Join us for a discussion on Thomas McCarter, trolleys, and building Newark’s streetcar suburbs, with John Prieto and Steven Elliott.

Newark once boasted an extensive trolley system that led to the development of Roseville and Clinton Hill as “streetcar suburbs” and linked the city with other towns. Following the deaths of nine schoolchildren in a trolley collision in February 1903, Thomas N. McCarter, the new president of the Public Service Corporation, engineered the massive consolidation of the state’s transportation and utility infrastructure, enhancing Newark’s stature as a major corporate center.