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City of Newark Reminds Residents: Check Your Smoke Alarms When You Change Your Clocks This Weekend

Newark, NJ – March 4, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Municipal Council, Fire Director James W. Stewart, and Fire Chief John G. Centanni reminded residents today that as they move their clocks one hour forward on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m., to begin Eastern Daylight Time, they should also take the time to replace old batteries in home and office smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most families are sleeping. Changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors will increase… [Full Post]

No Debate Over Newark High-Schoolers Skill At Speaking

By: Barry Carter: (973) 836-4925 or bcarter@starledger.com or nj.com/carter of follow him on Twitter @Barry CarterSL http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/debate-newark-high-schoolers-skill-speaking/ Newark, NJ – March 3, 2015 –  On one side of the bracket, SunHee Simon, of Newark’s Science Park High School, was carefully working her way through the competition, taking out some of the top debaters in the country. On the other side of the bracket, her teammates Christian Quiroz and Adegoke Fakorede methodically picked apart elite opponents with skillful reasoning. Think of it as the NCAA college basketball tournament. Win and you move on. Lose and you go home. Science Park wasn’t… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Unveils Centers Of Hope Initiative At Press Conference At 84 Clinton Place

Newark, NJ – March 3, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and other members of the Newark Municipal Council held a press conference to unveil the Centers of Hope initiative today, at 84 Clinton Place, in the City’s South Ward. The Centers of Hope are nine community based centers in all five of Newark’s wards that allow access to City services, wellness and enrichment opportunities where people live and work. The Centers will offer a variety of athletic, arts & culture, educational, environmental, healthy living and recreation programming to engage and empower the… [Full Post]

Newark Recreation Centers Offer Winter Programs: Tumbling, Soul Line Dancing, Double Dutch, Chess, And Aquatics Programming

Newark, NJ – February 25, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Patrick Council, Jr., reminded residents today that the City of Newark’s Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs is continuing to offer an exciting range of programming for residents of all ages, including Tumbling, Soul Line Dancing, Double Dutch, Chess and Aquatics classes. “All of our recreation centers offer an exciting range of free activities and programs for residents of all ages, to strengthen their minds and bodies,” Mayor Baraka said. “These programs will enable our residents to learn new enjoyable life skills… [Full Post]

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Meet NZLUR! Newark's new zoning law, effective March 6, 2015

The Newark Zoning & Land Use Regulations (NZLUR) are the rules for what you can build & where you can build it in Newark. As of March 6, 2015, the NZLUR will be in effect for all new development applications; chapters 37, 38 and 40 of the municipal code are retired. To learn the rules for building on your land or in your neighborhood, visit planning.ci.newark.nj.us.

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CITY OF NEWARK OFFERS FIVE-DAY LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS TO RESIDENTS AGED 15 YEARS AND OLDER Participants must... http://t.co/j02fBGnYd5 | Tweeted On: Mar 04, 2015

Students from the Greater Newark Conservancy prepared fresh fruit and kale smoothies during yesterday's unveiling... http://t.co/4ruuU6vMdX | Tweeted On: Mar 04, 2015

Mayor Baraka, Senator Rice, Newark NAACP, and Religious Leaders held a press conference today on Newark's... http://t.co/RrNALT7hgV | Tweeted On: Mar 03, 2015

Newark Youth Council presents "Empowering Our Youth by Building and Connecting" http://t.co/Lm8CdLRh0Z | Tweeted On: Mar 02, 2015

Street sweeping will be suspended on Monday, March 2, 2015 and the remainder of the week due to inclement weather. | Tweeted On: Mar 02, 2015

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and other members of the Newark Municipal... http://t.co/SmGE8OgBQE | Tweeted On: Feb 27, 2015

Please be advised there is a Code Blue in effect tonight until Saturday, February 28th at 8:00PM. During these... http://t.co/AQLgUQHISK | Tweeted On: Feb 27, 2015

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/OH3XYXdUwJ | Tweeted On: Feb 27, 2015

Tonight's public safety meeting will be held at Central High School at 6pm. http://t.co/GlLwIh8shL | Tweeted On: Feb 25, 2015

At @USCIS citizenship ceremony, @rasjbaraka congratulates #newuscitizen and welcomes her to #Newark. http://t.co/sWsz5g62RK | Tweeted On: Feb 25, 2015

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