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Gov. Christie and Mayor Booker Celebrate Grand Opening Of Teachers Village In Newark

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 26, 2013

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Mayor Cory Booker (left) Gov. Christie (right) CEO Of RBH Developement Group Ron Beit Cut Ribbon At Teachers Village Project

Local and state officials came together today to celebrate the grand opening of the long awaited teachers village project in Newark.

The first two buildings of the $150 million project now house over a thousand students in four schools. Ron Beit, CEO of RBH Development Group, says getting the project off the ground was not easy but says he wants it to be an inspiration for the community.

“My greatest hope is that these buildings do what they were intended which is to reach beyond the bricks and borders and really inspire the students in these buildings to have their own ideas and to create other great projects in this city.”

Once the project is complete the remaining six buildings will consist of 60,000 square feet of retail space and housing units that will be marketed to Newark teachers. Beit says this will not be their last project in the city. Their next project will be the re-development of the four corners at the main intersection of broad and market streets.

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