Joseph J. Maraziti introduced John Palmieri, Deputy Mayor and Director of Economic and Housing Development for the City of Newark, at the annual CRE Holiday Luncheon on November 27 at Don Pepe’s.  Deputy Mayor Palmieri, who has been charged by Mayor Ras Baraka to focus on economic growth, especially transportation and infrastructure, has served as Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and has promoted growth in urban areas, such as Charlotte, Boston and Providence.