Mayor Ras Baraka said the city is still coming back from cuts made before he took office
Four 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.
The 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.
City leaders in Newark are holding a special Valentine’s Day land sale on Saturday.
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.