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DeFarra Gaymon and Why Black Homophobia Now Has a Body Count

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

Recently, DeFarra Gaymon, the Black CEO of Credit Union of Atlanta, was shot and killed by an undercover cop in a known gay cruising area in what appears to be a botched sex-sting operation.

DeFarra Gaymon, Georgia Bank CEO, Shot Fatally In New Jersey

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEWARK (AP) -- New Jersey prosecutors plan to release more information Tuesday about the fatal shooting of an unarmed Georgia banker by an undercover ...

Cory Booker Is 41 Years Old

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Cory Booker has become cliche: Newark's Savior-in-Progress. An image that's been marching in place for the better part of a decade.

Essex County elections chief charged with paying workers on days off taken for political campaigning

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- Carmine Casciano, Essex County's longtime superintendent of elections who has been credited with sparking a far-reaching election-fraud prob...

Jersey City man told cops he discovered dead wife, stabbed baby, sources say

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joe Shine/For The Jersey JournalThe baby stabbed this morning at 100 Montgomery St. in Jersey City is taken to a helicopter to be transported to the U...

Gun buyback gets renewed life in Newark, Irvington and East Orange

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ESSEX COUNTY -- Need some extra cash for Christmas? Trade in a handgun, or maybe even a rifle. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has found more cas...

Solomon Dwek, key witness in N.J. corruption probe, pleads guilty to role in $50M Ponzi scheme

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Real estate developer Solomon Dwek, right, 33, and his lawyer, Michael B. Himmel, are shown outside the Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J., after post...

Paul Fishman is formally sworn in as U.S. Attorney for N.J. in Newark

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- Paul Fishman was formally sworn in as U.S. Attorney this afternoon in a ceremony at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Fishman, who served 11 ...

NJIT students work with Habitat for Humanity to design Newark homes

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- In a seventh-floor classroom strewn with sketches and cardboard models, 13 students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are trying to ...

Gov.-elect Chris Christie, Gov. Jon Corzine to meet at 'Blue Mass' in Newark

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- New Jersey's next governor and the man he'll succeed in January will meet today for the first time since the election. Gov.-elect Chris Chri...

N.J. state troopers injured in car chase into Staten Island

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MyFoxNY.comA police chase ends on a Staten Island street.NEWARK -- Three New Jersey state troopers were injured following a cross-state chase that for...

Detained Costa Rican woman sues Hudson County jail claiming cancer went undetected

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- A Costa Rican woman awaiting extradition from New Jersey on a 12-year-old murder charge is suing her jailers, claiming a lack of health care...

Authorities announce another gun amnesty buyback for Newark, Irvington and East Orange

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Essex County authorities will announce the second gun amnesty buyback program in three weeks, this one for East Orange, Irvington and Newark. Resident...

Newark man accused of faking N.J. teaching certificate

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- Rasheen Kornegay had been a teacher at Lady Liberty Academy Charter School for about six years, except that he hadn't, according to the offi...

Haisong Jiang, N.J. man, arrested in Newark airport security breach

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Man who allegedly caused lockdown was taken into custody tonight at his Piscataway home -- Watch the video...

Paul Fishman, U.S. attorney for N.J., will be officially inducted in Newark

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mitsu Yasukawa/The Star-LedgerPaul FishmanNEWARK -- Paul Fishman, a prominent defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, will be officially inducte...

Bergen County woman admits embezzling $100K from N.J. photo company

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- The former finance director of a photography company pleaded guilty today in federal court to helping embezzle more than $100,000 from the f...

Jon Bon Jovi on NBC Nightly News: Making A Difference Through Foundation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As previously mentioned on Impact, NBC Nightly News is devoting a week of "Make A Difference" segments to profiling celebrities and their charitable e...

Newark red-light cams go live

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Star-LedgerA red-light camera in Newark.NEWARK -- New Jersey's largest city will be seeing green when motorists run red lights. On Wednesday the c...

Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell is due in court in corruption case

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Star-LedgerDennis Elwell, 64, of Seacaucus leaves the Federal Courthouse in Newark.One of the politicians arrested in New Jersey's largest corrupt...

N.J. attorney Paul Bergrin pleads not guilty to bribery, drug, prostitution charges

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerAttorney Paul Bergrin appears in court on behalf of a client in May before he was charged with murder and witness intimida...

FBI charges Port Authority police officer from N.J. with fraud scheme

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK-- A veteran Port Authority police officer has been arrested and charged in a fraud scheme involving a cooperating witness for the government. T...

Reputed Bloods gang member arrested in armed carjacking

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Quawi Brown NEWARK -- Essex County sheriff's officers arrested a reputed Bloods gang member who was wanted for a recent armed carjacking, authorities ...

Ex-N.J. transit union official gets 1 year in prison for embezzling $60K

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- The former treasurer of a New Jersey transit and railroad workers' union was sentenced to one year in federal prison today after pleading gu...