Mayor Ras Baraka touts a Newark moving forward in state of the city

NEWARK — Taking the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Monday night, Mayor Ras Baraka spoke of a Newark transformed — how a city often defined by its violence was emerging as a place for growth and innovation. 

“This is our time to show the world what we can do, how to rise out of fire — all of us — every religion and every nationality,” Baraka, 46, said before a packed crowd. “This is our Newark, Newark 3.0, Newark forward.”

In his third state of the city speech since taking office in 2014, Baraka outlined the contours of his changing …read more

Source: Essex

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