City Politics


Despite criticism over lack of action Kenneth Clayton keeps NAACP presidency

During its biennial election on Monday, the city’s local chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) re-elected pastor Kenneth Clayton. The longtime community leader, who also heads the St. Luke’s Baptist Church on Carroll Street, defeated civil rights activist Russell Graddy, owner of Mr. G’s Restaurant on East 18th Street.

Police News


Seven indicted for conspiring to operate two heroin mills in the city

Seven people accused of operating two heroin mills out of apartments on Spring Street and East 18th Street have been indicted, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Monday’s indictment stems from a March 29 investigation led by the New Jersey State Police which saw the arrest of four city men and two out-of-towners.