Newark Water Crisis

On this month's edition of Newark Today host Michael Hill is joined by Mayor Ras Baraka and Acting Director of Water and Sewer Utilities Kareem Adeem, to talk about the future of Newark's water, and the city's push to replace all its lead service lines, as New Jersey's largest city continues to address its ongoing water crisis. 

Project Ready Helps Register Newark Voters

Sep 27, 2019
Project Ready
Brit Harley for WBGO News

This past Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day.  WBGO’s Brit Harley caught up with a local organization in Newark that’s trying to help the community while getting out important voter information.

Cases of bottled water are being loaded onto the carts of Newark residents in Lincoln Park…near Clinton Avenue…it’s the latest effort by Project Ready to get more people in the city registered to vote.  Shennell McCloud is the executive director of Project Ready.

Elizabeth
Molly Fichter for WBGO News

New Jersey residents in municipalities beyond Newark are raising concerns over elevated levels of lead in their drinking water. WBGO's Molly Fichter reports from neighboring Elizabeth, where some get their water from the same treatment plant that put Newark in a crisis.

Click above to hear Molly's full report.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

On the most recent edition of Ask Governor Murphy on WBGO, Goveror Murphy spoke with host Nancy Solomon about what's being done about the high levels of lead in Newark's drinking water.  Governor Murphy made it clear that it's not just a local problem, but a national crisis with so many towns and cities using old lead pipes.

Click above to hear Governor Murphy from the August 14 edition of Ask Governor Murphy.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

What do you think about the Newark water crisis? As chair-elect of the Democratic Governor's Association, what can Governor Murphy do to stop the mass shootings across the country? Do you think the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford going to be a positive move?  These are some of the topics that we'll address tomorrow night (Wednesday August 14) during the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy airs on WBGO at 8pm.

Host Nancy Solomon and Governor Murphy will be in the WBGO studios taking your phone calls and social media questions.