Experts Invited to Newark City Council Meeting to Discuss Tax-Exempt Status of Non Profit Hospitals

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced today that she has requested two experts to appear before the Newark City Council on Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the tax-exempt status of non-profit hospitals in New Jersey. Read more

Baraka on Newark public safety reorganization: "We need this pain"

Citing a need to consolidate resources, cut government costs and streamline city bureaucracy, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka pushed forward his proposal to create a new public safety department that would eradicate Newark's police director and fire director positions. Read more

With Obama in Town, City Council Stews Over Snub

With throngs of people in Newark today to see President Obama, there’s one group that won’t be found anywhere: the City Council. Read more

Tai Cooper Charts Newark's Course

Office location in relationship to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s chambers in City Hall is a good determinate of power, access and influence. So it’s not surprising that Baraka’s chief of staff, his brother Amiri “Middy” Baraka, has an office next to the mayor’s chamber. What might be surprising is who occupies the office on the other side of the mayor’s chamber. Read more

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