Steve Strunsky,

Steve Strunsky

Newark, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

N.J. city to expand controversial gunshot detection system using $1M grant

Police and emergency medical personnel support the technology, but civil rights advocates criticize it. → Read More

Want to cut down a tree in Newark? You may need a permit

Removal of seven large trees in a historic district prompted a councilman to introduce city-wide requirement → Read More

Jersey boy Frankie Valli gets his own ‘Way’

Newark officials renamed a street after Valli known for Four Seasons and solo hits like "Sherry," and "My Eyes Adored You." → Read More

Mom who lost 3 sons to guns helps Newark unveil new plan to curb violence

Mayor Ras Baraka says violence should be treated as a public health issue. → Read More

Murphy announces N.J.’s ‘North To Shore’ arts festival this June in A.C., Asbury Park and Newark

The North To Shore, or N2S festival, has 100 acts, from Southside Johnny to Marisa Monte, booked at 27 venues. → Read More

Newark officials to unveil flood plan for neighborhood worried by Seton Hall expansion

A community meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday on the Seton Hall campus in South Orange → Read More

Amid Black-Latino tensions, Newark students get lessons in unity

Surfacing tensions at a Newark high school prompted the town hall-style meeting with Black & brown coalition veterans. → Read More

After redlining case, Newark mayor wants conditions placed on Lakeland Bank’s merger plans

In September, Lakeland promised federal prosecutors it would spend $13M to boost minority lending. It hopes to merge with Provident Bank. → Read More

Court reverses education chief’s finding that Lakewood provides ‘thorough and efficient’ education

Lawyers for parents hope the decision will lead to a change in the state aid formula for the district. → Read More

Nonprofit awards show to honor Newark community ‘legends’ and the youth they inspire

The first annual HUBB Youth & Community Game-Changer Awards will be Thursday at the Prudential Center. → Read More

Jury awards 2 former Newark school employees $1.3M in reverse discrimination case

Anna D’Antonio and Donna Stridacchio sued the district after being denied vice principal jobs → Read More

Landlord gets extension to fix rat-infested Newark housing complex; tenants frustrated

A judge gave the owner of Georgia KIng Village another month to show why it shouldn't be placed in receivership. → Read More

State ethics complaints filed against four Newark school board members

The district will pay law firms $285 an hour to represent the unidentified board members. District and state officials did not say who filed the complaints or why. → Read More

Rutgers-Newark celebrates Black history made on campus 54 years ago

On Feb. 24, 1969, members of the campus' Black Organization of Students occupied Conklin Hall and 'fundamentally changed Rutgers' → Read More

Can a rooftop blueberry farm help solve Newark’s flooding problems? Feds bet $2.8M that it can

Backed by county, state and federal officials, an Ocean County Blueberry grower got an EPA grant to grow the little blue 'super fruit' with a system that collects and stores rainwater for irrigation, thus keeping it from running off onto streets and into basements. → Read More

Newark postpones Wednesday town hall meeting on Black-Latino relations

The event was scheduled against a backdrop of tensions among Black and Latino students at Newark's School of Global Studies. → Read More

In N.J. city plagued by homelessness, shelter helps residents find a place of their own

The Miller Street Pathways to Housing Center is a key component of an ambitious plan to end chronic homelessness in the state's largest city. → Read More

Students tell of Black-brown tensions at Newark school ahead of town hall meeting

Members of the Newark School of Global Studies Black Student Union say they are taunted by classmates and marginalized by staff and administrators → Read More

Newark moves to revoke tax break for rat-infested housing complex

Residents said rats began to infest their hi-rise apartments and townhouses last fall after construction started on a new building L + M is developing on the site in partnership with University Hospital. → Read More

Family of unarmed man fatally shot by Newark police ‘demand’ federal investigation

The request that the U.S. attorney for New Jersey investigate the death of Carl Dorsey on New Year's Day 2021 comes amid outrage over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers → Read More