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Mayor faces complexities of poverty, crime in reviving N.J.'s largest city

A handful of streets in New Jersey's largest city boast glistening apartment towers with floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline, but much of the rest of Newark bears the scars of stubbornly high crime rates and persistent poverty. Show More Summary

AM News: Newark's Cami Anderson Steps Down

Cami Anderson, Picked by Christie, Is Out as Newark Schools Superintendent NYT: Ms. Anderson, who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents. See also NJ.com, WSJ, District Dossier, Washington Post. Show More Summary

Cami Anderson to Quit Newark Schools Superintendent Post

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Cami Anderson, an appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents.

Booker Is Writing a Memoir

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is set to release a memoir entitled United in January, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The book will trace the New Jersey native’s life from Rhodes Scholar and two-term mayor of Newark to the U.S. Senate. [...

Cory Booker Inks Book Deal

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark and the Democratic senator from New Jersey, has signed a book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell. The book, entitled United, will be Booker’s vision of how to revitalize the American dream and will share insight into his policy ideas. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, May 29, 2015

Headline of the Day: George Pataki: Is he Chris Christie without the baggage? Dump Cami Anderson, Newark's fully-rejected School Superintendent Braun: Mayor Ras Baraka, citing "chaos, graft, miseducation," demands people take back Newark schools. Show More Summary

The Largest Student Walkout in Newark History - and All of New Jersey Should Have Their Backs

"Look, If Governor Christie can disrupt traffic to make a political point, well, so can we." - Walkout participant "The schools in Newark are in chaos." - Mayor Ras Baraka It is refreshing to the soul to see thousands of students put...Show More Summary

Who's Listening in Newark?

The mayor of a state's largest city joins protestors in blocking the main street during rush hour. Just imagine how that would play out anywhere else. Bill DeBlasio joins high school students to stage a protest shutting down Times Square. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Responds To Internet Trolls In The Best Way Possible -- With Kindness

last monthNews : Huffington Post

As a politician and Twitter celebrity, it’s no surprise that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is bombarded by abuse from Internet trolls on a regular basis. But trolls seem to be no match for the former Newark mayor. On Sunday, Booker tweeted...Show More Summary

Beginning tonight - Ras Baraka calling Newark men to Occupy the Block

This week, Mayor Ras Baraka is calling on the men of his city of Newark to hold court with him on specific streets; he's calling it Occupy the Block. The first Occupy the Block just started at 4:30pm at Clinton Ave and Chadwick today. Show More Summary

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on The Nightly Show - on snitching to police

Talking snitching to the police, police transparency and civilian review, and then playing Keep It 100 on a tough question. With host Larry Wilmore, MTV's Chris Distefano, and rapper Cam'ron. Shout-out to Working Families; the mayor's wearing that button of yours.

Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?

In Newark last week, high school principal and city councilman Ras Baraka was elected mayor. Tuesday Baraka unveiled his agenda for educational “local control”: a return of the Newark school district to city management, and a total rejection of the school reform policies embraced by his predecessor Cory Booker, Gov. Show More Summary

NEWARK: City Stresses That Real Estate Sale Is Open To Same-Sex Couples

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A curious press release from the city of Newark: Newark, NJ – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Baye Adofo-Wilson announced today that the City of Newark will sell municipally-owned...Show More Summary

Mayor Ras Baraka's office joining local groups demanding Cami Anderson's resignation

In a few minutes, dozens of letters will be hand-delivered to Gov. Chris Christie's Newark office demanding the resignation of Cami Anderson, whose tenure as School Superintendent has been marked by community upset over what is largely...Show More Summary

Newark's Mayor Ras Baraka Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried alternative tactics to combat crime, which he describes as just a small step in cre ating a safer environment for the city's residents and businesses. -- NPR's Code Switch

The Root 100 Member Mayor Ras Baracka Of Newark: From Accepting An Award From His Progressive Colleagues At An Afternoon Ritual Ceremony, Later That Evening Back To Reality - Leading A Discussion On "Stopping The Violence In Newark" At A Community Forum

It Is Important To Look Past "WHO THE ROOT.COM IS PLEASED WITH" And Instead Inspect WHAT THEY ARE AFFIRMING PROGRESSIVISM IS ADVANCED INTO THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE "AMERICANIZED BLACKS" AT THE EXPENSE OF EVIDENCE OF ORGANIC COMPETENCY...Show More Summary

Newark’s Mayor Meets One-on-One With Gangs to Forge Peace

With his first-100-days marker past, Newark, N.J.’s new mayor, Ras Baraka, is trying a variety of actions to keep crime down in his bullet-riddled city. And variety means not just within the range of conventional, public-official thinking:...Show More Summary

(Another) Cautionary Tale for School Reformers

(Another) Cautionary Tale for School Reformers May 15, 2014 Ras Baraka, the winner of this week’s special election for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, staked a big part of his campaign on his opposition to the school-reform effort backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Show More Summary

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