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‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

December 6, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about ...

Trade Union Protests Work Being Done at 84-Unit Construction Site on Broad Street

NEWARK, NJ - A construction labor union pitched larger-than-life blowups of rats and a pig in front of a development being built on Broad Street to protest what they claim is a lack of minority Newark residents being hired to complete the project.

Building and General Construction Laborers Local 3 claims Lettire Construction, the general contractor for the 915 Broad St.

Newark Mayor: William Flats Luxury Apartments Are 'Boon' City Development Has Been Looking For

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka was aware that a new $8 million luxury apartment complex along Broad Street may attract newcomers. To him, it’s the type of residential diversity the city needs.

Paramount Assets, the developer of the project,  celebrated the grand opening of 37 luxury rentals at 869 Broad St. on Monday with city officials. The development has been dubbed William ...

I-280 Lane Closures Begin to Run Through Dec. 3

NEWARK, NJ - Intermittent lane closures on I-280 between Nesbitt Street and Route 21 in Newark began today for an improvement project, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced. 

The work will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions until 5 a.m. tomorrow. The closures will start again at 10 p.m. Friday and won’t reopen until 5 a.m. on Dec. 3, the ...

Group That Sued Over Zoning Plan Is Displeased As Ordinance Moves Ahead

NEWARK, NJ - A planning advocacy group that previously sued the city over a zoning ordinance that would have increased allowable building height in the Ironbound is still unhappy with how the measure is moving forward.

The council is seeking to recreate the so-called MX-3 zone after a Superior Court judge last month overturned the ordinance when PLANewark filed suit. That’s why city ...

Newark Holds Community Meetings on Ironbound Building Height Ordinance

NEWARK, NJ - The city will host two community meetings about a zoning ordinance that would allow buildings in the Ironbound to increase in height.

The first meeting kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the MX-3 zone ordinance. Members of the city’s Economic and Housing Development department will be on hand, city spokesman Frank Baraff said.

“This is part of a process of ...

New MX-3 Proposal Postponed by Newark City Council

NEWARK, NJ - Council members on Thursday postponed voting on a new draft of a land use ordinance -- one that could potentially allow buildings in the Ironbound to increase to 20 stories -- because they did not have enough time to review it. 

The original MX-3 ordinance was approved last year, but was overturned in court last month after an advocacy group known as PLANewark filed suit ...


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