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    (October 31, 1693- )
    Largest city in New Jersey
    Population (2008): 279,980
    Part of the New York metropolitan area
    It was the site of race riots that killed 26 people, caused over $10 million in property damage and in which over a thousand businesses were torched or looted (July 13, 1967).
    A Harper's Magazine survey of the 50 largest cities (1975) concluded 'The city of Newark stands without serious challenge as the worst city of all. It ranked among the worst cities in no fewer than nineteen of twenty-four categories, and it was dead last in nine of them.'
    Time magazine ranked it the most dangerous city in America (1996).
    Three of its last four mayors are also convicted criminals: Hugh Addonzio (convicted of extortion and conspiracy for taking kickbacks from contractors), Kenneth Gibson (federal tax evasion) and Sharpe James (fraud for selling city lands at below-market prices to his mistress).
    It was the site of the first successful plastics factory.
    Its port and airport are among the busiest in the nation.
    It has led the nation in violent crime reduction (2006-08).
    Its Prudential Center became home to the New Jersey Devils (2007) and Nets (2010).

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