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  • Restaurants – The Daily Newarker
    Devils have played their first season at the Prudential Arena and Codey and McGovern said they re hearing a new buzz in development circles If you build it they gotta eat Author Ken Walker Posted on May 19 2008 Categories Restaurants Tags Business Development News Clips 1 Comment on NJ com Investing in Newark fork in hand eateries have high hopes Star Ledger There s a new hot Spot in Newark There s a new hot Spot in Newark The Ledger reviews a new restaurant in downtown Newark with high praise Carl Sharif whose wife owns the restaurant in addition to her day job as director of human resources for the Irvington School System writes a blog called We Don t Need Permission which you can always find in our Further Reading section down below So when I started to hear some buzz about a new place called The Spot on Commerce Street it seemed like a good choice for lunch on a sunny spring day I asked my co worker Roz to join me and off we went having no idea what we d find What we found was a knockout The Spot is great looking space soaring ceilings with an industrial look softened by rich woods comfortable banquettes and a wall of windows looking out on the city The bar is five shelves high and with its mirrored backdrop the bottles reflect the light it s simple and dramatic at once The only things more exciting than the look of The Spot are the animated conversations and the crowd itself Diverse in every way there are suited up professionals college faculty doctors in scrubs politicians artists musicians athletes I have been there at three different times since my first visit and if you re looking for anybody who is anybody in the city of Newark you may very well find them eating and drinking at The Spot Author Ken Walker Posted on May 14 2008 Categories Restaurants Tags Dining Downtown Central Ward News Clips 2 Comments on Star Ledger There s a new hot Spot in Newark New York Times Focused Food Center Stage Focused Food Center Stage Glowing review of Newark s Theater Square Grill which can be found in the NJPAC building downtown Come to think of it it was a bit like Riverdance without the music a vast crew of servers choreographing three courses fixed price 50 with no stumbles or unseemly haste A meal at Theater Square does entail sacrifices of course Intimacy for one the dining room designed by Barton Myers the arts center s lead architect is the size of a small airplane hangar Still it remains one of the handsomest restaurants in the state a soaring airy two story space its formal geometry and muted browns blacks and whites lightened by wall sized windows that look out on the arts center s graceful plaza and the Newark skyline Author Ken Walker Posted on May 12 2008 Categories Restaurants Tags Dining News

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  • Sports – The Daily Newarker
    Not Be Finished Until 2011 Ratner Says Breaking racial barriers on radio Breaking racial barriers on radio Oct 15 1998 Newark native sportscaster Sherman Jocko Maxwell passed away this morning He leaves the legacy of his coverage as the first black sportscaster reporting on the Negro League Newark Eagles His radio career lasted thirty eight years But Maxwell did more than announce Perhaps his greatest contribution to sports was his almost religious devotion to black baseball He covered the Newark Eagles and gave stories to The Star Ledger which published them at a time when most major newspapers ignored the Negro leagues Without Maxwell much of the history of the Negro Leagues and black baseball would have been lost said Jerry Izenberg longtime sports columnist at The Star Ledger He got the scores out to people He was one of the few people who kept records In recognition of Maxwell s efforts Izenberg supported the sportscaster s 1994 induction into the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame Author Ken Walker Posted on July 16 2008 Categories Sports Tags News Clips Leave a comment on Breaking racial barriers on radio Booker attempts to woo new look Nets Booker attempts to woo new look Nets After some initial jousting it appears that Mayor Booker is getting more aggressive about keeping the New Jersey Nets in the garden state and bringing some more nightlife to downtown Newark I m going to work very hard to make it happen Booker says If the deal were to go through the team would play at the Prudential Center the newly built Devils home arena Both teams played at the Izod Center the former Continental Arena in East Rutherford N J before the Devils moved to the new facility in Newark last season I don t think there s going to be a fight Mr Booker said I think it s going to be settled in an amicable way He sees the Nets as a centerpiece to the continued revitalization of the city The Nets were made for Newark he said It s the comeback city And I think the Nets will be the comeback team in the NBA and they should do it here We would love to see the Nets play in downtown Newark It seems that it would be win win for just about everyone Except for maybe Ratner s pride Author Ken Walker Posted on June 30 2008 Categories Sports Tags New Jersey Nets News Clips Politics City Hall 1 Comment on Booker attempts to woo new look Nets An even playing field for Newark An even playing field for Newark http www nj com starledger stories index ssf base news 5 1214455076124660 xml coll 1 A new 24 million sports complex will be built to replace the crumbling and partially condemned Schools Stadium which has sat along Bloomfield Avenue since the early 1900s Two baseball softball fields concession stands locker rooms and a football soccer turf field will be built The project will

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  • Starbucks – The Daily Newarker
    luxury apartment building is almost filled and construction is about to begin on a new residential loft building The recently opened arena the Prudential Center is bringing people in on nights and weekends Author Ken Walker Posted on August 3 2008 Categories Starbucks Tags Business Development News Clips Opinion Starbucks 7 Comments on Cold Coffee Want To Bet No One Will Act Want To Bet Those words were the last sentence in Bob Braun of the Star Ledger s column in this morning s paper That question refers to his opinion that nothing will change in Newark even with the execution style killings of Dashon Harvey Iofemi Hightower and Terrence Aeriel Braun says Newark is a city neglected by the state for as long as I ve worked there and that comes close to 50 years We build interstate highways around Newark to avoid seeing it and its people We allow its property taxes to become confiscatory and then complain about the city s shabbiness We allow it s school to become useless warehouses of children until the state takes over and then the state itself fails so now talks of giving up In my opinion Braun hits the nail right on the head Newark s problems don t just consist of violence but rather it consists of a host of different factors Violence and crime is the after effect of all the ineffectiveness that takes place from the school system to the economic infrastructure Newark is a nest egg of inconsistent criminal behavior that does not put anyone in jail The failure to pay a large number our teenagers for the entire month of July and the first week of August is one of those criminal acts that goes unpunished every day in Newark and we wonder why our children decide to sell drugs for money Braun agrees stating We send our jobs overseas and wonder why so many young men are idle the unemployment rate among black teenagers is 40 percent not much better among Hispanic youngster And kids like these who have no jobs are the young individuals who were involved in the grotesque acts that occur August 4 2007 We think an arts center and a stadium and a Starbucks represent a Renaissance when what is really needed are jobs health care and housing Newark NJ is crying hard and loud and everyone is listening to a different tune Many will forget the names of these young adults who were slaughtered much like the 160 before them over the past 18 months We ll go about our daily chores and meanderings until another 8 year old is shot or until another young promising life is stopped short The New Jersey Devils a hot latte and a dance troupe will not ease the suffering of Newark s poor minority population Those Saturday night events and sports are simply entertainment to sidetrack the fact that no one really cares As long as it looks like someone is doing

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  • Status – The Daily Newarker
    Local Talk Newark Verizon Opens New FiOS Store in Newark s Central Ward Local Talk Newark Verizon Opens New FiOS Store in Newark s Central Ward We have about close to 100 000 households in Newark who will ultimately be served by our FiOS products but are served today by our phone and our high speed Internet products said Mary Yarbrough Verizon vice president of marketing and sales for the Mid Atlantic region She said Verizon plans to build FiOS out to all 93 000 households in the Newark area over the next five to six years Wow Verizon what s the hurry Author Ken Walker Posted on June 22 2010 Categories Status Leave a comment on Local Talk Newark Verizon Opens New FiOS Store in Newark s Central Ward Newark Featured in Eminem s Not Afraid Video For more check out MTV s coverage Eminem s Not Afraid Newark Locals Say Video Shows His Heart Author Ken Walker Posted on June 19 2010 Categories Status Video Leave a comment on Newark Featured in Eminem s Not Afraid Video NJ com Cory Booker is re elected as Newark mayor for second term NJ com Cory Booker is re elected as Newark mayor for second term Newark Mayor Cory Booker easily won a second term Tuesday night but with a tighter margin of victory than in 2006 and with only seven of his nine council candidates winning re election according to incomplete election results Booker received 59 percent of the vote beating out three challengers Clifford Minor Yvonne Garrett Moore and Mirna L White Minor a subdued former prosecutor and municipal judge received just 35 percent of the vote At the time of publication Charles Bell wasn t the clear election winner in the Central Ward According to the city s Newark Election 2010 website it looks like he has indeed won Author Ken Walker Posted on May 12 2010 Categories Status Tags 2010 Municipal Election Cory Booker Leave a comment on NJ com Cory Booker is re elected as Newark mayor for second term New York Times Newark Project With Schools and Housing for Teachers New York Times Newark Project With Schools and Housing for Teachers But the Newark development a complex for middle and lower income tenants to be known as Teachers Village takes Mr Meier 75 back to his roots to a time more than 40 years ago when he devoted as much energy to subsidized housing as to beach houses Despite the project s modest budget of 120 million its tautly composed and thoughtfully laid out forms reflect the same intelligence and care found in most of Mr Meier s work City officials are hoping its design along with its location a dilapidated neighborhood between City Hall and a cluster of college campuses will help contribute to a much wider urban revival Teachers Village is not only the most impressive of several new initiatives in Newark but also the most dramatic example yet of what is shaping

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  • Video – The Daily Newarker
    comment on Star Ledger What does the NJ Nets temporary move to the Newark s Prudential Center mean Mayor Booker Newark Fights Corruption The Mayor discusses efforts to fight corruption in City Hall after the recent indictment of his former Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Ronald Salahuddin Author Ken Walker Posted on February 22 2010 Categories Video Tags City Hall Corruption Cory Booker Ronald Salahuddin Leave a comment on Mayor Booker Newark Fights Corruption Stunning Brick City Video No this isn t the upcoming documentary by Forest Whitaker but I absolutely had to share this stunning videography of our dear city With the spate of violence in the news and constant barrage of police tape and grief in the media these vistas of the city in its glory is a welcome sight Thanks to scpnewark for sharing Author Ken Walker Posted on August 9 2009 Categories Video Tags Video Leave a comment on Stunning Brick City Video City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Cory lights the tree rallies the troops and delivers some cringe worthy jokes Author Ken Walker Posted on December 23 2008 Categories Video Tags City Hall Politics City Hall Video Leave a comment on City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Posts navigation Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Next page Search for Search Recent Comments The Simpsons Monora on NorthJersey com writes AirTrai Chad Sykes 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

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  • February 2016 – The Daily Newarker
    around Ferry Street which is an easy direct walk from Newark Penn Station Author Ken Walker Posted on February 17 2016 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Gothamist serves up a guide to Portuguese cuisine in the Ironbound Former Newark mayor Cory Booker publishes his first book Booker explains mistakes he made running Newark other lessons he has learned The now NJ state senator is releasing a book that seems to hint at his future aspirations Following a trend set by many presidential candidates Booker s writings were released in the midst of a campaign Booker however is not running for president though he has been mentioned as a potential running mate for former U S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose candidacy he has endorsed I didn t write this to speak towards an election Booker said in an interview to discuss the book I wrote this to talk about us as a country The best of our culture has been seen when we as a nation recognize that we have more in common than divides us and do the very difficult work of reaching out going beyond our comfort zone to work with other people Booker s book will be available in numerous formats on Amazon including audiobook narrated by the senator on Feb 16 Author Ken Walker Posted on February 16 2016 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Former Newark mayor Cory Booker publishes his first book Whatever happened to last year s 1 000 Valentine s Day lots After Setbacks Newark Alters a Program to Encourage Home Building This is what we came here for to build a better life Gilbert Gomez said standing amid the discarded cups from Popeyes plastic shopping bags and concrete chunks that littered the street Fascinating piece on the challenges of winning one of last year s Valentine s Day lots that the city was selling for 1 000 The new plan is intended to remove obstacles that have slowed the process including designing a home getting permits or most challenging of all finding a bank willing to provide not just a mortgage but a construction loan in one of the most depressed real estate markets in the country Construction loans seem to be one of the biggest deterrents banks are wary about financing homes in some of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in the city Author Ken Walker Posted on February 15 2016 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Whatever happened to last year s 1 000 Valentine s Day lots Search for Search Recent Comments The Simpsons Monora on NorthJersey com writes AirTrai Chad Sykes 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

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  • December 2015 – The Daily Newarker
    on NorthJersey com writes AirTrain s obituary Sale of Ironbound lot could pave way for new era in iconic Newark neighborhood Sale of Ironbound lot could pave way for new era in iconic Newark neighborhood Exciting development and fun to imagine what could go here The owners of the famed Iberia restaurant placed the 5 2 acre site on the open market earlier this month and are courting developers who may see it as a prime parcel for a high rise office or residential tower Frank Giantomasi a real estate attorney with Chiesa Shahinian Giantomasi who is representing the owners in the potential sale said the site with frontage on major thoroughfares Market Street and Ferry Street could be key in the city s plans to attract new professionals seeking both easy access to Newark Penn Station and amenities including restaurants shopping and nightlife The Iberia property is currently home to both the restaurant and two storage facilities but is mostly occupied by blacktop parking spaces which city officials have often lamented as a deterrent to major development as they look to create a transit oriented district similar to what has sprung up around the PATH station in Harrison Author Ken Walker Posted on December 14 2015 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Sale of Ironbound lot could pave way for new era in iconic Newark neighborhood Rutgers University Newark National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation Rutgers University Newark National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation Rutgers hosted a summit in which the Hahne building was identified as a national model for historic preservation last week During that summit some of the broad plans for the collaborative art space in the building were shared It sounds amazing The challenge to legacy cities says Cantor is to preserve the stories of past generations while incorporating the voices of new generations which is precisely what we have in mind with our university community collaboratory we are developing in the Hahne Company building and precisely why we think the name of our collaboratory Express Newark is so apt We are thrilled to be working with the Preservation Rightsizing Network to advance this shared agenda Cantor detailed plans for Express Newark including a community media center a gallery studios for portrait photography book arts and printing and performance space A 2017 opening date is envisioned Photo credit Rutgers Newark Author Ken Walker Posted on December 14 2015 December 14 2015 Format Aside Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Rutgers University Newark National Urban Leaders Unveil Action Plan for Historic Preservation This Week Newark Pop Up Downtown Holiday Market Newark Pop Up Downtown Holiday Market This looks really awesome especially for Newarkers looking for locally crafted gifts This week an eclectic group of local designers artists and creatives set up shop at 744 Broad Street and introduced shoppers to the Downtown Holiday Market The market is the brainchild of residential and commercial real estate agent Melvin Sykes who

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  • May 2015 – The Daily Newarker
    March 29 Newark police had recorded just 15 murders though shooting incidents as a whole were roughly on par with the year prior In the weeks since however the number of homicides has more than doubled to 32 Statistics dated May 3 indicate that 113 people had been shot so far this year a 26 percent increase over the first four months over 2014 Author Ken Walker Posted on May 20 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on Crime spikes as weather warms in Newark High above Newark View from the top of Hotel Indigo Taken from Alva the rooftop bar and ground level restaurant at Hotel Indigo downtown Author Ken Walker Posted on May 6 2015 Categories Uncategorized Leave a comment on High above Newark Search for Search Recent Comments The Simpsons Monora on NorthJersey com writes AirTrai Chad Sykes 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

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