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  • Politics – The Daily Newarker
    and angry counterpoint on state appointed superintendent Cami Anderson s overriding the locally elected school board s vote against leasing school buildings to charter schools To the surprise of absolutely no one the state appointed superintendent of Newark s schools told its duly elected advisory board to go jump in the Passaic There is simply no way that Newark under the current New Jersey educational regime is going to get its schools back The Broadies who have infested the NJDOE want charters and they want them run by their people Nothing is going to stop them certainly not a bunch of noisy parents who don t want to see school funds dumped into charters that don t do any better than the local public schools It s true that there are a lot of mediocre and even ineffective charter schools in Newark A search on GreatSchools org which evaluates schools on a one to ten scale based on standardized testing results shows that there are indeed many charters that don t do better than their public school counterparts There are also public schools that are great Ann Street school in the Ironbound has been a Blue Ribbon winner in years past The challenge is to figure out how the effective models are scaled up across the city and the problem schools are either fixed or dissolved quickly Given the facts provided by the Ledger this doesn t sound like a situation where wildly successful schools were being shut down to favor charter schools run by highly paid consultants It sounds like the board approved to keep mostly empty schools from consolidating and foot a million dollar renovation bill out of fear uncertainty and doubt To the board s credit it sounds as though Anderson didn t supply details about the charter schools applying to lease the buildings so they didn t have much to go on I argued that the pragmatic decision here was to lease the buildings buoy the budget expand the schools that are reporting successes and consolidate the tiny schools that meet in enormous aging facilities It seems the Star Ledger Editorial Board agrees with me Star Ledger The Newark advisory board s irrational vote on charter schools The rational policy here is obvious Allow the charter schools to rent some of the empty space in conventional schools or even entire schools They could serve more kids and the district could earn rental income But this is Newark where politics often veer into the absurd So the Newark school board after a raucous meeting on Monday voted against a series of leases including those sought by North Star and Team And now Cami Anderson the superintendent has vetoed the board s vote and signed the leases At least someone in power is looking after the interests of the kids in Newark first As a Newark parent I have skin in the game in this decision something that most of the Star Ledger Editorial Board and I suspect

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    Twitter microblogger since August 11 2008 and currently has 1 076 008 followers Author Ken Walker Posted on March 15 2010 Categories Status Tags Cory Booker Poltics City Hall Shorty Award Twitter Video Leave a comment on News Journal Service Award Recognizes Mayor s Use of Social Media to Connect with Constituents Cory Booker Runner Up Well that s it Mayor Booker was ousted handily from the race After diligent efforts and a once thought unstoppable campaign it appears that the 6 1 Million Dollar Man has met his match and ought to throw in the towel and concede victory As the New York Times reports Booker was beat out by nearly 300 000 followers Gavin Newsom the Twitter Prince Samepoint a social media search engine based in Manhattan has named Gavin Newsom the mayor of San Francisco America s Most Social Mayor The start up company accorded Mr Newsom the title after running a formula that primarily considered the number of politicians followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook Mr Newsom with almost 1 4 million followers on Twitter far outstripped the mayor in the No 2 spot Cory Booker of Newark who has just shy of 1 1 million followers Oh wait what You thought I was referring to that other race Oh no that other guy is still going to lose Author Ken Walker Posted on February 22 2010 Categories Featured Tags Cory Booker Politics Twitter Leave a comment on Cory Booker Runner Up We re All Connected Max Pizarro s pre game analysis of last week s State of the City address includes a great point counter point between State Senator and former Booker mayoral opponent Ron L Rice and his son West Ward Councilman and Booker faithful Ron C Rice Newark in gear for Booker s election year state of the city I know the mayor is not exactly renowned for showing up at the barbershop and hanging out jawing around with the guys said Ron C Rice Fine That s just fine I would rather have a mayor who s out there shaking the trees for my city like this one is getting us money to build Nat Turner Park getting us grant money to increase our police force in an economic downturn and to install surveillance cameras rather than a guy at the barber shop telling me we have no money I would rather have a mayor landing a grant from the Gates Foundation for resources money for crucial prisoner re entry programs rather than a glad hander showing up at a chicken dinner and telling me the city has no money Stack like with his cellphone the councilman said some members of the older generation his father s generation will never catch get wired with email let alone text messaging and twitter But in his view modern communication devices have turned him and the mayor into better and more keyed in elected officials My dad when he was a councilman relied on

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  • Featured – Page 2 – The Daily Newarker
    that day The Mayor will propose that the days be connected to municipal holidays The 18 furlough days amount to an approximate 5 percent salary cut for all employees Police officers and firefighters are exempt from the furloughs and salary reductions Some 61 municipal employees including Mayor Booker are impacted by the 2 percent pay cut which comes on top of the furloughs He and his senior staff face a total 7 percent salary reduction The Mayor noted that since taking office neither he nor any senior manager has received a pay raise or cost of living increase He voluntarily reduced his salary by 8 percent early in his administration The 2 percent reductions do not affect uniformed personnel i e fire and police The City will ensure that there are no dramatic reductions in municipal services during furlough periods The Mayor noted that the City was using the money saved wisely and major projects that will improve the quality of life in Newark are continuing including the renovations of City parks and the opening of two new police precincts My number one priority upon taking office was public safety While we have seen dramatic reductions in violent crime that priority has not changed We are not laying off police officers or permanent workers we intend to put a new class of police recruits through the academy this year and to continue our summer youth employment programs We are using these furloughs to maintain city services and city functions Mayor Booker said The City is anticipating 436 million in revenues to fund a 2009 municipal budget of 659 million Mayor Booker said Filling the budget gap will require additional cost cutting measures he said The Mayor was joined at the conference by Council President Mildred Crump Council Vice President Luis Quintana and Council Members Oscar James Carlos Gonzalez Donald Payne Jr and Anibal Ramos Jr The Mayor also noted that the City must end its dependence on non recurring payments like state aid funds and pointed out that in 2011 Newark will receive the last 40 million payment from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the settlement for the airport and seaport land reached under the Sharpe James administration This he said added to the global economic crisis is placing an increased burden on municipal resources Mayor Booker also pointed out that while stern measures are needed to address the present crisis Newark has taken great strides to address a budget shortfall that has existed for years The City s dependence on state payments has dropped from 115 million to 40 million and a balanced budget is in reach within three years Mayor Booker s administration has been thinking outside of the box We created a Newark Parking Authority which is extremely efficient Other ideas on the table include creating an independent authority for our water assets so we can sell water on the open market to other communities Finally I will reach out to other Mayors in Essex County to hold a summit to find ways to create savings the Mayor said He also pointed out that while other cities and municipalities around the country are experiencing economic contraction and downturns Newark continues to develop We are seeing more businesses opening each day in Newark or moving here new warehouses opening a new hotel and we are fighting to bring a professional basketball franchise here These will bring us jobs revenue and visitors which will help to grow our tax base We will be able to enjoy the collective benefit that comes from three years of sacrifice This is the first time the City of Newark has ordered furloughs for its employees Author Ken Walker Posted on March 31 2009 Categories Featured Tags City Hall Donna Mitchell Featured Politics City Hall Leave a comment on Newark Feels the Pinch Paradise Lost Newark Poetry All hell broke loose John Milton Paradise Lost In June 1667 Puritans under Robert Treat signed the first city charter for the religiously exclusive Newark governance A month later these white men struck a good deal with the Lenape Indians for the paradisiacal land from the Passaic River to the Watchung Mountains That was the year when the immortal Milton first published his Paradise Lost In November 1915 Newark at its pinnacle organized the Newark Poetry Competition as a part of the city s 250th anniversary celebration In the official publication The Newarker the organizers wrote Newark is not all industries smoke rush and din It is a great center of production and in its special field of work is alert and progressive But it has also beautiful homes fine parks admirable schools and a useful library Its thousands of shade trees are the envy of many cities The cleanliness of its highways surprises even the Newarker himself It has a good government churches in plenty and many worthy clubs and societies Art and science even are not altogether neglected here Newark with 400 000 people is known to all the world as a producer of honest goods Clement Wood a graduate of Yale Law School won the first prize with his poem The Smithy of God Clang and clang and clang and clang Till a hundred thousand tired feet Drag drag drag down the evening street And gleaming the myriad street lights hang The far night noise dwindle and hush The city quiets its homing rush The stars blow forth with silent sweep As Hammer and hammered drowse asleep Softy I sing to heaven again I am Newark forger of men Forger of men forger of men Perhaps even with a nightingale s singing Wood s nocturne might not be able to send 400 000 working men and women with blue eyes and children with above average intelligence to their sweet American dreams every night However Newark indeed was a first class city of manufacture and technological inventions Poet Sayers Coe a native Newarker and a graduate of Princeton could even verify the most familiar sound of his time in his The Voice of the City Clang Clang Clang Clang Clang Hark to the music that the hammers beat List to the tramp of the marching feet See where the forges redly glow This is the song that my children know Clang Clang Clang Clang Clang Hear me cities of men Before becoming an editor of Puck Magazine Berton Braley labored with his hands passing coal on the Great Lakes digging ditches guarding prisons and an insane asylum farming and mining With Walt Whitman s spirit he testified The needs and wants of the world have spurred her Newark city that builds our dreams However amazed by Newark s vulgar Pollyannaish fever the literature wizard Ezra Pound sent his advice from London If each Italian city is herself Each with a form light character Can you Newark be thus setting a fashion But little known in our land On May 31 1916 40 000 citizens celebrated the city s birth in a beautiful amphitheatre in Weequahic Park On a natural stage separated from the crowds by a lagoon 300 feet long and 163 fee wide 4 000 performers unfolded the city s history in four movements including Lenape peace legend Robert Treat of course land rioters of 1746 and rebels against British tyranny in a 1776 town meeting A live band of 92 pieces performed the pageant music composed by Henry Hadley for the event Was life so great then Would the celebration last Our poet Richard Cammarieri in his 1999 poem Taking Sides asked Celebrate Celebrate what Ignorance deceit Conquest slavery death that is what you are about and I know we know what you are about In the next 50 years through two World Wars the Prohibitionist attack the Great Depression and Urban Renewal two waves of Southern African American migrant workers moved in with poverty and tens of thousands of whites moved out with wealth In front of the eyes of a single generation the once powerful city swiftly experienced a stunning metamorphosis which has in turn generated a very different poetry In 1967 a Newark court convicted Amiri Baraka with his poem We must take our own world man our own world and we cannot do this unless the white man is dead Let s get together and kill him my man Let s make a world we want black children to grow and learn in In his Black People the paradise lost scene was depicted What about that bad short you saw last week on Frelinhuysen or those stoves and refrigerators record players in Sears Bamberger s Klein s Hahnes Chase and smaller joosh enterprises What about the bad jewelry on Washington Street and those couple of shops on Springfield You know how to get it you can get it no money down no money never money don t grow on trees no way only whitey s got it makes it with a machine to control you you cant steal nothing from a white man Now even those stores Sears Macy s Klein s Hahnes and whatever enterprises have long gone and might never come back The paradise has nothing but Baraka s and my anger A young poet Candy Killion cries in her Urban Renewal Newark 2005 They stand at sweet attention now Condos tight and scrubbed Manicured and fertilized On the hot tarred rise where there was never grass Not when we know it Over there see the swing set through decades of exhaust from the 21 bus back further still see the hill then houses burning National Guard boys white and black and yellow and red barely nineteen some of them crawling sweaty and confused in the gutters rifle muzzles erect through tinted windows waving at them into dreams of rice paddies Molotov air broken glass and screams are there still Under the flowerbeds under the new set sod Just as we knew it We knew it Do we know that once lost the paradise will never come back Maybe the crazy Ezra Pound who died in an asylum was right after all Can you Newark be thus setting a fashion But little known in our land We don t really need a paradise do we Author Ken Walker Posted on February 1 2009 Categories Featured History Tags Arts Culture Media Featured History Zemin Zhang Leave a comment on Paradise Lost Newark Poetry Newark s Autopia In a 1957 lecture the city thinker Lewis Munford observed instead of planning motor cars and motor ways to fit our life we are rapidly planning our life to fit the motor car that we have no life that is worth living Arguably Munford has summarized our 100 year collective experience in Newark and far beyond In the afternoon of August 20 1834 Newarkers cheered their first glimpse of rapid transit a team of powerful horses made an epochal trip pulling a car the Washington on tracks from a Broad Street tavern to Jersey City On December 2 1835 the first steam locomotive Newark started to replace horses on the line In the winter of 1871 the locally built Baxter Steam Car operated on the Bloomfield line going 18 miles an hour In 1888 a spectacle of cable cars had a short life on Springfield Avenue Newark s first electrical trolley car began operation on October 4 1890 and swiftly took over the city s streets In 1893 America s first gas engine automobile was built in Springfield Massachusetts On February 21 1908 the first Newark Auto Show opened at Essex Troop Armory on Roseville Avenue featuring moving pictures of the thrilling Vanderbilt Cup race Thousands of visitors admired over 30 brands of magic machines including Maxwell Crawford Jackson Peerless Ford Fiat Oldsmobile and Regal The subsequent shows even gained national significance attended by President Tufts and focused not only on sales but also the politics of auto legislation and road construction Motor cars aggressively but arrogantly charged into Newark s maelstrom of dirty horse wagons trotting carriages famously made locally darting bicycles and hyper streetcars The city builders of the Progressive Era believed that automobiles provided the solution to urban traffic problems Newark s Harland Bartholomew said in 1913 The logical development and growth of a modern city depends almost exclusively upon its transportation facilities Once Newark s streets were cleared of slow vehicles they would be dedicated to the smooth flow of motorized traffic The modern Autopia however quickly turned into a bloody nightmare with hundreds of deaths under wheels annually Local motoring organizations supported by the automobile industry directed public attention to trouble makers jaywalkers They even heavily advertised against popular images of spoiled joy riders and demanded the press to cease attacks on innocent motorists With the auto lobby State Motor Vehicle Commissioner Magee said in a 1939 Newark City Hall meeting Approximately 3 000 pedestrians have been killed and more than 35 000 injured in the last five years Careless action of pedestrians the almost absolute defiance of many stubborn minded individuals of their probable chances for injury is an outstanding reason for these casualties As some people observed even Ralph Nader s auto safety reform in the 1960 s did nothing for those lives outside the car Starting from 1923 Newark adopted strict laws against jaywalkers Through endless efforts of widening streets particularly after Essex County took over major corridors e g Springfield Bloomfield Central Avenues as county roads many sidewalks were further narrowed or even eliminated Many ordinances were adopted against traffic problems such as uniform traffic control 1915 street parking bans 1921 and one way streets 1940 In the 1920 s Police Director Brennan the father of our beloved U S Superior Court Justice was the most hated figure in town for his traffic law enforcement The great German historian Oswald Spengler who chronicled the decline of the West observed as early as 1932 In great cities the motor car has by its numbers destroyed its own value and one gets on quicker on foot Twenty years later however the magic machine reached its new pinnacle in American with an average of three persons owning a car compared with one out of every 20 Britons owning a car Optimistic city planners are divided into two camps like today Some are confident that cities can build their way out of their decline by making them more auto friendly using further regulatory tools providing plentiful and convenient parking and building express highways into the city center Sound familiar Newark The other school was represented by Victor Gruen a refugee from Vienna who hated cars and loved old cities He proposed a wide ring road outside the city center with an archipelago of commuter parking an underground freight delivering network and an efficient bus system to reduce traffic pressure His new American downtown would be a car free mall attracting diverse interests such as churches offices and educational institutions In the late 1950 s Newark commissioned Gruen for a comprehensive study on its downtown and for the design of Gateway One From a Newark Evening News report one can see that Gruen did a very decent job educating the public For a long time he pedestrian was the forgotten man in the soaring dreams of the City Beautiful The plan often sounded as though tomorrow s town was expected to have no people only skyscrapers and unbroken streams of swift traffic With the power of automobiles and anti urban national policies however Gruen was and still is too remote to Newark s business people politicians and most planners Leslie Blau one of the most influential businessmen in town predicted in 1957 The construction of the east west freeway Rt 280 together with additional garages and adjusted downtown taxes will wipe out most of the store vacancies greatly improve existing business bring more business People want to drive to the shopping area At the time Downtown Newark still had five department stores Bamberger s Hahne s Chase S Klein and Ohrbach s Pasqual Guerrieri the president of Kresge Chase and Chairman of the Newark Parking Authority predicted with the Military Park underground parking Millions of dollars will be spent here They will go into payroll supplies and into the general stream of the economy Bamberger President David Yunich said that Newark is looking forward to its fair share in the space age from visiting consumer and capital expenditures The auto oriented prosperity or revitalization in today s term enthusiastically used by politicians has never really happened While Newarkers like to boast of its great transportation advantages in the past 100 years highways and automobiles actually drained the urban center in favor of peripheral areas where driving and parking were less arduous Before World War II Le Corbusier the great creator of the Radiant City enjoyed driving with his lover in her powerful Ford V8 towards Newark He noted the sky way so called for the way its enormous length rises high above the industrial districts the coastal bays the railroad lines A roadway without art for no thoughts of that was taken but a prodigious tool He did not know that as early as 1926 Newark s chief engineer James Costello had to launch a showdown with the State Highway Commission against the design and the intention of this prodigious tool the Pulaski Skyway which had no point of access to the city of Newark From the beginning highway construction aimed for sprawl and decentralization For instance for highway funding in 1930 Ocean County got 410 percent of its tax dollars Sussex and Hunterdon 324 percent and 333 percent respectively while Essex got only 37 percent Federal and state legislation further deprived Newark s funding for road construction In the 1930 s under the County Engineer Stickel Essex County took over ten county roads beyond High Street MLK Blvd to better serve suburban needs Under the economic boom with massive highway construction after

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  • Featured – Page 10 – The Daily Newarker
    has written for city law The new laws would substantially curb the Pay to Play methods used by the previous administration for years to keep select contractors getting choice development deals while leaving other potentially more efficient contractors out in the cold The reforms also aim to increase the transparency of the political process by establishing declaration rules for political contributors From the Times Among the six ordinances that the Council is expected to approve on Wednesday is a rule that outlaws fund raising on public property and another that creates a position of inspector general to oversee complaints of fraud and ethics breaches The measures will apply to both the mayor and the nine council members as well as to future candidates All but two of the current council members were elected in July Mr Booker has also said he would sign a separate executive order on Wednesday that forbids municipal employees from giving money to mayoral candidates This legislation will put Newark on the cutting edge of pay to play reform not only in New Jersey but in the nation said Harry Pozycki chairman of the Citizens Campaign an advocacy group that helped draft the legislation It basically draws a line in the sand against corrupting influences and says Newark is open for honest business Craig Holman the campaign finance lobbyist for Public Citizen the government watchdog group said he knew of no other city that had passed such far reaching ethics reform legislation This is massive he said Even localities that have endured a grave scandal haven t gone this far The city council voted last Thursday on whether or not to approve the changes They voted to establish three of the six ordinances claiming they wanted more time to evaluate the others having to do with campaign finances Star Ledger analyst Joan Whitlow isn t discouraged about the halting reforms which she is keen to point out are still historic for Newark and for New Jersey Rather she asks some skeptical questions of an administration that has already displayed a few of the tactics used by certain former mayors Here s Joan And speaking of pay to play did I point out that the Booker administration gave more than 1 million in no bid legal contracts which the council approved to nine firms seven of which had made campaign contributions to the Booker team Or that the administration tried to give a 17 500 contract to a firm connected to Carl Sharif the mayor s campaign director 17 500 being the magic number that puts contracts outside of state pay to pay rules Does Wednesday s fanfare mean officials are ready to practice what they preach I hope so because unless someone s planning to push through contracts that would be prohibited after Jan 1 there is not much lost by having the council vote next month and there is something important to be gained Glad to see the Ledger continue to hold this administration accountable

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  • Ken Walker – Page 2 – The Daily Newarker
    unclear how if at all the killings are related While declining to elaborate on the details of the incidents Venable said that much of the violence is being caused by gang members in the city s central and south wards Newark recorded 111 homicides in 2013 before the annual tally declined in 2014 to 93 But the Monday fatal shooting of Darel Creep Evans who was featured in a Sundance Channel documentary series set in Newark ensured that the slide will not continue With Evans s death the homicide count now stands at 94 Author Ken Walker Posted on December 9 2015 December 10 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Drug trade turf disputes at center of spiking Newark homicide rate officials say Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark New Jersey Heartbreaking A former gang member turned anti violence activist who was featured in Brick City a Sundance Channel documentary series set in New Jersey s largest city has been shot to death authorities said Tuesday Evans a reformed Crips gang member known as Creep was profiled in the Peabody award winning TV series for turning his life around and for his relationship with a woman from the rival Bloods gang It s hard to extract yourself from the level of violence in urban America said Mark Benjamin who created both shows along with partner Marc Levin As hard as he tried it caught up with him He was writing he was doing comedy and sketches and he had different jobs He had different children from a few different women He had lots of love to give The street caught up with him Author Ken Walker Posted on December 9 2015 Categories Uncategorized 1 Comment on Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Technically not a conversion to a charter school the plan is to formally close the two schools in question in the South Ward and open as a new charter school Still a remarkable change especially given last week s announcement planning to broaden the use of the 100M Zuckerberg donation for the public school system If the new Achieve Community Charter School is approved it would be the first time that a public school in New Jersey is converted to a charter school The change would add fuel to the ongoing and sometime acrimonious debate over the relationship between public schools and charters a debate that it perhaps most intense in Newark What s more the proposed switch comes at a time when school district leaders are looking to improve the city s South Ward schools including BRICK to better serve their neighborhoods Author Ken Walker Posted on December 8 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Sale of Newark s Saint Michael s Medical

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  • Ken Walker – Page 211 – The Daily Newarker
    on Forbes thinks vertical farming Drug trade turf disp on Brick City Cast Member Shot De Noted Newark Schools on Newark Launching Community Sch David on Forbes thinks vertical farming Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 3 December 2015 19 May 2015 3 April 2015 22 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 June 2013 14 May 2013 5 January 2013 2 November 2012 1 September 2012 2 July 2012 38 June 2012 21 April 2012 1 August 2011 1 November 2010 1 June 2010 8 May 2010 3 April 2010 12 March 2010 37 February 2010 56 January 2010 25 November 2009 15 October 2009 31 September 2009 28 August 2009 28 July 2009 2 June 2009 8 May 2009 13 March 2009 3 February 2009 9 January 2009 8 December 2008 23 November 2008 26 October 2008 29 September 2008 48 August 2008 29 July 2008 78 June 2008 88 May 2008 106 April 2008 35 March 2008 16 February 2008 45 January 2008 30 December 2007 21 November 2007 12 October 2007 11 September 2007 12 August 2007 33 July 2007 57 June 2007 87 May 2007 74 April 2007 25 March 2007 9 February 2007 1 January

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  • Aside – Page 2 – The Daily Newarker
    designers shoppers can purchase handcrafted personal care products jewelry music and more Author Ken Walker Posted on December 13 2015 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on This Week Newark Pop Up Downtown Holiday Market Dedicated teachers can t provide the whole answer says Newark s mayor Dedicated teachers can t provide the whole answer says Newark s mayor Mayor Ras Baraka s name is on the byline of this piece so I m led to believe he either wrote it or heavily influenced it s writing So two things Continue reading Dedicated teachers can t provide the whole answer says Newark s mayor Author Ken Walker Posted on December 10 2015 December 10 2015 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Dedicated teachers can t provide the whole answer says Newark s mayor Newark Launching Community Schools With Facebook Money Newark Launching Community Schools With Facebook Money The latest plan from the donation that Mark Zuckerberg announced on Oprah in 2010 The fund largely seen as a failure of miscommunication and mismanagement has been the subject of much discussion in recent weeks The foundation managing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg s 100 million donation for education in Newark will finance a new project that helps poor students The Foundation for Newark s Future will invest 1 2 million now and up to 12 5 million total on two initiatives unveiled Tuesday in Newark They will include additional support to students living in poverty including programs in school and the community The money to launch the South Ward Community Schools Initiative and Newark Opportunity Youth Network marks one of the final donations the foundation will make five years after Zuckerberg committed the money Author Ken Walker Posted on December 4 2015 December 4 2015 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized 1

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  • Uncategorized – Page 2 – The Daily Newarker
    at all the killings are related While declining to elaborate on the details of the incidents Venable said that much of the violence is being caused by gang members in the city s central and south wards Newark recorded 111 homicides in 2013 before the annual tally declined in 2014 to 93 But the Monday fatal shooting of Darel Creep Evans who was featured in a Sundance Channel documentary series set in Newark ensured that the slide will not continue With Evans s death the homicide count now stands at 94 Author Ken Walker Posted on December 9 2015 December 10 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Drug trade turf disputes at center of spiking Newark homicide rate officials say Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark New Jersey Heartbreaking A former gang member turned anti violence activist who was featured in Brick City a Sundance Channel documentary series set in New Jersey s largest city has been shot to death authorities said Tuesday Evans a reformed Crips gang member known as Creep was profiled in the Peabody award winning TV series for turning his life around and for his relationship with a woman from the rival Bloods gang It s hard to extract yourself from the level of violence in urban America said Mark Benjamin who created both shows along with partner Marc Levin As hard as he tried it caught up with him He was writing he was doing comedy and sketches and he had different jobs He had different children from a few different women He had lots of love to give The street caught up with him Author Ken Walker Posted on December 9 2015 Categories Uncategorized 1 Comment on Brick City Cast Member Shot Dead in Newark Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Technically not a conversion to a charter school the plan is to formally close the two schools in question in the South Ward and open as a new charter school Still a remarkable change especially given last week s announcement planning to broaden the use of the 100M Zuckerberg donation for the public school system If the new Achieve Community Charter School is approved it would be the first time that a public school in New Jersey is converted to a charter school The change would add fuel to the ongoing and sometime acrimonious debate over the relationship between public schools and charters a debate that it perhaps most intense in Newark What s more the proposed switch comes at a time when school district leaders are looking to improve the city s South Ward schools including BRICK to better serve their neighborhoods Author Ken Walker Posted on December 8 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Noted Newark Schools Seek State OK to Go Charter Route Sale of Newark s Saint Michael s Medical Center Clears Major

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