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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 Baraka’s Wellness Campaign: Winter Coat Drive

Just one coat can make the difference in the life of someone else this winter. The Department of Health and Community Wellness will be hosting a Winter Coat Drive. You can donate new or gently used coats from November 24-December 15, 2014. Drop Off Locations All City of Newark Fire Houses All City of Newark Police Precincts All City of Newark Recreation Centers City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, 394 University Ave Department of Health Clinic, 110 William St., Main Entrance Department of Health Offices, 94 William St., Main Entrance   For more information, or to arrange… [Full Post]

December 2nd is “#GIVINGTUESDAY” 

City of Newark, La Casa de Don Pedro, and Aljira will join to inspire residents to support charitable and community improvement efforts during holiday season Newark, NJ – November 26, 2014 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark will proclaim Tuesday, December 2, as #GivingTuesday – Newark’s Day of Giving. The proclamation of #GivingTuesday in the city, spearheaded by La Casa de Don Pedro, a comprehensive community-based corporation based in the City of Newark’s North End, will be the first of its kind.  Other Newark nonprofit organizations including Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art and… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Hosts Two-Day Newark Community Education Convention

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Hosts Two-Day Newark Community Education Convention  “Reclaiming the Village” focuses on education issues in Newark and solutionsNovember 24, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka hosted the two-day Newark Community Education Convention on Friday, November 21, at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 275 West Market Street, and on Saturday, November 22, at the Rutgers University-Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center, located at 350 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Themed “Reclaiming the Village,” the convention brought together educators, activists, and leaders from across the region, state, and nation, to discuss Newark’s education issues, solutions, and best practices. “As an educator for… [Full Post]

The City of Newark Gets Five New Energy-Efficient Garbage Trucks

On Monday, November 17, 2014, Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled five new Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, to be used by the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Sanitation, in the First Floor Rotunda of City Hall, at 920 Broad Street. Powered by natural gas instead of diesel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks will improve air quality in Newark, enhancing sustainability and making it greener. The CNG Refuse trucks reduce noise and the carbon footprint, which is more efficient during refuse collection. The CNG trucks have the ability to perform well in cold weather including down time,… [Full Post]

First 100 Days


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


Vital Statistics New Location Use this tab to find information about obtaining copies of Birth Certificates and other Vital Statistics. The page provides download controls and instructions for the submission of pertinent form and documentation.

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

Dec 02
Fall Fun in the City
Theater Club
4:00pm - 5:30pm | Dec 02, 2014

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Dec 09
Fall Fun in the City
Theater Club
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Dec 09, 2014

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Nextdoor is a free, private social network created for your neighborhood. Join us as we build a safer Newark | Tweeted On: Nov 26, 2014

In the City of Newark, Tuesday, December 2, will be #GivingTuesday – Newark’s Day of Giving. | Tweeted On: Nov 26, 2014

December 2nd is “#GIVINGTUESDAY” - City of Newark, New Jersey | Tweeted On: Nov 26, 2014

Dec 3, Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety. FREE tickets, or call NJPAC box office at 1-888-466-5722 | Tweeted On: Nov 25, 2014

Nextdoor is a free and private social network created specifically for your neighborhood. Join us as we build a... | Tweeted On: Nov 25, 2014

Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety, Dec 3, 6pm-8pm at NJPAC. For tickets: | Tweeted On: Nov 25, 2014

Giant's punter Steve Weatherford, along with Mayor Baraka, distributed turkeys in the south ward tonight. | Tweeted On: Nov 24, 2014

Giant's punter Steve Weatherford, along with Mayor Baraka, distributed turkeys in the south ward… | Tweeted On: Nov 24, 2014

GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW! Mayor Baraka will host a town hall on public safety at the New Jersey Performing Arts... | Tweeted On: Nov 24, 2014

New Jersey Hammerheads Underwater Rugby Team with Mayor Baraka. On Saturday morning, Nov 22, 2014, at the John... | Tweeted On: Nov 24, 2014

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