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Last week I interviewed Mark Bonamo of Tapinto Newark and Newark activist Oscar James II. Bonamo, along with journalist Tom Wiedmann, broke the story–which became a five-part series—of Newark Public School District’s arrangement with a developer to replace the old St. James Hospital with a new vo-tech school called the “Newark High School of Architecture & Interior Design.” Bonamo and Wiedmann uncovered an array of dodgy antics—on the part of the developer as well as the Newark Board of Education—that could end up costing taxpayers far more money than the new school building would be worth.
Bonamo: “This is possibly the most New Jersey story ever.”
James offers context in his role as a Newark developer, noting that the firm NPS contracted with, Summit Assets, would get a “sweetheart deal” and urges the Superintendent Roger Leon and the School Board to back out of this arrangement.
Check it out!