Seventh police precinct to open this summer in the North Ward

May 12, 2018

Newark, NJ–A seventh seventh police precinct located at the Newark Schools Stadium is expected to open this summer.

Initially slated to be a mini-police station, the project grew in scope and eventually resulted in adding the seventh fully functioning police precinct.

“When School Stadium was designed, we included a community center that we hoped we could use as ap police ...

City to build a new police and fire safety training complex in the South Ward

Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, and Executive Director of the Newark Housing Authority Victor Cirilo on Monday unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art police and fire training complex.

The proposal calls for a complex to be built on the former grounds of the William H. Brown Academy that would train 1,700 police and fire personnel ...

More than 1,000 Newark residents helped by New Jersey Reentry Corporation

Newark, NJ—Former governor and chairman of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) Jim McGreevey on Tuesday celebrated the 1,065th participant of the NJRC since its inception in December 2015.

The NJRC provides individualized assessments and treatment plans, addiction treatment, sober housing, job training (resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.)  and employment services, ...

Kiburi Tucker sentenced to 38 months in federal prison

Kiburi Tucker, a longtime friend of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the business partner of a Newark woman who admitted to tax evasion last year, was sentenced today to more than three years in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion, federal authorities announced. 

Kiburi D. Tucker, 43, of Newark, pleaded guilty in November before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares after being charged ...

Former Gov. Florio, gun violence activists, offer blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

NEWARK, NJ – A former Newark Police officer was convicted by an Essex County jury of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today.

Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark was convicted of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a police officer ...

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