Mayor Booker to honor legendary Newark activist
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Mayor Booker to honor legendary Newark activist

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April 13, 2010, 9:31 am
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City will dedicate section of Elizabeth Avenue in honor of Newark’s “Warrior for the People”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Newark, NJ - April 13, 2010 - Mayor Cory A. Booker, U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump, South Ward Council Member Oscar James II, the family of Frank Hutchins, New Jersey Tenant Organization Vice-President Mitch Kahn, Essex-Newark Legal Services Executive Director Felipe Chavana, Newark HUD Tenants Coalition Representative Nancy Zak and other dignitaries will join with Newark residents to honor Newark’s “Warrior for the People,” by unveiling a sign and dedicating a section of Elizabeth Avenue in honor of Frank D. Hutchins at 469 Elizabeth Avenue, today, Tuesday, April 13, at Noon.

Frank D. Hutchins was one of Newark’s greatest orators, activists, organizers, and leaders, and mentors. For decades, he fought for Newark’s tenants, homeowners, and youth. Known as the “Warrior of the People,” Frank Hutchins led the longest rent control strike in Newark’s tenant organization history, and he had a major hand in writing the Newark’s first Rent Control Laws in 1972.

Council President Crump will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. In addition to the elected officials scheduled to speak, representatives of statewide tenant advocacy organizations and Hutchins family members will also deliver remarks. The event is co-sponsored by Radiant Property Management, LLC, founded by Michael Wieder, a Newark-based real estate services company.

WHO:            Mayor Cory A. Booker, U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump, South Ward Council Member Oscar James II, the family of Frank Hutchins, New Jersey Tenant Organization Vice-President Mitch Kahn, Newark HUD Tenants Coalition Representative Nancy Zak, Essex-Newark Legal Services Executive Director Felipe Chavana, and other dignitaries.

WHAT:   Will honor Newark’s “Warrior for the People,” by unveiling a sign dedicating a section of Elizabeth Avenue in honor of Frank D. Hutchins.

WHEN:   Tuesday, April 13
                Noon

WHERE:  469 Elizabeth Avenue (at the corner of Custer Avenue ) Newark NJ

MEDIA NOTE: Parking will be located on Custer Avenue.  Media should enter the building from the Custer Avenue side entrance.

City of Newark Press Information Office - (973) 733-8004

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Mayor Booker to honor legendary Newark activist
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Tuesday 13 April 2010