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1Estelle YekehProfessor Benson Class 130 July 2018Dear Mayor Ras Baraka,Good afternoon/ night, my name is Estelle Yekeh. I am currently a rising senior at Essex County Vocational Newark Tech high school. First and foremost I would like to commend you on your endless efforts of making the streets of Newark safer, rebuilding infrastructures and helping to restore Newark to it’s once glorified state. Here in Newark I believe we have so many outlets thatuphold our city such as the Prudential Center, NJPAC and the Newark Museum (just to name a few). However when you go downtown to Penn Station, which happens to be a grand passenger terminal that links to so many locations, numerous homeless people can be seen. Most of them have nowhere to go, can’t find a job or need some form of mental treatment. Seeing things like this makes me reconsider not only Newark but it’s residents as well. These people are crying out

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