Mayors push for earned sick day law

A group of North Jersey mayors are expected to call on legislators to pass statewide earned sick day legislation next week. Ras Baraka (Newark), Steven Fulop (Jersey City), Hector Lora (Passaic) Tim Dougherty (Morristown), Robert Jackson (Montclair), and Michael Venezia (Bloomfield)  will speech at a press conference at Newark City Hall on Monday asking the […]

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Butler event showcases Booker & Baraka alliance

The growing friendship between U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka continues to blossom.  A Booker fundraiser tonight in Newark included a rousing intro of the Senator by Baraka – they were rivals when Booker was mayor and Baraka was a city councilman.  Now Baraka says he is building on the foundation that […]

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Allies Booker and Baraka filing petitions at City Hall

U.S. Senator Cory Booker will return to his roots at Newark City hall this morning, joining a one-time political rival file petitions for the mayoral election in May. Mayor Ras Baraka, seeking re-election to a second term, was never a Booker fan.  Back in 2012, when Booker was mayor and Baraka was a city councilman, […]

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In show of force, Ramos runs

Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. announced his re-election bid for a fourth term on the Newark City Council Thursday to a packed crowd at the Waterfront, a gleaming new recreation facility that he helped bring to fruition. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin […]

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