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 …

POM Partners, Newark-based safety technology company, raises $3M in Series A funding

Anastasia Bergeron | ROI-NJ

For co-founder AJ Leahy, POM Partners is personal. The origin of the company, a personal and enterprise safety technology provider that was developed with investment from Newark Venture Partners, goes back to an unpleasant experience one of his best friends experienced on a college campus six years ago. The longtime friend was walking home with his girlfriend when he was …

NJEDA approves $22M in film tax breaks for Netflix, Sopranos spin-off and others

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved $21.8 million in corporate incentives under its popular film tax credit program, including funds for Netflix’s production of its upcoming zombie movie “Army of the Dead,” being shot in Atlantic City and directed by Zack Snyder. Meanwhile, Rose City Pictures was awarded a $2.7 million tax break for its production of …

Newark Paper Co., employee-owned cooperative, has ribbon-cutting in city meant to signify new era


It wasn’t just another ribbon-cutting for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Wednesday. When Baraka and Invest Newark CEO Bernell Hall gathered for the ceremony for a new warehouse for the Newark Paper Co., they were there to celebrate an employee-owned cooperative that Baraka feels will support economic advancement and leadership of Newark residents. Newark Paper Co., an office supplies and …

Baraka: West Ward Neighborhood Development Plan to partner with 6 minority developers

JD Fogarty | ROI-NJ

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka understands the importance of developing abandoned properties. However, he also understands the necessity of developing using faces that accurately reflect the community. “To be able to (develop) with local folks, black and brown developers, women developers … (they) are part of what we are trying to do in the city,” he said. Through the West Ward …

BioCentriq Name of First Cell and Gene Therapy Development and Manufacturing Center Located on a University Campus in the U.S.

Joseph D'Allegro | New Jersey Innovation Institute

Today the Biopharma Division of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, introduced BioCentriq as the name of its cell and gene therapy production and manufacturing center. BioCentriq is the only process development and clinical manufacturing facility for cell and gene therapies located in Newark, N.J., and the first of its kind to be located on a university …

Audible employees have eaten 30,000 lunches out in Newark since 2017 – All on the company dime

Gabrielle Saulsbery | NJBIZ

Once a week, Audible gives $15 to hundreds of employees for them to invest in Newark restaurants for Lunch Out Wednesdays, an initiative in the company’s community investment strategy that has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into the city’s economy. The initiative hit its 30,000th meal March 4 at Fresh Coast, a fast casual restaurant serving salads, smoothies, grain bowls and poke, …

Lights, camera, Brick City. Newark named among best places for filmmakers to live and work.

Amy Kuperinsky |

The sight of film crews on the streets of Newark has become a familiar one. Now, an industry publication is taking notice. For the first time, MovieMaker magazine has named Newark to its list of the top places for filmmakers to live and work. Several high-profile productions have set up camp in the city over the past two years, including the …

Tags: Film, Newark

Newark ranked as one of 10 best cities for new programmers to live, work

Tom Bergeron | ROI NJ

San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose — even New York City. None of these high-tech areas made the list of the 10 best places for a young programmer to live and work. But Newark did. That’s right, a survey by Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp company, ranked Newark as the sixth-best place for young programmers to live and work. And it …


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