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May 15, 1986 | By Paul Horvitz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Mayor-elect Sharpe James presented a sweeping prescription for change in Newark yesterday, promising safe and clean streets and more jobs in a city that has never fully shaken its down-and-out image. James, 50, a four-term city councilman, was the center of attention inside the patched, ornate City Hall after turning Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson out of the office he has held since 1970. Dynamic in speech and optimistic on tone, James offered a clear stylistic contrast to the businesslike and taciturn Gibson.
NEWS
July 16, 2012
Two shootings in Newark early Sunday have left two men dead and another wounded. Authorities say there is no link between the shootings, but motives have not been determined. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said the first shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on Harding Terrace. Police responded to reports of shots fired and found Kendal Spear, 21, and another man had been wounded. Spear later died at a hospital, while the other unidentified 21-year-old man was being treated for wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
NEWS
May 17, 1986 | By Claude Lewis, Inquirer Editorial Board
A funny thing happened in Newark this week. Kenneth A. Gibson, the man who had been mayor of New Jersey's largest city for 16 years, was defeated by City Councilman Sharpe James. Gibson had succeeded Hugh Addonizio, a high school and college football hero, U.S. congressman and thief. Gibson promised to reduce corruption and get the city back on track. To a large extent, he lived up to his promise. But Ken Gibson forgot about the people. He forgot that because of the city's history, they were suffering from a lack of self-esteem and a persistently poor image.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2010
"I'm gratified that a gaming venue has opened in Philadelphia. " "Well, Newark, is really just because I believe in these guys, right?" "I can promise you, this is my life so I know it's not that dramatic. " "You don't get to sit on the bench in corporate life. You're either working or you're gone. " "They can't say unequivocally that we're going into another recession, but they certainly can't promise a rapid recovery. They're in this limbo state. " "It's a pothole, not a ditch.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By David Porter, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - Gov. Christie flaunted his bipartisan support Tuesday, taking a walking tour in Newark flanked by two Democratic county officials who have crossed party lines to endorse him in his reelection bid. Accompanying Christie through the Ironbound section, known for its Portuguese influence and numerous restaurants, were Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and longtime county Sheriff Armando Fontoura. DiVincenzo is the highest-profile Democrat to endorse Christie.
NEWS
May 11, 2006 | By Mark J. Bonamo
In today's Newark, political deals are no longer made in the back room. They are made in the basement. Below the Ivy Hill projects in New Jersey's largest city, two rising young politicians were courting the local Muslim population before Tuesday's nationally watched municipal elections. Cory Booker, 37, candidate for mayor, and Ron Rice Jr., 38, his slate mate for City Council in this neighborhood, sat next to a pale green curtain separating men from women in the makeshift mosque.
NEWS
November 19, 2011 | By Samantha Henry, Associated Press
NEWARK - About 30 protesters arrived Friday afternoon to begin an Occupy Newark protest and were greeted by the city's police chief. Chief Sheila Coley, who awaited the group at Military Park across from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, welcomed the activists by saying they had a right to protest nonviolently. "We're here to make sure you're safe," Coley said. The protesters spoke in the call-and-repeat form of communication, called "the people's mic," developed by Occupy groups around the country that are prohibited from using bullhorns.
NEWS
May 6, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
NEWARK, N.J. - On one level, the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Cory Booker as mayor of New Jersey's largest city is a local political contest with the candidates debating issues familiar to urban America: intractable violent crime, a struggling school district challenged by charter schools, a perpetual battle to attract development and create jobs. Behind the scenes, though, the May 13 nonpartisan election is shaping up as a battleground for a bigger prize: control of Essex County and, in turn, an edge in a possible Democratic primary for the next gubernatorial election.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Mayor Cory Booker lives in two political worlds. In one world, at City Hall in Newark, N.J. Booker twice casts a controversial tie-breaking vote to maneuver an ally onto the City Council, sparking a near-riot with council members yelling, "Shame on you!" A court ultimately invalidates the vote, leaving the council evenly split. In the other world, outside Newark, Booker is praised as an inspiration and courted to challenge Republican Gov. Christie in 2013. TV interviewers even ask him what happens after he becomes governor or U.S. senator: Will he run for president?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services and Baird Jones contributed to this report
QUEEN Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark, N.J., Wednesday night to host a premiere of her latest movie, "Last Holiday. " As she walked along a red carpet in the middle of a parking lot, Latifah said she was happy to be back home. "It just means I don't have to go far to get home from the premiere," said Latifah, who has homes in New Jersey and Los Angeles. "My whole family is here, so it's wonderful. I can celebrate with Jersey for a change. " Mayor Sharpe James gushed about the Newark premiere.
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NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - It looked like a Democratic dream. On a stage early this year sat Cory Booker, a young black senator, with Julian Castro, a young Latino cabinet secretary, bouncing lines off each other as they spoke to a diverse, hip crowd in a downtown Washington synagogue. The February event, part of Booker's book tour, was filled with standing ovations for two charismatic Democrats at ease in front of crowds. For their increasingly cosmopolitan party, the event seemed like a hopeful glimpse of the future - though it stood in sharp contrast with the presidential primary then in full swing that was largely devoid of fresh, diverse voices.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
The special investigations unit of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey generated $43.2 million in savings last year by rooting out fraud, the Newark, N.J., health insurer said Wednesday. Horizon said one of the latest trends in fraud is the "phantom doctor's office," which are shell offices that submit bogus claims using stolen insurance identification numbers and then vanish. Another increasingly common scheme, Horizon said, is "the impossible day," on which a doctor claims to have seen dozens or even hundreds of patients.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Olivia Walters Miller worked after high school as a waitress and cosmetologist, as well as a dealer at casinos in Atlantic City, Connecticut, and Michigan. Then, in the year she turned 31, she earned her nursing degree. "She tried finding her niche, and then she found her passion," daughter Onya said. Mrs. Miller, 43, of Willingboro, a nurse-practitioner there, died Sunday, June 19, of complications from a stroke in May 2016. Mrs. Miller died after a week at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C., her daughter said.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
CLEVELAND - Expectations are soaring. Cory Booker arrives here a day after helping lead a 15-hour Senate filibuster demanding votes on gun laws, and amid chatter about his chances to become Hillary Clinton's running mate. The lunch crowd of roughly 300 Democrats sipping iced tea in a Westin ballroom buzz about the Senate blockade and one of their party's rising stars. Far from New Jersey, many here are already familiar with Booker, a testament to his political celebrity, talent for grabbing attention and broad personal appeal.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A New York man who is a registered sex offender was charged with repeatedly fondling a woman on a flight last month from Israel to Newark, federal prosecutors said Friday. Yoel Oberlander, 35, was flying on El Al airline from Tel Aviv to Newark Liberty International Airport when he repeatedly touched the breast and thigh of a woman seated next to him, prosecutors said. During the May 29 flight, Oberlander put his hand on the woman's thigh and she responded by shifting her position causing him to remove his hand, prosecutors said.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, STAFF WRITER
NEWARK, Del. - It wasn't real blood that spattered on the shoes of a girl in the front row, but some of the kids shrieked a little anyway. Shrieked, and giggled a bit, too. But not for long. "Get that tube in!" a doctor shouted. "He's losing a lot of blood!" Leaning forward in their seats, students from George Read Middle School in New Castle, Del., craned their necks for a better look. This was a simulated emergency performed by staff at Christiana Hospital, but the youngsters knew it was based on the story of a real gunshot victim.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Rutgers University's New Brunswick commencement ceremony next month - with President Obama as speaker - will be ticketed for crowd control, which is riling some college seniors who say they now have to decide whom to invite. Each of the 12,000 graduating Rutgers-New Brunswick students is being offered three guest tickets for the May 15 event at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark students also are being invited to attend the ceremony as guests, which has made some New Brunswick students angry.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) took out his iPhone and turned two dozen Hillary Clinton field volunteers, cheering and arguing about how to pronounce the name of their county, into a "snap," a slice of life on Snapchat. They would be famous for 10 seconds, the lifetime of a post on the social-media platform. But in a real way, Booker told the workers Thursday, they were part of something much more enduring. They were not merely mobilizing to make phone calls and knock on doors for Clinton in one of Wisconsin's most Republican counties.
NEWS
March 24, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
A version of this story ran in some editions Monday. WHILE PHILADELPHIA condemns a hero to a lonely corner of our airport, the Florida Aviation Historical Society next month will induct Mary Frances Housley into its Hall of Fame. She was the flight attendant, known as Frankie, who surrendered her life on Jan. 14, 1951, in the only fatal crash at Philadelphia International Airport. She was 24. On a flight from Newark to Norfolk, National Airlines Flight 83, with 28 aboard, made a scheduled stop in Philly early on a Sunday afternoon.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
Show-and-tell with the security cam purveyors at the Panasonic System Communications Co. in Newark, N.J., was more engaging than TV news. First they shared a startling video of a house exploding from a gas leak in Stafford Township, N.J., as captured on a local police cruiser's Panasonic dash cam. This onboard camera system is always "live-buffering" a little bit (recording the last 30-90 seconds) of video "just in case you need to save it," said Greg Peratt, vice president of Panasonic's Security Business Unit for the U.S. The system is triggered to capture a full incident when flashing lights and siren are turned on, the police car is going fast, a gun comes out of the holster, or a crash is detected.
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