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Mayor Baraka and Department of Health and Community Wellness Remind Residents that Open Enrollment Period for the Affordable Care Care Act Began November 1,2016 ends January 31,2017

Newark, NJ – November 4, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness reminded residents that the Open Enrollment period for health care insurance coverage under the Patient Care Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Tuesday, November 1, 2016, and will continue through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Newark residents can also apply for health insurance at the federal HealthCare.gov website at https://www.healthcare.gov or by phone at (800) 318-2596. Certified ACA counselors from the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness will be available to assist residents with enrollment in ACA and NJ…

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Mayor Baraka And Department Of Health And Community Wellness Remind Residents That Open Enrollment Period For The Affordable Care Act Began November 1, 2016, And Ends January 31, 2017

Newark, NJ – November 4, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness reminded residents that the Open Enrollment period for health care insurance coverage under the Patient Care Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Tuesday, November 1, 2016, and will continue through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Newark residents can also apply for health insurance at the federal HealthCare.gov website at https://www.healthcare.gov or by phone at (800) 318-2596. Certified ACA counselors from the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness will be available to assist residents with enrollment in ACA and NJ…

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Mayor Baraka Announces Partnership with Rutgers University to Improve the Delivery of Health Services in Newark; Rutger Vice-Chancellor Dr. Denise V.Rodgers will Temporarily Head City of Health and Community Welllne

Newark, NJ – October 12, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Rutgers University announced today that the administration is submitting to the Municipal Council a request for authorization to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will for a six-month period make Rutgers University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Denise V. Rodgers the City’s Interim Director of the Municipal Department of Health and Community Wellness and retain the world-class university’s academic medical center  as consultants to improve the department, its delivery of health services and its permanent leadership. The Memorandum of Understanding will be presented to the Municipal Council at its pre-meeting today…

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City of Newark Offers Free Influenza Vaccine for Residents at Sites across City Now and Continuing through March

Newark, NJ – October 3, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Acting Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Jack Kelly  announced today that the City of Newark is providing free influenza vaccinations, now through March 2017, at sites around the City. Newark residents seeking flu shots must present proof of residency at the sites, which can be personal identification or a utility bill with their name and address on it. “The fall season is the time when families should ask their healthcare providers about getting the annual flu shot,” said Mayor Baraka. He further said “I urge all…

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City of Newark and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to host “Playing it Safe” Discussion on Youth Sports Safety on Saturday, August 27, @10:30 am

Newark, NJ –- August 24, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the City of Newark, the International Youth Organization, the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center will host “Playing It Safe,” a discussion panel for Pop Warner Football Coaches, athletes, and parents on how to keep youth sports safe, on Saturday, August 27, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center Gymnasium, located at 211 West Kinney Street, in the Central Ward. The center’s entrance is located on Howard Street. The event is free and open to…

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Mayor Baraka Reminds Residents: City of Newark will Kick Off Annual “School Bus Express” Immunization Program on Monday, August 22, at the Department of Health and Community Wellness

Newark, NJ –- August 19, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council and Director of the Department of Health and Community Wellness, Dr. Hanaa Hamdi,  announced today that the City of Newark will kick off its annual “School Bus Express” program on Monday, August 22, 2016. The program will continue through Thursday, September 22, 2016, with extended evening clinic hours and Saturday hours to ensure Newark children receive their required immunizations before starting or returning to school. Immunization services will be offered at the Department of Health and Community Wellness, 110 William Street, in Newark’s Central Ward.…

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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…

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Mayor Baraka, Congressman Payne, and Former Yankee Star Cecil Fielder to Join Anti-Hunger Activists to Unveil 2016 Free Summer Meals Program for Youth

Newark, NJ –- June 29, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr., Newark Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf, US Department of Agriculture Regional Administrator Diana Limbacher, and former New York Yankee slugger Cecil Fielder will hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 29, at 3 p.m., to launch the 2016 free Summer Meals Program for youth aged 18 and under, at Kasberger Field, located at 415 North 5th Street, in north Newark. The dignitaries will promote the availability of free lunches for Newark youth at hundreds of sites across the City during the summer months,…

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#NewarkKidsRock is back at Lincoln Park this year! Join is in celebrating the children of our City! https://t.co/QDoFPNtFHr | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

Listen in now: Mayor @rasjbaraka @WBLS1075NYC #openline discussing #inclusionaryzoning #newark https://t.co/rV0cPdSO5a | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

The Newark Youth Ambassadors kick off Mayor @rasjbaraka's Youth Academy discussing how a good leader overcomes fear https://t.co/5KnCcFUVrw | Tweeted On: Aug 19, 2017

Next week we have another exciting outdoor concert on Clinton & Peshine Ave. Enjoy performances from @ammawhatt & B… https://t.co/cZlMeQ0je2 | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

100 things to do in Newark? Here are 12 of the best picks https://t.co/saXgBy23Zo | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

.@NewarkNJPolice arrest 69 people, recover 3 guns and remove an estimated $10,000 worth of drugs off our streets. https://t.co/S55Jc4PpEa | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Men, join Mayor @rasjbaraka tomorrow night at the City-Wide Men's Meeting to see how you can get involved in… https://t.co/0ekZzJS3s7 | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark launches crowd-funding platform for female entrepreneurs | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Event Will Promote Peace After #Charlottesville https://t.co/zGBsGijAyd | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Let's show our seniors that we appreciate them at our Senior Appreciation Luncheon with @SalvationArmyNJ https://t.co/MvRKz6XAeq | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

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