Newark 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.
Mayor 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’s Mayor is asking for the Commander in Chief to weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s largest school district.
Organizers say they expect 1,000 Newark families to keep their children out of the city’s public schools Thursday in a boycott over the city’s new enrollment system.
Mayor Ras Baraka said it is “outrageous that hundreds of Newark families are having difficulties registering their children for school.”
The incident took place at Clinton Avenue near Stratford Place.
Former councilman Ras Baraka, 45, took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the decision that banned racial segregation in public schools, but Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition said that city schools are more segregated than ever.
Ideally, Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka would like some time off after his win Tuesday. “But your mind is racing,” Baraka told WCBS 880′s Levon Putney on Wednesday.
City Councilman Ras Baraka declared victory Tuesday evening in the race for Newark mayor.
Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.
On May 13, voters will head to the polls for the first time since their mayor moved on the U.S. Senate, and as the election looms a battle is brewing between the two main candidates.
Both sides in Newark’s mayoral race lobbed accusations of campaign finance shenanigans Tuesday as the campaign heated up a week before Election Day. A video of candidate Ras Baraka speaking to gang members also became a focus over allegations that it was derogatory toward the city’s Latino residents.
A second man has been charged with setting fire to a bus that belonged to the campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka.
A man was arrested Friday after a candidate for Newark mayor’s campaign bus was torched.