Category Archives: Newark

NAACP asks State to notify residents and businesses of plans to designate Newark drinking water supply area a Superfund Site

There are Volatile Organic Compounds in the groundwater in South Newark and the State of Delaware has initiated a process of listing the site on the EPA’s National Priorities List (Superfund). Newark Branch NAACP has sent the following letter to DNREC Secretary David Small asking that the state notify and engage with the public and

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Town Hall Meeting on the University of Delaware

TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE May 14, 2016 St. Johns Church Newark Branch NAACP thanks our members, area residents and UD students for participating in the Town Hall meeting at the University of Delaware.  We owe special thanks to Pastor Hackett of St. Johns Church, Newark City Councilwoman Jen Wallace, State Representative

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Newark Branch NAACP asks state officials to install crosswalks and bicycle safety measures on Cleveland Avenue

Dear Governor Markell, Mayor Sierer, Ms. Cohan and Mr. Zegeye, We are writing to express our concern about the lack of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety on Cleveland Avenue in Newark, particularly in the area near Alder Creek. The recently redeveloped Cleveland Heights public housing project, now known as the Alder Creek community, will be

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Newark Rental Housing Needs Assessment Update from the Open House

Newark’s Rental Housing Needs Assessment appears to have an inherent bias that disregards the issues confronting the housing needs and challenges of Newark’s African American community.  The impact of the student rental housing market on families and quality of life is substantial. The following is re-posted from the Newark Residents Alliance Project: Last fall the

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UD invites Newark area residents to a community meeting to discuss the future of the University

  The University of Delaware is inviting Newark residents to a community meeting to discuss the future of the University and its strategic plan. When:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m. Where:  St. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark DE 19711 (parking is available in back of the oratory). From UDaily: Residents of

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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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