Community News

WBGO names Amy Niles as President and CEO

Newark's Jazz Station picks fourth President in its 35-year history 

The Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, Inc., licensor of the nationally regarded NPR jazz public radio station WBGO, has promoted Amy Niles, 54, to be its President and CEO. Her appointment was announced by Stephen N. Ifshin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“Amy has the leadership skills and dedication to guide WBGO and fulfill its mission as the global voice of jazz,” said Ifshin.

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Ironbound Hosts National Night Out - America's Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ann Street School
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join the Newark PD and the City of Newark for this community event featuring DJ Music, Bounce House, Activities and Games plus special surprises for kids and adults alike! Free giveaways, food and refreshments available for purchase from vendors representing Newark's diverse cultures. The Ironbound Ambulance Squad will also conduct blood pressure screenings for adults.

For more information contact the Community Affairs Division at 973-733-6301.

Newark’s Ironbound district, a neighborhood with Portuguese flair

By Becky Krystal July 10
The Washington Post 

I’ve never been to Portugal. Nor had I ever been to Newark, unless you count being stuck on the New Jersey Turnpike directly beneath the flight path for Newark Liberty International Airport.

I’d always wanted to go to one more than the other (I’ll let you guess which is which), but then I learned that I could visit both in one visit to the New Jersey city. Who knew?

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Munchmobile Visits Ironbound District!

Pete Genovese, Star Ledger/NJ.com
June 20, 2014

Probably no other food neighborhood in the nation is as easily accessible by public transportation as the Ironbound.

Take the train to Newark, walk out of the station and you're there.

With nearly 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafes and specialty food markets to sample.

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Gooch's Garlic Run Returns to Newark's Ironbound District Wednesday, June 18, 2014

 

Click here for more information about this annual charity event presented by the Blue Knights NJ Chapter IX 

 

Newark's Ironbound District - World Cup 2014 Headquarters!

Dozens of locations throughout the Ironbound District will provide the best places to watch this year's World Cup matches outside of Brazil! Click Here for an Ironbound Dining Directory. 

 Click Here for a full schedule of the games

IBID Supports Creation of Tourist Assistance Portal at Newark Penn Station

(left to right) Michael Davidson, Executive Director of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau looks on as IBID President Steve Yglesias speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Tourist Assistance Portal at Newark Penn Station, along with Newark Mayor Luis Quintana. The IBID helped fund the new portal, which provides information about the Ironbound District and the other great things Newark has to offer at a touch of the screen, and contributed content and images to the portal's design.