About the Film:
Long overshadowed by its close proximity to New York City, the treasures and history of Newark, NJ have remained hidden to many of the citizens of New Jersey and the region. A new documentary film, The Once and Future Newark, debuted in the Fall of 2006. Produced by Rutgers University in Newark, the film features a number of city sites, as a group tour is hosted by Rutgers History Professor Clement Price, a celebrated scholar of Newark and New Jersey history. Part travelogue, part documentary and part history lesson, the film engages viewers' interest for personal exploration and discovery of the city. The locations included in the film were chosen for their broad cultural, social and historical significance. Price's great personal warmth, his affection for the city, and his profound feeling for Newark's fascinating interface of cultures, races and ethnicities, and religions makes this a personal and engaging film.
The Hard Part
Evicted From a Blighted Street, Newark's Mayor Finds Another
By ANDREW JACOBS
NEWARK, Nov. 19 - The magenta "praise the Lord" throw pillows: trash. The Black Santa holiday tie: a keeper. The lime-green dress shirt:
"It's not mayoral," said an aide with unconcealed disdain. Into the charity pile it went.
On Mayor Cory A. Booker's final night at his bachelor-pad apartment in Brick Towers last Monday, there were important sartorial decisions to be made before the movers arrived. After living in one of the city's most notoriously troubled buildings - where heat, hot water and elevator service were often in short supply - since 1998, Mr. Booker and two dozen other holdouts were being evicted to make way for the bulldozers.