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Newark’s Hidden Progress

The city has been making progress, but you might not know it from the way the city is portrayed.

The Newark skyline.

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For decades Newark’s prosperity has been covert.  The city’s culture, businesses, and intelligent people have been displayed as poverty stricken and incapable of success. Collectively, five teenagers were determined to reveal Newark’s masqueraded accomplishments.

To find the overlooked success, they hit the streets of Newark to get the opinions of residents and workers in the city.

They also interviewed the second-in-command of public affairs for the Newark Police department, Lt. Wilbur Cole, who also served as a beat cop and detective for more than 20 years. Because of his position and residency in Newark he’s able to see the aspects of the city that shine incandescently and the parts the media displaysFrom those interviews the students came to a consensus that Newark has evolved from the 1960’s riots. While many people still believe Newark residents are encompassed in despair, the truth is many residents are excelling with  new-found job opportunities  in the city.

Newark’s renaissance includes the opening of Whole Foods, Shop Rite, and the Prudential Center, as well as the growth of Newark International Airport. The city is flourishing economically, culturally, and socially.

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