Newark Water Emergency: New Plan Revealed To Fast-Track Process Of Replacing Lead PipesUnder the plan, Essex County will issue a $120 million bond to replace the problematic lead service pipes. It drastically speeds up the ongoing project, which was initially scheduled to take eight to 10 years. Now, it’s expected to take a year and a half to three years.
Newark Water Emergency: National Action Network To Rally In Support Of Mayor Ras BarakaCommunity leaders, clergy and local elected officials – including the mayors of Plainfield and Orange – are expected to attend the rally outside City Hall.
Bloomfield Officials Reassure Residents About Lead Levels As Newark Faces Water EmergencyBloomfield started handing out free filters last year after 16 homes tested positive for high lead levels.
Newark Water Emergency: Judge Weighs Lawsuit To Expand Bottle DistributionPublic school and environmental advocates are fighting for door-to-door bottle delivery in the eastern part of the city after those communities were left out of the city’s initial advisory.
Newark Water Emergency: How Lead Can Affect Your ChildrenLead exposure can bring on quite a few health defects, but there are preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk. Dr. Judy Aschner of the Hackensack University Medical Center explains how.
Newark Water Emergency: City Again Handing Out Bottles, But Residents Say Communication Remains PoorThere is more frustration in New Jersey largest city, where thousands of people are dealing with a water emergency.
Newark Water Emergency: Bottles Sent To Residents Past It's Best By DateNewark residents took yet another hit amid the city's water emergency.
Newark Breaks Ground On $75 Million Project To Remove 1,500 Lead Service Lines On Private PropertyLead service lines are being replaced in Newark to modernize the city's infrastructure.
Newark's Mayor: There's No Comparison Between His City And Flint, Michigan, When It Comes To High Levels Of LeadMayor Ras Baraka says he is seeking environmental justice for the people of Newark.
'An All Hands On Deck Effort': Newark Distributing Free Lead Filters To Protect At-Risk ResidentsOfficials are going door to door to properties with known or suspected lead service lines to hand out the filters.
Cuomo Declares Emergency Over Child Lead Levels In NYCHA HousingNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a declared a public health emergency over lead levels in public housing.
820 Children Living In NYCHA Units Have Elevated Levels Of LeadMore than 800 children under the age of 6 living in NYCHA units have tested positive for elevated levels of lead between 2012 and 2016.
Study: Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Brooklyn BackyardsA study by Columbia University has found potentially harmful high levels of lead in the soil of some Brooklyn neighborhoods, causing a higher risk of children there having elevated lead levels in their blood.
Test Finds Unsafe Levels Of Lead In Paint Falling From 7-Train TracksPaint chips falling from subway tracks could pose a serious health risk to people walking underneath -- particularly children.
City Leaders Urge Action After Reports Of Elevated Lead Levels In Drinking Water At Some NYC SchoolsBronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sent the joint letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña after several concerned parents called his office.