NJ.COMA Syndication Of All Of The Local Newspapers In The State Of New Jersey Who Were Around When NJ Was A Powerful Manufacturing StateThey Worked To Balance The Interests Of Industry With Workers Rights THE SPIKE IN MURDER THAT THE...Show More Summary
The mayor, who took office last summer, is gaining attention for his efforts to curb crime and spur economic development.
“In the edited conversation that follows, Mr. Booker” – former mayor of Newark, now U.S. Senator from New Jersey – “and Mr. Simon traded ideas about cities as America’s future, where not just the economy and creative capital but also equality and justice need to be worked out.”
LaGuardia Airport was born of controversy after Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, miffed that his city did not have its own airport, refused to exit a plane that had landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in neighboring New Jersey.
Mayor Ras Baraka likened to an ape. The post Newark Police Compares Black Mayor To An Ape In Facebook Message appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Newark, New Jersey police are investigating a alleged Facebook exchange between a one-time city police officer and an active-duty city police lieutenant in which "Ras Baraka, the city's African-American mayor, is referred to as a gorilla," the Star-Ledger reports.
Ras Baraka, fed up with rampant crime in New Jersey’s largest city, issued a stern warning to about 150 parolees.
Poet, playwright and professor Amiri Baraka was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement, known for his firey and outspoken demeanor before his death in 2014. His son, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who confirmed his father's death to the public last year, joined HuffPost Live last week and reflected on his powerful legacy. Show More Summary
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
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, 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.
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, 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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