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Dupré Kelly Is Victor In West Ward Runoff Contest

June 14, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly came out victorious in the West Ward council runoff race, defeating challenger Chigozie Onyema garnering 58.61% of the vote after all 37 districts reported, according to unofficial results.

Kelly’s win for the council seat comes after the Team Baraka candidate fought in one of the city’s closest council races, ...

Team Baraka Candidate Pat Council Wins South Ward Runoff Contest

NEWARK, NJ — Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of the vote with all 42 districts reporting, according to unofficial results.

Council, who was backed by the powerful Team Baraka slate, was heavily favored to win the runoff contest after he emerged as the top vote-getter in the ...

Michael Silva Wins East Ward Council Runoff Election

NEWARK, NJ — Michael Silva declared victory in the East Ward contest Tuesday evening over challenger Anthony Campos shortly after polls closed, leading 1,509 votes to 1,131 votes with 22 of 23 districts reporting, according to unofficial results.

Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, advanced to the runoff after he was the top vote-getter in the city’s May ...

What Voters Need to Know For Newark's June 14 Runoff Elections

NEWARK, NJ — It's Election Day again for some voters in Newark.

Voters in Newark's East, South and West wards will head to the polls today to elect the next councilperson who will represent their ward after the three races couldn't be decided by the majority vote needed to win outright in the city’s nonpartisan May municipal ...

Kelly, Onyema Clash In Hard-Fought West Ward Runoff

NEWARK, NJ — The closely contested West Ward runoff race between Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly and Chigozie Onyema is focused on two key issues: economic development and public safety.

Neither Kelly, a member of the "Lords of the Underground" hip hop trio and executive director of local nonprofit 211 Community Impact, or Onyema, a Newark-based attorney who worked at ...

Mayor Endorses Silva In Runoff After Team Baraka Candidate Defeated In May Election

NEWARK, NJ — East Ward council candidate Michael Silva garnered a major boost in support ahead of next week’s run-off election as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced his endorsement Wednesday for the 28-year police veteran.

“Mike Silva cares deeply about the East Ward. As a community service detective for the last 18 years, he’s gotten to know every neighborhood well and ...

Council, Bankston Square Off In South Ward Runoff Contest

NEWARK, NJ — The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top vote-getters in the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections.

The South Ward runoff, which will be held June 14, comes because no candidate received the necessary majority of the vote. In Newark, ...

East Ward Runoff Between Police Vets Will Decide Ironbound’s Future

NEWARK, NJ — The East Ward, known for the Ironbound’s unique neighborhood and culinary culture, will consider a range of issues going into next week’s council runoff clash between Michael Silva and Anthony Campos.

Public safety, quality of life and infrastructure are among the issues facing the East Ward which will be on voters minds when they head to the polls on June 14 to ...

East Ward Candidate Silva Receives Notable Backing From North Ward Dems Ahead of Runoff

NEWARK, NJ — With just one week to go before Newark voters will head to the polls in a runoff election to choose which candidate will represent the East Ward council seat, political leaders from Newark’s North Ward Democratic stronghold pledged their support to candidate Michael Silva.

Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, received what could potentially be ...

Essex County Sheriff Fontoura Endorses Silva in Newark’s East Ward Council Race

NEWARK, NJ — Longtime Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura endorsed East Ward council candidate Michael Silva in the upcoming runoff election, a sign of organizational forces coming to bear in the closely contested race.

Fontoura’s endorsement for Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, comes after the candidate was the top vote-getter in the East Ward race ...

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What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling Means for Our Communities and Our Work

The news that the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, and removing a half century of constitutional protection allowing women to obtain an abortion, did not come as a surprise. After all, some states had already imposed significant restrictions. And yet, it was still a shock.

What we do know is this: the ...

Garden Savings FCU Partners with Local Radio Station to Support Habitat for Humanity

July 4, 2022

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover and South Orange, is helping to build homes for local communities in the surrounding areas. The credit union has partnered with WDHA FM (105.5 FM) to help support Habitat for Humanity and build homes for people in need.  “We love supporting Habitat for Humanity and the great work ...

OPINION: Community Should Have Been Consulted on Renaming of Washington Park

June 21, 2022

I was appointed to the Newark Landmarks and HIstoric Preservation Commission by Mayor Sharp James and served for more than a decade. I always believed in following the law and proper procedures. I am dismayed and disappointed that the current administration would choose to bypass and ignore the the city's own commission. If not required by law, I certainly think it would have been an act of ...