In the last ten days, we’ve had three homicides within a small area along Mount Prospect Avenue. Our prayers are with the families of the victims.
These violent events occurring so close together within such a short time period are not typical for our community. The assailants in these incidents appear to have targeted their victims based on initial reports. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating these crimes and will report progress soon.
The Newark Municipal Council passed a resolution sponsored by North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos urging the administration of Mayor Ras J. Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off duty.
The resolution was approved by a vote of 5 to 0 by the Municipal Council Wednesday. Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver abstained. The resolution heads to the mayor and city business administrator for consideration.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. received the endorsement of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, with 13,000 members in New Jersey.
“SEIU 32BJ and our members proudly endorse Councilman Anibal Ramos for reelection in the Newark’s North Ward," said Kevin Brown, executive vice president and New Jersey State Director, SEIU 32BJ.