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BRICK CITY Premieres Sunday, January 30 at 8P

Article: BRICK CITY Premieres Sunday, January 30 at 8P

Get your DVRs ready! BRICK CITY Season 2 premieres this Sunday, January 30 at 8P! We were really excited to welcome Mayor Cory Booker as he brought Brick City to Park City this past week for an exclusive first look at BRICK CITY Season 2 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Read the article. Check…

Cory Booker, hero with a snow shovel and a smartphone

Article: Cory Booker, hero with a snow shovel and a smartphone

The efforts of Newark Mayor Cory Booker to clean up his city feature prominently in the Peabody-Award-winning Docu-Series BRICK CITY, the second season of which will premiere on Sundance Channel on January 30. Those efforts are also capturing major attention this week, thanks to Booker’s use of Twitter to come to the aid of Newark citizens trapped in the aftermath of the blizzard that brought the Northeast to a standstill.

COMING JANUARY 30 – ALL NEW SEASON OF BRICK CITY

Article: COMING JANUARY 30 – ALL NEW SEASON OF BRICK CITY

THE REAL SITUATION IN NEW JERSEY’S LARGEST CITY:
SEASON 2 OF SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S “BRICK CITY” CAPTURES NEWARK’S ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF CHANGE

Forest Whitaker Executive Produces

New Season Of Peabody Award-Winning Docu-Series Premieres On Sunday, January 30th 2011 at 8pm ET/PT
In Season 2 of the engaging and dramatic series BRICK CITY, change is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and heart-in-the-mouth plunges. Sundance Channel’s Peabody Award-winning series returns to Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, to explore a question that people everywhere can understand: how do you continue to change yourself, your community, your city when the setbacks come fast and furious? The six one-hour episodes of BRICK CITY follow Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director Garry McCarthy and Newark citizens from across the socioeconomic spectrum to tell a story of resilience, resolve and optimism in the face of political, economic, and personal upheaval. BRICK CITY Season 2 will air Sundays at 8:00pm from January 30th – March 6th.

Coastal cities trying out paperless communication with residents

Article: Coastal cities trying out paperless communication with residents

When I first covered Zumbox, a paperless mail platform based on physical addresses, a few months ago, I was both intrigued and skeptical. I thought the concept was sound, even revolutionary; I wondered, though, how one start-up could attract enough users to its platform to keep it viable. It turns out that local governments are providing one method: yesterday, the company announced that San Francisco and Newark, NJ, are adopting Zumbox for communication with residents.