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This New York Times article about Newark's broken-hearted reaction to losing its Starbucks exactly echoes yesterday's L.A. Times article about the coffee giant's closings in inner-city Los Angeles. "The cafe in downtown Newark is in some ways unique, a high-profile sign to all the people who fear the city that life is normal— if one accepts that part of 'normal' is the ability to buy a slightly expensive cup of coffee and a scone in the morning." [NYT]