Sarah Gonzalez of New Jersey Public Radio took a look yesterday at Cory Booker’s claims of an unprecedented building boom in Newark in an in-depth report. The conclusion? The boom is real but Newark has benefited from booms in previous administrations as well.
Meanwhile, Glocally Newark has had a number of good news stories about Newark this week, including plans for a ShopRite on Springfield Avenue and the announcement of a 29,000 sf Whole Foods to anchor the redevelopment of the historic Hahne’s department store building — which has been vacant for decades.
In other news:
A judge rejected the Christie administration bid to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey, ensuring that same-sex couples will be able to marry in the state starting on Oct. 21.
Cliffview Pilot has a moving first-person account of the last moments of life for the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient Nicholas Oresko. Desiree Taylor of NJTV has a video report of the memorial.
Our full roundup:
Booker Touts a “Construction Boom” in Newark… Do the Numbers Back it Up? WNYC/NJPR
NY Times, again, endorses Booker for Senate PolitickerNJ
Cary Booker, father of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, dead at 76 Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Obamacare causes insurance companies to scrap some plans, create new ones Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Side effect of Obamacare: Allowing Medicaid coverage for ex-offenders in N.J. NewsWorks*
Publisher of Philadelphia Inquirer Fires Editor New York Times
2 Philly Inquirer owners sue company, publisher
Its Official – WholeFoods Coming to Newark in Historic Hahne’s Building Glocally Newark
Journalists of the Jersey Shore: How a novice reporter built a news network from scratch Neiman Lab
Judge rejects Christie’s bid to delay Oct . 21 start of gay marriage in N.J. The Record
Couples thrilled with same-sex marriage decision The Record
Oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, 96, dies in Englewood, local officer salutes him Cliffview Pilot*
Medal of Honor Recipient Laid to Rest in Paramus NJTV*
Clean Energy Advocates Argue State Officials Not Heeding Sandy’s Warning NJ Spotlight*
Federal Government Shutdown Affecting NJ WBGO News
*Asterisks are available for reposting through the NJ News Commons Story Exchange.