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NJ Hypes $120 Million Plan to Slash the Time Needed to Replace Newark’s Toxic Lead Pipes

A woman leaves a recreation center after receiving free bottled water on Aug. 13, 2019, in Newark, N.J.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty) As concerns continue to grow about dangerous lead in Newark, N.J.’s drinking water, Mayor Ras Baraka, along with county and state officials, announced a plan to speed up replacement of the city’s lead pipes […]

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Fears and Frustrations as Newark, NJ, Hands Out Bottled Water Amid a Lead-Contaminated Water Crisis of Its Own

Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka speaks about the city’s ongoing water crisis Aug. 14, 2019 in Newark. At left is Kareem Adeem, acting director of Water and Sewer Utilities in Newark and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Photo: Rick Loomis (Getty) Inspiring comparisons to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., New Jersey’s biggest (and predominantly […]

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Cory Booker Was Once a Foot Soldier for Betsy DeVos

Cory Booker had expected 10,000 people to turn out for the rally in downtown Newark that launched his presidential campaign, but on April 13, against a huge American flag draped across a building high above Military Park, he looked out on just 4,100 supporters. The turnout wasn’t the only thing that felt light that day. […]

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