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Mayor Baraka and US Department of Housing and Urban Development to cut Ribbon to Open New Community Center

Newark, NJ – November 1, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard, and Newark US Department of Housing and Urban Development Field Office Director Maria Maio-Messano will cut the ribbon to open the new Training, Recreation, and Education Center tomorrow, Wednesday, November 2, at 11 a.m., at 55 Ludlow Street, in the city’s South Ward. The Newark Housing Authority will manage programs and events from the TREC. The facility is an ideal location for satellite offices of businesses and organizations to service low-income residents and the community…

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Most Newark Residents No Longer Affected by Discoloration in Water; Water Remains Safe to Drink

Newark, NJ – October 14, 2016 – Water and Sewer Utilities Director Andrea Adebowale announced today that the City’s water remains safe for drinking and bathing. There has been no bacterial contamination. Residents are advised to flush the water in their homes for 5-10 minutes to clear out any remaining discoloration. Three separate and unrelated incidents this week led to the discoloration of Newark’s water: On Saturday, October 8, a valve on Aqueduct No. 1 was hit by a contractor, which required it to be isolated temporarily. When the aqueduct’s flow was re-opened, it created discoloration in the system on…

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Newark Launches Fall Leaf Collection Program; Pick-ups Start Monday, October 17 and will

Newark, NJ – October 7, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Department of Public Works Interim Director D. Talib Aquil announced today that the City of Newark will begin its Leaf Recycling Collection program on Monday, October 17, 2016, and it will continue through Friday, December 30, 2016. “I urge all residents to be good neighbors during the fall season, by adhering to our City’s leaf-collection and recycling ordinances. Together as a community, we are working to enhance the quality of life and delivery of City services to all of those who call Newark home,” said Mayor Baraka. Leaf…

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New Bulk Trash Ordinance to Take Effect October 1: Pick-ups Limited to 10 items on Each Bulk Collection Day

Newark, NJ –- September 20, 2016 — Department of Public Works Director Talib Aquil announced today that starting on October 1, the City of Newark will begin enforcing a new Municipal Ordinance that will limit bulk trash pick-ups to 10 items on Bulk Collection days. Bulk items in excess of 10 will not be picked up by the City’s Division of Sanitation. Residents and property owners must contract with a private hauler to have excess items removed. Any person, firm, corporation, or entity that violates, fails or neglects to comply with the provisions of this ordinance, shall be punishable upon…

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Newark Offering Drum & Drill Team Program for Youth Aged 6 and Up; Registration will Take Place on Friday, September 16, at 5:30 P.M

Newark, NJ –- September 16, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Department of Neighborhood and Recreation Services Director Patrick Council announced today that the City of Newark will hold registration for its 2016 Drum & Drill Team Program for youth on Friday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the Boylan Street Recreation Center, located at 916 South Orange Avenue, in the City’s West Ward. The program will teach youth aged 6-18 in drum and drill techniques, and is a collaboration with the Unique Drill and Drum Corporation. The program is co-ed, and open to Newark residents. Participants will…

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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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City of Newark Unveils Portugal Avenue Signs in East Ward in a Ceremony at Union and Ferry Streets

Newark, NJ – June 9, 2016 – The City of Newark held a ceremony to unveil new Portugal Avenue street signs on Ferry Street in the city’s East Ward yesterday, at the intersection of Union and Ferry Streets. The Portuguese community has played a vital role in the growth and development of the City of Newark. The City of Newark recognizes the many contributions of this community and is unveiling these Portugal Avenue signs, which will give Ferry Street a “second name” of Portugal Avenue, just in time for Portugal Day festivities in the Ironbound, a weekend filled with celebration…

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Mayor Baraka to Launch Older America Month in Newark with Press Conference

NEWARK – May 3, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Patrick Council, Senior Program Coordinator Almetta Sabb, and other dignitaries will launch Newark’s observance of Older America Month with a press conference on Wednesday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m., in the City Hall Press Room. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street. The City of Newark will honor its “seasoned citizens” and pioneers with a series of events during May, recognizing them for their work in transforming the City. These will be: Senior Movie Day, Thursday, May 5, Citiplex 12 “Unsung Senior Heroes”…

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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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