Ras Baraka

Threats Against Newark Mayor, City Sites Being ProbedThe mayor's spokeswoman, Marjorie Harris, announced late Saturday afternoon that Baraka had discovered two threatening letters this weekend at his mother's home.
In Newark, Obama Calls For Breaking Cycle Of IncarcerationPresident Barack Obama is visiting a drug treatment center in Newark Monday as he continues to push for overhauling the criminal justice system.
2,000 Kids Given Free School Supplies In NewarkNewark Mayor Ras Baraka helped hand out the community donations as part of the Back to School Bus Tour.
Newark Honors Officers Involved In Ending Violent Car Jacking, Crime SpreeNewark's chief of police read out the names of the 26 officers who were honored for their roles in arresting five suspects on Tuesday.
Newark To Offer Support Centers For 'One Newark' Student EnrollmentMayor Ras Baraka said it's clear that the "One Newark'' enrollment system isn't working, but until schools are placed back under local control, the city has set up enrollment assistance sites across the city.
Newark Residents Complain Of Delayed Police Response Times To 911 CallsMayor Ras Baraka said the city is still coming back from cuts made before he took office
4 Arrested In Deadly Mother's Day Shooting In NewarkFour people have been arrested in connection with the Mother's Day shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy in Newark. Two face murder charges.
Newark To Check Students After First-Grader Dies Of Suspected Bacterial MeningitisThe city is recommending students who came into close contact with the child be screened by their doctor or the Department of Health and Community Wellness clinic and treated for meningitis as a precaution.
Newark Sells Vacant Lots For $1,000 As Part Of 'Valentine's Land Sale Day'City leaders in Newark are holding a special Valentine's Day land sale on Saturday.
Newark Bans Smoking In City Parks, Rec FacilitiesNewark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within 50 feet of municipal building entrances, exits, windows and ventilators.
Newark Mayor Wants More Money From Port AuthorityMayor Ras Baraka said the deficit hovers between $40 million and $60 million. He gave a presentation during the public comment period at the Port Authority board meeting Wednesday.
Newark Mayor Pens Letter To President Regarding State Of School DistrictNewark's Mayor is asking for the Commander in Chief to weigh in on how to fix New Jersey's largest school district.

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