Baraka wins reelection in Newark mayoral race in a landslide

May 8, 2018

Newark, NJ–Newark Mayor Ras Baraka won reelection to lead New Jersey’s largest city in a landslide victory over challenger Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, staking his claim to another four years inside City Hall.

Baraka garnered more than more than 77 percent of the vote, according to an unofficial tally by the Essex County Clerk's Office. Chaneyfield Jenkins received ...

Chaneyfield Jenkins and Corchado speak at homelessness forum

Newark, NJ – On Wednesday mayoral candidate Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins and Council Member At-large candidate Hector M. Corchado discussed the problem of homeless in the city of Newark at a forum at the Newark Public Library.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka sent word that there was an emergency at his daughter’s school and he was unable to attend the event originally slated as a mayoral ...

Judge tosses lawsuit against Baraka alleging misuse of city funds

Newark, NJ–A lawsuit filed by three Newark residents alleging Mayor Ras J. Baraka had improperly spent city taxpayer money to pay for expenses that should have been paid by the mayor’s campaign was dismissed.

Donna Jackson, Lisa Michaelson and Tharien Arnold filed the suit in Essex County Superior Court with a little more than a week until the May 8 non-partisan election, in ...

Baraka and Chaneyfield Jenkins Clash During Final Mayoral Debate

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins faced each other for the final mayoral debate on Monday ahead of the municipal election on May 8.

While Baraka touted successes including lower crime, a lower unemployment rate, and more young people working summer jobs in his opening statement. Chaneyfield Jenkins’s opening statement pointed out ...

Suit claims Baraka unlawfully used city taxpayer money to pay campaign expenses

Four years ago, Newark resident Donna Jackson was one of Ras Baraka’s die-hard many grass roots supporters who helped the South Ward councilman catapult over the better-financed Shavar Jeffries in the mayoral contest.

Last week, Jackson was one of three residents who filed suit against the mayor, alleging that Baraka on several occasions violated the law by using city taxpayer money to ...

Baraka, Chaneyfield Jenkins spar at Newark mayoral debate

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and his mayoral race challenger, Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, waged a war of words at a packed debate in the city's downtown on Thursday night, less than three weeks away from Election Day.

"I believed in Ras Baraka, and I'm disappointed," said Chaneyfield Jenkins, wearing her trademark black glasses and black-and-gold earrings ...

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