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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…

Via: Foxbaltimore.com Dover police say a man suspected of firing shots into an apartment has been extradited back to Delaware. Police say 24-year-old Devin Coleman was extradited this week from Newark, N.J., to face charges related to March shooting incident on Willis Road. Police say Coleman was apprehended in New Jersey with the assistance of […]

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 […]