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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 […]

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…

Gemar Mills’ (pictured) resume reads like someone who is much older. At 22 years old, he was already a high school math teacher at Newark’s Malcolm…

Cory Booker! (Cue narrator of old “Superman” TV show.) He’s hip! He’s cool! He has more Twitter followers than God! Races into burning buildings! Rescues freezing dogs! More than a one-man department of city services, he’s setting the bar for elected officials, exploiting the Internet for public good and personal political profit! And now he’s got some pro tips for you […]

Cory Booker is getting hungry. The Newark, N.J. mayor is now on day three of his self-imposed food stamp challenge. Inspired by a Twitter spat about the responsibility of government to provide food for its people, Booker decided to live for a week on the monetary equivalent of food stamps. He had $30 for the […]

Photo: N,J,State House The decision to have the American flag flown at half-staff, or one breadth lower to allow for the invisible flag of death has long been the prerogative of the President of the United States. Recent amendments to the code do allow Governors and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, to order […]

NEWARK-Frank Lucas, the former heroin kingpin of New York City and the man who’s life is told in “American Gangster,” starring Denzel Washington is charged with theft by deception for deceiving the U.S. Treasury. Authorities claim that Lucas claimed he lost a Social Security check and received a new one and then cashed them both. […]