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Pedestrian Fatality Leads to Arrest of Florida Man

January 4, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- A 46-year-old Orlando man has been arrested in connection with the road fatality of a Newark man in a multi-car crash on Wednesday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, an investigation into the accident that took place at approximately 9:34 p.m. on January 2 at the intersection of 18th Avenue and East 24th Street ...

5 Issues in Newark to Watch in 2019

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 year. But, 2019 may be pivotal in determining the political futures of local lawmakers and ...

City Council Moves Ahead With Plan to Give Evicted Residents Free Legal Services

NEWARK, NJ - Groundwork for a program that would give free legal representation to low-income city residents facing eviction was approved by city council recently, but questions still remain about how it will be funded.

The ordinance has stalled on a final vote for months because a group of community organizations working with city council on the language wanted to know which city department ...

Federal Judge Says Newark Doesn't Need to Expand Filter Program to East Ward

NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge today denied a request from a group suing Newark over elevated lead levels to have the city extend a filter program into the East Ward. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council  (NRDC) filed its request via an emergency motion as part of a larger lawsuit that alleges city and state officials caused Newark’s lead problem by violating ...

VICE News to Air Segment About Newark's Lead Problem Ahead of Court Hearing

NEWARK, NJ - VICE News Tonight is scheduled to air a segment about Newark’s lead issues ahead of a hearing tomorrow in federal court, where advocacy groups will try to convince a judge to make the city expand its filter program.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Newark Education Workers Caucus alleged in a lawsuit that city and state officials violated regulations that ...

Advocacy Group Asks Federal Judge To Expand Newark's Lead Filter Program

NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents.

The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other city officials have routinely said East Ward residents do not ...

Ethics Complaint Says Newark Municipal Judge Had Woman Jailed for 23 Days Over Being 'Disrespectful'

NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute.

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark Municipal Court Judge Marvin Adames. The complaints says Adames ultimately had the woman ...

Two Iranian Men Indicted in Hacking Scheme that Extorted $30K from Newark

NEWARK, NJ -  An unsealed federal indictment sheds new light on a hacking scheme local officials say extorted $30,000 from the city by infecting Newark's computers with ransomware. 

Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, both of Iran, were indicted in connection with last year’s breach, the United States Attorney's Office announced yesterday. The ...


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