayor for 16 Years of Newark Dies at 86

Kenneth Gibson First Black Mayor for 16 Years of Newark Dies at 86

Kenneth Gibson who in 1970 beat two-term Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio died on March 29, 2019, he was 86 years old. Gibson was the first African American to have been elected mayor of a northeastern city. Gibson ran for governor as a Democrat twice but lost. Six years later, he became the first African American […]

CBGB Reopening in Newark, in Name Only

CBGB Reopening in Newark, in Name Only

If there can be an Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas, why does it seem a travesty to reopen legendary CBGB’s as a restaurant at Newark airport? Because the fake edifices in Nevada are obviously replicas of the real ones Gustave Eiffel worked on and are essentially faithful to the originals. The […]

Newark Offers $1000 Housing Lots

Newark Offers $1000 Housing Lots

Newark offers $1000 housing lots as part of a unique gift for to the city and its residents in New Jersey. Only couples were allowed to participate in this one-day-only sale, held on Valentine ’s Day. The houses are part of the city’s “model neighborhood” approach to redevelopment. Newark-native and current mayor Ras J. Baraka had a few stipulations for those […]