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Nancy Cantor, the popular chancellor of Rutgers-Newark, has worked with Baraka to develop innovative policies on crime, affordable housing, and jobs for locals. ... "He is collaborative to the max," says John Schreiber, who runs the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. ... Find NJ.com Opinion on Facebook.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has been among the loudest advocates in the "fight for $15," a campaign to push the minimum wage up to $15 an hour for ... (Karen Yi | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) ... The Newark City Council last month approved a resolution supporting Council 21's efforts for a fair contract.

Other projects include the construction of a new Prudential Financial office tower, the development of an abandoned department store into a mixed-use property that includes a Whole Foods supermarket, and the conversion of the old New Jersey Bell skyscraper into apartments. SJP helped build the ...
(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions in May for Newark Voices—a project-based community choir formed to engage talented singers and experienced choral musicians from the Greater Newark community. Newark Voices will partner with the Montclair State University ...
NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its Annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” Program on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Freeholder At-Large and President of the Board Brendan W. Gill of Montclair began the program with welcoming ...
But the proposal, about 200 pages long, revealed details of how the city plans to accommodate a potential Amazon headquarters. Newark proposed six different sites within two districts in downtown Newark as potential locations for the HQ2. The locations add up to 15 million square feet of office space.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday that four New Jersey brownfield sites, two in Newark and two in Camden, were each being awarded $200,000 in federal grants to help cover cleanup costs. Going forward, the ... EPA touts N.J. Superfund site as ready for redevelopment.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has partnered with The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the Mental Health Association of Essex County and Newark Public Schools to bring a performance of a groundbreaking drama to more than 1,500 Newark high school students — and to open ...
An NJ Advance Media analysis of seven years of lost or damaged item claims filed at the nation's 15 busiest airports, including Newark Liberty International, found the Transportation Security Administration is far more likely to reject travelers' requests for reimbursement than pay out. Of the 34,127 claims ...
A raid on a Newark apartment Saturday yielded an AK-47 and eight other loaded weapons, city police said. ... Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said Newark police have seized 60 more guns and had 35 fewer shooting victims so far this year than at this time last year. ... Find NJ.com on Facebook.
The historic, 360-acre park is home to 5,000 trees -- the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the United States -- bigger and far more diverse than the display in Washington, D.C.. Bill Duhart may be reached at bduhart@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @bduhart. Find NJ.com on Facebook.
Mayor Ras Baraka and Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins let the punches fly as they each made their case for why they should lead New Jersey's largest city for the next four years. There was talk of whether Newark's growth was inclusive of all, a brief moment where it looked like ...
The Port Authority says it's looking into a claim by Rush Limbaugh, the controversial conservative talk show host who has drawn the ire of various political and racial groups, that he recently got special treatment from New Jersey and New York officials. On his radio show, Limbaugh said he flew from ...
The Port Authority is looking into claims that the agency provided a police escort for Rush Limbaugh who was hustling from Newark Liberty Airport to downtown Manhattan to make an evening event earlier this month. And it could have been the conservative radio personality who tipped authorities to the ...
One of New Jersey's most influential political figures will take the stage at Temple University next month to address its newest class of graduates as they ... His political career began when he served as a Newark city councilor for four years before he was elected mayor in 2006. ... Find NJ.com on Facebook.
But Murphy faced two confrontations in an otherwise jovial evening in New Jersey's largest city, a Democratic stronghold. One came from another ... Phil Murphy hosts a town hall meeting at Newark Tech High School on Thursday evening.Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. A few minutes later, ...
Newark 'blossoms' in to a New Jersey gem ... Prudential Center is home to the New Jersey Devils hockey team, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. ... As a transportation hub for commuters with NJ Transit bus service, light rail, train service out of Newark Penn Station with a 20-minute ride to ...

The bill directs the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority to fund the cost of conducting the study and preparing the report from the account maintained in the name of the authority in the enterprise zone assistance fund. The UEZ Program - first created in 1983 - offers participating businesses ...
... indicate the Seattle-based e-commerce giant has representatives touring Newark, N.J. earlier this week. When asked about the meeting on Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy declined to comment and wouldn't even confirm whether it took place, according to an NJ.com report. New Jersey gained attention with ...
A volunteer committee dedicated to preserving historic artifacts from Newark's public schools -- some that date to the mid-1800s -- is still looking for a permanent home for its eclectic collection. Marion Bolden, a former Newark superintendent in charge of the committee, says she has not given up, despite ...
In fact, the latter structure is currently closed so that the New Jersey Department of Transportation's contractor can make repairs, while the Central Avenue Bridge is the subject of a new local concept development study by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority in conjunction with local, state, ...
Then, she gave me that big elbow to the chest like I'm that somebody ,” said Newark native and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. O'Neal is making good on that nudge. He returned home to celebrate the completion of the top floor of his 20-some-story, 168-market-rate apartment and retail building on ...
NEWARK, NJ — On the surface, it may seem like a simple public art installation. But the massive outdoor wall mural on the Fairmount Heights PSE&G switching station on Littleton Avenue in Newark also represents an encouraging compromise between angry community members and New Jersey's largest ...
NEWARK, N.J. — Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is opening a highrise apartment complex in New Jersey's largest city. O'Neal was joined by city and state officials in Newark recently for a news conference to discuss the project. The Newark native partnered with New Brunswick-based Boraie ...
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is opening a high-rise apartment complex in New Jersey's largest city. O'Neal, who is also known as Shaq, was joined by city and state officials in Newark for a news conference to discuss the project. The Newark native partnered with New Brunswick-based Boraie ...
One afternoon in late 2017, a Newark couple arrived home from a short visit with a cousin in Virginia. They texted to let her know they were back safe - along with the five new semi-automatic handguns they'd just bought with her there. "Omg please don't be carving bodies," the cousin, an active-duty U.S. ...
Family members told NJ Advance Media that Brown, born and raised on Madison Avenue in Newark, was working hard to provide a better life for him and his family, and recently acquired notoriety as a successful party promoter and self-published author. "My brother was a good man," said his sister, who ...
NEWARK, NJ — Using lead paint in New Jersey homes was banned in 1978 due to its suspected link to severe health risks. But paint is still chipping off windowsills and other surfaces in many Newark houses that were built in 1977 or earlier, and which can still contain copious amounts of the hazardous ...
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey state trooper is making a difference in her community. Sgt. Stacey Lloyd beat the odds of a tough life, and now she's helping others in need. Her patrol vehicle was parked on Newark's Martin Luther King Boulevard on Wednesday, where she grew up ...
The archdiocese won that case, but New Jersey passed a law in 2015 that prohibited religious cemeteries from selling headstones. At the time, Archbishop John Myers argued that the law "harms consumers and our mission tradition." Myers was succeeded as archbishop of Newark in 2017 by Cardinal ...
Both passengers had a weapon in their carry-on, which Transportation Security Administration officers found at check-points, according to a statement released Tuesday. Seven people have now been arrested at Newark Liberty with guns this year. There were six gun arrests in all of 2017, the TSA said.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 06:01AM. NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) --. Police in Newark are searching for a missing teen boy who has autism. Altaquan Mitchell, 16, of Newark, was last seen at his home at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black sweatpants.
One police precinct staffed with 60 officers to cover 30,000 residents is big news for a community that has been without it for a century. On Tuesday, Newark's Department of Public Safety announced the opening of the 6th police precinct in the Vailsburg section of the West Ward -- in what officials hailed as a ...
Tahir Whitehead gazed at the football collage on the wall leading to the fitness center at his alma mater in Newark. ... This tribute showcased Whitehead as another jewel in Newark, who persevered and never forgot the city he loves. He grew up in a ... nj.com/carter or follow him on Twitter @BarryCarterSL.
Mr. Rice fears the consequences would be dire in cities like Newark, which is already wrestling with a variety of problems, including widespread heroin addiction and an ongoing foreclosure crisis. Cannabis stores, he believes, would proliferate in black communities, much like liquor stores, and would ...
He's best known for his feature on rapper Cam'ron's hit single "Hey Ma" and his own top-ten single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)," according to The Daily News. He was arrested in 2011 after New Jersey cops found marijuana, a pair of loaded handguns and ammunition in his Bergenfield recording studio ...
Police seek help in identifying woman found in New Jersey lake ... NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities are asking for help in identifying a woman whose body was found in a Newark lake earlier this month. Police released a sketch of the woman whose body they found in a Newark late hoping to identify her.
"After nine years of being on the board, I did everything in my power to get us back local control and I just believe that this is my time to make my exit," Lewis told NJ Advance Media. "I was able to open the door for other young people to be a part of the process. I believe it's time to pass the torch. I don't want ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NJ TRANSIT service is running on or close to schedule again between Newark Penn and New York Penn Station after a person was struck by a train near Secaucus Friday morning. Service was suspended for a time and riders were facing delays of up to 60 minutes during ...
NEWARK, NJ — Newark authorities evacuated more than 100 people from a Euclid Avenue building on Wednesday due to high levels of carbon monoxide. Newark firefighters responded to a commercial building at 43 Euclid Avenue after receiving a call about "high CO levels," the Newark Department of ...
Lawmakers hold hearings on 7 gun-related bills, our latest podcast with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and our guys at the NFL Scouting Combine - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey on Wednesday." John C. Ensslin. NewarkAirport. United Airlines planes at Newark Liberty International Airport ...
Newark Public Forum On Housing Market: Thursday, March 1. NEWARK, NJ — Do you feel like you're at risk of being "priced out" of the Newark housing market? On Thursday, March 1, Homes For All Newark will host a public forum for all at-large Newark City Council candidates. The forum will take place ...
Authorities subsequently searched Kelley's apartment on Chelsea Avenue in Newark where they found the heroin, with an estimated street value of $15,000, the sheriff said. Kelley previously was arrested by the Passaic County Sheriff's officers on Jan. 24 and was charged with possession and distribution ...
"Without empathy you can't search for what's true for others, or for yourself, in a realistic way," said Lambert on the verge of being honored by Newark Arts for a lifetime of work first raising, then donating corporate funds to help Newark and communities all around New Jersey. "Art enables you to empathize.
WASHINGTON -- Two New Jersey federal lawmakers with jurisdiction over transportation urged Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday to push ahead with delayed plans to retire older, dirtier trucks serving the Port Newark-Elizabeth and Port Jersey marine terminals. U.S. Reps. Albio Sires and Donald Payne Jr., ...
Newark pastor: 4 requirements weed laws must include | Opinion ... New Jersey now sits on the precipice of legalization, but it cannot go forward without assurances of a system that is strong, fair and economically beneficial for all ... Follow on Twitter @NJ_Opinion and find NJ.com Opinion on Facebook.
Last week, the Board of Commissioners for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, approved additional funding and picked the team that will design and construct the terminal for $1.41 billion: Tutor Perini Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group Inc. All told ...
"With ... tax dollars on the line, the state and city of Newark have a responsibility to be as transparent as possible," said Jon Whiten, director of N.J. Policy ... That tax incentive package would dwarf the highest subsidy held by a company in New Jersey -- $390 million given to Ameream LLC and Meadow ...
Newark-based recipients of the funding include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union, the Salvation Army of Newark, Wynona's House, Covenant House, NJ Citizens Action Education Fund and Bridges Outreach, as well as The North Ward Center's Casa Israel Senior Center, among ...
Over the last four months, several residents and organizations in New Jersey --including New Jersey Policy Perspective and clients of a prominent law firm-- ... "With ... tax dollars on the line, the state and city of Newark have a responsibility to be as transparent as possible," said Jon Whiten, director of N.J. ...


 

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