Sarah Gonzalez http://kccu.org en Newark Considers What Life Will Be Like After Cory Booker http://kccu.org/post/newark-considers-what-life-will-be-after-cory-booker For years, Newark, N.J., had the reputation of being a crime-ridden, low-income city. Former Mayor Cory Booker helped change that perception.<p>Thursday, the Democrat was sworn in as a U.S. senator, and it's unclear what that means for the city's future.<p>While Booker brought attention — and funding — to Newark, he couldn't completely tackle the violence that has persisted for years. As mayoral candidates begin making their cases, crime is a common theme.<p><strong>'Now A City Of Hope'</strong><p>Booker convinced companies that Newark was a good place to do business. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 44802 at http://kccu.org Newark Considers What Life Will Be Like After Cory Booker A Mother Receives Her Sons' Remains 12 Years After Attacks http://kccu.org/post/mother-receives-her-sons-remains-12-years-after-attacks Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the loved ones of victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about newly identified remains.<p>Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. She lost both of her sons in the terrorist attack — Tim, 42, and John, 41. Two more body parts belonging to Tim had been identified.<p>"An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth," Grazioso says. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 41636 at http://kccu.org A Mother Receives Her Sons' Remains 12 Years After Attacks Collection Of Kids' Shoes Carries Message About Gun Violence http://kccu.org/post/collection-kids-shoes-carries-message-about-gun-violence Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>You are listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>A mother in New Jersey has set out to collect shoes, 3,792 pairs of shoes, one for each young person killed by gun violence in the U.S. in 1998. That was the year that her son was shot and killed as we hear from Sarah Gonzalez of New Jersey Public Radio.<p>SARAH GONZALEZ, BYLINE: Elaine Lane came up with the idea of collecting shoes after walking a path of military boots that represented lives lost in the Iraq War. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 36204 at http://kccu.org Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent http://kccu.org/post/florida-schools-session-teachers-absent Schools have been open for a couple of weeks across much of Florida, but not all of the students know who their teachers are yet. There's typically a lot of teacher turnover during the summer break, and schools can't always get vacant teaching positions filled by the time school starts.<p>At DeSoto County High School in southern Florida, math tutor Ronnie Padilla is filling in as the French teacher. There's only one problem: He doesn't speak any French. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:20:00 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 18817 at http://kccu.org Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent