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My Brother's Keeper Newark

My Brother’s Keeper Newark (MBKN) is Mayor Baraka’s response to President Obama’s call for action to address the pressing challenges of men and boys of color.

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End of City-Wide Travel Ban

Mayor Baraka Announces End of City-Wide Travel Ban as Blizzard Warning Is Lifted For Most of State. Residents are still encouraged to stay home and off the roads while snow removal equipment, police and fire personnel and utility crews assess possible damage. Newark, NJ, January 27, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark has lifted its travel ban imposed during the snowstorm impacting the region, but residents are still urged to remain home and avoid traveling, while roads are cleared and emergency response agencies assess damage from the storm. A two-foot snowfall continues to… [Full Post]

City Hall Closed Due to Impending Snowstorm

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Announces City Hall Will Be Closed Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, Due to Impending Snowstorm. Police, fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected; Forecasters warn of two-and-a-half feet of snow. Newark, NJ – January 26, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council announced today that City Hall will be closed and all non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, in anticipation of a two-and-a-half-foot snowfall expect to impact the region starting tonight. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected. “Heavy snowfall is expected tonight… [Full Post]

Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Mayor Baraka Declares State of Emergency Residents Should Avoid Driving in Blizzard Residents with concerns should call Newark’s Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311; Residents should keep cars parked in driveways and not shovel snow into streets or onto hydrants Newark, NJ – January 26, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that he has declared a state of emergency, as the City of Newark braces for more than two feet of snow this evening and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 28 tomorrow, and a low of 16. During snowstorms, the City mobilizes personnel and… [Full Post]

Only Emergency Vehicles Allowed on Roads After 10:00PM

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Announces City Declares State of Emergency; Only Police, Fire, and Emergency Personnel Vehicles Allowed on Municipal Roads after 10 P.M. Newark, NJ – January 26, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that he has declared a state of emergency, as the City of Newark braces for more than two feet of snow this evening and tomorrow. Only police, fire and emergency personnel vehicles are allowed on municipal roads after 10 p.m. During snowstorms, the City mobilizes personnel and vehicles to spread salt and plow roads as conditions dictate. The first priority for salting is… [Full Post]

First 100 Days

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

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Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Economic Development at NJ PAC. This is the 2nd in a series. Call (973) 733-6706 for information.

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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

EventsEvent Calendar

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Mayor's City Wide Senior Citizen Committee Monthly Meeting

Report crimes. @NewarkPoliceDep isnt interested in your immigration status. @rasjbaraka we are a nation of immigrants. | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

We all need to come together as newarkers . thats the only way we can transform this city. @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

Crime overall is down in the city and has dropped dramitcally in the east ward over the last year. @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

Recidivism is a major problem. We have to do more to rehabilitate these individuals and do it earlier @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

Abadonded properties are not only blight on our city but also havens for crime. We are going 2 raze 40 properties in our city @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

Our police department will be wearing body cameras to ensure that all engagement with residents are courteous and respectful. @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

We are working to hire more code enfocement officers to go after those who come to #newark to dump rubbish and pollute our city. @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

We have to provide young people wit jobs and opportunities so that they don't end up in the criminal justice system. @rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

Residents have recourse if they dont like a business in their neighborhood. And we will engage that processs.-@rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

We have to attack this problem holistically. We cant simply arrest our way out of crime. These social ills go much deeper -@rasjbaraka | Tweeted On: Jan 28, 2015

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