Newark Reversing Course Following Serious Spike In COVID Cases; Mayor Imposes Curfew On Nonessential BusinessesNewark is imposing a curfew for nonessential business and closing recreational facilities, among other things.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Says City Will 'Begin Taking Serious Measures' Amid 'Serious Spike' In COVID-19 CasesThe mayor's office is expected to release more information Monday.
Newark Gets $7 Million Grant To Help Fight Lead In Water At Public SchoolsThe mayor also says work to replace all lead service lines in Newark is nearly complete. 
Hackensack University Medical Center Participating In National COVID-19 Vaccine TrialDr. Ihor Sawczuk is now on the other side of medicine. This time, he's on a hospital bed, as a patient for a volunteer COVID vaccine trial at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Newark Police Detective Dies From COVID-19 ComplicationsHe leaves behind a wife and two sons.
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.