Elizabeth Del Tufo, founding member of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and Newark’s premier voice on historic preservation in the city, talks about the James Street Commons Historic District. The neighborhood’s nineteenth century architecture survived the city’s urban renewal wrecking ball of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The James Street Commons Historic District embodies a strong community spirit amidst the challenges of living in a downtown district.
Holly Metz, author of Killing the Poormaster: A Sage of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, describes the killing of Harry Barck and the malnourished Hoboken father who entered Barck’s office one morning in hopes of receiving public aid for his young family.
Holly Metz, author of Killing the Poormaster: A Sage of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, discusses depression-era Poormaster Harry Barck; was Barck a respected supporter of the Democratic political machine or a ruthless symbol of political power?