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Mayo Baraka and Public Safety Director Ambrose Announce Citizen/Clergy Patrol

Newark, NJ – November 21, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose today announced an expansion of Citizen/Clergy Police Patrols at a press conference at the Faith Center Church at 998 South Orange Avenue. The patrols, part of Newark’s strategy to build community/police trust and engagement, partner Newark Police officers with local clergy members and citizens. The clergy members, numbering nearly 100, represent a wide variety of faiths, including Catholics, Christians, Muslims, Jews and others. They all are active members of the city’s Clergy Alliance and will participate in the program between the…

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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 Ras J. Baraka and County Executive Joseph N. Divincenzo Announce Lotus Equity Group has Closed on Acquiring Former Bears/Eagles Riverfront Stadium; will be Transformed into 7.5 acres of Mixed-Used Neighborhood

Newark, NJ –- November 10, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and real estate development company Lotus Equity Group, today announced that Lotus has closed on its acquisition of the former Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark. Lotus purchased the site from the Essex County Improvement Authority, which owned and managed the stadium for the City of Newark and Essex County, and has selected the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) – founded by noted planner and architect Vishaan Chakrabarti – to create a master plan that will transform the stadium and…

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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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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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City of Newark Reminds Residents: All Non- Uniformed City Services will be Closed on Tuesday, November 8, for Election Day Holiday

Newark, NJ – November 4, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in observance of Election Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected. “I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold the City’s sanitation ordinances on Election Day. By being good neighbors, we will enjoy a cleaner and greener Newark. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of this important holiday, the City will be prepared to…

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

Newark, NJ – November 4, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Municipal Council, Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, and Acting Fire Chief Rufus Jackson reminded residents today that as they move their clocks one hour back on Sunday, November 5, at 2 a.m., to begin Eastern Standard Time, they should also take the time to replace old batteries in home and office smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors will increase the chance of home fire survival. In many homes, using space heaters, stove ovens, and other devices can…

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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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