This article originally appeared in TAPinto Newark on July 10, 2018.
An under-utilized pocket park on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward has become a symbol of what can be accomplished in neighborhoods throughout the city through effective public-private partnerships.
The park’s supporters have big plans for the public space, located directly across the street from the busy North Ward Center, located in an historic brick mansion built in 1880 by successful thread merchant William Clark.
This article originally appeared on TAPinto Newark on July 9, 2018
NEWARK, NJ - The late Essex County Undersheriff who may soon have the Market Street patrol building renamed after him also had a road dedicated in his namesake today.
Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan often worked security at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, his brother said. A portion of Victoria Avenue in front of that church today was renamed to Kevin J. Ryan Way in honor of his service.
Local, county, state, and federal elected officials criticized Norfolk Southern today for failing to address numerous concerns they have raised about an abandoned freight rail line that it owns in Newark’s North Ward, including illegal dumping, idling diesel trucks and improper storage of materials.