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Voting Underway for Next Newark Mayor

Shavar Jeffries and Ras Baraka Cast Their Ballots

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Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries walks out of a voting booth on Tuesday. AP

Voters today are picking a permanent replacement for Cory Booker, the mayor who elevated Newark and his own brand though the city still faces steep challenges on the issues of crime, education and municipal finances.

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Election Day In Newark

 

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Shavar Jeffries for Newark mayor: Editorial

Shavar_Jeffries_Star_Ledger_Endorsment2.jpgRas Baraka, son of the late poet Amiri Baraka, is known as a radical, preaching on the street corner about revolution. But in truth, he represents the status quo in Newark, which for decades has been unable to shake itself loose from a failing school system and epidemic of violent crime.

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Newark mayor's race: Jeffries courts small business owners, promotes abatements

NEWARK - Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries spoke on Friday about how to support the city's small businesses four days before the May 13 municipal election.

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Newark Mayoral Race Seen as Referendum on Booker

09NEWARK2-articleLarge.jpgNEWARK — One is a municipal councilman and high school principal, son of a celebrated and controversial black poet, who negotiated a truce among this city’s gangs and urged them to fight a white conspiracy and “seize power, block by block, city by city, place by place.”

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Voters Focused On Curbing Crime As Newark Mayoral Election Looms

NEWARK, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — Newark is getting ready to pick its path in the post-Cory Booker era.

On May 13, voters will head to the polls for the first time since their mayor moved on the U.S. Senate, and as the election looms a battle is brewing between the two main candidates.

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Another street fight in Newark

The all-out street brawl for mayor of Newark, which concludes with next Tuesday’s election, is over more than control of a proud, troubled city. It’s also the latest round of a long-running national clash between old and new generations of black political leaders.

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Essex County Freeholder Rolando Bobadilla Endorses Shavar Jeffries

Demonstrates Widening Support in Newark’s Latino Community

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NEWARK, NJ – May 7, 2014 – Demonstrating widening support in Newark’s Latino community, mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries today received the endorsement of Essex County Freeholder Rolando Bobadilla.

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Actress, Director, Producer And Activist Eva Longoria Endorses Newark Mayoral Candidate Shavar Jeffries

 Jeffries Kicks Off #Honorthymother Campaign

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NEWARK, NJ – May 5, 2014 – Actress, director, producer and activist Eva Longoria endorsed mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries today during the kick off of his #honorthymother campaign, a weeklong series of events culminating with a Mother’s Day event reminding people to honor their mothers by working for a better Newark.

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