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South Ward Top Stories

August 9, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Water and Sewer Utilities have identified and closed four of the water valves with two outstanding valves expected to be closed within the hour after a water main broke in Belleville Township early Tuesday morning. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Public Safety Director Fritz ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Every summer, residents of Newark's historic Weequahic neighborhood in the city's South Ward gather to pass an aluminum baton between each other, a movement familiar to both track and field aficionados and Olympic viewers. Why they gather is no game. Instead, the community gets ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of the vote with all 42 districts reporting, according to unofficial results. Council, who was backed by the powerful Team Baraka slate, was heavily favored to win ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It's Election Day again for some voters in Newark. Voters in Newark's East, South and West wards will head to the polls today to elect the next councilperson who will represent their ward after the three races couldn't be decided by the majority vote needed to win outright in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top vote-getters in the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections. The South Ward runoff, which will be held ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are investing $20 million into multiple development projects through an initiative to make affordable housing more accessible to families earning less than the area median income. Standing in front of the dilapidated Aspen Stratford Apartments located on the border ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Runoff clashes will take place next month in Newark's East and West ward council races, with a potential third runoff taking place in the South Ward, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's nonpartisan municipal elections. Newark's East Ward race is gearing up for runoff ...

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