Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hoping for Fair Media Coverage of Newark Next Week

The Prudential Center in Newark seen above will be bustling next week as the NCAA Eastern Regionals are played there.  I have worked at NJIT in Newark for 18 1/2 years and have seen much revitalization in the city.  There is the NJPAC, Rutgers, NJIT, the Ironbound and other attractions that hopefully give Newark a good look when it gets the attention during the basketball tournament.  Newark unfortunately bears the stigma of the riots of 1967 and crime is still a problem.  Such crimes exist in cities all over and are not limited to Newark.

I just hope some sports commentator doesn't make a crass remark like "you can't walk two blocks away from the arena."  There are some very nice restaurants in the Ironbound.  I am hoping that the city of Newark becomes a big winner in the NCAA tournament.

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