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City of Newark and Hot 97FM Launch “Newark Getting to Zero” HIV Awareness Initiative at City Hall Press Conference

Newark, NJ –- July 19, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Director of the Department of Health and Community Wellness Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, and representatives from Emmis Communications’ Hot 97 launched the “Newark Getting to Zero” initiative to raise HIV awareness, in a City Hall press conference today. The campaign will drive efforts towards zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma and discrimination for those living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Newark and runs from July 25 through September 18, 2016. “HIV and AIDS have created great tragedy and suffering for Newark residents and their families… [Full Post]

Newark Passes Innovative Environmental Justice Ordinance

Newark, NJ – July 15, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today a major milestone in urban development and revitalization – New Jersey’s most progressive environmental justice ordinance.  The Newark City Council passed bold legislation that requires developers requesting environmental permits to inform the City of any environmental impacts. This information is to be submitted to the City’s Environmental Commission along with the developer’s initial site-plan application so that the Commission can advise the Central Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and the public of any possible “cumulative pollution impacts.” Typical urban pollution sources are runoff water from buildings,… [Full Post]

City of Newark to Host Mayor’s Belt Boxing Tournament Starting Saturday, July 16, at 2pm., at Kasberger Sports Complex,North 5th St

Newark, NJ – July 15, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Senior Services announced today that the City of Newark is sponsoring the Mayor’s Belt Boxing Tournament to highlight the tremendous boxing talent in Newark. The tournament will open on Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m., at Kasberger Sports Complex, located at North 5th Street. The tournament will continue on Saturday, July 30, Sunday, August 7, and conclude on Sunday, August 14. A complete schedule of dates, times, and locations is below. Boxers from all over the state will converge on… [Full Post]

Mayor Baraka to Re-Open St.Peter Park on Thursday,July 7 at 11am, at 378 Lyons Ave

NEWARK – July 6, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries cut the ribbon to re-open St. Peter’s Park on Thursday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Park, located at 378 Lyons Avenue, in the City’s South Ward. The City has been giving the park and its outdoor swimming pool a comprehensive renovation, which has also included new landscaping, outdoor murals, and an underground water sprinkler so that neighborhood youth can beat the summer heat. The St. Peter’s/Bo Porter Recreation Center, re-named to honor a Newark native who played and managed in major league baseball, also… [Full Post]

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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

5th Annual Shani Baraka Skillz -n- Drillz Basketball Camp July 5th- August 19th
Jul 5 – Aug 19 all-day

Basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 from 8:00am-4pm. 7 weeks of fundamental instruction and play. Campers are required to bring reading materials. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Applications are available at 94 William St. Newark, NJ 07102 or call (973)733- 6454. Program is FREE for all participants.

Festival de La Familia
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Since 2007, Festival de la Familia, organized by La Casa de Don Pedro, has been an annual family celebration of Newark’s Latino heritage and culture. Held in the North Ward, the street fair features musical performances, games, rides, and arts and crafts. Community resources and information from dozens of Newark’s nonprofits, health care organizations and businesses are available there.

  • Live Music
  • Crafts
  • Carnival Rides
  • Water Slide
  • & More
Community/Police Event
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Newark Black Film Festival Youth Films: Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am
Movie Night & Family Fun with Learn, Laugh, Lead
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Bilal
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The final concert on August 25 features Philly-born Bilal, one of the most eclectic of R&B vocal artists, who takes his inspirations from gospel, jazz, soul, blues and hip-hop. Bilal’s 2010 album, Airtight’s Revenge, yielded the GRAMMY-nominated song “Little Ones.” Three years later, his release A Love Surreal garnered critical acclaim when it was named one of People magazine’s Top 10 albums of the year.

Walter Christopher, who opens the evening, is known to fans as “Walt Chris”: a singer-songwriter who can slide effortlessly from playing an R&B gig to a sanctified gospel church to a swinging jazz club.

Live on WBGO Jazz 88.3 Newark Today now! Mayor Ras J. Baraka is joined by #NJPeoplesOrganizationforProgress chair... | Tweeted On: Jul 21, 2016

On air now! @WBGO Mayor @rasjbaraka @peoplesorganiz1 Ch. Lawrence Hamm @NewarkNJPolice Dir Ambrose #policing | Tweeted On: Jul 21, 2016

We are going to prove to the world that we can reduce violence in #NEWARK - #Jada #NCST outreach worker | Tweeted On: Jul 21, 2016

Peace has been strangled in our communities. - #NCST outreach worker | Tweeted On: Jul 21, 2016

Newark Kids Rock! Join us on August 13th for this special event that highlights our youth!... | Tweeted On: Jul 20, 2016

Mayor @rasjbaraka talks about #NewarkKidsRock2016 Join us Aug 13! | Tweeted On: Jul 20, 2016

Hope to see everyone today at #OccupytheBlock at Foster Street & Frelinghuysen Avenue. Occupy begins at 5:30pm... | Tweeted On: Jul 20, 2016

"When you show only the systemic violence and don't broadcast how police and communities in a growing number of... | Tweeted On: Jul 20, 2016

Mayor @rasjbaraka speaks at press conference on the Ports | Tweeted On: Jul 18, 2016

Happening NOW! Mayor @rasjbaraka and Ports Manager @AlturrickKenney lead press conference against Ports Newark &... | Tweeted On: Jul 18, 2016

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