Mayor Cory Booker

A restaurants on Lyons Avenue where a drive-by shooting left a police officer dead and two people injured in May (credit: CBS 2)

Newark City Council Adopts Ordinance To Limit Hours Of Late-Night Restaurants

The ordinance requires restaurants to close at 10 p.m. during the week and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The council reportedly made a list of areas they think are problematic.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg at the KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy - Newark, NJ - Sep 25, 2010 - Photo: Anthony Alvarez via Newark Mayor's Office

Judge Orders Newark To Produce Facebook Pledge Log

Newark’s City Hall must provide a list of documents related to the multimillion dollar pledge by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to fix its troubled schools, a judge ruled Friday.


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Newark Starts New Year With Homicide; 45-Year-Old Man Shot To Death

New Jersey’s largest city recorded its first homicide of 2012 just hours after the new year got under way.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Mayor Booker Urging ‘Occupy Newark’ Protesters To Be Considerate Of The ’99 Percent’

Booker said he’s sympathetic to the group’s message, but wants cooperation from them so that police resources are not diverted.


Sign outside Newark's City Hall on Nov. 3, 2011 during the filming of "Dark Knight Rises." (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Being Filmed In Newark

Curious Newarkers gathered around City Hall to catch a glimpse of the caped crusader.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Gets $2 Million Youth Crime Prevention Grant

Mayor Cory Booker said Newark will never be able to arrest its way to safer streets and that billions of dollars have been wasted trying to round up violent drug dealers and gang members.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Urges Residents To Be Storm-Prepared

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is urging residents, especially in flood-prone, low-lying areas of the city, to prepare for a worst-case scenario of high winds, flooding and possible power outages.


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Mayor Cory Booker: Once Nets Leave, Newark Wants New NBA Franchise

Newark’s Prudential center is a gorgeous new building — one that will soon be without an NBA franchise. The search is on for Mayor Cory Booker.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Booker To Announce ‘Safe Summer’ Anti-Crime Plans

Previously, Booker said all city agencies would be involved in offering recreational and employment opportunities for youths this summer. He also has said more police will be deployed.


A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him as he recovers at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Pit Bull Abandoned In Newark Trash Gains Worldwide Following

Animal welfare officials in New Jersey are warning people touched by the story of a starved pit bull who was found discarded in a trash chute to beware of donation scams.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg at the KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy - Newark, NJ - Sep 25, 2010 - Photo: Anthony Alvarez via Newark Mayor's Office

Report: Newark May Consolidate Schools

The plan reportedly called for some long-struggling schools to be closed and their students sent elsewhere. Other schools with low enrollment could be consolidated.


Shoes are seen at the Hawthorne Avenue School - Newark, NJ - Feb 10, 2011 - Photo: Levon Putney / WCBS 880

Needy Newark Students Get Free Sneakers

Sometimes the simple things in life make a big difference. A Tennessee-based charity has come to help some needy students in Newark, who can’t afford new footwear.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Increasing Law Enforcement Presence

Shootings. Carjackings. Robberies. Crime in Newark is on the rise and is showing no signs of slowing down, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor, Police Union Head At Odds Over Layoffs

There is concern and worry in New Jersey’s largest city. Newark residents were wondering Tuesday if their streets were safe after 14 percent of the city’s police officers were laid off.


First Lady Michelle Obama greets children at the Maple Avenue School - Newark, NJ - Nov 18, 2010 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Brings Fitness Campaign To Newark

A group of New Jersey school children received a pep talk on healthy eating and exercise from Michelle Obama.