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Fifty years after the Newark riots, residents (mostly) optimistic about the future

July 15, 2017

Less than a mile from where the Newark riots began in 1967, Levon Putney tends to a small garden of oregano and cilantro in the alley of his modest home on South Jacob Street in the city’s Central Ward.

“I knew from the news business where I was when I bought this house five years ago,” said Putney, 43, the overnight news anchor for a prominent New York City radio station.

Opinion | Cuts to Medicaid Would Be Devastating for People with Lifelong Disabilities in NJ

July 12, 2017

Imagine losing your home, job, and your best friend. Now imagine what would happen if you lost all three, at the same time.

Throw in the loss of healthcare for your specialized needs, and it all quickly becomes your worst nightmare.

For people with disabilities, under the Medicaid plan proposed in Congress, this nightmare is fast becoming reality — unless we stand up now.

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Fill the Local News Void and Create a Profitable Business: Start TAPinto in Your Town

July 11, 2017

Many newspapers are regionalizing their coverage or being acquired by media conglomerates and laying off journalists, creating a void in local news coverage, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.
 

As a result, there is less and less local coverage of your local government and board of education, high school sports, charitable events and other newsworthy local happenings, ...

The Truth about Inclusionary Zoning and its likely impact on Newark

July 21, 2017

It’s taken 30 years for Hoboken and Jersey City to become an overnight success. Newark? Well, we’re still fighting to sustain a renaissance 50 years in the making.  

If we’re not careful, we can severely undermine the delicate balance of a market that is still struggling to achieve scale and a new sense of place, especially in the Central Ward.  

How can such a ...