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Newark Municipal Government Investigation Collection (N.J.)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG Nwk Govt-(Main)

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains materials related to several municipal investigations of governmental corruption and other controversial issues in Newark, including:

Documents relating to an Essex County Grand Jury investigation of Reginald Parnell, Director of Revenue and Finance for the City of Newark, for failure to collect taxes in the sale of certain properties and other instances of malfeasance in office (1936), including testimony before Mayor Ellenstein's Investigating Committee by George Lennox, C. Bradford Wynne, and Samuel D. Wasserman (1936) Photocopies of newspaper articles concerning corruption charges again Mayor Hugh Addonizio, Anthony Boiardo, Anthony Guiliano, Irvine Turner, Calvin West, Frank Addonizio, Lee Bernstein, and others (1969-1970)

Critical analysis of a report on urban revitalization produced by the Newark Collaboration Group issued by Councilman Donald Tucker (November 1985); includes a lengthy draft of the critique prepared by Tucker aide Derek T. Winans

Newsletter containing information on Councilwoman Marie Villani's opposition to a proposed revaluation of property in Newark (August 1976)

Also included are 2 copies of an Inauguration/Organization Meeting of the Mayor and Municipal Council, (1978).


  • 1936 - 1985

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission. Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States