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July 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka was sworn in for his third term today outlining his vision for New Jersey’s largest city for the next four years.  "Our vision was always big enough to include all of us, even those who could not clearly see it," Baraka told the crowd who attended the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Several proposed changes to Newark’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (IZO) that could expand affordable housing in the city as new development projects come into the area were considered Tuesday by the Newark City Council during a special meeting. The amendments to the city’s IZO, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Just weeks after a gunman entered a Buffalo supermarket where he massacred 10 Black people in an attack that authorities said was motivated by racism, elected officials and community leaders in New Jersey convened at a summit event in Newark centered around combating bias ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark officials want to make sure that as affordable housing units become available in the city, residents will be able to access and locate them. In order to better serve residents seeking affordable housing, city officials announced this week the launch ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New traffic signal equipment was installed Wednesday at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark through a multi-million dollar initiative by Essex County officials to make the city's heavily trafficked corridors safer for pedestrians and motorists. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An ordinance granting an $18 million tax exemption to the developer heading the massive redevelopment project of the former Newark Bears Stadium site downtown will come before the City Council for a vote to adopt at its next meeting. The City Council on Tuesday voted in favor to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge was pithy in her message to area officials during her visit to Newark on Monday to not let a windfall of federal dollars aimed to expand housing opportunities go by the wayside. “The money’s there, but ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Recreational marijuana sales commenced Thursday in New Jersey, but Newark officials are taking a bold stance against allowing the city’s police force to use marijuana off-the-clock. The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to issue an order ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association.  “What made this Conference so special for ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-Newark) visited Newark Beth Israel Medical Center on Monday to send a message to Congress to pass legislation aimed to improve access to lifesaving cancer screenings. Standing alongside healthcare leaders at Newark Beth Israel, Payne urged lawmakers to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark is making a major investment in its water treatment plant after city officials earlier this year celebrated the completion of the Lead Service Line Replacement Program, replacing 23,000 lead service lines with copper pipes in record time. Holding a gold wrench, Newark Mayor ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An extensive list of accomplishments Newark Mayor Ras Baraka felt he’s achieved during his eight years in office took center stage at his annual State of the City Address. Baraka delivered his eighth State of the City Address to a crowd of at least 900 people at the New Jersey ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Eight community-based organizations in Newark are receiving grant monies to head violence reduction initiatives across the city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced Tuesday the organizations will be awarded grants as part of a $1 million violence reduction initiative through the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka was one of many New Jersey officials to laud University Hospital President and CEO Dr. Shereef Elnahal’s recent nomination to be undersecretary for health at the U.S. Veterans Health Administration, paying particular praise to his leadership in Newark during the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Commercial corridors and small businesses in Newark that are still recovering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic may receive some assistance from community-based organizations through a new initiative launched by city officials. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced Friday the ...

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NEWARK — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka today signed into law an ordinace designed to protect subcontracted airport workers, janitors, security officers, and door attendants from losing their jobs for 90 days when a contract changes hands through no fault of their own. “It is our responsibility to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark City Council unanimously backed a resolution urging the city government to suspend the licenses for local Lukoil service stations in an effort to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. "Today the City of Newark is standing in solidarity with a number of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – People in Newark will no longer have to wear masks indoors or show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus when entering indoor public spaces, according to a new city executive order. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that effective today, Wednesday, March 2, the city lifted ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The City of Newark’s ability to distribute federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds during a housing crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic was lauded as a “success story” compared to other large New Jersey cities, according to a recent study by the New Jersey State ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are investing $2 million to support community-based organizations' efforts in combating hunger and food insecurity.  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced Wednesday that the funding will be available through the Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program to address food ...

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NEWARK, NJ – People entering indoor establishments in Newark will still have to wear masks but will no longer have to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus for certain indoor establishments, according to an executive order issued Thursday by Newark Mayor Ras ...

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The Newark’s City Council Wednesday unanimously passed an ordinance to protect subcontracted janitors, security officers, and door attendants from losing their jobs for 90 days when a contract changes hands through no fault of their own. The Building Service Worker Retention Ordinance, advocates ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey’s colleges and universities have taken a larger role in feeding students, a mantle they assumed even before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity on their campuses.  The state, through measures such as the grants issued as part of the Hunger-Free Campus ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris lauded Newark’s lead service line replacement program during her visit to the city Friday, noting the program could set a precedent for other U.S. cities as the nation addresses its infrastructure needs. “We are not here to talk about the crisis as much ...

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NEWARK, NJ — More than 23,000 lead service lines in Newark have been replaced with copper pipes, bringing the city’s lead service line replacement program to a close as Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to highlight the major infrastructure feat Friday during her visit to Newark. “All the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — People visiting certain establishments and facilities in Newark will have to plan on having their proof of vaccination in hand for at least another two weeks. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that effective Feb. 2, under a new executive order, the city is extending its requirement ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Starting today, Jan. 10, everyone in Newark is now required to show proof of vaccination to enter certain businesses and establishments after the city implemented an executive order in response to an uptick in new coronavirus cases and the emergence of the omicron variant.  The ...

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