1. Dr. Ana Baptista asks who benefits and who pays for expanding Port Newark in N.J.


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    At a public meeting in Newark (N.J.) March 19, 2013, Dr. Ana Baptista of the Newark Environmental Commission gave the history of Port Newark, described its immense footprint on the city, and asked…

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    • Amy Goldsmith: Who will benefit from expanding Port Newark? And who will pay the costs?


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      Amy Goldsmith, state director of the New Jersey Environmental Federation and chairperson of the Healthy Ports Coalition, spoke March 19, 2013 at a public meeting in Newark focused on plans to expand…

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      • "Pollution in your neighborhood is connected to the color of your skin and the money in your pocket."


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        At a public meeting to discuss the expansion of Port Newark (N.J.), Dr. Nicky Sheats discussed the environmental justice aspects of the proposal, which includes a plan to raise the Bayonne Bridge…

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        • Dr. Robert Laumbach discusses the harmful effects of diesel soot on human health in Newark, N.J.


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          As Port Newark expands, there will be a large increase in diesel truck traffic in Newark and nearby cities and towns. Dr. Robert Laumbach is a physician and medical researcher from Rutgers, who specializes…

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          • Kim Gaddy begins the public meeting on raising the Bayonne Bridge to allow expansion of Port Newark (NJ)


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            On March 19, 2013 the Newark (NJ) Environmental Commission and the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance jointly sponsored a public meeting to discuss a proposal to raise the Bayonne Bridge to…

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            • Chaplain Megan Sanders of SCI


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              Port Newark chaplain Megan Sanders gives insight into the daily work of a maritime minister. Helping people with their burdens and troubles is, she says, a privilege.

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              • Nick Parker of the Vancouver Seafarers' Center


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                Nick Parker, Director of Vancouver's Seafarers' Center, recently spent some time at the Port Newark International Seafarers' Center doing some "con ed" -- continuing education…

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                • Port Worker Robert Joyce


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                  Robert Joyce, who has worked at Port Newark for 50 years, shares with Archivist Johnathan Thayer his memories of visiting SCI from the 1960s through the present.

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                  • Jerry of the MV Sun Round


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                    Being a chief cook isn't about just making food -- Jerry has to prep, clean and ensure that all he meets the requirements of the budget AND the crew!

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                    • Jania Billups of SCI


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                      Chaplain Marge Lindstrom speaks with Port Newark chaplain intern Jania Billups about her experiences with SCI port ministry. Jania says one of the most surprising moments she's experienced happened…

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