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The levels of lead in the water systems of Newark, New Jersey’s public school systems recently tested above the federal action limit, but according to allegations by the Newark teachers union, the school district knew about the elevated lead levels for more than 10 years. School districts across the country are not required by law to test their […]

    1. ICE STORM Four days without power: Baby it’s cold outside – and inside, too – especially when you have no heat. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Northern…

*He’s at it again. Last year, Newark Mayor Cory Booker saved a neighbor from a burning building. On Thursday, he rescued a pooch from likely…

Ever since Newark Mayor Cory Booker took office in 2006, he’s dazzled voters with his inspiring rhetoric, down-to-earth mingling with the masses on Twitter, and his ambitious ideals and goals for a city where progress seemed far out of reach. But as the mayor’s popularity has catapulted him into the national spotlight and instigated talk […]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker vetoed an ordinance Tuesday that would force eateries to post an armed guard during late-night hours of operation. An off-duty police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting as he waited for his food at a late-night pizza place earlier this month, prompting implementation of this new measure. But Booker says […]

A night of violence left one dead and 12 wounded after three separate shootings ravaged Newark, New Jersey this past weekend. Police are looking for suspects in each of the incidents. A 15-year-old died and eight people were wounded in the South Ward. Authorities say the victims ranged in age from 12 to 32 and […]

NEWARK — A Newark Little League coach Kevin Waters, 54, was brutally attacked on a baseball field, leaving him with a fractured skull, a concussion and two missing teeth. Waters, who served as president of the West Ward Little League for 13 years, is said to be the only thing that separates his young players […]

WEST ORANGE, N.J. —On Aug. 20, 1978, five teenagers in Newark left their homes after supper; they were reported to have been seen last with Mr. Evans, a 25-year-old mason and handyman who needed help moving boxes. They were never heard from again. Years of tip lines and new DNA tests produced no leads.

NEWARK-For the second year in a row, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been handling requests from snow removal personally via Twitter. The massive snowstorm that has hit the east coast has left several people stranded in their own homes in Newark. Here are some of Booker’s Tweets: If ur stuck DM me ur # RT […]

NEWARK, N.J. – Two weeks after Newark schools received a $100 million donation from the founder of Facebook, students in one high school there used the social networking site to stage a protest. On Thursday, students at Barringer High School in Newark walked out of class in protest, saying their school is unsafe and unsanitary. […]

FRIDAY afternoon was sliding at last toward evening, with what promised to be a weekend of memories and laughter ahead. Defarra Gaymon, 48, the charming and dapper chief executive of a credit union 900 miles south in Atlanta, had been back in his boyhood home in New Jersey for only a matter of hours, and […]

Three teens have been charged with murder in the beating death of a 47-year-old Salvadoran immigrant, in the upscale community of Summit, N.J. Not only that, but authorities say the teens also filmed the attack using a phone video-camera, and then circulated the video among teenagers in the town. To add still further insult to […]