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Mayor Ras J.Baraka Announces that City Will Hire 60 Additional School Crossing Guards

Newark, NJ – September 27, 2016 –Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City is in the process of recruiting 60 additional Newark residents as part-time crossing guards. The added guards will increase the level of safety for children crossing streets on the way to school. The additional guards will increase the number from 101 to 161. From 7 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., crossing guards work at intersections near elementary and middle schools that traffic studies have identified as problem areas in need of coverage. Applicants go through a hiring process that includes a comprehensive… [Full Post]

Mayor Baraka and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa Unveil Partnership to Create Mural Across Newark’s Five Wards

Newark, NJ –- September 26, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced on Wednesday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater that the City and Portugal will partner to create five murals by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (known as VHILS) with one mural in each of Newark’s wards in a collaboration with the Newark Museum and local arts organizations. The mural project is entitled “Scratching the Surface,” and is designed to be a workshop for the City’s arts community, enabling the local arts scene to connect with this world-class street artist.… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J Baraka to Dedicate Corner of Dey Street and Central Ave to Honor Traffic and Signals Manager Jack Nata on Wednesday,

Newark, NJ—September 21, 2016—Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Central Ward Council Member Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins will host a ceremony to re-name the corner of Dey Street and Central Avenue in the City’s Central Ward today, Wednesday, September 21, at 1:30 p.m. to honor Division of Traffic and Signals Manager Jack Nata, who recently passed away. The location is adjacent to the Division’s complex. Mr. Nata was a 27-year municipal employee at the time of his death, who rose through the Department of Engineering ranks to become Manager of Traffic and Signals. He was responsible for maintenance of the City’s streets, signs,… [Full Post]

New Bulk Trash Ordinance to Take Effect October 1: Pick-ups Limited to 10 items on Each Bulk Collection Day

Newark, NJ –- September 20, 2016 — Department of Public Works Director Talib Aquil announced today that starting on October 1, the City of Newark will begin enforcing a new Municipal Ordinance that will limit bulk trash pick-ups to 10 items on Bulk Collection days. Bulk items in excess of 10 will not be picked up by the City’s Division of Sanitation. Residents and property owners must contract with a private hauler to have excess items removed. Any person, firm, corporation, or entity that violates, fails or neglects to comply with the provisions of this ordinance, shall be punishable upon… [Full Post]

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Jan
4
Mon
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

Sep
30
Fri
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Three Day festival that celebrates diverse ethnic backgrounds: Caribbean, Cuban, Central American, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Paramanian, Pervuian, Columbian and Mexican. The festival will include a cocktail hour, kiosks of Caribbean & South American Cuisine, a tour of the Newark Library and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Military Park Walking Tours
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The New Jersey Historical Society will lead one-hour historical walking tours of Military Park, where visitors will learn a brief history of the park, including the monuments of important figures such as Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny, Theodore Frederick Frelinghuysen, the Liberty Pole, and the Wars of America monument by Gutzon Borglum. Reservations not required.

The 1967 Rebellion: Power and Politics, Before and After
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A two-day conference at Rutgers-Newark, presented by the Abbott Leadership Institute, will examine the evolution of empowerment for black people, culminating with the election of Mayor Ken Gibson in 1970. The event will be timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Black Power,” and explore with national and local leaders from that era what it meant to Newark in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The 1967 Rebellion: Power and Politics, Before and After is a two-day conference at Rutgers University Newark The conference will examine the evolution of empowerment for black people culminating with the Mayoral election of Ken Gibson in 1970. The event will be timed to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of “Black Power”, and explore with national and local leaders from that era, what it meant to Newark in the ‘60s and ‘70s. It will be the first conference of its kind to happen in Newark, and is anticipated to bring together activists and scholars from across the country.

 

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Sat
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

GRASSSROOTS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) is a public health and social action organization that supports, develops and scales health and wellness programs for women and girls, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged. For more information, visit

www.grassrootscommunityfoundation.org or follow online @grassrootsfound.

 

Who:              Mayor Ras J. Baraka

GrassROOTS Community Foundation

Black Thought of the Roots

 

What:            Will launch the “Roots, Rock, Run” 5K Community Walk/Run to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier living and raise funds to support programs and organizations that make healthier living a priority for impoverished women and girls.

 

When:            Saturday, October 1st

9 a.m. to Noon

 

Where:          Weequahic Park

Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Street

South Ward

Newark

NOTE: The Mayor will lead the training run for youth, family, and community members, in preparation for this event on Sunday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street.

Parking is available in nearby streets, garages, and lots.

Military Park Walking Tours
Oct 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The New Jersey Historical Society will lead one-hour historical walking tours of Military Park, where visitors will learn a brief history of the park, including the monuments of important figures such as Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny, Theodore Frederick Frelinghuysen, the Liberty Pole, and the Wars of America monument by Gutzon Borglum. Reservations not required.

Oct
6
Thu
Watercolor Painting Class
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Rebuilding Newark - Construction Jobs: https://t.co/4YZfphraHl via @YouTube | Tweeted On: Sep 22, 2016

Today we announced the expansion of the Municipal ID Program at the Vince Lombardi Center located on 201... https://t.co/doJpnYngwA | Tweeted On: Sep 20, 2016

RECAP: Last week, the City of Newark's Directors addressed the Newark Municipal Council and updated the body on... https://t.co/EQgynN6VhR | Tweeted On: Sep 18, 2016

Director Patrick Council addresses Newark Municipal Council: https://t.co/MlSjidY0yH via @YouTube | Tweeted On: Sep 18, 2016

#Newark is destined to become America's next destination City! Construction has begun on Newark's first... https://t.co/039y9CKYNn | Tweeted On: Sep 16, 2016

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