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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, left, looks on as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks during a news conference announcing a proposed ordinance to provide low income residents with access to free legal representation in landlord-tenant disputes, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, left, looks on as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks during a news conference announcing a proposed ordinance to provide low income residents with access to free legal representation in landlord-tenant disputes, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Newark to provide free legal services for renters facing eviction

Newark is planning to follow New York's lead and provide free legal services for low-income and vulnerable tenants facing eviction.