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The Rule Of Law

Chris Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Lehmann

The $100 million Zuckerberg conditional gift to schools in Newark recently hit a snag. Turns out that a major condition of the gift -- that Mayor Booker would be given control of the Newark school system -- is quite possibly against New Jersey state law.

Easy Reader: Philip Roth's Nemesis an Instant Classic

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.

Bill Clinton: Time To Get Local

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

The United States and the economy were for the first time a big focus at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in New York City. Hallelujah!

Clinton's Global Initiative Gets Local

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Why not have Bill Clinton turn his full attention to rebuilding America? He gets it, because if the US is broken, it will derail all of his global initiative.

A Historic Opportunity

Cory Booker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cory Booker

Working together, I believe that Newark can become one of the first American cities to solve the crisis in public education. It will not be easy, but if we commit to joining in this effort there is no doubt that we will prevail.

Troubled Times: When Mark Zuckerberg's Inspiring, Courageous Generosity Is Not Good Enough

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

I really don't care why Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100 million to improve the lives of Newark's children. I care very much that it's being done. READ MORE Dear Angry American, Joining the Tea Party Is NOT Your Only Option The Tea Party is angry! Really, really angry. So we are told again and again by the media. What's missing from this narrative is the fact that everybody is angry -- even people who love the president. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Talks About Technology's Impact on Democracy at Clinton Global Initiative WATCH: Arianna Discusses Elizabeth Warren, Third World America with Tavis Smiley WATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama, Voter Anger on Hardball WATCH: Arianna Discusses Democrats' Tax Cuts Punt on Countdown

Sheriff's Officer critically wounds suspect in Newark park shooting | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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NEWARK - An Essex County Sheriff's Office detective shot and critically injured a suspect in Newark's Branch Brook Park today, marking the third law-e...

Newark launches 'Super Healthy Summer' program in effort to fight child obesity | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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William Perlman/The Star-Ledger(l to r) Boxers Alex "The Brick City Bullet" Perez and Zab "Super" Judah wave to the crowds of kids as Newark kicks off...

A Petition for Justice in the Newark Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Jacobs

Today we petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Newark Police Department, building a case for the federal agency to end the entrenched patterns of police abuse.

N.J. corrections officer sues Newark police for alleged framing, false arrest | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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NEWARK — A Department of Corrections officer says Newark police framed him on a drug charge two years ago, causing him to contract scabies after spe...

Fire damages Los Primos restaurant in Newark | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Google Street ViewLos Primos restaurant in Newark was damaged by a fire this morning. NEWARK -- The Newark Fire Department battled at least four blaze...

Newark inauguration speeches signal tense relationship between Mayor Booker, council | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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NEWARK — As Newark Mayor Cory Booker spoke of cooperation and united purpose at Newark’s 2010 inauguration ceremony today, many newly minted counc...

Body of New Brunswick man found in burning car in Newark | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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NEWARK — A New Brunswick man was found dead in a burning car early this morning after he had been shot multiple times, authorities said. Firefighter...

Newark Prudential Center jumbo screen catches fire | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Noah K. Murray/The Star-LedgerA photo of the exterior of The Prudential Center in Newark. The jumbo screen caught on fire today. NEWARK — Firefighte...

Police Reform Can Save Newark Money and Lives

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

To uncover the true costs of police misconduct, the ACLU of New Jersey has combed court databases, meeting minutes and a battery of public records.

Cory Booker: No More Toilet Paper For Newark (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Newark city employees may have to start carrying a roll of Charmin's to work. Mayor Cory Booker says the city can no longer afford to buy toilet pape...

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 ...

The True Costs of Police Misconduct

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If the money Newark spends to defend and compensate for police officers' mistakes went towards reforms instead it would save money, lives, and public confidence in the long run.

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.

Quite a Family Reunion

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A little more than a century ago, in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt created the modern conservation movement by convening the nation's governors, resource mana...

Newark Murder-Free In March: Zero Homicides In Newark, New Jersey, For First Full Month Since 1944

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city of Newark, New Jersey has achieved something that has eluded it for more than 40 years. Police logged zero homicides during the entire month ...

New York Airports Account For Over 80% Of All Flight Delays

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

You probably already knew that New York's area airports were some of the worst in the country. And you also probably already knew that these same a...

Proposed U.S. budget would eliminate Coast Guard team for N.J. ports | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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2003 Star-Ledger file photoA U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols the Newark Bay adjacent to the Port Authoruty marine Terminals.NEWARK -- The federal govern...

Soccer Gets Its Best Kicks In...

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

It has a chance again in North American, this soccer thing. Last week, Major league Soccer and its Union again did what few other sports have been able to do, settle discussions without a work stoppage.