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Stories with person: Sharpe James
  • Newark after Booker: City faces takeover threat 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:01 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey's largest city is hitting some roadblocks just months after its rising-star mayor went off to Washington. A bold reform plan for the state-run school system has hit a snag, the police department is facing federal oversight over citizen complaints, and the state is threatening a takeover of the city's finances after several key deadlines were missed.