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November 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Longtime community activist Anthony Diaz, known to many as the co-founder of the Newark Water Coalition (NWC), is running for mayor. With the May 2022 citywide nonpartisan municipal elections looming, Diaz, a community leader and organizer for nearly 17 years, is the latest ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An array of clergy members from all across Newark and Essex County converged on Weequahic Park for a rally whose name shows its joint spiritual and political goal - get souls to the polls for Tuesday's gubernatorial election in New Jersey. "Your success is in the hands of almighty ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is clearly the challenger in this year's ballot box clash with Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy. But during a campaign visit to Newark as the governor's race crossed into its final days, the GOP contender came out swinging, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy in Newark at Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward this Saturday, TAPinto Newark has learned.  According to a digital snapshot of the official event ticket obtained by TAPinto Newark, the Early ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents planning to vote in the 2021 General Election will be presented with multiple ways to cast their ballots, including a new nine-day early voting period. For this year’s election, Newark residents will get the opportunity to vote for governor, state Senate and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael Silva, a former Newark Police officer and detective, has officially thrown his hat into the ring for Newark City Council’s East Ward seat in the city’s May 2022 non-partisan municipal election.  Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, announced his bid on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy visited a downtown street festival in Newark days after debating Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, declaring sharply that he is the best candidate to lead New Jersey for the next four years despite his rival's claims. Moments after making several ...

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Newark Councilman Augusto Amador, who represented the East Ward of the city for close to a quarter of a century, has declared that he will not run for reelection, setting the stage for an East Ward political bout in next year's municipal election. In a one--on-one interview with Amador inside ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tomorrow, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark residents are getting an opportunity to have their voices heard in an upcoming debate for New Jersey's lieutenant governor's race after local nonprofit Project Ready this week launched an online survey for individuals to submit their inquiries.  Project Ready, a local social ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The candidate pool for Newark City Council’s West Ward seat just got a bit more crowded after lifelong ward resident, Lyndon Brown, announced his bid, making him the fourth candidate in the race.  Brown, who announced his bid last week, joins candidates Chigozie Onyema, Dupre Kelly ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Traversing down South Orange Avenue in Newark’s West Ward today, most local-owned businesses and shops that once lined the bustling street now sit shuttered and boarded up. To some bystanders, it may be a sign of blight and neglect. But for West Ward councilperson candidates ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The race for the Newark City Council’s West Ward seat could heat up this Saturday as Newark-based attorney Chigozie Onyema and local rapper Dupre "Doitall" Kelly are expected to formally announce their bids, joining former South Ward Councilman Oscar James, who announced his bid ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A letter signed by a coalition of 20 local organizations on Friday was sent to Essex County Superintendent of Elections Patty Spango requesting an investigation amid issues reported at multiple polling places in Newark during the primary election.  The letter claimed multiple ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff Democratic primary pits incumbent Armando Fontoura against challenger, John Arnold Jr., in next week's election as voters will decide on years of experience or a new outlook to the role.  For the first time in nine years, Fontoura will face an opponent in ...

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NEWARK - A new post-election poll found support from New Jersey voters for a broad variety of measures to make voting easier and more accessible, including in-person early voting, mailing voters a ballot in every election, same-day voter registration, and requiring employers to provide paid time ...

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