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Seven charged in death of Paterson girl

Passaic County prosecutors charged three adults and three juveniles last week in the death of 14-year-old Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman.

Community leaders continue to demand justice for Abdul Kamal

Last week, the People’s Organization for Progress and local civil rights leaders joined the family of Abdul Kamal at a rally in front of the Essex County prosecutor’s office, demanding justice for the death of the Irvington man, shot and killed by police last November.

Foundation awards Boys and Girls Club of Union City $10,000

Last week, Diane Senerchia, executive director of Northfield Bank Foundation, visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to meet with teens and present an award for $10,000 to support their expanded Career Launch initiative.

Mayor shifts police personnel to combat crime

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka asked the New Jersey Civil Service Commission for permission to demote six of its eight deputy chiefs in an effort to put 70 percent of the police force on neighborhood streets.

Senseless gun violence in Paterson claims teenager

Nazerah “Bugg” Coleman, 14, a freshman basketball star at International High School, was leaving Mom’s Fried Chicken on the corner of Clinton and N. Main streets when shots rang out.

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Schumer gets a visit from young demonstrators for immigration reform

Members of DRUM-South Asian Organizing Center, a grassroots organization representing the interests of low-income South Asian and Muslim immigrants in New York City, attended a 30-minute demonstration in front of U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office.

Lawmakers rally to reform laws that will reduce unfair convictions

When it comes to justice, we should have a system in place that allows us to find the truth, as opposed to prosecutors or defense teams trying to win a case”

New Jersey mayors address foreclosure problems

As the national economy continues to rebuild in the wake of the Great Recession, foreclosures have steadily declined in most housing markets.

Gun violence continues to plague Newark

Earlier this year, the New Jersey State Police and local authorities announced an anti-violence partnership, including increased patrols in response to the escalating violence in Newark and neighboring cities.

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De Blasio to raise living wage

The cheers of thousands of minimum wage workers could be heard as Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act.

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