Newark organizations and community members have established 100 percent smoke-free parks and recreational areas for Newark
The relationship between Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school advisory board has become so confrontational that they now communicate solely by press release and video.
Newark public schools have been under state control since 1995. Now, the Newark community is exploding with concern over proposed education reform.
This week, Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff and former New Jersey Assemblyman William D. Payne endorsed Shavar Jeffries for mayor of Newark. He also agreed to serve as campaign co-chairperson.
Last month at an Irvington NAACP press conference, local leaders questioned city officials to draw attention to the events that led to the death of Abdul W. Kamal.
When Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was convicted of bribery, extortion, wire fraud and mail fraud in federal court earlier this month, he opted not to resign.
A spokeswoman for Newark, the state’s largest city, said Monday that officials were in discussions with the Department of Justice to select a monitor to oversee the Newark Police Department later this year.
Hundreds of parents, teachers and community activists packed Newark’s First Avenue School auditorium last week to protest Newark school Superintendent Cami Anderson’s “One Newark” plan.
The phrase “think global, act local” urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their communities. The phrase is also the mantra for health care organizer, master gardener and Newark Science and Sustainability (SAS) founder Tobias A. Fox.
police reform groups recently to protested in front of the Harlem State Office Building in opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s choice of Bill Bratton as the new police commissioner.