‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore Navigates the Pandemic

Source of Knowledge has been a Newark mainstay for decades. It survived the past year thanks to the generosity of its customers and an owner who provides more than just books.

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Woman Survives Days Trapped in Van After Snowstorm

The woman, 77, said she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, where she was living, then spent most of the week waiting for help.

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‘One Property at a Time’: A City Tries to Revive Without Gentrifying

Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.

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Coronavirus Surge in N.Y.: 5 Takeaways

New York and New Jersey have imposed new restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases. 

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

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N.J’s Largest City Shuts Down Again as Virus Cases Surge

Newark required nonessential businesses to close indoor operations beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Salons may open by appointment only.

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Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis

Laid low by the coronavirus crisis, the city’s artists were then raised on the energy of protests. They have been on the front lines all the while.

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How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful

Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, made no arrests and reported only minimal property damage during a weekend march.

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