Newark News

October 19, 2018

The Essex County Freeholder Board called for the ouster of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman for New Jersey but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same. Through their ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Residents who live in apartments without heat or hot running water can reach out to the city for help, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka reminded tenants.  Landlords in Newark are required by municipal ordinance to keep homes at 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. from Oct. 1 to May 1.

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NEWARK, NJ - The first thing people usually ask when looking to move to a new neighborhood? How are the schools? In the case of Newark, building up the school system may be one way to attract newcomers to the city while also providing for long-time residents. The best way to do that starts ...

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NEWARK, NJ - City residents can obtain free influenza vaccinations from now until March 2019 at multiple locations throughout Newark. Residents must present proof of residency at the site, which includes a personal identification card or a utility bill with their name and address on it. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An environmental group that is suing Newark officials over elevated levels of lead in the city’s drinking water is alleging that statements made by the mayor at a Friday press conference about the issue were "misleading." The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) alleges there ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The city has proposed specific guidelines for where medical marijuana dispensaries would be located should any come to Newark. Six medical marijuana dispensaries currently operate in the state, and the nearest one is in Montclair. The state is reviewing applications for six more ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez came to Newark to get what he needs in an unexpectedly close reelection battle - prayer, provided by clergy members who will drum up critical urban votes despite the senator's recent ethics issues.  "One thing that I love about this man is that he understands ...

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NEWARK, NJ - John Keene was on his way to the post office when the call came. The Rutgers University-Newark professor and author was in disbelief. “I said about three or four times, ‘Is this real?’” Keene remembered. It was. The caller informed Keene he had just received a $625,000 MacArthur ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was a celebration of the seniors as the Bloomfield Bengals Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated Science Park of Newark 3-1 in a non-division game last night at Foley Field. With the bulk of the action played in the Science Park end with Bloomfield on the attack, senior Lauren ...

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Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force.  "I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A superior court judge on Friday overturned a controversial city ordinance that allowed developments in the Ironbound to increase in height from eight to 20 stories. PLANewark, a group that advocates for "smart" planning, and others filed suit against the Newark City Council, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka today said he was unsure exactly when the chemical used to prevent lead from dissolving into pipes stopped working, but it will be fixed in about six to eight months. In the meantime, Baraka said the city will begin handing out water filters to homeowners ...

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Verna is an active 94-year old senior from Kearny who loves cooking, spending time with her two grandchildren and playing bingo at the township senior center. A decade ago, she had two stents placed in the arteries in her heart, but otherwise, she’s been in good health. She didn’t think much ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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Tests results show that the corrosion control used in Newark's water system is no longer effective at reducing lead levels in drinking water and the city will begin distributing filters to residents in areas where homes have lead service lines. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has scheduled a press ...

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Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign. The campaign is being led by the Newark Police Department with support from the North ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA. "Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Former Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of the board's celebration of Italian Heritage Month. DeMaio, now serving as Bloomfield Public Safety Director, began his career in law enforcement in 1986, following in ...

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The head of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has stepped down to take the top job at the Newark Alliance, a non-profit group charged with promoting the city. Aisha Glover was named the CEO of the Alliance, replacing Kimberly McLain, who has "moved on to a new ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark was recognized by NJ Sharing Network for its efforts to save lives through organ and tissue donation. Saint Michael’s received NJ Sharing Network’s platinum award, the highest level of achievement for hospitals.  “This award is recognition ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Free haircuts, manicures, clothing, toiletries and more will be dispersed to those affected by homelessness at the Newark Public Library tomorrow. The event will start Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the main branch located at 5 Washington St. The event, “Shaping Lives 2018: Links to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - What exactly does it mean when city council supports a special event like a festival or parade through a resolution? The answer is so confusing even the Newark City Council doesn't know for sure, although they continue to vote to co-sponsor events. The nod of support from the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- They’re firing on all cylinders.  The Bloomfield Bengals Boys Varsity Soccer team dominated the Newark Central Blue Devils 5-2 in a Super Essex Conference, Liberty Division match on Monday afternoon, October 8, at a soggy Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.   After Newark Central ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.  Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A real estate investor who owns the land upon which the city's new DPW garage is being built has pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges of using straw buyers to purchase residential properties in Newark as part of a $4 million mortgage scheme. Victor Santos entered a plea of ...

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