A controversial zoning ordinance that will allow developers to erect buildings as high as 12 stories in the area around Penn Station.
About Miriam Ascarelli
Miriam Ascarelli is a lecturer in the Humanities Dept. at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she teaches journalism and composition and has come to love Newark and all its history, grittiness, hope and resiliency. Prior to teaching, she worked as a reporter and editor at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, the City News Bureau of Chicago and other newspapers in the Midwest. She lives in Glen Ridge with her husband, Jim, two teen-age daughters and three cats.
Entries by Miriam Ascarelli
The Newark City Council is scheduled to vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a controversial zoning plan that will allow developers to erect buildings as high as 145 feet – or 12 stories high – in the area around Penn Station.
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