(AP) - Five months after layoffs were threatened and retiring firefighters weren't replaced, the mood was buoyant Wednesday at the announcement of a $7 million federal grant that will allow Newark to hire up to 70 firefighters over the next two years. Full story
Lawyers say 56 lawsuits have now been filed following the deadly crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo two years ago. Of those, a dozen have been settled. Lawyers were in federal court in Buffalo Wednesday to update the judge on the status of the wrongful death lawsuits. Those tha Full story
Cory Booker, Newark's charismatic mayor, is enlisting stars like Oprah and Jon Bon Jovi to help turn around one of the toughest cities in the world. NBC's Jamie Gangel reports that his friends say his drive could lead him to run for higher office.
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker joins Morning Joe to talk about his thoughts on collective bargaining in the wake of the Wisconsin battle and his plans for changing the teacher tenure system in the city of Newark.
Mayor Cory Booker, of Newark, one of America's most dangerous cities, discusses revitalization efforts in his city and how to encourage growth in other American cities.
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million challenge grant to Newark, NJ schools on Friday, and divulged more details about what the young billionaire's money is supposed to buy. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.
Newark mayor Cory Booker talks with Rachel Maddow about efforts to control gun violence in cities when guns from states with lax laws follow the "iron pipeline" into the northeast.
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 08: A commuter waits for an Amtrak train at Newark Penn Station on February 8, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak is undergoing a major system upgrade that may disable reservations and ticketing for a portion of the day on Sunday, April 17, 2011.