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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Newark News Roundup: Town Hall Meetings, WBGO Gallery, NWK-TV


The office of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka has announced that five town hall meetings will take place this month at various churches throughout the city. All meetings will take place at 7pm. The schedule is below. 

Friday, August 22 
Providence Baptist Church 
469 South 17th Street 

Tuesday, August 26 
Good Neighbor Baptist Church 
100 Chancellor Avenue 

Wednesday, August 27 
Abyssinian Baptist Church 
224 West Kinney Street 

Thursday, August 28 
Shiloh Baptist Church 
107 Davenport Street 

Friday, August 29 
St. Stephan's Church 
7 Wilson Avenue 

Bus transportation from various neighborhood assembly points will be available for senior citizens or residents with physical disabilities. In addition, child care will be provided for children of parents who are attending the meetings. Those interested in attending one of the town hall meetings should call (973) 733-6706 or email townhalls@ci.newark.nj.us. 

The City of Newark's television station is now producing a new program. Called 'Newark Edition', the newsmagazine show about the city government is hosted by Soraida Peres on NWK-TV. NWK-TV can be seen by cable customers on channel 78 in Newark and South Orange. The first episode featured information about partnerships between the Newark Police and the community, a partnership between the cities of Camden, Newark, and Jersey City, National Night Out, and the Lincoln Park Music Festival. It can be viewed here

A Newark radio station's art gallery will host a free reception for an art exhibition in September. The art exhibition, which features works celebrating Hispanic Heritage, can be seen until September 30 at the WBGO Studio Gallery. The reception will take place on Thursday, September 4 from 6pm until 8pm. According to the WBGO website, attendees can view the exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy a live performance. The artists are Luis Alves, Carlos Mateu, Fausto Sevilla, Mansa Mussa, Jonathan French, and Gina Rivas Velazquez. WBGO is a popular jazz station which serves New Jersey and New York at 88.3 FM. The WBGO Studios are located next to the New Jersey Historical Society at 54 Park Place, across the street from Military Park. The gallery is open weekdays from 9am until 5pm. 

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