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Lauding hi-tech education, Sharpton at his side, Murphy doubles down on courting Newark vote

August 22, 2017

With the Rev. Al Sharpton at his side, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy made a campaign stop today at a hi-tech education center in Newark's South Ward, saying the state needed to support urban youth to succeed in a globalized and digitized economy. 

"We've got to be here, backing up these kids, to make sure that they can achieve all that they can achieve," ...

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

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.

Fifty years after Newark burned, gates tell story of changing landscape

Two downtown corners, one block apart, offer a dramatic example of how much Newark has changed in 50 years.

On the corner of Halsey Street and Branford Place are two restaurants and two clothing stores, all of which have one thing in common: corrugated metal shutters, pulled down every evening after closing time. 

This is the third article in a four-part series on the 50th ...

Son of only Newark firefighter killed in 1967 riots remembers tragedy

The sound of fire engines screaming through Newark’s streets during the July 1967 riots is a memory that cuts especially deep for Michael F. Moran, Jr.

This is the second article in a four-part series on the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riot.

Part I: Witnesses to history reflect on Newark riots 50 years later

Part III: Fifty years after Newark burned, gates tell ...

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