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Crane Collapse, New Office Building Approved and a Local Activist Honored

The week's top news in Newark

No one was injured when a crane toppled over and crashed into a home Thursday. The crane was being used for tree removal.   

The basketball courts at Weequahic Park , founder of Above the Rim. The nonprofit has served thousands of Newark youth since its founding in 1990.        

The planning board Monday approved insurance company Prudential’s application to build a 20-story office building at a blighted area across Broad Street from Military Park. The company plans to build a second office building sometime in the next few years.

During budget hearings, members of the Newark Municipal Council asked administration officials . An administration official responded that in the face of cutbacks, employees have been asked to take on roles not matching precisely with their official titles.   

Prudential employees filled with school supplies to the children of Wynona House. The company makes similar donations in other cities where it has corporate offices worldwide.       

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