The New York Times reports:
Poverty in Newark remains at a rate well above the national average, and only 18 percent of the people who hold jobs in Newark live here, according to a report from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; in other large cities that figure is often between 30 and 50 percent.
“We knew that, ultimately, in order to transform the city, we had to attack poverty and unemployment,” Mr. Baraka said. “I think we have an opportunity here, because everybody is at the table, and they probably haven’t been at the table in this magnitude in a very long time, if ever.”
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