Shavar Jeffries

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

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