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NJTPA Representative: Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Newark, with a population of 266,736, is the third-oldest American City and New Jersey's largest. Much of Newark's business is built on its excellent transportation network. In addition to Newark Liberty International Airport and Port Newark, there is an extensive system of freight rail lines. The majority of the state's passenger rail lines converge at Penn Station in Newark, a regional transportation hub. The New Jersey Turnpike and other major roads also connect Newark to the region.
Located on the Passaic River in Essex County, Newark is home to industry and a variety of other businesses – PSE&G and Prudential have major facilities in the city. The city also is a center for higher education: the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall University Law School, and the County College of Essex all can be found in Newark. The city is also home to many cultural recreational attractions, including the Newark Museum, Sacred Heart Cathedral, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Newark Bears baseball team.
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