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The company started in founder John F. Dryden’s basement in 1875, selling burial insurance as the Prudential Friendly Society. Today its headquarters are still on Broad Street in Newark. Prudential Financial has about $616 billion in assets, and not only does its building stand as Newark’s structural icon, the new arena will be called the Prudential Center.
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A New Jersey farm has come up with what might be the ultimate tribute to Derek Jeter on his final season: a five acre corn maze designed with the face of the Yankee captain himself.
At the McGraw Art Gallery on the campus of Newark Academy in Livingston. It's called Unscheduled Stops. I'll be showing pictures mostly from 2013 and 2014, and the show will be up almost the entire month of November.
A couple years ago, Gibson Borelli of Hoboken took one of my pie-baking classes for kids. Now the 12-year-old has won a spot on the new season of the Food Network’s Rachael vs.Guy: Kids Cook-Off, which runs every Sunday through September 21.