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Want To Watch Urban Government Up Close?

If you missed it last week, we strongly suggest you check out the Sundance Channel documentary series "Brick City."

Want To Watch Urban Government Up Close?

If you missed it last week, we strongly suggest you check out the Sundance Channel documentary series "Brick City."

The five part program documents life in Newark from all angles, as Mayor Corey Booker pushes to revive the downtrodden town. Booker, the police chief and gang members on the street are featured throughout the episodes, which delve deep into the problems of poverty and crime plaguing Newark. It's a great opportunity to see how government works, especially since many of Booker's goals mirror Mayor Nutter's -- in particular crime reduction and job creation.

Here's the website for Brick City.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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