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Newark Mayoral Candidates, Teachers Criticize Suspension of School Principals

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Newark's state-appointed superintendent is facing criticism for the suspension of four school principals who spoke out against her "One Newark" plan to reform the city's school district.

The principals have been suspended indefinitely after speaking out at a rally last week organized by mayoral candidate and Central High School principal ...

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WNYC News

Newark Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Named New Jersey's Poet Laureate in 2002, Baraka was known for his powerful manifestos, from the racial fury of "Dutchman," to the September 11 diatribe "Somebody Blew Up America."

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New Jersey News

Newark Mayor Says Gov. Christie Hasn't Responded to Requests for Help

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WNYC

Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.

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The 4 Plans to Reduce Newark's 111 Murders

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Newark, N.J. closed out the year 2013 with 111 murders – the highest in 23 years.

After three children were shot on Christmas night, those vying to become the city's next mayor are detailing their plans to lower crime.

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New Jersey News

Suspected Christmas Night Shooter of two Newark Teens Arrested

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

Newark, N.J. is ending 2013 with more than a hundred murders — the most the city has seen since 2006.

In a five-day period around the holidays, three teens were shot and killed.

 

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Bloody Christmas Claims Five Lives in NJ

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WNYC

A bloody Christmas is pushing Newark’s rising murder rate to its highest level in seven years. 

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Two NJ Christmas Day Shootings Leave 5 Dead

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Two New Jersey teens were shot and killed in Newark Wednesday night, and a third teenager was critically injured. A separate incident earlier that morning left three dead in a fight outside an Irvington strip club.

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New Jersey News

Fatal Essex County Carjacking One of 400 Stolen Cars This Year

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The death of Dustin Friedland, shot and killed in Short Hills, N.J., is the latest of 400 carjackings in Essex County so far this year.

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New Jersey News

Newarkers Asked to Avoid Low-Lying Areas Ahead of Nor'Easter

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is urging residents to avoid streets considered flood areas, singling out streets near the Passaic River that may be particularly vulnerable during the nor'easter.

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New Jersey News

How Booker's Twitter Activity has Changed Since Becoming Senator

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC

TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.

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New Jersey News

Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor: Luis Quintana ... For Now

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Cory Booker is expected to step down as mayor of Newark within the next 10 days, according to the Newark City Council’s office.

Speaking of his replacement at a groundbreaking ceremony in Newark, Booker said, "Hug the man. He has a lot of work ahead of him in the coming weeks."

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New Jersey News

Newark Teacher's Union Fights $30 Million Grant

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WNYC

Newark schools are at risk of losing up to $30 million in federal money from the district's  Race to the Top grant.

The Newark Teacher’s Union supported the application last year but now Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson says the union is the only one of the required groups that hasn't signed on.

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New Jersey News

Why Students ... and Teachers Aren't All in Class by the First Day of School

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

On the first day of school at Weequahic High School in Newark just 300 of the school's 600 students showed up. And about 30 classrooms throughout the district did not have a teacher. The district still hasn't hired those positions. 

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New Jersey News

Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily represent an uptick in violence. Newark is still on pace to have roughly the same number of homicides as last year.

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New Jersey News

68% of Newark High School Students Chronic to Severely-Chronically Absent

Thursday, September 05, 2013

WNYC

The average student in New Jersey’s largest city was absent more than 15 days last year, according to a new report by Newark Public Schools.

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New Jersey News

Booker's Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

The race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker has gotten personal. The issue is Booker’s sexual orientation.

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Newark Teachers Get $1.3 Million in Performance-Based Bonus Checks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC

More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.

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First Batch of Stop-and-Frisk Data Released by Newark Police

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Democratic Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, on his candidacy for NJ's open Senate seat.

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WNYC News

New Riverfront Park in Newark Opens After Community Effort

Friday, August 02, 2013

After more than five years of fundraising, planning and development, the Newark Riverfront Park is opening to the public Saturday, Aug. 3, bringing new life to the once-blighted waterfront.

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