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, […]
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…
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city says it was a “come to Jesus moment” as he helped rescue a neighbor…
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. […]
Ever since Newark Mayor Cory Booker took office in 2006, he’s dazzled voters with his inspiring rhetoric, down-to-earth mingling with the masses on Twitter, and his ambitious ideals and goals for a city where progress seemed far out of reach. But as the mayor’s popularity has catapulted him into the national spotlight and instigated talk […]
Newark Mayor Cory Booker vetoed an ordinance Tuesday that would force eateries to post an armed guard during late-night hours of operation. An off-duty police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting as he waited for his food at a late-night pizza place earlier this month, prompting implementation of this new measure. But Booker says […]