Milestone moment: Newark Working Kitchens to deliver 1 millionth meal today

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

A unique win-win program has kept Newark restaurants open while helping to feed those in need. In April 2020 — at a time when the pandemic was taking hold in the state, leaving many to wonder where their next paycheck and their next meal were coming from — Audible announced it was donating $1 million to create Newark Working Kitchens, a unique meal …

Ørsted to locate N. American digital operations headquarters in Newark — and it’s hiring, too

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

In another move connected to Newark’s strong broadband infrastructure, Ørsted announced Thursday it will open its North American Digital Operations headquarters in Newark. It’s hiring, too. The new office, which will integrate with Ørsted’s other digital operations offices in Europe and Asia, will employ more than 20 Ørsted staff members, including 12-14 new information technology positions the company hopes to fill …

Port Authority, seeking to improve cargo operations at Newark Liberty, issues RFPs


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, responding to a sharp rise in demand for additional cargo space and services, announced Wednesday a major new initiative to expand its cargo facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport. The agency has issued a request for proposals to prequalified firms to lease, operate and maintain two of the airport’s major cargo buildings through …

Glyde, an NJII startup, gets backing from venture firm that features Bezos, Zuckerberg

ROI-NJ Staff(Newark)

[email protected], the coworking and incubator space at the New Jersey Innovation Institute on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology, houses and supports a number of student-led startups. On Monday, NJII announced one has gained the backing of one of the most notable venture firms in the country. GlydeApp, which provides contactless dining by automating the ordering and payment process for restaurants …

Makerhoods, live/work program in which entrepreneurs create community, is coming to Newark

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Makerhoods, a live/work program designed to elevate makers, artisans and other creative individuals looking to grow their passions and microbusinesses into thriving businesses, is coming to Newark. Founder Avi Telyas said Makerhoods is bringing the beloved, traditional “living above the store” model — which supported families, inspired entrepreneurship and created sustainable communities for decades — into the digital age. Makerhoods …

Tearing down a fortress in Newark to make way for a new beginning

George E. Jordan |

Newark has struggled to overcome decades of bad urban planning decisions that destroyed whole neighborhoods and wiped out commercial activity. Fixing those bad choices has been a focal point over the years to rejuvenate New Jersey’s largest city. None of those bad ideas was worse than the construction of the fortress-style downtown Gateway Center office towers. Started a few years after …

Oscars 2021: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ among N.J.-connected nominees

Amy Kuperinsky |

Newark’s Kenny and Keith Lucas — the Lucas Brothers — lead a group of nominees with New Jersey ties at this year’s Oscars. Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced Monday morning. The twin brothers have been nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which is up for best picture. Three movies in contention for best picture …

EDA approves $15M program to bring more zero-emission vehicles to Newark, Camden

ROI-NJ Staff (Trenton) | ROI-NJ

In an effort to bring more zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles to Newark and Camden, the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Friday approved NJ ZIP, a $15 million pilot program that will fund 100 to 300 vouchers of up to $100,000 for the purpose. The EDA said it will launch the program in the coming months. Here’s how …

Governor Murphy Announces $190 Million in Major Renovations at Newark Penn Station

Governor's Office | Press Release

$30 Million Upgrade Will Begin Immediately NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy today announced a commitment of $190 million for renovations and upgrades at historic Newark Penn Station. The Governor was joined at an event announcing the renovations by Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett, Senator Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywoman Eliana …


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