‘Oppressive’ Heat to Peak in the Northeast

Cities from New England to Washington, D.C., could set or tie daily heat records on Thursday.

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A heat wave stirs drought conditions in parts of New York and New Jersey.

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La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports Get a $25 Billion Overhaul

The city is not exactly known for its state-of-the-art airports. That should change by 2030.

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$100 Million Film Studio to Rise From Rubble of Ex-Public Housing Site

Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.

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Picturing Black Childhood: An Artist’s Journey

Long devoted to the subject of Black girlhood, now the focus of two new exhibitions, Deborah Roberts reflects on what has changed and what hasn’t when it comes to self-representation, play and power.

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Harris Says Replacing Lead Pipes Is a Priority, Despite Limited Funding

Some civil rights leaders have grown frustrated with the lack of action behind administration proposals that would help Black and Latino communities.

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With Omicron, Teachers’ Unions Push for Remote Schooling, Worrying Democrats

Chicago teachers have voted to go remote. Other unions are agitating for change. For Democrats, who promised to keep schools open, the tensions are a distinctly unwelcome development.

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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Readers react to a guest essay that was critical of the remake of the movie. Also: Newark’s homeless; helping grieving children

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Feed the Hungry? In Newark, You’ll Need a Permit for That.

Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is working on an ordinance that would restrict the practice of feeding homeless people who live on the street.

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Malcolm X Assassination: Questions About the Case Linger

Scholars have never accepted the official explanation for the murder. That is unlikely to change.

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She Bought Her Dream Home. Then ‘Sovereign Moors’ Changed the Locks.

A New Jersey woman was preyed upon by a fast-growing extremist group that claims its members are sovereign Moors, not bound by U.S. laws.

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With Mass Vaccination Sites Winding Down, It’s All About the ‘Ground Game’

The shift away from high-volume centers is an acknowledgment of the harder road ahead: a highly targeted push, akin to get-out-the-vote efforts, to persuade the reluctant to get shots.

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Look Inside Philip Roth’s Personal Library

The author of “Goodbye, Columbus” and “The Human Stain” left several thousand books, many of them with notes or letters, to the Newark Public Library. The collection will soon open to the public.

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‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore Navigates the Pandemic

Source of Knowledge has been a Newark mainstay for decades. It survived the past year thanks to the generosity of its customers and an owner who provides more than just books.

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Woman Survives Days Trapped in Van After Snowstorm

The woman, 77, said she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, where she was living, then spent most of the week waiting for help.

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‘One Property at a Time’: A City Tries to Revive Without Gentrifying

Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

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N.J’s Largest City Shuts Down Again as Virus Cases Surge

Newark required nonessential businesses to close indoor operations beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Salons may open by appointment only.

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis

Laid low by the coronavirus crisis, the city’s artists were then raised on the energy of protests. They have been on the front lines all the while.

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How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful

Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, made no arrests and reported only minimal property damage during a weekend march.

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430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.

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