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  1. WOW .... describe a culture of corruption in the early days of Mayor Cory Booker's administration as seen through Salahuddin's eyes. "In Newark everyone is cutting out their little niche," Salahuddin is alleged to have said in FBI surveillance recordings. "The demolition is what I'm interested in..... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/opening_arguments_made_in_corr.html
  2. NEWARK — Newark Deputy Mayor Stefan Pryor, one of Mayor Cory Booker's most influential aides, is leaving Newark to become Connecticut's education commissioner, according to Connecticut Board of Education Chairman Allan Taylor. If you guys don't know this is Cory Bookers man for Newark's Redevelopment.. he use to live on my side of 1180 and I would see him every so often... and he is now bailing on Newark. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/newark_mayor_cory_bookers_aide.html
  3. After 5 Years and $12 Million Spent...

    I disagree, money is obviously being spent on low income housing like wildfire while no movement is made on a zero dollar generating park in a stadium that is about to lose its NBA team with very slim chance of another team coming
  4. Port 44: Did it really close already?

    A little out of the way but in the same city, Blockheads hair cuts is closed I think or is restaggering their already staggered summer hours as I drove by at 3pm and saw a closed sign.. they already have summer hours of 11-7pm http://blockheadhair.com/ Again folks you can't just day dream that redevelopment is going to happen. YOu have to plan things very carefully... anyone that followed my ID by now knows I've been calling out all these stores that are opening up with 0 to no business model on top of all the crime.
  5. Port 44: Did it really close already?

    oh man i was half asleep when i read this... scully's is that irish place on clinton ave right? That is a massive blow! I remember it opening when I lived in 1180 and that place would have a decent crowd on a devil's game night... now imagine that closed think how Uber Burger is going to last and they don't even come close to pulling the same size crowd. Its reality.
  6. Port 44: Did it really close already?

    I'm waiting for Uber Burger and the coffee place to close.. a place can't survive with a light crowd 1-2 days out of the week and dead emtpy all the rest. Once the tax cuts are gone these shops are going to close.. further proving enough people do not live downtown for these businesses to survive.
  7. Port 44 The brewery that's only about a year old has closed?? http://blog.nj.com/njv_bob_braun/2011/08/braun_great_expectations_aside.html "But Scully’s is under contract and in the process of being sold. " "That’s gone, closed for a year." "Then there was the City Chop House on Commerce Street, imagined as a white-tablecloth restaurant, complete with a rooftop Tiki bar, offering wine and top-of-the-line entrees, edgily named for the Palace Chop House — where gangster Arthur Flegenheimer, aka Dutch Schultz, was gunned down. The City Chop House never got beyond the imagining stage. "Downtown wasn’t ready for a place like that," says McGovern." At 60 Park Place, one of his partners — his maitre’d — was Richard Codey, the former governor and still state senator. Codey came into the business with a splash, talking about the "investment in Newark’s future" and suggesting the place would be a mecca for political and news junkies who would mingle with sports fans and jazz devotees. Never happened. "The worst investment I ever made," said Codey. He didn’t explain and didn’t respond to a request for a comment for this article. The fate of 60 Park Place is the most worrying. It didn’t make it five years ago as Arthur’s Downtown; it didn’t make it three years ago as The Savoy Grill. Now it is once again shuttered and gathering dust, a symbol of a downtown that, unlike similar areas in Philadelphia and Baltimore, hasn’t been able to draw crowds for nearly five decades.
  8. http://blog.nj.com/njv_barry_carter/2011/08/carter_branford_place_in_newar.html
  9. Newark Bears ownership changes hands once again

    Never going to happen as new spots aren't being opened. The only way an affiliation would happen is if a minor league team is bought out and brought to newark. Affiliations work just like liquor licenses or NY taxi drivers licenses. With the operating losses and debt and what seems like very poor management, this isn't going to happen especially with the Yankees and Mets 30 minutes away.
  10. Wow I just finished reading the article, the bears are dead. The only reason the last season was played was that schmuck doctor spiel got ripped off and paid the entire bill. What a dummy, so the only hope is to turn the team into a reality series?!? some business plan.
  11. Court battles, unpaid bills and a would-be reality show sidetracked the Newark Bears franchise http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/how_court_battles_unpaid_bills.html Even with an affiliation, this team is going nowhere but bankrupt. Meanwhile, the taxpayers continue to pick up the tab for Riverfront Stadium, which was funded by bonds and built at a cost of more than $30 million. Essex County and Newark each must pay $1.1 million annually until 2029 to cover the debt service on the stadium, a county official confirmed Friday. Adding to their troubles, the Bears owe nearly $800,000 in back rent to the Essex County Improvement Authority. The team is currently making yearly payments that continue to escalate until 2022, when the debt is scheduled to be paid off, according to Jim Paganelli, the executive director of the ECIA. Bill collectors from PSE&G, seed companies and clothiers are asking for their money, and payroll was delayed for some employees this season, according to court papers and interviews with current and past employees. Jim Hague, the team’s former public relations director, who also served as the stadium announcer, resigned in late June, calling the team a "circus" on his blog.
  12. LOL http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/newarks_baxter_terrace_to_be_r.html#comments "The first phase of Baxter Park will cost $21.7 million and feature 90 residential units and 3,000 square feet of retail space. All of these units will be either affordable or Section 8, housing officials said." Yeah then the middle class will slowly come in ..... Once the section 8 people are there then the crips and blood nitwits related to the section 8 voucher holders will move in and idiots will be hanging out on the streets trying to get their street creds which starts the violence all over again. FAIL. Just bulldoze the land and give it to NJIT or Rutgers to expand their campus so there is some return on investment... otherwise this plan is trash. Hurry a new generation of hoodlums need a place to live and they are broke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yRRgaVLIZ4&playnext=1&list=PL27C8FD76BBA80618
  13. With More Than 200 People Shot This Year, Newark Residents Say City Crime Is Getting Worse http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/07/14/newark-residents-say-city-crime-is-getting-worse/
  14. What chicken shack was near this one: Off-duty Newark police officer carjacked, injured in the Ironbound http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/off-duty_newark_cop_carjacked.html
  15. Newark: http://www.spotcrime.com/nj/newark to many gun shots to count NYC: http://www.spotcrime.com/ny/new%20york 2 gunshots downtown and then clean till you get to Harlem Winning!