List of people from Newark, New Jersey

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This is a list of notable people from Newark, New Jersey.

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  1. ^ Local Talk News Editor "Stephen N. Adubato to be awarded honorary degree from Kean University",, May 7, 2010. Accessed October 21, 2015. "For more than four decades, Adubato, a lifelong Newark resident, has provided a broad range of social and educational services through his many philanthropic activities in his hometown of Newark."
  2. ^ Roberts, Sam. "Robert Curvin, Scholar Who Fought Bias and Poverty in Newark, Dies at 81", The New York Times, September 30, 2015. Accessed May 23, 2016. "Robert Curvin, a fiercely loyal advocate for Newark who never gave up on his troubled city and devoted a scholarly career to alleviating urban poverty, died on Tuesday at his home in the Vailsburg section of the city."
  3. ^ Staff. "JOHN COTTON DANA DIES IN 73D YEAR; Head of Newark Library and Founder and Director of Newark Museum. CHAMPION OF OPEN SHELF Founded the First Special Library Department for Children--Machine Art One of His Hobbies. A Man of Original Ideas. A Native of Vermont. Some of His Enthusiasms. A Rarely Beautiful Exhibit. His Influence Upon Newark.", The New York Times, July 22, 1929. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Mr. Dana, who lived at 868 Degraw Avenue, Newark, is survived by a widow, Rowena Wagner Dana, and two brothers..."
  4. ^ Parker, Clifton B. "Stanford Pulitzer Prize-winning historian dies at 93", Stanford Report, January 7, 2015. Accessed June 3, 2015. "Degler was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Newark, N.J."
  5. ^ "Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, Dies at Home at Age 113" (Press release). Worcester, Massachusetts: ABC News. Associated Press. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ Staff. A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: The Institute for Advanced Study Faculty and Members 1930-1980, p. 248. Institute for Advanced Study, 1980. Accessed November 22, 2015. "Krieger, Leonard 63s, 69-70 HS, Modern Europe Born 1918 Newark, NJ."
  7. ^ Staff. "Morley Accomplishments Recorded In New Book, Hartford Courant, October 12, 1958. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Born in Newark, N.J., Jan. 29, 1938, a son of the Rev. Sardis B. and Anna Treat Morley, he moved to West Hartford as a child."
  8. ^ Staff. "Sam J. Porcello: Obituary", The Star-Ledger, May 14, 2012. Accessed June 3, 2015. "Sam was born and raised in Newark, N.J., and lived in Wayne, N.J., before moving to Toms River in 1974."
  9. ^ "Oral Histories: Eugene G. Rochow" Archived 2014-10-28 at the Wayback Machine., Chemical Heritage Foundation. Accessed June 3, 2015. "Born: October 4, 1909, Newark, New Jersey "
  10. ^ Staff. A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: The Institute for Advanced Study Faculty and Members 1930-1980, p. 435. Institute for Advanced Study, 1980. Accessed November 24, 2015. "Widom, Harold 59-60, 78s M, Analysis Born 1932 Newark, NJ."
  11. ^ Peter Eisenman, Great Buildings Online. Accessed September 19, 2008.
  12. ^ Rainier Chapter House, Daughters of the American Revolution. Accessed June 22, 2016. "Born in Newark, New Jersey on December 28, 1871, Daniel Riggs Huntington was the son of John Huntington a prosperous grocer and Mary Horton Huntington."
  13. ^ Tempest, Rone. "America's Designs on Europe Top quality U.S. architectural firms, feeling the pinch at home, are finding work in Europe-and are snapping up some of the most sought-after projects.", Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1992. Accessed December 24, 2013. "When the Canal Plus building was under construction, Meier said he had 17 American staffers on the ground supervising the work. But the lopsided European proportion of his recent workload has concerned the silver-haired, Newark, N.J.-born architect."
  14. ^ Freeman, John. "At home with Siri and Paul", The Jerusalem Post, April 3, 2008. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Like so many people in New York, both of them are spiritual refugees of a sort. Auster hails from Newark, New Jersey, and Hustvedt from Minnesota, where she was raised the daughter of a professor, among a clan of very tall siblings."
  15. ^ Jacobs, Andrew. "Criticized Poet Is Named Laureate of Newark Schools", The New York Times, December 19, 2002. Accessed July 7, 2012. "A longtime Newark resident who was pivotal in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's, Mr. Baraka has ignored calls from Gov. James E. McGreevey and others that he resign the post, which pays a stipend of $10,000."
  16. ^ Imholtz Jr., August A. "Albert Boni: A Sketch of a Life in Micro-Opaque", American Antiquarian Society, 2006. Accessed October 21, 2015. "There in Newark he attended Barringer High School and, at age of sixteen, became the youngest secretary of the local chapter of the Socialist Party."
  17. ^ Make You Mine, Sony Reader Store. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Niobia Bryant is the national bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen "Sexy, Funny & Oh So Real" novels. As Meesha Mink, she's also the co-author of Desperate Hoodwives and Shameless Hoodwives. A proud native of Newark, New Jersey, Niobia currently writes full time and splits her time between New Jersey and South Carolina."
  18. ^ Finn, Robin. "Local Writer, Worldwide Following", The New York Times, April 2, 2009. Accessed February 7, 2011. "The homebody Harlan Coben, 47, the Newark-born son of a lawyer, grew up in nearby Livingston."
  19. ^ Staff. "STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE WILL BE DEMOLISHED; Birthplace of Author in Newark Will Be Razed to Make Way for a Memorial Playground.", The New York Times, January 7, 1937. Accessed September 19, 2008.
  20. ^ Amanda Minnie Douglas. The New York Times, July 19, 1916, p. 9
  21. ^ Hampton, Wilborn. "Allen Ginsberg, Master Poet Of Beat Generation, Dies at 70", The New York Times, April 6, 1997. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926, in Newark and grew up in Paterson, N.J., the second son of Louis Ginsberg, a schoolteacher and sometime poet, and the former Naomi Levy, a Russian emigree and fervent Marxist."
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  23. ^ Carr, David. "JOURNEYS: FOOTSTEPS -- Philip Roth's Newark; Walking the Streets Of a Writer's Memory". The New York Times, October 14, 2004. Accessed July 7, 2012.
  24. ^ Nutt, Amy Ellis. "Living literary legend and Newark native Philip Roth looks back as he turns 79", The Star-Ledger, March 18, 2012. Accessed July 11, 2012. "The call, in fact, was from Liz Del Tufo, president of the Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Committee, who is spearheading the 2013 two-day birthday bash for Newark's hometown hero, now just 366 days away."
  25. ^ Klin, Richard. "David's Harp", January Magazine, July 2007. Accessed September 22, 2008. "Newark-raised, Shapiro has not shied away from his Garden State roots, (Poems from Deal, its title taken from a Jersey-shore town, came out in 1969) taking his place, along with Ginsberg and Williams, as bards of this much maligned state."
  26. ^ Freedman, Samuel G. "THEATER; One Struggle Over, Attention Turns to Guilt", The New York Times, October 29, 1989. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Still, it was far easier for Mr. Wesley to perceive his subject and themes than to penetrate them. Although he grew up in a stable, working-class family in Newark and graduated from Howard University, the very hatchery of the black elite, his earlier plays dealt almost exclusively with street life and militant politics."
  27. ^ Klacsmann, Karen Towers. "Hilda Belcher (1881-1963)", New Georgia Encyclopedia. Accessed October 21, 2015. "Upon graduating from Newark High School (later Barringer High School) in 1900, Belcher moved to New York City to further her education."
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  29. ^ Andre de Krayewski, Jersey Arts. Accessed September 22, 2008.
  30. ^ Portraying Mood in Your Images; Master Photographer Robert Farber Shows You How, Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  31. ^ LaSala, Anthony. World's Top Photographers: Nudes, Rotovision, 2005, p. 60-63.
  32. ^ Douglas Kolk, Volta 5. Accessed December 24, 2013.
  33. ^ Spears, Dorothy. "Lee Lozano, Surely Defiant, Drops In", The New York Times, January 5, 2011. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Lozano, born in 1930 into a staid, middle-class household in Newark as Lenore Knaster, began her career conventionally enough, with a B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago after getting her bachelor's in liberal studies from the University of Chicago in 1951."
  34. ^ Grimes, William. "Philip Stein, Muralist Who Adorned Village Vanguard Jazz Club, Dies at 90", The New York Times, May 18, 2009. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Mr. Stein was born in Newark and developed a keen interest in painting and jazz while still quite young. He and Lorraine would head to the city's black neighborhoods and knock on doors, offering a quarter for jazz records."
  35. ^ Ouzounian, Richard. "Jason Alexander Still Laughing", Toronto Star, July 19, 2008. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Born in Newark, N.J., in 1959, Alexander can still recall with perfect precision the moment he was drawn into show business."
  36. ^ Jackson, Kevin. "Good Times Cast Members: Where Are They Now?", The Jamaica Observer, August 1, 2006, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 22, 2009. Accessed December 24, 2013. "John Amos (James). Originally from Newark, New Jersey, 67-year-old John Amos is a pioneer in television."
  37. ^ Cox, Jim. The Great Radio Soap Operas", p. 69. McFarland & Company, 1999. ISBN 9781476604145. Accessed October 26, 2015. "Charita Bauer was born on December 20, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey."
  38. ^ Han, Elizabeth. "Comedian Bill Bellamy Comes Clean", The Press-Enterprise (California), August 28, 2008.
  39. ^ The Standing Ovation Tour, New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Accessed December 24, 2013 ."A city son of Newark, actor and comedian Bill Bellamy got his start on Def Comedy Jam."
  40. ^ Grimes, William. "Vivian Blaine, the First Adelaide In 'Guys and Dolls,' Is Dead at 74", The New York Times, December 14, 1995. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Ms. Blaine was born in Newark. Originally her last name was Stapleton. While she was still in elementary school, her father, a theatrical agent, booked $1-a-night singing dates for her at nightclubs, company parties and police benefits. At 14 she began singing with the Halsey Miller Orchestra, and after graduating from Southside High School went on the road with little-known bands."
  41. ^ Whitty, Steven. "De Palma un-redacted", The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2007. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Born in Newark in 1940, De Palma grew up in Philadelphia, where his father was a respected surgeon."
  42. ^ Danois, Ericka Blount. "DIRECTOR ERNEST DICKERSON BRINGS HIS STYLE TO `THE WIRE' ; Q&A", The Baltimore Sun, February 4, 2007. Accessed December 24, 2013. "[Ernest Dickerson], a Newark, N.J., native, has directed five episodes of The Wire, which just completed its fourth season and began production on its fifth season last month. But his credits include a long list of accomplishments."
  43. ^ Goldstein, Patrick. "ALLEN GARFIELD SHEDS HIS HEAVY REPUTATION Series: IN CHARACTER: Third in a series of articles on the art, frustration and reward of being a character actor.", Los Angeles Times, February 24, 1986. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Born Allen Goorwitz (a moniker he briefly revived as a stage name several years ago), he grew up in Newark, NJ."
  44. ^ Fleeman, Michael. "Despite controversy, Ice-T's album is on the way down the charts", The Nevada Daily Mail, July 15, 1992. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Born Tracy Marrow in Newark, N.J., Ice-T wrote the title track for the movie Colors and made his acting debut in New Jack City."
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  46. ^ Giacomo Knox, A Week With My Father. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Giacomo Knox describes himself as just a "fatherless kid" from Newark, New Jersey. His father James was in his life for five years, until a bitter divorce sent him and his mother to Washington State. He graduated from Seton Hall Prep School in 1986, then began his studies at Seton Hall University."
  47. ^ Kaplan, Ron. "Jerry Lewis, Newark's own, recalls glory days with his pal Dean Martin", New Jersey Jewish News, March 16, 2006. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Lewis, who was born in Newark on March 16, 1926, recalls the admiration and deep affection he had for Martin, some 10 years his senior, from the moment the two met in 1945."
  48. ^ Gould, Lance. "In Gritty 'Narc,' a Ray of Hope", New York Daily News, January 9, 2003. Accessed December 24, 2013. "But the Newark-born Liotta, 47, hasn't been exactly overwhelmed with his film choices."
  49. ^ Bruck, Jerry via Associated press. "Bebe Neuwirth brings flexibility to character: Bebe Neuwirth Says She's Not Like Lilith Character.", Rome News-Tribune, May 22, 1992. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Miss Neuwirth was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Princeton."
  50. ^ Keller, Ilana. "Broadway's Hamilton cast visits Six Flags Great Adventure", Asbury Park Press, October 13, 2015. Accessed November 9, 2016. "'It's really cool just being in a show that's loved so much that talks about my home state. It's really nice and there's a sense of pride every time it's mentioned in the show," said Onaodowan. He was born in Newark and graduated from West Orange High School, which he points out isn't far from Weehawken, site of the Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel that resulted in Hamilton's death."
  51. ^ Staff. "NOW THEY'RE GOOD FELLAS RAY LIOTTA AND JOE PESCI WERE COLD-BLOODED WISEGUYS IN THEIR 1990 MOVIE, BUT IN FILMS OPENING THIS WEEKEND, THEY'RE UNLIKELY HEROES. \ JOE PESCI IS OUT FOR JUSTICE", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 14, 1992. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Born 47 years ago in Newark, NJ, Pesci has been in and out of acting since he was 5."
  52. ^ Staff (April 28, 1992). "Dr. Huxtable Cured Ailing TV sitcoms; Familiar Faces To Make Their Final Bows". The Kansas City Star. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Keshia Knight Pulliam, a native of Newark, NJ, plays daughter Rudy."
  53. ^ Ortega, Ralph R. "Queen Latifah joins Newark bus tour to raise awareness on home foreclosures", The Star-Ledger, February 11, 2009. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Latifah, a Newark native, was joined by former member of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, and radio host, Angie Martinez, on a bus ride making several stops in the city to raise awareness of the foreclosure problem."
  54. ^ Joe Rogan, Fear Factor profile. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, raised in Boston, and now lives in Los Angeles."
  55. ^ Morehouse, Rebecca. "Actress Eva Marie Saint's Bored With Saintly Roles", The Robesonian, February 1, 1978. Accessed February 7, 2011. "I was born in Newark and grew up in Albany, N.Y. I'm the third Eva Marie Saint in my family. Do you know — there's not a single 'Saint' in the Manhattan telephone directory."
  56. ^ Goldmann, A.J. "Todd Solondz Unpacks Misery in Suburbia: 'Dark Horse' Director Solidifies Role as Master of Squirm", The Jewish Daily Forward, October 7, 2011. Accessed July 7, 2012. "The location and decor is Jewish suburban New Jersey, a typical piece of scene-setting for this Newark-born director. In the opening scene, Abe meets his dream girl, Miranda (Selma Blair), at a raucous and tacky Jewish wedding where they are the only people not dancing."
  57. ^ Staff. "People: Actor Jack Warden dead at age 85", Bowling Green Daily News, July 21, 2006. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Warden was born John H. Lebzelter in 1920 in Newark, N.J."
  58. ^ Rivers, Jeff. "TACKLING A TOUGH ROLE ; ACTOR SAYS PEDOPHILE'S HUMANITY DREW HIM TO THE PART IN `FOUR'", Hartford Courant, July 4, 2003. Accessed December 24, 2013. "[Daniel Whitner] , right, whose Joe seduces the teenage June ([Nick Scoullar]) in "Four," struggled to work himself into the part.... In the weeks before the play, Whitner found himself standing in front of the mirror at his Newark home telling himself he had to embrace June on stage, desire him, the way the divorced actor might lust after a woman."
  59. ^ Nolan, Sara. "Youth Speak-Out in Newark", The Star-Ledger, July 29, 2008. Accessed July 7, 2012. "J.D. Williams steps out of HBO and back into Newark, NJ to appear at July's Youth Speak-Out."
  60. ^ Staff. "DANCING WITH WHO? MEET THE B-LIST CELEBRITIES WHO ARE TRYING TO MOVE WELL ENOUGH TO LOOK GOOD WITH THEIR PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS", Detroit Free Press, March 26, 2007. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Born March 30, 1964, Newark N.J. As smooth Steve on Beverly Hills 90210, he was the instigator who always ended up on his feet."
  61. ^ Lou Brutus Biography, Accessed June 3, 2015. "Wherever his travels have taken him, Brutus remains a proud New Jerseyan. He was born in Newark, NJ and spent in his first year living in the Down Neck (aka Ironbound) section of the city."
  62. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T.; Markoe, Karen; and Markoe, Arnie. The Scribner encyclopedia of American lives, Volume 5, p. 104. Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN 0684806630. Accessed June 19, 2011. "In 1957 she moved to nearby Newark, New Jersey, and in 1960 she began living with James Romeo Reddin."
  63. ^ Lusting, Jay. "Bill Chinnock tribute hits the Stone Pony on Saturday", The Star-Ledger, March 26, 2010. Accessed September 24, 2013. "Chinnock was born in Newark, and spent most of his childhood in Millburn and East Orange."
  64. ^ Hyman, Vicki. "Star-Gazing at Fashion Week", The Star-Ledger, September 10, 2007. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Then there's Newark's own Kat DeLuna. Though she says she's been to a couple of Baby Phat shows before, Friday marked her first major incursion into the Bryant Park tents, and she was making the most of it."
  65. ^ Gill, John. "Rah Digga Gets Hometown Key, Unleashes 'Harriet'",, April 5, 2000. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Busta Rhymes' female protégé Rah Digga was in her hometown of Newark Tuesday evening for a very special occasion. In addition to celebrating the release of her solo debut album, 'Dirty Harriet,' she received the key to the city that raised her."
  66. ^ Johnson, Martin. "Faith's New Chapter / Leaving behind the recent drama in her life, Evans is back at what she does best: singing", Newsday, April 29, 1999. Accessed December 24, 2013. "[Faith] Evans, a Newark native, had released a widely hailed debut recording, "Faith [Evans]," in 1995. Then things started happening fast.She met and fell in love with rapper Christopher Wallace, a k a Biggie Small or the Notorious B.I.G; they were married nine days after their first meeting."
  67. ^ Bodian, Nat. Ted Fiorito: The Newark Son of Italian Immigrants who Became One of Greats of American Music. Virtual Newark. Accessed October 21, 2015. "Ted Fiorito was born on December 20, 1900 to a young Italian immigrant couple, Louis (Luigi) Fiorito and Eugenia Cantalupo Fiorito, both 21 years old... In the 1900 Newark birth records, his name was entered as Teodorico Salvatore Fiorito."
  68. ^ Rose, Lisa. "Connie Francis Returns to Newark To Re-Record a Classic on Its Golden Anniversary", The Star-Ledger, May 9, 2010. Accessed June 19, 2011. "A meditation on loneliness penned by Neil Sedaka, 'Where the Boys Are' is being reinvented as electropop by producer Rob Fusari, best known as Lady Gaga's mentor/ex-boyfriend. His studio, coincidentally, is in the Newark neighborhood where Francis grew up."
  69. ^ Michel, Sia. "Redemption Song: The Fugees mark a return to righteousness in hip hop", San Francisco Weekly, March 27, 1996. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Sounding street is still important for the Fugees, who were raised in Newark and Brooklyn (Jean and Michel are cousins), and they steep their music in the boombastic beats, vaguely Middle Eastern sounds, and the eerie production of their NYC peers."
  70. ^ Heininger, Claire. "5K Raises More than $1M for Breast Cancer Research", The Star-Ledger, May 4, 2008. Accessed June 19, 2011. "After the teams crossed the finish line, singer Gloria Gaynor, a Newark native, entertained the crowd with her anthem, 'I Will Survive.' 'For the women of New Jersey, for the women of Newark, I'm very pleased to be here in support of this effort,' Gaynor said. 'It's extremely inspiring.'"
  71. ^ Saltonstall, Dave. "ART-FELT HOPE IN NEWARK", Daily News (New York), October 19, 2007. Accessed December 24, 2013. "With a star-studded cast and the hopes of an entire city on tap, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened last night in Newark with a gala extravaganza rarely found outside New York's elite halls.... For Glover, a native of Newark, the night was a chance to perform in front of family and friends."
  72. ^ Willistein, Paul. "John Gorka Brings Wit, Baritone to Bethlehem", The Morning Call, September 27, 1997. Accessed December 24, 2013. "John Gorka's compelling baritone and dry wit has taken him from Moravian College (Class of 1980) to Godfrey Daniels' open mikes and now to Minnesota, where the Newark, N.J., native lives with his expectant wife."
  73. ^ a b Wise, Brian. "Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast", The New York Times, February 8, 2004. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Nominated in various jazz categories are the saxophonist and Newark native Wayne Shorter; the pianist Keith Jarrett, from western New Jersey; the percussionist and Newark resident Stefon Harris".
  74. ^ Klein, Alvin. "GOSPEL SINGER GOES 'LEGITIMATE' AT 49", The New York Times, August 21, 1983. Accessed July 11, 2012. "At the age of 49, Miss Houston - who for 26 years has been the minister of music at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she was born - is an established popular singer."
  75. ^ Preston, Rohan B. "Houston Parades Emotions", Chicago Tribune, July 4, 1994. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Pop-gospel diva Whitney Houston weaves the rich experience of her youth in Newark, N.J.-lessons gleaned from her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, and cousin Dionne Warwick, as well as the black church-into highly successful, if formulaic, popular music."
  76. ^ Staff. "Nick Massi, 73, Low Man in the Four Seasons", The New York Times, January 8, 2001. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Mr. Massi, whose original name was Nicholas Macioci, was born in Newark. He performed with several bands before joining Frankie Valli in a group called the Four Lovers."
  77. ^ Guidry, Nate. "Music Preview: James Moody is proud to serve in Gillespie's big band", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 26, 2012. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Moody grew up in Newark listening to old jazz records by Jimmie Lunceford and Chick Webb. As a kid he gravitated to the saxophone after hearing Jimmy Dorsey and Charlie Barnett. Later, he was introduced to the sounds of Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster."
  78. ^ Klein, Alvin. "THEATER; Melba Moore Traces Her Up-and-Down Journeys", The New York Times, June 27, 1999. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Born Beatrice Melba Smith in Harlem, Ms. Moore, moved to Newark at age 9. Pick your ghetto, she said. There, she went to Waverley Elementary School, Cleveland Junior High School and Arts High School, then Teachers College at Montclair State."
  79. ^ "Hip-Hop, Rap Interviews : Tame One",, March 8, 2005. Accessed November 17, 2015. "Hailing from Brick City aka Newark, New Jersey, Tame One has been a champion of gritty hardcore Hip-Hop for well over a decade."
  80. ^ Sisario, Ben. "POP MUSIC; After Honing Skills in the Underground, A Newark Hip-Hop Group Sees the Light", The New York Times, May 16, 1999. Accessed July 7, 2012.
  81. ^ Aquilante, Dan. "Blues with Verve", New York Post, January 18, 2000. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Newark's eight-man rap collective Outsidaz -- whose members have flirted with mainstream success on an individual basis, recording with the likes of the Fugees, Redman and KRS-One -- pool their talents on this seven-song EP."
  82. ^ Cohen, Noam S. "An Entertainment Industry That Started Out in an Englewood Pizzeria", The New York Times, June 15, 1997. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Redman, from Newark, whose crumbling buildings earned it the nickname Brick City"
  83. ^ Wolff, Carlo. "MARC RIBOT AND LOS CUBANOS POSTIZOS MUY DIVERTIDO! ATLANTIC", Boston Globe, May 18, 2000. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Unlike the group's self-titled 1998 debut, there's more individuality and less homage here, with several tracks by Newark native Ribot."
  84. ^ McCall, Tris. "Paul Simon to sing at NJPAC in Newark", The Star-Ledger, October 6, 2011. Accessed July 7, 2012. "At least for an evening, Paul Simon is coming home. The revered singer-songwriter, who was born in Newark, will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 27. He is touring in support of "So Beautiful or So What," his tenth solo album, which was released earlier this year."
  85. ^ O'Connor, Julie. "Tour celebrates Newark's own Frankie Valli", The Star-Ledger, February 24, 2008. Accessed July 7, 2012. "The event is the first in a series of city-related tours, inspired by the 2006 Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Jersey Boys, which chronicles the ascent of 1960s rock and roll group The Four Seasons, along with Valli, their Newark-born frontman."
  86. ^ Stewart, Zan. "Newark native celebrates Sarah Vaughan with gusto", The Star-Ledger, March 30, 2009. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Accompanied by an ace band -- pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Lisle Atkinson, drummer Gordon Lane, flutist Tony Signa, and tenor saxophonist James Stewart -- Newark native Jackson sang songs recorded by Newark native Vaughan (1924–1990)."
  87. ^ Steinberg, Jacques. "For TV Band, Jet Lag Is Part of the Job", The New York Times, June 5, 2009. Accessed July 7, 2012. "But the band's most profound influences (and deepest roots) are in and around the overheated, beer-splattered clubs of the Jersey shore: Mr. Rosenberg and Mark Pender, the trumpet player, are longtime members of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes; Mr. Vivino and his older brother Jerry, the "Tonight" saxophonist, were, as children, part of a family dance team that played the Atlantic City Boardwalk; and Mr. Weinberg, who grew up in Newark and South Orange, still lives primarily on a farm in Monmouth County."
  88. ^ Jackson, Vincent. "Jersey's Jazz Man (Jay Glover, 'Dr. Jay')", The Press of Atlantic City, February 6, 1996. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Larry Young, a Newark native, became familiar with Glover and asked him to manage him in the mid-1960s."
  89. ^ Jazz in the Garden: Woody Shaw Legacy Ensemble, Newark Museum. Accessed November 10, 2016. "Regarded as one of the great band leaders and innovators of his generation, Woody Shaw, Jr. (1944-1989) was an infant when his parents moved to Newark, NJ."
  90. ^ Staff. "THE SETH BOYDEN STATUE.; A MONUMENT TO THE GREAT MECHANIC UNVEILED IN NEWARK.", The New York Times, May 15, 1890. Accessed July 7, 2012. "A statue to the memory of Seth Boyden, the Newark mechanic and inventor, was unveiled in Washington Park this afternoon."
  91. ^ Miller, Judith. "A Self-Made Man Takes On Newark; Shy Philanthropist Gives His Time And Money to New Arts Center", The New York Times, October 14, 1997. Accessed November 13, 2016. "The son of a steel warehouse office manager, Mr. Chambers was born and raised in the West Ward of Newark."
  92. ^ Staff. "William A. Conway Jr., bank president, traveler, 95 ", New Jersey Hills, April 6, 2006. Accessed June 3, 2015. "Mr. Conway was born in Newark on April 16, 1910, to Julia McKeon Conway and William Aloysius Conway Jr., and his family noted life at that time was still very much 19th century."
  93. ^ The Newark Technical School Era: 1881–1919, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Accessed June 19, 2011. "Fred Eberhardt went on become the president of Gould and Eberhardt, a major Newark manufacturer of machine tools. He also served Newark Technical School and Newark College of Engineering as a trustee, his service spanning nearly four decades."
  94. ^ May, Jeff. "Ex-Tyco Chief Dennis Kozlowski in divorce settlement", New Jersey Business, July 17, 2008. Accessed July 11, 2012. "Kozlowski, a poster boy for corporate excess, is serving a prison term for systematically looting the conglomerate he led to support his lavish lifestyle. Beyond the shower curtain, the most memorable example of the Newark native's profligate spending was an over-the-top 40th birthday party he threw for his wife in Sardinia for $2 million -- half of which was billed to Tyco."
  95. ^ Staff. "T. N. M'CARTER SR., FOUNDED UTILITY; Former President of Public Service in Jersey Dies - Lawyer, Ex-Legislator", The New York Times, October 24, 1955. Accessed July 23, 2011. "Mr. McCarter was born in Newark on Oct. 20, 1867. He received his early education at the Newark Academy and prepared for college at Dr. Pingry's School in Elizabeth."
  96. ^ Witkin, Richard. "JOHN KNUDSEN NORTHROP, AVIATION DESIGN PIONEER, DIES", The New York Times, February 20, 1981. Accessed July 23, 2011. "Mr. Northrop was born in Newark on Nov. 10, 1895."
  97. ^ White, Constance C. R. "A Phoenix Rises to Take His Influence Global", The New York Times, December 30, 1997. Accessed July 7, 2012. "Mr. Rodriguez was in many ways an apt choice for the company, which is based in Madrid. Not only was he a rising star, but he is a rare kind of cosmopolitan: he is a son of Cuban immigrants, a grandson of Canary Islands emigres and a native of Newark."
  98. ^ Staff. "Killed in apparent drug-related shooting, Yale alumnus remembered for leadership", The Star-Ledger, May 24, 2011. Accessed June 22, 2016. "The 30 year-old Yale scientist was using his knowledge of biochemistry to bring in $1,000 a day selling marijuana grown in the basement of the Smith Street home where he was killed, said law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation."
  99. ^ Kaplan, Ron. "Longing for Longie; Film will take a look at an 'underrated' mobster", New Jersey Jewish News, May 9, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2016. "A native New Jerseyan, Zwillman was born in Newark in 1904."
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  125. ^ Via United Press International. "Moe Berg Dead At 70", The Pittsburgh Press, June 1, 1972. Accessed October 6, 2012. "NEWARK, NJ - NEWARK, NJ - Moe Berg, major league baseball's legendary scholar and linguist of the 1920s and 1930s is dead at the age of 70."
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  129. ^ "Leonard S. Coleman NL President 1994-1999", Accessed September 1, 2016. "Leonard S. Coleman was born on February 17, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey. While growing up in nearby Montclair, Coleman developed a passion for baseball."
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