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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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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]

Classroom and Hands-On Training in Mini ShopRite

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, New Community Corporation Workforce Development Center, ShopRite, and Wakefern Announce Joint Initiative to Train 200 Newark Residents for jobs with Shoprite  Classroom and hands-on training in “mini Shop-Rite” will enable Newark residents to fill 200 full-time and part-time jobs when ShopRite in Newark opens in early 2015October 10, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka, New Community Corporation Workforce Development Center, representatives from ShopRite and Wakefern, and prospective store associates announced a joint initiative to train approximately 200 Newark residents for jobs within the supermarket industry, including ShopRite stores, today, at the New Community Workforce Development Center, Room… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Closes Budget Deficit Without Layoffs

Excerpt from Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s First 100 Days Report on Balancing the Budget; Full Report and Documentary Released Oct 15, 2014   Newark, NJ – (October 3, 2014) Without making any layoffs, Mayor Ras J. Baraka balanced the budget in his first 100 days in office. “This process of closing the budget gap in these first 100 days has been a dominant priority for all of us in the administration but it has been manageable and it has given us an opportunity to gain control of our City’s financial situation, and to make Newark more efficient at collecting revenue,” says Mayor… [Full Post]

Statement From Mayor Ras J. Baraka Regarding Individuals Who Arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport and Were Treated At University Hospital

Newark, NJ – (October 4, 2014) “We are pleased that all passengers and medical staff involved are safe and free from medical danger. We commend the Center for Disease Control, the New Jersey Department of Health and University Hospital for their swift action in responding to this situation and being prepared to quickly treat the patients and insure the safety of all people in the City of Newark,” says Mayor Ras J. Baraka. University Hospital treated the individuals and released the below statement: University Hospital in Newark, in coordination with federal, state and local public health officials, evaluated two individuals… [Full Post]


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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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First 100 Days Report & Documentary


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

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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

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

Mayor Ras J. Baraka released a report and documentary film today on his administration’s achievements during its... | Tweeted On: Oct 15, 2014

I posted 13 photos on Facebook in the album "#HappyStreetSigns Press Conference" | Tweeted On: Oct 15, 2014

#Happysigns #newark | Tweeted On: Oct 15, 2014

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