Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Newark Riverfront Revival/Cobblestone Multimedia Youth Apprenticeship Program Video – Summer 2015

Newark Riverfront Revival was proud to partner with Newark based Cobblestone Multimedia in the creation of our first ever Youth Apprenticeship Program this past Summer 2015.

In partnership with the Newark Works Youth Program, NRR/Cobblestone Multimedia employed 12 city youth, who spent 5 weeks at Newark Riverfront Park learning about the ecology of the Passaic River, Park Stewardship, Arts and Culture Programming, and Multimedia Skills. Apprentices spent time working with partner organizations such as the Newark Office of Film + Television, the city’s Government Access channel NWK TV, and Panasonic to get greater insight and experience on the types of multimedia arts careers they can build in the city of Newark.

The project culminated in a video created by our apprentices in which they applied the multimedia skills that they learned to highlight Newark Riverfront Park programming and issues around the environment of Riverfront Park.

Congratulations to our apprentices for all of their hard work and enthusiasm. Check out the results of their work and feel free to share on social media in celebration of Newark youth!

Civic Story Spotlights Newark Riverfront Guide

via Civic Story: History, Humor, Heart: #Newark Planners Depict #Riverfront as Unfolding Drama:

Enjoy this ingenious graphic created under the auspices of City of Newark’s planning office, and taken from the Newark Riverfront Guide.

The Newark Riverfront Guide was researched, written and designed by a team led by Damon Rich (former Planning Director & Chief Urban Designer for the City of Newark), including staff from the Newark Planning Office and the design firm MTWTF. The designers worked in consultation with groups including Ironbound Community Corporation, Friends of Riverfront Park, Lenape Lifeways, New Jersey Historical Society, and Newark Public Library.

Newark Riverfront Revival, National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program, Environmental Protection Agency Urban Waters Program, the City of Newark, NJ – City Hall, American Institute of Graphic Arts–New York

Newark Riverfront Guides are available through Newark Riverfront Revival for donations of $3. Contact newarkriverfront@gmail.com to purchase your copy!

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EPA Announced its $1.4 Billion Plan to Clean Up the Passaic River

NEWARK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday its $1.4 billion plan to clean up the most polluted portion of the Passaic River, an area made so unhealthy from corporate dumping that people are forbidden from eating the carcinogenic fish and crabs that come from it.

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Pictured, a bird in the polluted Passaic River looking east towards Jersey City on June 1, 2007. (File photo)

Friday’s announcement of the project, which may generate over 500 jobs and which officials said will not be paid for by taxpayers, was tempered by criticism from the Sierra Club, and righteous anger from former U.S. Senator Cory Booker over what corporations did to the river and Newark in the first place.

Also, EPA officials cautioned, this project to clean up the lower eight miles of the river, will take over 11 years, and even then the fish won’t immediately be safe to consume.

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