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(Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Newark Bans Smoking In City Parks, Rec Facilities

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.

11/13/2014

Ras Baraka

Newark Mayor Wants More Money From Port Authority

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.

10/22/2014

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Newark Mayor Pens Letter To President Regarding State Of School District

Newark’s Mayor is asking for the Commander in Chief to weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s largest school district.

10/16/2014

Parents wait in line to enroll their children in school in Newark on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Schools Open, But Some Parents Boycott Over New Enrollment Program

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.

09/04/2014

Parents wait in line to enroll their children in school in Newark on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Mayor Outraged Over ‘Horrible’ Newark School Enrollment Program

Mayor Ras Baraka said it is “outrageous that hundreds of Newark families are having difficulties registering their children for school.”

08/22/2014

Police respond to an officer shot in Newark on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Mayor: Cop Shot In Leg Responding To Armed Robbery Call

The incident took place at Clinton Avenue near Stratford Place.

07/30/2014

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Ras Baraka Sworn In As Newark’s New Mayor

Former councilman Ras Baraka, 45, took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

07/01/2014

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Local Leaders Call For Change On Anniversary Of ‘Brown Vs. Board Of Education’

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.

05/17/2014

Ras Baraka

Newark Mayor-Elect Ras Baraka Ready To Get To Work

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.

05/14/2014

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Ras Baraka Wins Newark Mayoral Race

City Councilman Ras Baraka declared victory Tuesday evening in the race for Newark mayor.

05/13/2014

Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka

Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Voters Focused On Curbing Crime As Newark Mayoral Election Looms

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.

05/08/2014

Newark City Hall - File / Photo: City of Newark

Race Heats Up As Newark Mayoral Candidates Hurl Accusations Just Days Before Election

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.

05/06/2014

Shareef Q. Nash

Second Man Charged In Fire That Destroyed Newark Candidate’s Campaign Bus

A second man has been charged with setting fire to a bus that belonged to the campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Ras Baraka.

04/10/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Man Charged In Torching Of Newark Mayoral Candidate’s Bus

A man was arrested Friday after a candidate for Newark mayor’s campaign bus was torched.

04/04/2014

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