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Welcome from the Mayor

MayorRasBarakaOfficial-150pxDear Fellow Mayors and Visitors:

On behalf of the entire City of Newark, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the City of Newark’s official webpage!

Our administration has pledged itself to creating the most efficient, responsive, and transparent government in Newark’s long history. Working collectively, we will empower each other, take responsibility for our families and our neighborhoods, and chart our new direction. Together, we will accomplish more than any one mayor could possibly achieve.

As we approach the 350th anniversary of the founding of this great City, it is truly appropriate that we look to both the historic past with celebration and the glorious future with hope. Technology may have changed immensely since Newark was founded in 1666, but the mission of our City’s government has not changed: to serve residents and visitors alike with professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness. Our web page will enable us to continue that mission, and I am proud to welcome you to our site.


Ras J. Baraka

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Mayor Ras. J. Baraka Announces Major Police Reforms

Mayor Ras. J. Baraka Announces Major Police Reforms; Measures will Enable Department to Cut Costs, Increase Efficiency, Avoid Layoffs, and Hire 65 New Officers Plan calls for elimination of stipends and adjusting workweeks to cut overtime October 21, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Police Director Eugene Venable announced today that the City of Newark is proposing a series of reforms and new policies in the Newark Police Department that will enable the force to save money, increase efficiency, avoid layoffs, and hire 65 new officers in 2015. The proposed measures include eliminating stipends paid to detectives on top of… [Full Post]

Unity in the Community II Basketball Tournament

City of Newark to Host “Unity in the Community II” Basketball Tournament on Saturday, October 25, from Noon to 8pm, at John F. Kennedy Center, 211 West Kinney Street Youth, adult, and semi-pro basketball teams from Newark, East Orange, and Jersey City will face off in tournament; event is free and open to the public October 21, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Patrick Council, Jr., announced today that the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host the “Unity in the Community II”… [Full Post]

Fall Leaf Collection

Newark Launches Fall Leaf Collection Program  Pick-Ups Start Monday, October 20 and Run Through Wednesday, December 31  Residents should put leaves in bio-degradable bags for collectionOctober 20, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Neighborhood and Recreational Services Director Patrick Council, Jr. announced that the City of Newark will launch its Leaf Recycling Collection program on Monday, October 20, 2014, and it will continue through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. “I urge all residents to be good neighbors during the fall season, by adhering to our City’s leaf-collection and recycling ordinances. Together as a community, we can continue to transform Newark into… [Full Post]

Happy Street Signs Initiative

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Launches Happy Street Signs Initiative to Spread Message of Warmth and Unity in Newark British artist’s signs adding to community engagement efforts; Signs will be placed in City Hall and across Newark this week October 15, 2014 – Newark, NJ – October 15, 2014 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the City of Newark, British artist Killy Kilford and Newark youth from four schools began the posting of hundreds of street signs to motivate and inspire residents with hope and optimism, under the “Happy Street Sign” initiative, at a ceremony in Newark’s Central Ward in a high… [Full Post]

First 100 Days


View the official report and the documentary, Mayor Ras J. Baraka's First 100 Days "Believing in Newark"


Newark Friendly What makes Newark such a great destination city? Read the recent Condé Nast article to find out.

Customer Service

Customer Service Survey

As the Mayor, I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. In an effort to create a culture that is focused on the customer and provide a service experience that is accountable, and responsive and efficient, we need YOUR help. Please feel free to complete the below survey detailing your experience. We strive to offer excellent customer service and your feedback will help us achieve that goal.
Thank you,
Ras J. Baraka, Mayor


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EventsEvent Calendar

Oct 22
Official Calendar
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Oct 22, 2014
Recurs weekly until Oct 29, 2014.

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Oct 22
Official Calendar
Line Dancing
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Oct 22, 2014
Recurs weekly until Oct 29, 2014.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: The New Jersey Study Commission on Violence is hosting public hearings across the state to... | Tweeted On: Oct 21, 2014

Have you seen the latest episode of NEWARK EDITION? It airs daily at 9am, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm and 11pm on NWK-TV,... | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2014

I posted a new photo to Facebook | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2014

A New Start for Newark Schools, a NY Times Op-Ed by Mayor Ras J. Baraka | Tweeted On: Oct 19, 2014

Newark's Happy Street Signs. Watch the story that aired on CBS Saturday Morning. #happystreetsigns | Tweeted On: Oct 18, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15th Newark became the first city in the world to officially install Happy Street Signs!... | Tweeted On: Oct 17, 2014

The Bureau of Vital Statistics is moving to Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, 394 University Ave on 10/21. The office is closed until 10/20. | Tweeted On: Oct 17, 2014

If you missed Mayor Ras J. Baraka's First 100 Days "Believing in Newark" documentary at CityPlex on Wednesday... | Tweeted On: Oct 16, 2014

If you missed last night’s screening of Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s First 100 Days “Believing in Newark” documentary... | Tweeted On: Oct 16, 2014

Now Playing... Mayor Ras J. Baraka's first 100 days. Showtime is at 6:30pm. If you didn't RSVP, and can't make it... | Tweeted On: Oct 15, 2014

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