Fire department official stands with cases of bottled water in Newark, New Jersey

Newark Sees Preliminary Decrease in Water Lead Levels

The latest results show that water filters are finally working in most of the tested homes.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Governor Philip D. Murphy at podium in Newark, New Jersey. American and yellow New Jersey flags in the background.

New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years

With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.

Pallets of water with a line of people standing behind them in Newark, New Jersey at a bottled water distribution center

The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis

An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.

Ras Baraka. Black man in gray suit and white shirt talks into microphone.

Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents

The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.

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Radio Series Explores Legacy of 1967 Newark Uprising

WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll revisits the history and legacy of the 1967 unrest 50 years later via conversations with a Black family that lived through it—and stayed to uplift the community.

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. attends the World Business Lenders ribbon cutting in Jersey City on July 20, 2016, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

What One Congressman Thinks of Environmental Justice

“The positions and policies of the Trump administration are a direct threat to the health of African-American communities,” writes Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ).

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The Biggest Environmental Justice Wins of 2016

It was the year three California counties banned fracking, a tribe beat big oil and more.

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Black NJ Politicians Condemn 'Blatant Racism' of Local Republican Mailer

“The not so subtle message is that Newark and its suburbs are all that White voters fear in a community: Black, Latino, Poor, Dangerous, and Blighted,” reads a statement cosigned by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and others.

DOJ Forces Overhaul of Newark's Racially Biased Police Department

The agency just reached an agreement with the city that calls for reform in 12 areas, including body-worn camera and use of force policies.

Water in 30 Newark Public Schools Tests Positive for Lead

Officials have turned off the taps at half the district’s schools.

Spread Love, It's the Newark Way

This Valentine’s Day, Newark is planning a Land Sale for couples only

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.

Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate

Black students are just 53 percent of Newark students but 73 percent of those whose schools were shut in 2011-2012.

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create

inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead

Ras Baraka win is a referendum on education reform movement.