Category Archives: Riverfront News

Newark’s Riverfront in Urban Omnibus


“Last summer, the second segment of Newark’s Riverfront Park opened to the public. Transforming deindustrialized, often polluted waterfronts into public space is a common strategy in contemporary urban revitalization, worldwide. But rarely has this tactic reflected such a long history of community-based activism for environmental justice and public access to the river.”

Walking to the Water: Environmental Justice and Newark’s Riverfront Park, Urban Omnibus, 1/29/14

Recent riverfront news clippings

Waterfront recreation facility in Newark, The Star-Ledger, May 22, 2013

Passaic River mud flat cleanup set to begin near Lyndhurst park, New Jersey Record, June 3, 2013

Companies agree to pay $130 million settlement in Passaic River pollution caseThe Star-Ledger, June 11, 2013

Attorney General’s Office, DEP Announce $130 Million Partial Settlement With Several Principal Defendants In Passaic River Litigation, June 11, 2013


Press clippings

A triple-play of Passaic coverage from the Star-Ledger:

“The river walkers stop in their tracks and there is a collective gasp. There are the first orange planks of a boardwalk.”


Star-Ledger, April 14, 2013: Five reasons to clean up the Passaic River

Star-Ledger, April 14, 2013: A grand adventure on the Passaic River: A Q&A with Mary Bruno

Star-Ledger, April 14, 2013: The attempted murder of the Passaic River

Recent press clippings

WCBS 880, 4/27/12: Recycling a River

Newark, NJ Patch, 5/28/12: Judge: Company Liable in Passaic River Contamination

Star-Ledger, 5/30/12: Essex County opens Riverfront Park in Newark, a 30-year dream come true, 7/17/12: On The Waterfront, At Last


Plus, the Booker Administration and the Newark Municipal Council have declared their #2 accomplishment of the last five years as “Reconnected Newark to its River”!