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The two-day, closed-door summit will feature a series of roundtable discussions with individuals and groups to produce innovative solutions.

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 […]

Erykah Badu loves the kids— so much so that the songstress made a surprise visit and gave an impromptu performance for students from The Future Project at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, N.J.

A total of 76 out of the 324 samples taken were above the agency's action level. Five percent of the lead samples were discovered in water fountains or other sources of drinking water. Other tainted samples were from sinks only required for cleaning or washing hands.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Newark, New Jersey reached an agreement to address the use of excessive force and prejudiced policing tactics.

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration. In a Wednesday announcement, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and school district are using water from other sources, the Huffington Post reports.

A case from 2011 where a New Jersey woman tossed her neighbor’s dog into oncoming traffic during an argument came to an end this week. Haniyyah Barnes was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the neighbor, NJ.com reports. The news outlet shared details of the case, […]

As Cory Booker (pictured) cruised to victory in Wednesday’s special election to fill the late New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat, what legacy has Newark’s mayor…

  The Honorable Cory A. Booker, 42, is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the State of New Jersey.  Mayor Booker is presently serving in his second term. Newark is fast becoming recognized as one of America’s rising cities of hope and promise. Mayor Booker’s leadership in these signifant civic strides […]

Late night fast-food joints in Newark are now required to hire guards. The City Council, responding to the fatal shooting of a city cop ordering a slice of pizza, passed legislation yesterday requiring small eateries open past 9 p.m. to post armed guards until closing. “Most of these stores provide security for themselves but not […]

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 […]