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Senator Cory Booker on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Conan O'Brien

The former mayor of Newark is known for his focus on small business and his appreciation of technology--especially Twitter.

Newark, N.J., prepared to accept federal police monitor

Mayor Ras Baraka said Wednesday that he would not oppose appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reforms in New Jersey's largest police department, one of the fixes the Justice Department is likely to mandate following a years-long inquiry into allegations of abuse, corruption and faulty...

Common ground

CORY BOOKER and Rand Paul hardly seem like natural bedfellows. Mr Booker, the former mayor of Newark and now a junior senator from New Jersey, has devoted himself to finding big-government solutions to seemingly intractable problemsShow More Summary

In the Garden State: Ras Baraka, Son of Amiri Baraka, Grows Up to be Mayor of the City of Newark

Congratulations to Ras Baraka: Mayor of the City of Newark!!! Read all about his campaign and his victory, right here right now, at The Nation. The election-night victory party for Ras Baraka, the new mayor of Newark, New Jersey, took place on May 13, at a hotel in the city’s gradually reviving downtown. Jubilant union [...]

A New Leader for Newark

Ras J. Baraka was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday outside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Campaigns Ras Baraka to be sworn in today as Newark mayor by Dick Codey. CD3: Republican robocall goes out today districtwide designed to ding Aimee Belgard, saying she "regurgitates the DCCC's liberal and tired rhetoric that is sent to her every morning by Nancy Pelosi's campaign organization" CD5: Roy Cho releases promising-looking poll results. Show More Summary

Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor?

Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor? New York newspapers, including The New York Times, are reporting that the Working Families Party, whose New Jersey affiliate just helped get Ras Baraka elected mayor of Newark on the issue of school reform, is considering making her its candidate in this November’s election if it decides […]

Did Cami think Newark's parents, students & teachers would fade back after Baraka's win? Nope.

The election Tuesday of Ras Baraka as Newark's incoming mayor, a 54-46 win over Shavar Jeffries, was a mandate for the Newark Central High School principal on leave and city councilman who made opposition to Cami Anderson's disastrous 'One Newark' school plan the centerpiece of his campaign. Show More Summary

Newark Students, Parents, Teachers & Community Are About to Take a 'One Newark' Alternative to BOE

The election Tuesday of Ras Baraka as Newark's incoming mayor, a 54-46 win over Shavar Jeffries, was a mandate for the Newark Central High School principal on leave and city councilman who made opposition to Cami Anderson's disastrous 'One Newark' school plan the centerpiece of his campaign. Show More Summary

Week in Pictures for May 16

A slide show of photographs of the past week in New York City and the region includes the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the newly elected mayor of Newark, and a World War II plane embarking on a new mission.

Afternoon Audio: New Yorker Reporter Talks Newark

Check out this podcast in which Dale Russakoff talks about her Newark story, and also be sure to read her post about the mayoral election that just happenedL Ras Baraka's Newark Victory. In her post about the election, Russakoff notes...Show More Summary

Why Newark Turned From Booker to Baraka

When I grew up in Newark, N.J., in the 1970s and early 1980s, Kenneth Gibson held office as the city’s first black mayor. He had a famous quote: “Wherever American cities are going, Newark will get there first.” In his postelection speech Tuesday, Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka thanked Gibson for the phrase and repeated it.

Suckerberg: Facebook's $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

promoted by Rosi On Tuesday night Ras Baraka won Newark's mayoral electionall but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker's chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Show More Summary

(Another) Cautionary Tale for School Reformers

Ras Baraka, the winner of this week’s special election for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, staked a big part of his campaign o read more

Is Newark's New Mayor Going to Decriminalize All Drugs?

Municipal Councilman Ras Baraka campaigning in Newark ahead of the mayoral election, which he won. Photo courtesy the author All else paled in comparison to questions of criminal justice policy as the Newark, New Jersey mayoral race reached its bitter conclusion Tuesday. Show More Summary

Ras Baraka Elected As Newark Mayor

On Tuesday night Newark elected its new mayor and a new direction for itself, with the choice of Councilman Ras Baraka, the New York Times reports.

Tea Party Candidates Score Election Victories in Neb., W.Va.

Grassroots Republican candidates won much-needed victories in West Virginia and Nebraska, and Newark elected a new mayor

AM News: A New Era For Newark School Improvement Efforts?

Ras Baraka declares victory in Newark mayoral election | NJ.com. The councilman and fiery community activist who campaigned on the vow to "take back Newark" from outsiders, was elected mayor of New Jersey’s largest city in decisive fashion Tuesday night, declaring victory before the votes were even fully counted. Show More Summary

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