Newark unites behind combined post-Hurricane Maria effort for Puerto Rico

September 25, 2017

United by love, empathy and solidarity, all Newark stood united and ready to help Puerto Rico during its people's time of trial after the devastation of the island that is the homeland, and the heartland, of many city residents.

The call went out to all five city wards and far beyond as an array of civic leaders from both city politics and from the business community came together at a ...

Crime does not pay for former executive director of Newark Watershed

The former executive director of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) was sentenced today in federal court to more than eight years in prison for accepting nearly $1 million in kickbacks in exchange for her assistance in awarding work to various vendors and contractors of the agency.

Linda Watkins Brashear, 57, of West Orange, who ...

Residents demand answers as council approves legal fees for Middy Baraka, top city officials

In response to the news that taxpayers will be footing at least $200,000 in legal fees for Newark Chief of Staff Amiri “Middy” Baraka, Jr., along with two top city officials, a small group of Newark residents and activists gathered Friday at the steps of City Hall to demand answers and accountability.

“Our voices are not being heard,” Terrance Bankston, ...

Mayor Baraka hires Bridgegate defense lawyer Michael Critchley

One of the state's top criminal defense lawyers who represented Bridget Anne Kelly in the Bridgegate trial was retained by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to defend him in a civil suit brought by the city's former attorney.

Baraka filed a motion this week in U.S. District Court in Newark to replace the law firm of Carmagnola and Ritardi with Michael Critchley of Critchley, ...

Council votes to pay legal fees for Mayor's brother and two other top city officials

Taxpayers will be footing the legal bill to the tune of $200,000 for Newark Chief of Staff Amiri “Middy” Baraka, Jr. and two top city officials after council members voted today to approve contracts for their legal defense at a special meeting of the city council.

Legal fees stemming from a pending lawsuit filed against Middy Baraka were approved, along with fees for Personnel ...

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