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Watch Shakur Stevenson’s Rio Olympic Boxing Match Live on Broad and Market Saturday August 20 @1:15pm

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Mayor Baraka to Re-Open St.Peter Park on Thursday,July 7 at 11am, at 378 Lyons Ave

NEWARK – July 6, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and other dignitaries cut the ribbon to re-open St. Peter’s Park on Thursday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Park, located at 378 Lyons Avenue, in the City’s South Ward. The City has been giving the park and its outdoor swimming pool a comprehensive renovation, which has also included new landscaping, outdoor murals, and an underground water sprinkler so that neighborhood youth can beat the summer heat. The St. Peter’s/Bo Porter Recreation Center, re-named to honor a Newark native who played and managed in major league baseball, also…

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City of Reminds Its Residents: City’s Six Swimming Pools Will Open For The Summer Season Tuesday July 5

Newark, NJ – July 1, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council announced today that the City’s four outdoor swimming pools will open to the public on Tuesday, July 5, at 9:30 a.m. “As a former educator, I understand the importance of ensuring that our youth have areas throughout the community that provide safe and constructed activities,” said Mayor Baraka. “With the school year coming to an end there is more idle time, and we need to guarantee that all of our youth in The City of Newark continue to go forward in the right path…

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City of Newark Host “Fathers Make a Difference Sports Clinic” on Saturday, June 18, at 10 A.M. at JFK Recreation Center, 211 West Kinney Street

Newark, NJ – June 17, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark’s Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host the Fathers Make A Difference (FMAD) Sports Clinic as a pre-Father’s Day activity. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center on 211 West Kinney Street, in the City’s Central Ward. The entrance is on Howard Street. Welcoming remarks by Mayor Baraka will be followed by the Father’s Resource Fair, then a youth performance by Malachi Samedy and guest speaker…

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Internationally Renowned James Corner Field Operations To Lead Landscape Design Efforts For Newark’s Award- Winning Riverfront Park

Newark, NJ – June 14, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Acting President and CEO Scott Blow announced today that James Corner Field Operations will be the lead designer and landscape architect for more than 15 acres of additional Riverfront Park space and walkways, bringing the total size of the city’s only public access to the Passaic River waterfront to well over 31 acres. Field Operations, a leading-edge, urban design, landscape architecture and public space firm is well known for their work across the river,…

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Mayor Baraka and Newark Clergy to Hold Second Annual City-Wide Spiritual Engagement In Four Wards On Saturday May 21 from 11AM to 4PM

Newark, NJ –- May 20, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Mayoral Aide for Clergy Affairs Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, and clergy members from across the City of Newark will participate in the “City-Wide Spiritual Engagement” on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in four of the City’s Wards. Clergy members and municipal leaders will take to the streets to spread messages of peace and unity, while also providing information about municipal, private, and faith-based programs and initiatives for residents of all ages. In addition, there will be performances by musical groups, including choirs. The sites are as…

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City Of Newark To Host Inaugural Newark Public Schools North Ward Intramural Soccer Competition On Wednesday, April 6, At 4 P.M, At Elliot Street Elementary School, 721 Summer Avenue

Newark, NJ – April 6, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles announced today that the City of Newark’s Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services is joining with the Newark Public Schools and Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Jersey to host the inaugural North Ward Intramural Soccer Competition, starting with the first two games today, Wednesday, April 5, at 4 p.m., at Elliott Street Elementary School, 721 Summer Avenue, in the City’s North Ward. The two games will be followed by an inaugural ceremony at 6 p.m., with special guest…

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Fishing Season will open up at the Newark Pequannock Watershed on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Newark, NJ – March 7, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and the Newark Watershed announced today that the fishing season will begin at the Newark Pequannock Watershed, located in West Milford, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 9, and will continue through November 30. Persons wishing to fish in the Watershed must have a current New Jersey State fishing license and a City of Newark Watershed fishing permit.  The license and permit can be purchased daily at Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Room B-12, Newark, NJ 07102, (973) 733-4784 or at the Watershed Permit Office…

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Happy Thursday Newark! Alternate side parking is suspended today, March 23. Please dress warm as the cold weather continues. | Tweeted On: Mar 23, 2017

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