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Newark City Hall computers hacked with ransomware

April 24, 2017

Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, which encrypts ...

In State of the City speech, Baraka outlines Newark's future with anti-Trump overtones

In a speech dominated by the themes of development and public safety, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka found time in his third State of the City address to use rhetorical fire to roast President Donald Trump.

"Because of the turmoil and uncertainty nationally, we must have a solid local strategy that is inclusive and focused," said Baraka to a crowd of over 1,500 ...

More than 300 Newark students visit African American Museum in Washington on trip sponsored by Central Ward Councilwoman

More than 300 Newark students boarded buses today headed to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins to visit the National Museum of African America History & Culture.

“When I first heard the Smithsonian was opening a museum dedicated to the African-American experience in this country, I thought ...

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Awards Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ with Grant to Provide Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Services

April 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) recently announced that it has received a competitive $250,000 two-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The grant allows JVS and their partner, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship through free ...