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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

Ras Baraka

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

Ras Baraka

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

Zainee Hailey and Kasson Morman (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Mayoral Candidates Address Murder Spike

Shavar Jeffries held a news conference Monday near the site of a Christmas night shooting that left two young teenagers dead and another seriously wounded.

12/30/2013

Newark City Council Ruling

Court Overturns Newark City Council Appointment That Sparked Melee

A judge on Tuesday ruled that Newark Mayor Cory Booker did not have the authority to cast a vote to fill a vacant City Council seat last month.

12/11/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bing)

Rhetoric Heats Up Following Newark Council Brawl As Booker Responds To Controversy

The chaos broke out when Booker and his allies in the City Council appointed Shanique Davis Speight to take over the seat vacated by Councilman Donald Payne Jr.

11/21/2012

A toy gun sits on a shelf at a New York City toy store (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Accidentally Shoots Self Near Newark Toy Gun Exchange Event

Mayor Cory Booker said a shooting near the toy gun exchange event illustrates just how vital such initiatives are to curbing the cycle of violence.

08/22/2011