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Mayor Baraka and US Department of Housing and Urban Development Cut Ribbon to Open 1 Lincoln Towers, Phase 1

Newark, NJ – November 3, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard, New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Melissa Orsen, and Newark US Department of Housing and Urban Development Field Office Director Maria Maio-Messano cut the ribbon today to open the renovated Lincoln Towers, Phase I senior citizens’ complex at 79 Lincoln Street. Lincoln Towers, formerly Scudder Homes, Geraldine “Gigi” Foushee Towers, consisted of two, 11-story high-rise buildings containing 252 studios, one- and two-bedrooms apartments. The construction and renovation reduced the overall number of units to 209-one and two-bedroom apartments, to create more efficient…

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Mayor Baraka, Newark Housing Authority, And IARTS Institute To Open Institute Training For City Residents In Arts, Entertainment, And Media On Wednesday, March 2, At 1:30 P.M., At 205 Spruce Street, In City’s Central Ward

Newark, NJ – March 1, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Municipal Council Members, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard, and iArts Media Institute Co-Founder Shana Melius, MBA, MA will hold a press conference to open a branch of the vocational school on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at the Newark Housing Authority’s “The Clubhouse” facility at 205 Spruce Street in the City’s Central Ward. The institute will offer classes and training for adults and youth on both on-stage and behind-the-scenes careers. Courses will include Acting, Broadcasting, E-commerce and Technology, Film, Job Search/Job Readiness, Music Business,…

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Mayor Baraka Reminds Residents About City Ordinance: Landlords Must Keep Apartments at 68 Degrees From 6 A.M. To 11 P.M. and 65 Degrees from 11 P.M. to 6 A.M., Starting October 1

Newark, NJ – January 4, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Patrick Council reminded Newark residents today, as temperatures dipped to 29 degrees, that the heating season began on Tuesday, October 1, 2015, and landlords in Newark are required by municipal ordinance to maintain homes at 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and at 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., from October 1, 2015, through May 1, 2016. “Maintaining public safety in Newark also means providing residents with sufficient heat in winter, particularly in the…

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Mayor Baraka Reminds Residents About City Ordinance: Landlords Must Keep Apartments At 68 Degrees From 6 A.M To 11 P.M. And 65 Degrees From 11 P.M. To 6 A.M., Starting October 1

Newark, NJ – October 28, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Patrick Council reminded Newark residents today that the heating season began on Tuesday, October 1, 2015, and landlords in Newark are required by municipal ordinance to maintain homes at 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and at 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., from October 1, 2015, through May 1, 2016. “Maintaining public safety in Newark also means providing residents with sufficient heat in winter, particularly in the face of the winter storms and…

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City Of Newark Ceases One-Stop Program To Provide Homeless With Applications And Housing; Program Reached Capacity On First Day

Newark, NJ – September 3, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council and Department of Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Hanaa Hamdi announced today that the City of Newark has ceased its one-stop shop program for qualified homeless individuals and families seeking free housing that began yesterday because the effort reached its capacity to place applicants on the first day. The Department of Health and Community Wellness launched the program on Wednesday, September 2, and it was scheduled to run for three consecutive additional days at Penn Station and St. James Social Services. But, as of…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka and The Michaels Development Company cut the ribbon to open Phase One of Harrison Park Square

Newark, NJ –- July 7, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, Newark Municipal Council members, and The Michaels Development Company cut the ribbon today to open Harrison Park Square, the first phase of a Central Ward development that, when fully complete, will offer quality affordable housing for both seniors and families, as well as significant green space, at 140 Spruce Street, in Newark’s Central Ward. Located on the former site of Douglass-Harrison Homes, the development is a private-public partnership between the city, and Marlton-based Michaels Development Company, the number one private…

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City of Newark Reminds Residents: Check Your Smoke Alarms When You Change Your Clocks This Weekend

Newark, NJ – March 4, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Municipal Council, Fire Director James W. Stewart, and Fire Chief John G. Centanni reminded residents today that as they move their clocks one hour forward on Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m., to begin Eastern Daylight Time, they should also take the time to replace old batteries in home and office smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most families are sleeping. Changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors will increase…

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City of Newark to Explore Whether Toxic Mortgages Lead to Urban Blight

Newark, NJ – January 30, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka applauded the Newark Municipal Council’s vote to initiate a study of whether a West Ward neighborhood qualifies as an “area in need of redevelopment” – a first step in the effort to empower this struggling community. Following the Council’s January 12 vote, The Central Planning Board will study the conditions of the 20-block neighborhood bounded by South Orange Avenue, South 13th Street, 16th Avenue, and South 20th Street. Fatigued with physical damage and possibly drained by toxic mortgages, more than 25 percent of all properties in this area –…

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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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