Elections

August 17, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ – In downtown Newark, some might say that it was inevitable that Democrat Phil Murphy was going to win the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial election. Others might say that it is inevitable that the ongoing revival of the heart of New Jersey's largest city will continue to pulse powerfully.

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NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being used in other parts of the state budget. The measure was ...

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The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.  "My prayers have been answered," said ...

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Essex County voters who get turned down to vote next Tuesday, November 7, at their polling places can receive free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School in Newark. If an Essex County resident goes to vote on Election Day and is not permitted to cast their ballot on the voting ...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is known for being congenial when encountered up close and personal, often using his natural Irish gift of the gab. Related Article Rutgers Law Students Offer Free Assistance to Voters on Election Day But on the weekend before his Election ...

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Dr. Molly Townsend came to Newark to work to further develop her career. What she did not expect is that she would be part of the inexorable redevelopment of the now-thriving heart of New Jersey's largest city. And, like many in Newark, she is at times ambivalent about a change that cannot—and ...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy continued his political star power carpet bombing of rival Republican candidate Kim Guadagno in Newark this week as former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joined Murphy in New Jersey's largest city to show him strong support two weeks before the Nov.

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Everyone in New Jersey knows that all roads and all trains ultimately lead to Newark, the state's largest city. With the Garden State, and all of America, at a crossroads, former U.S. President Barack Obama came to downtown Newark this week to back Phil Murphy's bid to become New Jersey's ...

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks.  Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than ...

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A group of notable Newark leaders spoke out as one to protest the release by the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno of a highly negative attack ad slamming Phil Murphy, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Across the board, all of these major city players, including a ...

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A high-wattage group of Newark's power elite came out to show support for U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12), New Jersey's sole woman and only woman of color in the Garden State's Congressional delegation, at a fundraising event in Newark.  The fundraiser reception for Coleman, held at Nico ...

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