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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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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Honored by Portuguese On-Line RADARVIP Magazine

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Honored by Portuguese On-Line “RADARVIP” Magazine at United Nations for Support of Lusophone Community Former Mayor Quintana and Police Chief Campos also recognized; Event honors American, Brazilian, and Portuguese achievers December 12, 2014 Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka received a “Friends of Brazil and Portugal” Award at a dinner on Wednesday night hosted by the Portuguese on-line magazine “RadarVIP,” held at the United Nations, in recognition of his work to support the Portuguese- and Brazilian-American community in Newark. Other Newark leaders honored at the dinner were former Mayor and Council Member-at-Large Luis A. Quintana and Police… [Full Post]

Newark Relocates Police Office of Professional Standards to City Hall

Newark Relocates Police Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs Bureau) to City Hall  Citizen Complaint and Internal Complaint Sections now operating in Rooms 406-407; Office will take walk-in complaints from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to FridayDecember 11, 2014 Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Police Director Eugene Venable, and Police Chief Anthony Campos announced today that the Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards, Citizen Complaint, and Internal Complaint Sections have completed their move to City Hall, at 920 Broad Street. The office will be open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for walk-in complaints, and phone complaints… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Public Safety Town Hall Held at NJPAC on Dec 3, 2014

Last Wednesday over 600 people attended Mayor Baraka’s first of four town hall meetings scheduled to take place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center over the next few months. Alongside the Mayor were Police Director Eugene Venable, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Rutgers-Newark Provost Todd Clear. The conversation was moderated by Public Affairs and Administration Associate Dean for Program Development Marcia Wilson Brown. Town hall attendees had the opportunity to ask the Mayor questions about the fate of public safety in the City of Newark. For a full recap of the town hall, you can watch it… [Full Post]

Mayor Baraka and Other Leaders Urge Renewal of the Red Light Camera Program

December 5, 2014 – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, State Senators Richard Codey and Ronald Rice, and other mayors, state legislators, local elected officials, law enforcement officials and New Jersey traffic safety advocates held a news conference today in the Municipal Council Chamber in City Hall in Newark to urge renewal of the state’s red light camera program. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street. Participants highlighted the effectiveness of the cameras at reducing dangerous driving, red light running and the resulting injuries, as well as the impact cameras have as law enforcement force multipliers for police departments across the… [Full Post]

First 100 Days


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



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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Prayer Vigil, Fri Dec 19th at 6:30pm | Tweeted On: Dec 17, 2014

Tickets now available for the 27th Annual Celebration, Sing in Praise of King, Jan 8, 2015 at Newark Symphony Hall. | Tweeted On: Dec 17, 2014

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1/8/15: 27th Annual Celebration: Sing in Praise of King, Newark Symphony Hall. For FREE tickets call 973-643-8014. | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

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Fri 12/19 Support & Prayer Vigil for Families/Victims of Violence 6:30pm, St. Benedict’s Prep School, 520 MLK Jr Blvd | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

JOB FAIR! Wed, Dec 17th at Robert Treat Hotel, 10am-2pm. Must RSVP by Tues, Dec 16th. | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

27th Annual Celebration: Sing in Praise of King, Jan 8, 2015 at Newark Symphony Hall. For FREE tickets call... | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

Fri, Dec 19th: Support and Prayer Vigil for Families of Victims of Violence, 6:30pm at St. Benedict’s Preparatory... | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

JOB FAIR! Wed, Dec 17th at Robert Treat Hotel, 10am-2pm. Must RSVP by Tues, Dec 16th. | Tweeted On: Dec 15, 2014

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