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Friday, November 24, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/24/17


This photo shows Newark's historic Firemen's Insurance Company Building.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/23/17


The main Newark Public Library has stood on Washington Street since 1901.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/22/17


This memorial to President John F. Kennedy stands at Military Park in Newark.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/21/17


An American flag stands outside of the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Federal Building in Newark.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/20/17


The former Ironbound Station Plaza building on Newark's Ferry Street is being converted into a Blink Fitness and a coffee shop.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/19/17


This photo was taken along Central Avenue in Orange.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/18/17


The former Ballantine House is open for free to Newark residents as part of the Newark Museum.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/17/17


The Plume House is among the oldest residences in Newark.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/16/17


Newark's public works infrastructure can be seen across the city and region, including at this PSE&G substation on Clay Street.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/15/17


This ghost sign in Newark's Lower Broadway neighborhood advertises Model Storage and Moving.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/14/17


Downtown Newark's skyline features buildings constructed throughout the 20th century.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/13/17


Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the country's largest cathedrals.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/12/17


This photo shows the Newark Broad Street Station.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/11/17


This building on University Avenue in Newark, which was originally known as Plane Street, was once used by the Bamberger's department store.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/10/17


This photo shows the Military Park flag in Newark with the main Prudential building in the background.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/9/17


This photo shows the former Burnet Street School in Newark's Central Ward.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/8/17


The revitalization of West Orange's Edison Battery Company building is continuing.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/7/17


This photo shows the former Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal on Broad Street in Newark.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Photos of the Day 11/6/17


These photos show the interior of the Military Park Station on the Newark Light Rail, originally known as the Broad Street Station.



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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/5/17


This photo shows the Belleville Public Library and Information Center.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/4/17


This photo shows the North End Branch of the Newark Public Library.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/3/17


This photo shows a view of trees in Montclair from Kips Castle Park in Verona.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/2/17


This photo shows the Edison Battery Company building in West Orange.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Photo of the Day 11/1/17


This photo shows a view of Downtown Newark and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Eagle Rock Reservation.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/31/17


This photo shows a Halloween Parade in Maplewood Village that was held a few years ago. The 2017 event will take place this afternoon.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/30/17


This photo shows a view of the Downtown Newark skyline and surrounding communities from the Lambert Tower at Garret Mountain Reservation in Passaic County.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/29/17


This photo shows the Veterans Administration hospital in East Orange.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/28/17


This photo shows the Raritan Valley Line tracks in Newark's South Ward. There are currently no train stations, however, in the neighborhood.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Photos of the Day 10/27/17


The Dairyland milk bottle has been towering over Irvington for decades.




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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/26/17


This photo shows the Weequahic Park lake in Newark's South Ward.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/25/17


This photo shows Montclair's Harrison Avenue Fire Station.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/24/17


This photo shows the former Edison Battery Company building in West Orange, which is being converted into apartments, with the Thomas Edison National Historical Park water tower in the distance.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

After Years of Delays, First Store at Irvington's Valley Mall Plaza Finally Opens


IRVINGTON, N.J.: Opening day has finally come for part of an Essex County shopping mall that has been 'coming soon' for many years.

A 25,000 square foot Value Zone Department Store opened its doors within the Valley Mall Plaza in Irvington on Saturday morning, welcoming hundreds of area residents. The store is Value Zone's sixth Essex County location, according to a post on the company's Facebook page. There are other stores in Bloomfield. East Orange, Newark, and on Springfield Avenue in Irvington. Now, the lights are on and this location will be open for business seven days per week.

What makes this unique is that it is the first sign of commerce at this shopping complex on Chancellor Avenue near Route 78 in the township in close to a decade. The building that is now known as Valley Mall Plaza was once home to a location of Valley Fair, a chain of 'super discount centers' throughout Northern New Jersey. The sign for Valley Fair may remain in front, but after the store closed and the building was rehabilitated into Valley Mall Plaza several years ago, no businesses opened inside.

Why one of the first new shopping malls to open in Northern New Jersey in decades remained closed for so many years was a mystery. 

In 2013, the developer claimed that 25 stores planned to open inside, and that the mall could open in the early fall of that year, according to NJBIZ. However, 2013 and 2014 came and went without any businesses opening at Valley Mall Plaza. Then, in October 2015, representatives from Weichert Commercial Brokerage, which represented the property, told Essex County Place that the 230,000 square foot complex was slated to open the following month with 'typical mall hours'. Despite this, no shoppers were allowed to enter Essex County's third indoor mall until last weekend.

If completed, several additional stores and a food court would be located inside the building.



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Photo of the Day 10/23/17


This photo shows a view of the Downtown Newark skyline with New York in the background.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/22/17


This photo shows Main Street in Orange with the First Watchung Mountain in West Orange in the distance.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/21/17


This photo shows the exterior of Maplewood Middle School.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/20/17


This photo shows Downtown Newark's Old First Church.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/19/17


This photo shows the Belleville Town Hall.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/18/17


This photo shows the Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/17/17


Valley Fair in Irvington may be long closed, but this sign remains.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/16/17


This photo shows the historic St. John's Church in Orange.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/15/17


This photo shows Engine 3 at the fire station on Harrison Avenue in Montclair.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/14/17


This photo shows the historic Columbus Hall in Orange, which dates to 1892.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/13/17


This photo shows a full moon over the mural near the Newark Broad Street Station.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/12/17


Newark's Gateway Center and Lower Manhattan can be seen from the Newark Skylab.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/11/17


Despite the increase in development in Newark's East Ward, this industrial structure along New Jersey Railroad Avenue remains vacant.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Photo of the Day 10/10/17


This photo shows a full moon over Broad Street in Downtown Newark.

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