Newark, New Jersey: Back to School Weekend events will be held in Newark's North Ward this weekend.
On Friday, September 4th, Lighthouse Assembly of God will host a panel session at 7:30pm to discuss gang awareness, bullying, and parental involvement in education. Representatives from local religious institutions, the Newark Police Department, the Newark Public Schools, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, and the Newark Municipal Council will participate. Lighthouse Assembly of God is located at 542 North 7th Street, between Bloomfield and 1st Avenues.
Then, on Sunday, September 6th, the new Vince Lombardi Community Center of Hope will provide free haircuts for children, free backpacks, and school supplies. Special guests will include NBA analyst Chris Broussard of ESPN/ABC, Harold Reynolds of FOX Sports, and Reverend Juan Garcia. The Vince Lombardi Center is located at 201 Bloomfield Avenue, between Ridge and Parker Streets.
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