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Newark Exhibit Informing Community On Environmental Injustice

November 12, 2019

If you walk into the Express building in Newark, you’ll see dozens of people walking through the Climates of Inequality Exhibit. By Jennifer Marin Play Video NEWARK, N.J. – If you walk into the Express building in Newark, you’ll see dozens of people walking through the Climates of Inequality Exhibit. “Climates of inequality was created by over 500 students, community partners in

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NJTV Clip on Climates of Inequality launch November 1 2019

November 8, 2019

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New Exhibition in Newark ‘Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice’

November 4, 2019

By ANG SANTOS Listen Listening… 2:53 A new exhibition in the Hahne & Company building in downtown Newark, is shedding light on environmental issues in several different cities. WBGO’s Ang Santos has more. Newark is one of many cities part of the ‘Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice’ exhibition CREDIT ANG SANTOS / WBGO Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental

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Industry Surrounds Newark’s Ironbound Neighborhood

October 2, 2019

Even when speeding along by train or car, people traveling through Newark, New Jersey, know it by their noses. “No one expects New Jersey, especially North Jersey, to smell good,” says Newark resident and activist Melissa Miles, only half jokingly. “You know, certain aspects of life here, like a huge tower belching smoke—it’s just part of the landscape.” Whether it’s trash

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Thriving Cities Take Collaboration

April 8, 2019

Always uplift, never uproot.” That maxim was greeted with …

Ironbound Building Height Ordinance Stirs Up Gentrification Concerns

January 7, 2019

By REBECCA PANICO January 7, 2019 at 5:31 PM The MX-3 ordinance would affect several lots east of Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound section.Credits: via City of Newark ordinance NEWARK, NJ –  A final vote draws nearer for a zoning ordinance that would allow for taller buildings in the Ironbound, but some community groups have raised a hot-button concern about

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City Council Moves Ahead With Plan to Give Evicted Residents Free Legal Services

December 24, 2018

By REBECCA PANICO Eviction proceedings for Newarkers take place in Essex County Superior Court, pictured above.Credits: Rebecca Panico NEWARK, NJ – Groundwork for a program that would give free legal representation to low-income city residents facing eviction was approved by city council recently, but questions still remain about how it will be funded. The ordinance has stalled on a final vote for

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“Gentrification at its worst”: Residents, advocacy groups fight to save Terrell Homes

October 12, 2017

By ELANA KNOPP Images from days gone by at Newark’s Terrell Homes show a well-maintained housing complex and a close-knit communityCredits: Elana Knopp   Terrell Homes residents Valerie Hall, Rita Fortenberry and Dorothy Brazell all say that the housing complex in Newark’s Ironbound Distric is the place they call homeCredits: Elana Knopp Terrell Homes in Newark’s East Ward, home to

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OPINION: As Newark changes, residents need to unite to protect their interests

April 17, 2017

There has been a flurry of news recently about Newark, from the NY Times to Bloomberg News – and most of it has been good, thank goodness. Newark’s great assets and some recent incredible projects, like the Hahne’s building, have often been featured in writings about Newark’s revitalization. And while an article may occasionally be rather fluffy, some have also

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