Monthly Archives: August 2011

Recent press clippings

“Helping Newarkers reach the waterfront is not a luxury.”

Star-Ledger: Take me to the river: On the Passaic

“What if the city had a riverfront park where kids could frolic on grass, families could picnic and one could even launch a kayak or canoe into the water? That’s the vision for the seven-acre Newark Riverfront Park that the city has spent years designing, with community involvement.”

Star-Ledger: New DEP rules prompt concern

“Preparations are underway to remove 40,000 cubic yards of the highly toxic sediment from the Passaic River near the former Diamond Alkali plant in Newark, the Environmental Protection Agency said today.”

Star-Ledger: Workers prepare to remove highly toxic sediment from Passaic River in Newark

YouthMappers Track the Shore

On Wednesday, August 10, a group of Newark YouthMappers explored Newark’s riverfront between Bridge Street and Penn Station.

    Near Penn Station, we spotted the fattest groundhog we’d ever seen.

Another riverfront groundbreaking

Only eight months after the start of construction on the first segment of Riverfront Park, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., along with Governor Chris Christie and many longtime Newark riverfront advocates, broke ground on Essex County Riverfront Park.