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University of Delaware study: racial images shape opinion on voter ID laws

The University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has released analysis of a newly-published national study of race and voter ID laws.  The news release about the study stated: The study reveals that seeing a photograph of an African American voter and poll worker affected how white respondents answered a survey question about voter ID

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Environmental Justice and Public Health Forum highlights need for public comments to demand safer chemicals

On October 2, 2014 environmental justice advocates, community members, faith leaders, nurses and elected officials joined together in a forum at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew and Matthew on the environmental justice public health crisis impacting communities across the country. Sponsored by Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, Michele Roberts of The Environmental Justice

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Public Housing and Environmental Risk in Newark

This week the Newark Housing Authority officially “breaks ground” on the redevelopment of the Cleveland Heights Public Housing Project property.  A new apartment complex, to be renamed “Alder Creek”, is being developed in a public-private partnership with New Jersey-based Ingerman Group on a portion of the original site. The property where Cleveland Heights was constructed

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Is Newark’s Housing Study Catering to Special Interests?

We have experienced many changes in Newark, including the expansion of student housing into our neighborhoods. These trends are affecting our quality of life and the cost of housing in our community. Newark’s City Council has dramatically expanded its approval of new rental housing projects. So far this year, Newark approved at least 478 new

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