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Newark mayor unsure how long drinking water contained unsafe lead levels

October 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka today said he was unsure exactly when the chemical used to prevent lead from dissolving into pipes stopped working, but it will be fixed in about six to eight months.

In the meantime, Baraka said the city will begin handing out water filters to homeowners who have lead service lines—the pipe that connects the water main under the ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Celebrity Chef Ariane Duarte to Host Fundraiser for Homeless Pets and Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18.

The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise funds to help domestic violence shelters add a safe space for pets so families ...

Report of Creepy Clown leads to Drug Arrest in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department filed drug possession charges on Thursday against a 29 year old man after responding to a call about a suspicious person wearing a clown mask on Baltimore St. 

Nutley police conducted a field interview with Lamelle Robinson of North Bergen, the person reported to have been seen wearing the clown mask. He was placed ...

Legionella Bacteria Detected in Water of West Orange Schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Testing conducted by Garden State Environmental has detected low levels of Legionella bacteria in the administration building and all but three schools in the West Orange school district, according to a release from the West Orange Board of Education.

Remediation will take place on weekends at the following schools, all of which tested positive for low levels of the bacteria: ...

Shabazz HS Football Player, Shot 6 Times, Returns as Quarterback

NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again.

“He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs Coach Darnell Grant, even though he assumed the ...

150K in Heroin and Cocaine Seized in Weekend Raid

NEWARK, NJ – In two raids by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, six suspects were arrested and $150,000 in heroin and cocaine was seized.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged Friday’s raid at an apartment located over a barber shop at 594 – 596 Broadway in the North ...

Protesters Demand Newark City Council to Oppose Essex County's ICE Contract

NEWARK, NJ - About a dozen protesters yesterday demanded Newark City Council pass a resolution to oppose Essex County’s agreement with the federal government to jail immigrants within the city’s borders.

City council says protesters should take their fight to the freeholders since the county has a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And even though ...

Annual Bicycle Tour to Roll Through Newark This Sunday

NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday. 

Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound for families. An optional 11-mile route will head towards Weequahic Park and back for ...


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