Elections

November 30, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The defeated East Ward candidate who filed a lawsuit contesting the runoff election results agreed to dismiss his case just days before it was set for trial. Anthony Campos' lawsuit alleged voting improprieties and irregularities in the June 12 runoff election against incumbent ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark residents chose to have an elected school board rather than members appointed by the mayor, according to unofficial election results at this time.   Newark Public Schools regained local control this year after the state ran the district for about 22 years. The transition plan ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Several elected officials from Newark, including Mayor Ras Baraka, are urging residents to vote for an elected school board when they cast their ballots in Tuesday's election. The Newark Board of Education Public Question asks voters to choose between a Type 1 school board, which is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County resident's who get turned down at the polls on Election Day can get free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School. In a decades-long tradition, Rutgers Law students will be available to represent voters for free before a Superior Court judge on Election Day, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Registered voters in Essex County will be able to cast their ballot at two early voting locations rather than one this year in order to meet increased demands. The Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark has always served as an early voting facility. This year, ...

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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 - The candidate defeated in the East Ward council runoff election has filed a petition contesting the results, alleging voting irregularities and calling for a new election.  Anthony Campos, a former Newark chief of police, filed the petition on July 19 contesting the June 12 runoff ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Newark, NJ--Five Newark council candidates have filed suit against the City of Newark Clerk's Office and City Clerk Kenneth Louis, alleging they are wrongfully being barred from getting certified and claiming voter suppression. Council-at-Large candidates David Walsh, Shakima Thomas and Donna ...

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The stage is set for the Newark municipal election, with 39 candidates now officially certified for the upcoming electoral contest. The entire council slates for incumbent Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and his mayoral race challenger, Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins made it on the ...

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Newark, NJ—The Essex County State Legislative Delegation announced their endorsement Monday of Mayor Ras Baraka in the City of Newark’s 2018 mayoral race. Elected leaders endorsing Baraka include Sen. Ronald Rice, Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, Sen. Richard Codey and Sen. Nia Gill. Other leaders ...

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NEWARK, NJ—Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, joined by former Newark mayor and current U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), filed his petitions to officially get on the ballot for his 2018 reelection, raining paper on City Hall in a show of incumbent-favored force. "The people of this city liked me four ...

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Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins became the first mayoral candidate to be officially certified to be on the ballot for the upcoming 2018 municipal elections, according to her campaign.  “I’m pleased to announce that as of [Monday, Feb. 5] I am officially certified as a ...

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Newark, NJ--It was a gathering of state, county and city officials on Thursday at Newark's Waterfront Center as North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr. officially announced his bid for reelection to the Newark Municipal Council. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywomen ...

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Newark Central Ward Councilman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign today to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka. Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America ...

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In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex. "Essex County has never been ...

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