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Mayor Ras Baraka on the Water Main Break in Newark

“A large water main break in Belleville this morning impacted water service in the North, West, and part of the South and Central Wards of Newark. Because of this, some of our residents and businesses have experienced no water or low pressure. A boiled-water advisory is in effect until further notice.
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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka endorses Rob Menendez in 8th District congressional race

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is endorsing Rob Menendez in the 8th District congressional race, stating that he’ll ensure the Brick City is well represented in Washington, D.C. “Newark is a city of working families, and Rob has made strengthening families the core of his campaign. With Rob as one of our two members of Congress, Newark will be well-represented in Washington, D.C.,” Baraka said in a statement.
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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka wins reelection

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka handily won reelection on Tuesday night. Baraka, who was first elected mayor in 2014, has 13,382 votes, compared with challenger Sheila Montague's 2,760 votes, with 96.4% of the districts reporting, according to the county election site. ...

Mayor Ras Baraka talks Reparations legislation and the recent visit from VP Kamala Harris to praise the City's Lead Replacement program

On the February 17th edition of Newark Today on WBGO, host Michael Hill spoke with Mayor Ras Baraka about legislation in New Jersey to establish a Reparations Task Force and other initiatives. This historic legislation would require New Jersey to study and take responsibility for its role in American slavery and to make policy recommendations to repair its enduring effects. The Mayor also says he very concerned about efforts in schools across the nation.

Making it through the pandemic | A Q&A with Ras Baraka

Few jobs can be more challenging than running one of the country’s most densely populated cities during a pandemic, yet even in a place often known for its crises, the leadership Newark received from Ras Baraka was often commendable. He set up dozens of Covid testing sites in every...

Celebrating Movers and Shakers This Black History Month: Ras Baraka

As we celebrate Black History Month, Cheddar is highlighting prominent Black Americans who are carving their own historic paths and trailblazing in their industries. While Black History Month has become synonymous with reflecting on past achievements of Black Americans, it is important that we acknowledge today's historic feats as they happen.

Why not more discussion of Ras Baraka for governor? | Opinion

New Jersey is nirvana for political junkies. Speculation on future nominees for statewide office is the leading participation sport of the Trenton political chattering class The Jan. 18 inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy for his second term was a classic example. Throughout the Garden State, while ample analysis was devoted by the political media to […] The post Why not more discussion of Ras Baraka for governor? | Opinion appeared first on New Jersey Monitor.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Reinvents The Political Memoir In His Audible Original

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Audible, Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling,will release Ras Baraka’s Audible Original, The Book of Baraka, exclusively on Audible on February 24, 2022. Baraka, the 40th Mayor of Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, is also a devoted activist, poet, and agent for change. In this audio memoir, Baraka, the son of a famous poet and public revolutionary, recounts his upbringing in a home filled with poetry and politics and explores how his unusual early life informed his future.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka tests positive for COVID-19

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka tested positive for COVID-19, he said. The mayor said he is asymptomatic, and so far his family has not tested positive for the virus. Monday, New Jersey’s largest city announced it was requiring that masks be worn in all public buildings with coronavirus cases on the rise.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka holds discussion with students on campus

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka had a discussion about an array of topics from handling the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership and the lead water crisis with students on Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Lynch Adler Hall Room 202. The event was hosted by Micah Rasmussen, director of The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics and political science professor.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Cuts The Ribbon as He Deploys Workforce on Wheels

ALLENHURST, NJ - Newark, NJ- Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr., Commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Robert Asaro-Angelo, Essex County Board of Commissioners President Wayne L. Richardson, Deputy Mayor for Employment & Training Rahaman Muhammad, Newark Municipal Council Members, and other dignitaries deployed the Newark Workforce on Wheels (NewarkWOW) mobile unit to connect residents with employment opportunities. The event took place at Pennington Court, located at 214 South Street. A media tour of NewarkWOW immediately followed the press conference. Mayor Baraka launched this program in 2017.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka To Deploy Workforce On Wheels Mobile Job-Training Units

Newark, NJ - Newark, NJ—November 24, 2021—Mayor Ras J. Baraka will deploy the Newark Workforce on Wheels (NewarkWOW) mobile job-training units on Monday, November 29, at 11:30 a.m., at Pennington Court, 214 South Street. Under the Mayor’s Office of Employment & Training, the NewarkWOW mobile units will transport workforce professionals...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Distributes More Than 5,000 Turkeys To Residents

NEWARK, N.J. - Newark, NJ-Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Believe in Newark Foundation, HelloFresh, Pepsi, Bindi North America, Inc., The Home Depot of Newark, Bimbo Bakeries, Inc., and The Brantley Brothers Transportation Company distributed more than 5,000 free turkeys and additional food products to Newark residents at multiple locations throughout the city’s five wards. Hours of distribution were between noon to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following 15 sites:

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Gave His Seventh State Of The Address Tuesday.

NEWARK, N.J. - Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka presented his seventh State of the City Address this evening from the Prudential Theater of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Center Street. Among the Mayor’s major subjects in the address were the City’s COVID response; the Guaranteed Income Pilot;...