NY Times reports that the city of Newark has approved a deal with the Port Authority of NY-NJ that will allow them to circumvent the NJ state legislature for Arena funding. Apparently Newark and the P.A. have had a longstanding dispute over the rent due to the city for Newark International Airport. The settlement would provide the city with $265 million immediately, and some more later. Newark will use this money to build the arena. I'm still not sure whether tying Harrison to Newark helps us or hurts us. But Harrison is almost definitely on its own now.