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  • September 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    Ballantines Kinneys Drydens and more this is your chance Mt Pleasant Cemetery is on a very attractive somewhat spooky 36 acres Though it might seem odd to visit a cemetery today for anything but a burial Victorians frequently visited their dead and hence invested a great deal of thought and money in their funerary monuments Please come and appreciate this incredibly historic site More information is available at my website www newarkhistory com Author Ken Walker Posted on September 25 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Jeff Bennett Newark 1 Comment on Mt Pleasant Cemetery Walking Tour Oct 5th 12 15 Opening at Gallery Aferro this Saturday 7 10 Please join us for the opening of two new exhibitions Outside Over There Fourth in the annual urbanism exhibition series curated by Emma Wilcox Dwell Robert Lach Project Room September 27 November 22 2008 Opening Reception September 27 7 10 PM Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ Will Work for Food by KH Jeron Bring a can of food to barter with robots All proceeds to be donated to Newark food banks Outside Over There is an exhibition as well as a food drive and a portrait studio It is inspired by the signals traveling in the airspace of cities worldwide and the ability of these signals to penetrate structures by transmissions codings and exchanges of ideology and consumer goods interactions real and imagined between more and less industrialized nations including the cargo cult and the syndication of TV programming Artists Keliy Anderson Staley Mireille Astore Martin John Callanan Karlos Carcamo Margarida Correia Susan E Evans Judith Hoffman KH Jeron Tamara Kostianovsky Charles Huntley Nelson Anne Percoco Dorothy Schultz Jeff Sims Peter Tuomey Jr Tammy Jo Wilson The impending end of nondigital TV has evoked for some class and cultural divisions within America By repairing TVs with reed thatch from the NJ meadowlands Anne Percoco suggests such divisions as well as the complexity of a globalized economy Charles Huntley Nelson s video Why Not on TV questions the presentations of African Americans on television in relationship to their actual history and present realities and is narrated by an omniscient visitor who may be a space alien Photographer Keliy Anderson Staley will be operating a tintype portrait studio in the gallery on Oct 3rd and 4th Sitters can come solo or with a loved one The sittings are free A print of the image is 10 Made with the wet plate collodion process the leading mode of photography in the 1850 s and 1860 s the portraits echo downtown Newark s past density of commercial portrait studio s while picturing the diversity of modern urban NJ For more information please contact Emma Wilcox ewilcox aferro org Author Ken Walker Posted on September 24 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Arts Culture Media Community Downtown Central Ward Emma Wilcox Entertainment Events Film Helping Non Profits Newark Leave a comment on Opening at Gallery Aferro this Saturday 7 10 Komunyakaa at Rutgers Newark Komunyakaa at Rutgers Newark

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  • August 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    Categories History Tags History Ironbound East Ward News Clips 1 Comment on The Ironbound Through My Father s Eyes Newark and the Future of Crime Fighting Newark and the Future of Crime Fighting BusinessWeek picks up on the tech enforcement meme kicked off by TechCrunch editor Mike Arrington This upbeat piece connects the dots between crime prevention and economic development Hat tip to Bill Chappel for the link Already though the business community is beginning to throw its weight behind Booker s plan In August Newark scored a big win when London based Standard Chartered Bank STAN L opened a new office downtown that will hold more than 500 employees Inspired by the mayor s vision financial executives such as New York hedge fund operator William Ackman have financed some of the new technologies that the city can t afford because of its 180 million budget deficit And the Newark offices of big companies such as Verizon Communications VZ AT T T Cablevision Systems CVC Public Service Enterprise Group PEG and Continental Airlines CAL are beginning to hire more residents from the city Audible com a subsidiary of Amazon com AMZN is one of the companies that has jumped on the Mayor s bandwagon Last March the company moved its headquarters and 165 employees out of Wayne N J and into a 50 000 square foot office in downtown Newark Don Katz Audible com s founder and CEO says the space is 50 cheaper than Manhattan real estate And even though Katz expected Newark s reputation to scare away some employees not one worker has left since the move For a long time I thought it would be great if we could serve our shareholders and be part of an urban renaissance says Katz All in all it s been a complete win For more on the success of the police camera system in Newark check out the TechCrunch interview with Mayor Booker Author Ken Walker Posted on August 25 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags City Hall Crime Safety Garry McCarthy Newark Police Department News Clips Technology 1 Comment on Newark and the Future of Crime Fighting Selling Cities Despite Bad Images Selling Cities Despite Bad Images The Times interviews Cogswell Realty Group about the success of Eleven80 and their future plans in Newark for a piece on regional urban real estate As the economy climbs out of the subprime mess we ll start to see this trend accelerate Housing prices will decline and job creation will pick up again in 2009 which means Newark will be poised to see a surge of investment We re already seeing the real estate market percolate in Newark with the Collonnei apartments and Shaq Tower attempt to reproduce the success of Eleven80 And as it so happens the Daily Newarker will be right there to help our new neighbors acclimate to city life in the Garden State Watch this space They got through it by using every stigma fading technique they could think of

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  • July 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    paramount My grandmother always said what doesn t come out in the wash will come out in the rinse If you don t want the light to shine on you be sure you re doing what you re supposed to be doing Author Ken Walker Posted on July 31 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags News Clips Sharpe James Leave a comment on In Newark More Weariness Than Anger at Sentence No Tears for Sharpe Sharpe James will serve 27 months in federal prison for directing real estate deals to his mistress Tamika Riley conduct considered unbecoming a public servant by a jury of his peers Reactions around the web to yesterday s sentencing have ranged from anger to mild indifference Ultimately no one was satisfied by the outcome of the case Rest assured though Sharpe s political enemies will get their perp walk U S Attorney Chris Christie will get another notch in his pristine record The city will see 127 000 returned to its coffers in the form of fines But the sentence handed down by District Court Judge William J Martini was not justice and that has little to do with the length of James sentence Sharpe James was once a hero in this town a man who fought for Newark when it seemed that New Jersey through its highway and housing policies was bent on destroying it After the racially charged 1967 riots James was the second black mayor to arrive in office calling for reform and admonishing an administration fraught with corruption Newarkers however had heard it before Kenneth Gibson James predecessor took office in 1970 as a reformer and was later indicted on fraud and bribery charges He had replaced Hugh Addonizo who won the Mayor s office in 1962 accusing his predecessor of running a corrupt political machine Addonizio was also brought up on with corruption charges for bowing to the will of organized crime Because of this three disgraced mayors and forty four years of corruption in City Hall Newark suffers from a poverty of hope An obstinate cynicism permeates this city to the degree that many man on the street interviews revealed Newarkers asking sympathetically why wouldn t Sharpe take care of his own We are only just beginning to see this dogged attitude chip away two years into what appears to be a substantive renaissance in the nation s third oldest city truly one of our great American stories But the Sharpe James sentence too short to account for the years of undue influence and too long to shake Newarkers perceptions that the establishment is trying to undermine the city s progress offers nothing but a sad reminder of our torrid history of corruption Author Ken Walker Posted on July 30 2008 Categories History Tags Courts History Opinion Sharpe James 1 Comment on No Tears for Sharpe The Undoing of Sharpe James The Undoing of Sharpe James My piece from April written the day after the Sharpe James conviction Sharpe James saw

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  • June 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    one was checking Corchado said There was a lack of accountability Corchado said My wife s reply when I read the above quote They can start by running the meters Our experiences with Newark cabbies have always been weird if not outright sketchy The most awful of them was coming back from a Broadway show with friends three years ago It was late and a homeless man held open the cab door for us outside of Penn Station When he asked for a tip I refused and he threatened to meet me in a dark alley with a baseball bat before slamming the door The cabbie wanted to charge us 15 to go ten blocks which we were able to negotiate down but were treated to a meandering ride through the Ironbound without the meter running of course It was an embarrassing and disheartening nightmare Since then things have been markedly better I haven t had my life threatened again but I ve still found the occasional cabbie who can t find his way to Broad Street Station from Penn Station no tip for that one or charges random rates for the same trip It s an open secret that the Gold Lincoln drivers on the Ironbound side of the station tend to be more reasonable and sane if you don t mind practicing your Spanish The GPS is also an important feature for a job that can sometimes be very dangerous Newark cab drivers have been the victims of numerous violent crimes some of which have been fatal Being able to pinpoint a location once they hit the panic button will be an important way to deter these sorts of crimes All that to say I welcome the changes and am looking forward to climbing into one for a quick ride across the city without fearing for getting cheated or worse Continue reading You Talkin to Me Newark Taxis to Get Much Needed Upgrades Author Ken Walker Posted on June 29 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Infrastructure Transit Leave a comment on You Talkin to Me Newark Taxis to Get Much Needed Upgrades Departing Newark school chief always put kids first Departing Newark school chief always put kids first The Ledger considers the legacy that Newark schools superintendent Marion Bolden will leave after her departure from the post later this year She also is proud of the district s graduation rate and decries critics who challenge its legitimacy Nearly 52 percent of high school students received diplomas in 1999 That number jumped to nearly 80 percent during Bolden s tenure She is the first to admit students are graduating with low grade point averages but the fact they remain in school is positive she said Unless the state changes graduation requirements she said students should not be stigmatized if they don t pass the HSPA and need the SRA to get a diploma I don t want kids to be pushed through Kids who need remediation after graduation that s

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  • May 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    Safety News Clips Leave a comment on Star Ledger Bar visits put Newark police chief in trouble Woman with child carjacked in Newark Woman with child carjacked in Newark Three youths were arrested after carjacking a woman with a child in Newark tonight police said Neither victim remained in the car and neither was injured Detective Todd McClendon said The incident began shortly after 7 p m on Hawthorne Avenue the detective said A short time later officers observed the stolen vehicle at Frelinghuysen Avenue and Victoria Street and pursued it The three were apprehended a few blocks away on South 11th Street McClendon said The names and ages of the suspects all of whom are juveniles were not released Author Ken Walker Posted on May 29 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Crime Safety News Clips Leave a comment on Woman with child carjacked in Newark Indian Knights MC Ironbound Ambulance Run Indian Knights MC Ironbound Ambulance Run So when NJ com mentioned that investigators found online photos of the police chief in an illegal Ironbound bar I couldn t help but search for them what kind of blog would this be if I hadn t While the photos didn t turn up I was able to find this video It s in Portuguese right up until around 1 minute 47 seconds where Anthony Campos 2nd Comandante Policia de Newark is being interviewed Actually after seeing this video and watching Campos talk about raising funds to help out the family of a disabled little girl I kind of feel bad for the chief The Indian Knights seem like a decent organization even if they don t have a liquor license Author Ken Walker Posted on May 29 2008 Categories Video Tags Newark Police Department News Clips Video 2 Comments on Indian Knights MC Ironbound Ambulance Run Officials say Newark police chief facing disciplinary charges Officials say Newark police chief facing disciplinary charges Newark Police Chief Anthony Campos suspended earlier this year in a spat with the city s police director is facing a new string of disciplinary charges for allegedly patronizing an illegal bar law enforcement officials familiar with the case said Campos admitted numerous visits to the Indian Knights Motorcycle Club on Lexington Street in the city s Ironbound section after investigators found online photos of him in the bar said the law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case remains a personnel matter Author Ken Walker Posted on May 29 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Crime Safety Newark Police Department News Clips Politics City Hall Leave a comment on Officials say Newark police chief facing disciplinary charges Star Ledger Feds give struggling N J schools poor marks on tutoring transfers Feds give struggling N J schools poor marks on tutoring transfers One of the key tenants of No Child Left Behind is to provide options for children who are in failing school systems either they are entitled to receive tutoring or they should be allowed to

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  • April 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    on New York Times As Newark Rebuilds Help From Beyond City Limits Newark s Lethal Traffic February 19 1903 to April 25 1972 Evidently Newark had the most centralized downtown in the nation making it extremely fragile and debilitating The businesses however held a firm belief that people would always bring prosperity to Downtown no matter where they lived as long as accessibility was provided In the above short period of ten years as the figures indicate American people s understanding of accessibility shifted drastically from mass transit e g trolley cars to their beloved private motor cars This meant not only could they drive to Downtown Newark but also they had to find a place to park As Miller McClintock of Harvard told the National Association of Building Owners in 1926 it would not profit a central business district with even the most convenient arteries of travel if there was not sufficient parking After Raymond Boulevard was created above the old Morris Cannel in 1930 the corner near Military Park turned into the most congested spot and a few years later came the corner of Broad Orange and Bridge Streets After the 1970s the deadly congestion moved to Penn Station On the icy morning of Thursday February 19 1903 over 100 noisy children were tightly packed in trolley car no 291 of the North Jersey Street Railway Co on their way to Barringer High School When the streetcar passed Orange Street to approach the G grade intersection of Clifton Avenue and Lackawanna Railroad the motorman Pete Brady found that the long brass handle could not stop the trolley as there was no sand on the track In seconds the approaching train smashed into the trolley Eight girls and one boy were killed including Rosebud a 14 year old girl from James Street and more than 20 were desperately injured Their severely mutilated young bodies without heads and arms were laid side by side on the blood stained snow for hours Mayor Doremus proclaimed the coming Sunday one of public mourning Continue reading Newark s Lethal Traffic February 19 1903 to April 25 1972 Author Ken Walker Posted on April 26 2008 Categories Featured History Tags Environment Featured Government Health History Zemin Zhang Leave a comment on Newark s Lethal Traffic February 19 1903 to April 25 1972 Updates in the Recent Spike in Violent Crime Burst of bullets kills 3 wounds 6 in Newark As of yesterday there were 16 murders in the city in 2008 a drop of more than 40 percent from the same time last year and shootings also were down overall Already troubled by several recent daytime shootings McCarthy retooled his deployment plan last week by assigning 20 officers from administrative positions to day patrol shifts By the end of May he ll have more than 60 recruits to participate in the local version of New York City s Operation Impact in which rookie officers are deployed en masse into crime hot spots We re

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  • March 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    News Clips Opinion Sharpe James Leave a comment on New York Times At Trial of Newark s Former Mayor Feelings of Loyalty and of Being Let Down Despite Protests St James Closes Acute Care From the Ledger picked up by the Ironbound Blog Despite bitter protests Newark s Saint James Hospital quietly closes Despite months of angry protests by local residents Newark s Saint James Hospital closed today with more of a whimper than a bang This morning moving trucks sat parked near the hospital entrance in the city s Ironbound neighborhood Flyers posted on the doors announced the closing in English Spanish and Portuguese Author Ken Walker Posted on March 20 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Health Ironbound East Ward News Clips 1 Comment on Despite Protests St James Closes Acute Care Opining on the St James Closure Bicycle Mark at Citizen Reporter was kind enough to get in touch a few days back and get my thoughts on the closure or it seems loss of services at Saint James Hospital Citizen Reporter The Threat of Hospital Closings in Newark Why are two very needed hospitals in the city of Newark NJ under threat of closing down Money politics business what are the reasons being given and how do they hold up under some real scrutiny My guests Ken Walker of the Daily Newarker and Christina Hilo of the NUSSJ and SaveStJames com help dissect the situation We Discuss St James and Columbus hospitals The hospital debt and funding Cathedral Health who they are Possible Scenarios Uninsured Patients The difficulty of organizing in an immigrant community Latest Meetings audio http media libsyn com media bicyclemark bm253 080309 mp3 5D Author Ken Walker Posted on March 19 2008 Categories Healthcare Podcast Tags Economy Health Healthcare Podcast 3 Comments on Opining on the St James Closure New York Times At the Sharpe James Trial a Slim Show of Support New York Times At the Sharpe James Trial a Slim Show of Support Just a week after opening big with a packed house and an overflow crowd watching a video feed in a courtroom down the hall New Jersey s marquee corruption trial had already dwindled to the scale of a weekday matinee playing to an audience whose meager size seemed out of all proportion to the wide swath cut through the city by a mayor who would have never been mistaken for small It will be a long trial to be sure two or three months probably and then another trial is set to follow on the credit card expenses that Mr James 72 billed to the city But it was hard not to wonder just where all his supporters had gone the ones who had filled his fund raisers who had followed him onto the city payroll who had elected him in 12 straight elections city council state senate and five terms as mayor all the way through his final narrow victory over Cory Booker in 2002 A few more supporters

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  • February 2008 – The Daily Newarker
    Booker because as a councilman he voted to authorize some of those land sales said Alan Zegas one of James attorneys Booker voted with Councilmen Augusto Amador and Luis Quintana on March 20 2002 to sell three properties to Riley for 18 000 according to city records It remains unclear whether Amador and Quintana also will be asked to testify The resolution approving the sale said an investigation determined Riley had the proper qualifications and financial resources to acquire the properties and develop them The resolution also called for Riley to undertake the substantial rehabilitation of the properties before reselling them at market rate prices Riley sold the properties without rehabilitating them for 80 000 a profit of 62 000 in a month according to the indictment against her and James Booker said he had not been asked to testify nor had be been interviewed by federal prosecutors He said he has had no involvement with the case since his administration complied with a subpoena for James records Author Ken Walker Posted on February 28 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags City Hall Crime Safety News Clips Leave a comment on NJ com Booker could be asked to testify against Sharpe James City Hall Some Healthcare Services to Continue at St James City Hall CITY OF NEWARK AND CATHOLIC HEALTH EAST ANNOUNCE CONTINUING HEALTH CARE SERVICES AT SAINT JAMES CAMPUS Mayor Cory A Booker announced today that when the Saint James Hospital closes its acute care services on March 15 24 hour emergency care and non acute health care services will continue to be offered at the campus This move follows the recommendations of a Steering Committee created by the City state legislators and hospital operator Catholic Health East to identify and address community needs and concerns about the pending service cutbacks at the hospital and Columbus Hospital in the North Ward Continue reading City Hall Some Healthcare Services to Continue at St James Author Ken Walker Posted on February 27 2008 Categories Uncategorized Tags Health News Clips 1 Comment on City Hall Some Healthcare Services to Continue at St James New York Times Jury Selection Starts in Corruption Trial of Mayor Who Ran Newark for 20 Years New York Times Jury Selection Starts in Corruption Trial of Mayor Who Ran Newark for 20 Years Reviewing the questionnaires filled out on Tuesday by 135 potential jurors in the corruption trial of former Mayor Sharpe James Judge William J Martini of United States District Court said he was struck by the unusual number who had checked the box for Question 36 Many it seemed thought they might be swayed by racial religious or ethnic bias or by personal sympathy or personal dislike for Mr James his co defendant or the lawyers and witnesses in the case That should hardly be surprising with a larger than life figure like Mr James whose outspoken aggressive irrepressible personality dominated Newark civic affairs for the two decades he ran City Hall He is charged with using his

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