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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Denounces Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Blocking DACA and DAPA

Statement by Mayor Ras J. Baraka: Newark, NJ – June 24, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka denounces Supreme Court decision on Immigration blocking DACA and DAPA.  “The decision by the Supreme Court to block expanded DACA and DAPA to protect certain undocumented immigrants from deportation is a setback for all those who have fought for more humane and rational immigration laws. I am disturbed by a decision that has dashed the hopes of millions across America. “Latino immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are an important part of our Newark community and an economic engine helping to energize and strengthen… [Full Post]

City of Newark Host “Fathers Make a Difference Sports Clinic” on Saturday, June 18, at 10 A.M. at JFK Recreation Center, 211 West Kinney Street

Newark, NJ – June 17, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark’s Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host the Fathers Make A Difference (FMAD) Sports Clinic as a pre-Father’s Day activity. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center on 211 West Kinney Street, in the City’s Central Ward. The entrance is on Howard Street. Welcoming remarks by Mayor Baraka will be followed by the Father’s Resource Fair, then a youth performance by Malachi Samedy and guest speaker… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J Baraka Announces Campaign To Reduce Domestic Violence And Help Domestic Violence Victims

Newark, NJ – June 15, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Director of Health and Community Wellness Dr. Hanaa A. Hamdi, and members of the Municipal Council unveiled a comprehensive Domestic Violence Program today at a City Hall press conference. They were joined by representatives of agencies currently providing services to victims of domestic violence. The program consists of services to victims and their families, community-wide education, and public safety efforts. It also includes access to a 24-hour Hotline, emergency relocation, medical care services and referral to legal assistance. “In the City of Newark,… [Full Post]

Internationally Renowned James Corner Field Operations To Lead Landscape Design Efforts For Newark’s Award- Winning Riverfront Park

Newark, NJ – June 14, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Acting President and CEO Scott Blow announced today that James Corner Field Operations will be the lead designer and landscape architect for more than 15 acres of additional Riverfront Park space and walkways, bringing the total size of the city’s only public access to the Passaic River waterfront to well over 31 acres. Field Operations, a leading-edge, urban design, landscape architecture and public space firm is well known for their work across the river,… [Full Post]

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Newark Recreation Wrestling program
Jan 4 @ 3:45 pm – Dec 4 @ 5:45 pm

2016 Wrestling Program – Dept. of Neighborhood & Recreation Center-
Open to Girls and Boys Ages 8-13
Call or Register -973-733-6454

Mondays and Wednesdays – 4p = 6p

Jun
26
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Newark Riverfront Boat Tour
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experience Newark on the water with our educational and exhilarating Boat Tours on the Passaic River.

Reservations are required, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email newarkriverfront@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.

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Newark Riverfront Boat Tour
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Experience Newark on the water with our educational and exhilarating Boat Tours on the Passaic River.

Reservations are required, please contact (201) 341-8311 or email newarkriverfront@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.

Newark Riverfront Park Map

Jun
27
Mon
Riverfront Yoga
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Breathe and stretch along the water with Riverfront Yoga, hosted by Yoga ArtLife instructor fayemi shakur in The Meadow by Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street.

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Jun
28
Tue
Riverfront Zumba
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sweat it out along the banks of the Passaic with Riverfront Zumba!!

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Jun
29
Wed
Riverfront Capoeira
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn the exciting and heart pumping martial art imported from Brazil with Capoeira Muçurumim.

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Jun
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Brick City Comedy Revue – #DrinkswithDevs
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am

A FREE monthly comedy show at Kilkenny’s Ale house in Newark bringing some of the best comics to Brick City. Last Thursday of every month @ 9 p.m..  And a great excuse to have #DrinkswithDevs! ; ) **THIS EVENT IS NOT HOSTED BY CfN**

Crowds gathering early this a.m. for @kconusa this weekend at @PruCenter https://t.co/tSSbE0d4bR | Tweeted On: Jun 24, 2016

Mayor Baraka listens to a resident as he walks through the historic Four Corners of Newark neighborhood during an... https://t.co/9rlonwLYpG | Tweeted On: Jun 22, 2016

Mayor @rasjbaraka speaks to #qualityoflife issues at downtown #occupytheblock #citygateway https://t.co/byi3Mc2iFW | Tweeted On: Jun 22, 2016

Hey ladies of Newark! Are you interested in working in construction? There's a six-week carpentry pre-apprentice... https://t.co/d9JOJQgfsG | Tweeted On: Jun 22, 2016

Mayor Baraka Announces Campaign to Reduce Domestic Violence -excerpt- 6/15/16: https://t.co/AcLGWjmalz via @YouTube | Tweeted On: Jun 16, 2016

Session 2: Closing the Wealth Gap: Technology & New Paradigms in Economic Innovation " Black Business Ownership... https://t.co/xInBpmwfMf | Tweeted On: Jun 10, 2016

#AntoineMThompson "Black Business Ownership Does matter" https://t.co/KnUvxzy8y8 | Tweeted On: Jun 10, 2016

Session 2- Closing the Wealth Gap: Technology & New Paradigms in Economic Innovation! #pprc16 @rasjbaraka https://t.co/i0lIjhczRy | Tweeted On: Jun 10, 2016

Session 1- Urban Marshall Plan: Setting An Agenda for Education Reform and Exploring Avenues to… https://t.co/kzCQDNsCy4 | Tweeted On: Jun 10, 2016

Power Politics & Community Reinvestment happening now! Ras J. Baraka and other panelist discuss resolutions for... https://t.co/saN6J6zedo | Tweeted On: Jun 10, 2016

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