Port Authority asked to end ‘secret’ negotiations for Newark Airport Amazon air freight hub

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U.S. Rep Donald Payne, Jr., D-10th, joined a dozen other officials asking the Port Authority to stop “secret” negotiations with Amazon to locate an air freight hub at Newark Airportthat opponents contend has been fast tracked. The letter sent Tuesday comes on the heels of letters sent earlier in the year by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, asking the Port Authority to meet with city officials and community groups to address concerns about traffic, air pollution and jet noise from the proposed air freight center. The June 20 letter, signed by Payne, State Sen. …

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