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Come enjoy the Ballantine Green Festival this weekend!

The annual Ballantine Festival us coming up again! Come out to enjoy a day of entertainment, food, face painting, kids games, raffles, free children’s books and much more in the Ironbound. The festival is FREE! This Saturday, April 26th 2014, Noon-4pm at the parking lot on the corner of Ferry St and St. Charles

Meletrix will perform Jazz and R&B, Dynamic Dynasty will dance to hip-hop and our very own Orlando Kam and Soul will sing. There will be folk dances from Portugal by Casa do Minho, from Brazil by Centro de Tradições Gaúchas Saudade da Minha Terra, and Ecuadorian Diaspora. We will be taking electronic waste at the festival so please bring all your old computers, TV’s, phones, VCR’s, DVD players, etc. Each item will get you a raffle ticket to WIN A LAPTOP!!! General raffles include paintball tickets and beauty products!


The Winter Newsletter is out!

The Winter Newsletter is out in Spanish!

The Winter Newsletter is out in Portuguese!

Find out about graffiti and art, the new food pantry, mentoring program and job assistance in East Ferry!

Ironbound Green Streets Tree Documentary

Interns from East Side High School and Newark New Media Magnet Program created a documentary about the Green Streets Tree planting project in the Ironbound, led by the City of Newark and Ironbound Community Corporation. See what’s going on with trees in your neighborhood!

Picturing Justice: a photo history of the struggle for environmental justice and an improved quality of life in the Ironbound

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Newark Public Library – Van Buren Branch
140 Van Buren Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Or call: 973-589-6873 for more information

A special preview of the video produced by students of East Side High School about ICC’s & the City of Newark’s Tree Planting Program!

Get your taxes done for FREE!!!

Come get your refund, at no cost and be sure you are getting them done right!

Newark Housing Authority announced last December that it was applying for Rental Assistance Demonstration funds to relocate the residents of Terrell Homes. The way this action was undertaken gave residents, some of which have been there for over 50 years, unfavorable alternatives and little say in the matter. Furthermore, the action has questionable legal basis. 
So last Thursday, Over 50 Terrell Homes residents attended the Newark Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting along with representatives of ICC and the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund. At the meeting, the residents presented a petition with 106 signatures and spoke about why they wanted to stay in their homes. The Housing Authority agreed to stop the application for RAD, which halted the proposed displacement for now, but also said that the development faces a serious budget deficit. The Housing Authority agreed to participate in a working group with residents and ICC to discuss a path forward that all could agree with. It was a small victory, but a great first step!


Have opinions about what should and shouldn't be built in your neighborhood? Coming find out how its decided and how you can make a difference!

Bothered by the noise or pollution of companies around you? Think high buildings, or heavy industry shouldn’t be built in your neighborhood? This is for you. Zoning 101 at the Cortland St trailer Wednesday January 26, 6 pm. Call Daniel at 973-344-5949.

Quiere aprender como comenzar un negocio prospero?

Viene este Martes 28 de Enero 6pm a 317 Elm, Newark para informarse!

What do the Horseneck Riots of 1740-1770, have to do with Ben Franklin’s famous kite experiment?


Nothing! Except that the riots finally ended on January 9, 1770 under the governorship of Ben’s illegitimate son, Loyalist William Franklin (father and son pictured below, in happier times).


 In this corner: Newark’s settlers who purchased land from Hackensack Indians, which included formal deeds.

 In the other corner: Landowners represented by Britain’s Proprietary Government, who evict the settlers, declaring the deeds invalid.


Although  the Horseneck Riots ended in favor of the Proprietary Government…the riots were arguably the first acts of rebellion in North America against the British Crown, 30 years before the American Revolution.

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