Community Street Team, Deescalation Training Credited For Newark's Decreasing Homicide, Violent Crime RatesThe city says its homicide rate in 2019 was the lowest it's been since 1961, and since last year, violent crime and arrests are also down.
'Def Poetry Jam' Returns Online To Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts In Newark, NJAmong the poets was Newark's mayor, Ras Baraka.
Forgotten Families: Mayor Baraka Weighs In On Newark's Lawsuit Against NYCOn Sunday, the mayor of Newark commented for the first time since the city filed a lawsuit against New York City to end the Special One-Time Assistance or SOTA program.
Newark Water Crisis: 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 Crisis: 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.
Feds: Gang Members Used Newark Rec Center To Deal DrugsFederal investigators said while locals were enjoying the Rotunda Recreation Center in Newark, some employees were running a drug ring out of the facility.
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 Mayor Demands Answers From De Blasio Over Forgotten Families Left In His CityNewark mayor Ras Baraka is now calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to answer why these at least seven families were moved to another state.
Mother Of 3 Says DHS Pressured Her Into Signing City-Sponsored Lease At Dilapidated Home In NewarkFor Sophie Gurley the city program offering to get her family out of the shelter seemed like a dream come true, but that dream quickly turned into a nightmare.
'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.
Newark Officially Regains Control Of Schools After 22 YearsNew Jersey became the first state in the country to approve the takeover of local school districts in the late 1980s, and eventually took control of school districts in Jersey City, Paterson and Camden in addition to Newark.
City Leaders Defy White House Threat On 'Sanctuary Cities' PoliciesCity leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities'' despite the financial risks.
Newark, Uber Announce New Provisions, Fees In Airport DealOfficials on Wednesday will reveal details that were ironed out between Newark and the ride-hailing company on Tuesday.
Newark Mayor Releases Details On City's Uber AgreementNewark's mayor has released details on the tentative agreement he's reached with ride-hailing company Uber to operate in New Jersey's largest city.
Newark Mayor Calls For $15 Minimum Wage At AirportMayor Ras Baraka wants the minimum wage increase plus benefits for workers at Newark Liberty International Airport.