Newark is a city located near the Passaic River and Newark Bay in northern New Jersey within the county of Essex with a current population of 277,140. Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the state. Newark was founded as a result of a land purchase by New Haven colony Puritans led by surveyor, tax collector, appraiser, and magistrate Robert Treat (1624–1710) in 1666; Treat eventually served as governor of the colony of Connecticut from 1683 to 1698. The land ...

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