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Mayor Baraka to Host Newark’s First Youth-Led Town Hall Meeting Themed “Heal Our City,Heal Our Nation” on Saturday

Newark, NJ – November 14, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark will host its first youth-led Town Hall entitled “Heal Our City, Heal Our Nation” on Saturday, November 19, at Noon, at Audible, located at 1 Washington Place, in downtown Newark. Led by the Newark Youth Ambassadors, the Town Hall will enable Newark youth to discuss issues that affect them in a constructive environment that promotes safe conversations on issues affecting their generation and encourages them to develop solutions to these concerns. “We are engaging Newark’s youth in ways which will facilitate important…

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Mayor Baraka will Launch #HACKNWK Campaign to Support Women’s Safety on November 10

Newark, NJ – November 9, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that he will launch the Women’s Safety Hackathon, a #HackNWK competition, to create a technology that makes Newark safer for women, at a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, at 1:30 p.m., in the City Hall Press Room. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street. Essex County and Newark law enforcement dignitaries will attend the press conference. The Women’s Safety Hackathon will give entrants three months to create a technology that will improve safety for women in Newark. Submissions will be collected through the internet with…

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City of Newark to Host Pop Warner Championship Games on Saturday, October 29, at Untermann Field and Shabazz Stadium on Sunday, October 30

Newark, NJ –- October 25, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services Patrick Council announced today that the City of Newark will host the 2016 Pop Warner Football championship games on Saturday, October 29, at Untermann Field, and Sunday, October 30, at Malcolm X Shabazz High School Stadium, starting at 10 a.m. on both days, and continuing all day. A schedule of games, teams, and times, follows. The championship games are the cap to the Newark Pop Warner season, and winners of these games will move on to regional and statewide competitions.…

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City of Newark to Host 19th Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on Sunday, October 16 at 10a.m. from NJ Devils Championship Plaza- Prudential Center

Newark, NJ – October 14, 2016 – The City of Newark, Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump, members of the Newark Municipal Council, and the American Cancer Society will lead the society’s 19th Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk to raise funds to fight breast cancer and increase awareness of the need for early screening and treatment on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 10 a.m., starting at New Jersey Devils Championship Plaza, Prudential Center,  in downtown Newark. The plaza is located at Mulberry and Market Streets. To date, the American Cancer Society has funded more than $400 million in…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Grassroots Community Foundation, and Black Thought of The Roots to Launch Roots,Rock, Run 5K Community Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1

Newark, NJ—September 15, 2016—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, and Black Thought of the Roots will launch the “Roots, Rock, Run” 5K Community Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at Weequahic Park at Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Street in Newark’s South Ward. The Mayor will also lead a training run for youth, family and community members in preparation for this event, on Sunday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street. The walk/run is a family-oriented event that will raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier…

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First Annual Newark International Film Festival Kicks off This Weekend

Newark, NJ — September 9, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that beginning today and going on through Sunday, September 11, the inaugural Newark International Film Festival (NIFF) will unleash 100 independent films by 90 filmmakers from 50 countries on downtown Newark. In addition to the screenings, dozens of cultural hot spots and landmarks in the area will host a dazzling lineup of workshops, panels, events and activities for independent filmmakers, film aficionados and aspiring creatives. This evening, filmmaker Tommy Oliver hosts a special screening of 1982, his semi-autobiographical debut starring Hill Harper, Wayne Brady, and Sharon Leal at…

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Mayor Ras J.Baraka and City of Newark to Promote 12 Firefighters in Higher Ranks at Ceremony on Friday, September 9

Newark, NJ – September 7, 2016 – Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, and Fire Chief John G. Centanni will promote 12 Newark Firefighters into higher ranks in a public ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m., at Calvary Gospel Church. The church is located at 17 Lyons Avenue in the City’s South Ward. The Fire Division will promote four Deputy Chiefs, three Battalion Chiefs and five Captains during the swearing-in event. “It is always a proud day for the City of Newark and a privilege for me to promote deserving firefighters into higher…

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Mayor Ras j. Baraka to Honor 17 year old Newark Author Khali Raymond on Friday, August 26, With Book-Signing from to 4pm.

Newark, NJ – August 26, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City of Newark will honor 17-year-old Newark native, East Side High School student, and six-time published novelist Khali Raymond by hosting a book-signing of his work today, Friday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the City Hall Lower Level Rotunda. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street. Mr. Raymond, who learned to read at age two and comes from a single-family home, began writing at age 11 and has published six books since 2014. The inspiration for his works comes from his life…

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Download the Newark Municipal Phone Directory today - | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Newarkers! Increase your chances of being employed by attending our career fair at 205 Thomas St, Tuesday (10/24) | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Next weekend we are bringing some of the top healthcare services to our city with @komennja | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Happy Friday! Today is yet another beautiful, sunny day as we see temperatures reach 74°. Alternate side parking is… | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Watch Mayor @rasjbaraka discuss local school control on @WBGO’s FacebookLIVE | Tweeted On: Oct 19, 2017

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