Elections

April 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, April 16 to elect three school board candidates and decide on a public question for the 2019-2020 school year budget for the first time in over two decades. Some board member responsibilities include hiring, firing, and overseeing the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle.  "This community taught me all about not that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - So far, 11 potential candidates have petitioned to run for three Newark Board of Education seats in the April 16 election. Candidates have until March 4 to amend a defective petition or withdraw from the election, according to a board of education official. Incumbents Leah Owens ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The deadline to file a petition to run for the Newark Board of Education is Feb. 25. Ten signatures from qualified voters in the district are needed for a candidate's name to appear on the ballot for the April 16 election. One of the signatures must also be that of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his bid for president Friday morning, entering a crowded field of Democrats looking to get the party's nomination. With the 2020 election 637 days away, the junior U.S. senator is wasting no time. The 49-year-old made his announcement on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The former mayor of Newark who tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential election today said there should be fewer corporate tax breaks and more investment in infrastructure to address elevated lead levels in Newark and around the county.  Booker, who was mayor of Newark from 2006 to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Newark's former mayor, announced on Twitter this morning that he is running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was ...

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NEWARK, NJ - This past year, Newark made national headlines for being a contender for Amazon's second headquarters and how its leaders are tackling elevated lead levels. But what does 2019 hold for New Jersey’s most populated city? Some of the issues in 2018 will carry over into the next ...

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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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