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Newark Mayor: 'We need a local strategy that has a global view'

July 1, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s second inaugural address took on both local and national issues after he was sworn in for a second term with Gov. Phil Murphy at his side.

“We need a local strategy that has a global view,” Baraka said after he denounced federal policies, including the separation of undocumented families at the border and the possibility of an incoming ...

Baraka-backed candidates sweep Newark council runoff elections

Newark, NJ—All three Newark council runoff elections in the East, Central and West wards resulted in victories Tuesday for members of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s municipal slate. 

East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum, and political newcomer LaMonica McIver in the Central Ward defeated their rivals on Tuesday, cementing Baraka’s ...

Ironbound showdown: Will Amador or Campos win the East Ward council seat on Tuesday?         

Newark, NJ—Days after thousands of people poured into the streets of Newark's Ironbound section for the annual Portugal Day celebration, the people of the East Ward will hopefully pour into the voting booth to choose between two Portuguese-Americans with contrasting backgrounds and personal styles.

Incumbent Augusto Amador received the most votes, with 1,524 tallies and 42.97 percent ...

West and Central ward runoffs could reshape Newark council

Newark, NJ—On Tuesday night, all uncertainty about the composition of the Newark City Council will end when the results of three runoff elections come in from the East, Central and West wards.

TAPInto Newark is focusing this article on the West and Central ward races, with another story on the East Ward.

West Ward

In the West Ward, Councilman Joseph McCallum, Jr. received the most ...

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