Around Town: Electrical switching station in Newark is artistic sight for sore eyes. (

The Fairmount section of Newark's West Ward will be home to an electrical switching station that's not going to be an unsightly facility the community feared was coming to its neighborhood.

It's actually going to look good when 14 local and national artists, including six from Newark, beautify a 30-foot wall that will surround the structure at Littleton and Central avenues.

As part of a deal to allow Public Service Electric & Gas to build the facility, the utility also reached an agreement with the city and the Urban League of Essex County to design a wall that would enhance the neighborhood. They made the announcement today during a press conference at the Urban League offices.

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