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Funeral held for activist poet-writer Amiri Baraka

1-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bagpipers, African drummers and jazz musicians led a rousing procession as the casket bearing activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka was carried into his funeral service. The 79-year-old author of blues-based poems, plays and ...
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NJ Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2013

1-17-14
Members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2013 met at the Newark Museum for the sixth annual induction ceremony.

Community Events in NJ This Week

1-17-14
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Jan. 17 to 23. If you have additions, post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

NJ wake set for activist poet-writer Amiri Baraka

1-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake in New Jersey. The wake will be held at Newark's Metropolitan Baptist Church on Friday night. The 79-year-old author of ...
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Fallon, Springsteen Poke Fun at Christie in ‘Born To Run’ Parody

1-15-14
Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen addressed the GWB lane closure controversy in a parody of Springsteen's "Born To Run."

Crystal Bridges to move NJ Wright house to NW Ark.

1-15-14
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has purchased a house in New Jersey that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and plans to move it to the museum's grounds in northwest Arkansas. The museum, founded by Wal-Mart Stores ...
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Martin Luther King Day Celebrations Around NJ

1-15-14
Events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are scheduled throughout the state.

NJ reality show star selling home

1-15-14
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — One of the cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" is putting her home on the market. Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Christopher, are seeking $2.85 million for the six-bedroom manor in Franklin Lakes. ...

Whitney Houston inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

1-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Whitney Houston and her cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, are among the newest members of New Jersey's Hall of Fame. The 2013 inductees were honored during a ceremony in Newark Tuesday. Houston's mother accepted the honor on behalf ...

Fallon, Springsteen parody Christie’s traffic jams

1-15-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's favorite rock star had something to say about the bridge scandal that's cost a couple of Christie loyalists their jobs. Appearing on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," Bruce Springsteen joined the comedian ...