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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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The City of Newark Gets Five New Energy-Efficient Garbage Trucks

On Monday, November 17, 2014, Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled five new Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, to be used by the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Sanitation, in the First Floor Rotunda of City Hall, at 920 Broad Street. Powered by natural gas instead of diesel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks will improve air quality in Newark, enhancing sustainability and making it greener. The CNG Refuse trucks reduce noise and the carbon footprint, which is more efficient during refuse collection. The CNG trucks have the ability to perform well in cold weather including down time,… [Full Post]

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Signs Measure Banning Smoking in City Parks

Mayor Ras J. Baraka Signs Measure Banning Smoking in City Parks and Expanding Buffer Zones Around Municipal BuildingsLegislation prohibits smoking within 50 feet of entrances, exits, vents and windows of municipal buildings and in all city-owned or operated vehiclesNovember 13, 2014 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka signed into law a municipal ordinance that bans smoking within municipal parks and recreation facilities and within 50 feet of a municipal building’s entrance, exit, windows, or ventilators, today, at Kasberger Field, in the City’s West Ward. At the ceremony, he was joined by the Municipal Council sponsors of the legislation, North Ward Council… [Full Post]

Mayor’s Statement on Clement Alexander Price

“I believe I can speak for the entire City of Newark when we say that we are in sadness, shock, and mourning upon hearing of the death of Rutgers University-Newark Professor Clement Alexander Price today. “Not only was he a dear friend to me, he was a friend to all of Newark. His great intelligence, his vast learning, his eloquence, and most of all, his unbelievable personal warmth, made him one of our City’s most titanic, respected, and beloved figures. “He empowered and energized everyone he met and touched with his warmth and wisdom, and we were proud to return… [Full Post]

Statement on Police Policies

“The Newark Police Department is still taking incident reports of all nature. There have not been any policy changes. Policy is set by the Police Director. The purpose of this internal memo issued by the Police Chief was an operational memo with the purpose of clarifying circumstances in which residents may file complaints for certain incidents directly to the Municipal Court without having to file a police report. “This is an additional option that is available in ‘certain situations’ as the memo states. This option allows residents to have the court issue a summons for certain incidents without residents needing… [Full Post]

First 100 Days


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


Vital Statistics New Location Use this tab to find information about obtaining copies of Birth Certificates and other Vital Statistics. The page provides download controls and instructions for the submission of pertinent form and documentation.

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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EventsEvent Calendar

Nov 25
Fall Fun in the City
Theater Club
4:00pm - 5:30pm | Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 26
Fall Fun in the City
5:00pm - 6:00pm | Nov 26, 2014
Recurs weekly until Dec 10, 2014.

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Dec 3, Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety. FREE tickets, or call NJPAC box office at 1-888-466-5722 | Tweeted On: Nov 20, 2014

After the ribbon cutting at Mercato Tomato Pie on Market Street, Mayor Baraka steps behind the counter… | Tweeted On: Nov 19, 2014

12/3 Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety at NJPAC. FREE tickets available, | Tweeted On: Nov 19, 2014

Reserve Tickets Now: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety at NJPAC | Tweeted On: Nov 19, 2014

Reserve Tickets Now: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Public Safety at NJPAC #ACityWeCanAllBelieveIn #Newark | Tweeted On: Nov 19, 2014

In case you missed it... This Week in Newark News, Nov 14, 2014. Sign up to get future issues delivered to your... | Tweeted On: Nov 17, 2014

After today's ribbon cutting at Mercato Tomato Pie (@MercatoPie), Mayor Baraka steps behind the counter and tries... | Tweeted On: Nov 17, 2014

[ICYMI] This week in Newark News - Nov 14, 2014 - #Newark #ACityWeCanAllBelieveIn | Tweeted On: Nov 17, 2014

Starting now! Mayor Ras J. Baraka on Here and Now with @SandraBookman7, channel 7. | Tweeted On: Nov 16, 2014

Tune in at 12noon as Mayor Ras J. Baraka joins @SandraBookman7 on Here and Now, channel 7 to discuss the Model Neighborhood Plan. | Tweeted On: Nov 16, 2014

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