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NJ Mayors Team Up to Combat City Issues

Monday, July 28, 2014

The mayors of Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson, New Jersey have announced a joint initiative to address violent crime and other public safety issues in their cities.

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New Jersey News

Young Black Schoolchildren Discriminated Against in Newark, Parents Say

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parents and school groups in Newark are hoping a federal investigation into the city's school reorganization plan will spur change in the school district, sooner rather than later.

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WNYC News

Feds Investigating Whether 'One Newark' Schools Initiative is Discriminatory

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it has opened a civil rights investigation into the controversial plan launched by state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson to determine if it discriminates against African-American students.

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WNYC News

Feds Find Newark Police Engaged in 'Unconstitutional Policing'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

The Justice Department found excessive force and inadequate accountability.

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WNYC News

Newark Mayor Now Needs to Make Nice With Christie, Booker

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

The self-proclaimed “radical” new mayor has been critical of his predecessor — now a U.S. Senator — and of New Jersey's governor. But now that he’s in office, he'll need their help.

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WNYC News

Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Monday, July 21, 2014

 If more people have access to doctors and providers, why can't Newark's largest clinic keep its doors open?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Newark Police Department to Receive Federal Monitor

Monday, July 14, 2014

WNYC and NJPR's northern New Jersey enterprise reporter Sarah Gonzalez talks about the federal government's planned appointment of a monitor to oversee police operations in Newark, and what it means for new mayor Ras Baraka.

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WNYC News

Newark's New Leader: "Yeah! We Need a Mayor That’s Radical!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

After U.S. Senator Cory Booker is booed at Ras Baraka's mayoral inauguration, the new Newark mayor promises to take on poverty and change the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Tale of Two Hospitals

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In one emergency room, violent injuries meet inadequate resources. In another, elective surgeries abound. The catch: the two hospitals are in Newark and Manhattan -  only 12 miles away from each other.

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WNYC News

Whatever Happened to Mark Zuckberg's $100 Million Gift to Newark's Schools?

Friday, May 16, 2014

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark's troubled school district, and then-Mayor Cory Booker promised to change the face of urban school reform. 

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Dale Russakoff and Jelani Cobb on race and education in Newark and elsewhere.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dale Russakoff and Jelani Cobb on race and education in Newark and elsewhere.

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WNYC News

Ras Baraka Declares He's Newark's New Mayor

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

With nearly all districts counted and a 54 to 46 percent lead, Ras Baraka, the son of the late poet and author Amiri Baraka, appeared to have won the race to succeed Cory Booker in New Jersey's largest city.

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WNYC News

Newark Votes 2014: City Residents Head to Polls in First Post-Booker Election

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Voters are casting ballots to replace interim mayor Luis Quintana who took over when Cory Booker was elected to the US Senate.

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WNYC News

Newark Will Elect a New Mayor Today

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WNYC

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor and nine-member city council today. It’s the first mayoral election since Mayor Cory Booker left City Hall for the U.S. Senate last fall.

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WNYC News

In the Race for Brick City Mayor, Will the 'Real Newarker' Please Stand Up?

Friday, May 09, 2014

WNYC

Voters in Newark go to the polls on Tuesday to choose a successor to Cory Booker.  And this time around, even though both candidates were born and raised in the Brick City,  one of the key issues is who is more “Newark” than the other. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Guide to the Newark Mayoral Race

Friday, May 02, 2014

Two Democrats are campaigning to be the next mayor of Newark. Sarah Gonzalez, reporter for New Jersey Public Radio and Clement Price, Professor of History at Rutgers University and City Historian of Newark talk about the issues in the race between Ras Baraka, a municipal councilman, and Shavar Jeffries, a professor at Seton Hall University. The election is on May 13th.

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New Jersey News

Deductibles, Co-Pays & Costs, Oh My!

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's not just the glitchy federal website. In New Jersey, the Affordable Care Act has left workers struggling over complicated choices.

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New Jersey News

Claiming "Dysfunction," Newark Superintendent Will No Longer Attend School Board Meetings

Friday, February 28, 2014

WNYC

The state-appointed Newark Schools Superintendent, Cami Anderson, is no longer attending the monthly school board meetings that draw hundreds of parents and community members.

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WNYC News

Newark Schools Chief Wants Teacher Performance Included in Layoff Criteria

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NJ Spotlight

In an unprecedented move, Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson has asked Christie administration to waive seniority rules that dictate how planned teacher layoffs in the state-run district are to be conducted.

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New Jersey News

Stop-and-Frisk Rate Higher in Newark than NYC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

A new report by the ACLU found that, on average, 91 out of every 1,000 residents in Newark were stopped by police in the second half of 2013. In New York City, that figure was eight out of 1,000. See how those numbers break down by race.

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