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Gov. Phil Murphy in Newark for town hall style meeting on budget

April 19, 2018

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will be in Newark tonight for a town-hall style meeting to talk about his proposed $37.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2019 that begins July 1.

The event will be held at Newark Technical High School, 91 West Market Street, Newark. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. start time. The event is free and open to the public. For security purposes, backpacks ...

Newark conference center rededicated in honor of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

Newark, NJ--A conference room in Newark's LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building has been rededicated as the "Sheila Y. Oliver Conference Center," in honor and in recognition of the public service contributions and accomplishments of New Jersey's first African American Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, ...

Groundbreaking sexual harassment ordinance unanimously passed by Newark city council

Newark, NJ—One by one they stepped forward, men and women who have suffered in silence, the victims of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of employers, colleagues, clergy, friends and family members.

One woman told of being sexually abused as a young girl by a prominent city figure, while another—a man in his 50s—was sharing his story for the first time.

“I was ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka touts achievements in election year

In his fourth State of the City address, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka both outlined the direction of the state's largest city and underscored what he says are his achievements with the 2018 municipal election less than two months away. 

"The headlines about Newark are changing, and anyone that tries to tell you other than that is trying to tell you lies," said Baraka before ...

Linda Jumah sentenced to probation, home confinement for tax evasion

Newark, NJ—The co-owner of political fundraising and consulting company Elite Strategies LLC, who organized Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's "Mayor's Ball," will not be serving any jail time for under-reporting income that she received in 2015 after filing a false federal personal income tax return.

Linda Jumah, 35, of Newark, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to ...

Candidates certified for Newark municipal election showdown

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 ballot for the May 8 election as of today, according to a list provided by the City Clerk's ...

Newark bridge replacement project will see closures through 2018

Newark, NJ–New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced Thursday a full closure this weekend of the I-78 eastbound and westbound ramps (Exit 58A) to Routes 1&9 southbound/Port Newark as the bridge deck replacement project resumes in Newark.

Exit 58A will be closed every weekend through late 2018 beginning Friday, March 9, with detours in place on weekends ...

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