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LINDA FORGOSH

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LINDA FORGOSH The Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey In the spring of 2008, Linda Forgosh prepared and mounted a traveling exhibit called Weequahic Memoirs: Celebrating Newark’s Legendary Jewish Neighborhood, which debuted at JCC MetroWest in West Orange. The executive ...

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Dale Russakoff

Dale Russakoff In 2010, Chris Christie, Cory Booker and Mark Zuckerberg teamed up to launch an ambitious reform initiative in Newark’s public schools. They got an education…though not the one they were anticipating. In her book, The Prize: Who’s In ...

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Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal If there is one thing you can say about the rebuilding effort in Newark, it’s that it comes in many shapes and sizes. Perhaps none is more distinct than that of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, who spent ...

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Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering Newark has produced some remarkable acting résumés over the last century, but none as unique as Ian Ziering’s. Born in Brick City and raised in West Orange, he began his television career as a daytime drama actor before ...

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Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta One of the trickiest things an actor is asked to do is play a bad guy audiences want to root for. It requires nuance that comes from years of experience and study. When Newark-born Ray Liotta burst onto ...

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Three’s Company

Three’s Company Soccer may be the ultimate team game, but for the new-look Red Bulls, individual leadership is key to the quest for an elusive MLS Cup To the casual observer, the last two seasons have been good ones for ...

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka At one time or another, we have all said “yes” to a job offer everyone else thought we were crazy to even consider. Ras Baraka actually ran for his and, against formidable odds, won. His term ...

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12 Questions for CORY SCHNEIDER

12 Questions for CORY SCHNEIDER Photo by Bruce Lowe (left, right), courtesy New Jersey Devils/Andy Marlin (center) dropcap]The Canadians, Russians and Swedes may have cornered the market on NHL superstars, but the United States has been turning out a steady ...

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Brooke Shields: The Newark In Me

Brooke Shields: The Newark In Me You don’t need a degree in biology to appreciate the power of DNA. We are all products of our forebears—no exceptions, including Brooke Shields, who explores her own connection to Newark in There Was ...

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City Historian; DR. Clement Price

City Historian; DR. Clement Price SPEAKING OF NEWARK… As Newark calculates the course of its urban renaissance, it will require money, courage, innovative thinking, boots-on-the-ground experience and a level of personal and institutional commitment that few American cities have ever ...

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