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A total of 76 out of the 324 samples taken were above the agency's action level. Five percent of the lead samples were discovered in water fountains or other sources of drinking water. Other tainted samples were from sinks only required for cleaning or washing hands.

Activist, author, poet and playwright Amiri Baraka died today. The Newark, New Jersey native was 79 years old. Originally born Leroi Jones, Baraka had been in intensive care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City since last month for an unknown reason. Baraka had long battled diabetes, but it was not unclear what […]

Gemar Mills’ (pictured) resume reads like someone who is much older. At 22 years old, he was already a high school math teacher at Newark’s Malcolm…

NewJersey.com reports that Whitney Elizabeth Houston has been laid to rest beside her father, John Russell Houston: A gold hearse carrying Whitney Houston’s casket this morning pulled out of Whigham Funeral Home in Newark to head to the star’s burial in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey. Just after 11:10 a.m. today, Houston’s hearse followed […]

Whitney Houston was remembered with a joyous homegoing service today in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, but some controversy erupted over Bobby Brown’s appearance at his ex-wife’s funeral. For some reason Bobby left during the service, and he has released a statement explaining why. CNN reported that Bobby Brown along with his other children […]

Family, friends and celebrities packed into the Newark church where Whitney Houston grew up and remembered the late singer’s voice, love and — most of all — faith at her homegoing service Saturday. The nearly four-hour service featured performances from Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, the Winans family, Stevie Wonder and others. Many of the performers […]

The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place Saturday, February 18 at noon at Newark, New Jersey’s New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang as a child. Please join us for a moment of silence and prayer as we reflect on the life, the legacy and the musical memory of our beloved Whitney Houston on […]

Memorial Keepsakes and M. J. Edwards Funeral Home, the New Jersey funeral home entrusted with the final arrangements of Whitney Houston, have released an obituary honoring the life of our favorite “Jersey Girl.” Services for Houston, who died Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA the night before the […]

Whitney Houston’s funeral will take place at the church where she grew up in Newark, New Jersey this Saturday. The funeral will be private and will take place at the New Hope Baptist Church in Houston’s hometown of Newark. There will be no public service. Carolyn Whigham, owner of Whigham Funeral Home, told the NY […]

Frank Lucas, the former heroin kingpin of New York City and the man who's life is told in "American Gangster," starring Denzel Washington is charged with theft by deception for deceiving the U.S. Treasury.

Educators and officials in Newark, New Jersey are optimistic about the city’s public schools progress since new superintendent Cami Anderson begun; and a year after Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the district. Already, three new alternative schools have been opened with the Facebook money. At the same time, teachers seem to […]