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WNYC News

In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

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About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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WNYC News

Newark Offers Broadband for Free or Cheap

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pilot to get internet to the unconnected.

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Newark to Create Civilian Board Investigating Police Misconduct

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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But as the proposal is currently written, the police department can still decide not to discipline its officers.

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WNYC News

Ras Baraka's 100 Days: Less Crime, but Long Road Ahead for Newark

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

WNYC
There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead. 

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WNYC News

Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

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WNYC News

Newark Mayor Now Needs to Make Nice With Christie, Booker

Monday, July 21, 2014

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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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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

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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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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

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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