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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 and County Executive Divincenzo Host Press Conference To Promote Newark As Location For Casino

Newark, NJ –- June 10, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Municipal Council Members, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and other dignitaries held a press conference to promote the City of Newark as an ideal location for a new casino proposed for Essex County today, in the First Floor Rotunda of Newark City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street. Newark is being promoted as a location for this new casino because of its strategic position as a transportation hub, its burgeoning economic development, and its increasing role as America’s “Newest Destination City” for arts, culture, entertainment, and business.…

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Mayor Baraka, NFL Legend Jim Brown and Advocate-Author Aqeela Sherrils Launch Newark Community Street Team

Newark, NJ – May 8, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, advocate-author Aqeela Sherrils, Health and Community Wellness Director Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Rutgers University-Newark, PSE&G, and the Victoria Foundation launched the Newark Community Street Team initiative today, at the Little City Hall, at 570 Clinton Avenue, in the City’s South Ward. The Newark Community Street Team is a six-month initiative that will place 15 outreach workers in the South Ward Model Neighborhood Initiative area (Clinton Hill) to assist approximately 100 individuals who are seeking to stabilize their lives and turn away from a life…

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Mayor Baraka and LL Cool J host Summer Fun in the City at Stratford Place

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Mayor Ras J. Baraka surprised families at Summer Fun in the City event yesterday with surprise visit by Hip Hop artist LL Cool J at Movie Night at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 255 14th Avenue, in Newark. Mayor Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and program partners will officially kick off the City of Newark’s “Summer Fun in the City” program on Friday, August 1, at 4 p.m., at Jesse Allen Park, located at 41-57 Avon Avenue, in the City’s South Ward. The event will be followed by a Police Department Neighborhood Walk and Community…

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Catch the Baraka Train at S. 11th St. soon. | Tweeted On: Apr 28, 2017

Happy Friday Newark! Today will be sunny with a high of 82°. Alternate side parking is in effect. | Tweeted On: Apr 28, 2017

Local Police Officers and Firefighters Earn 'Valor Awards' | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

Tomorrow Mayor @rasjbaraka will engage and provide info & services from 10a-2p. Interested in being an ambassador? Please call: 9737335368 | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

.@NewarkNJPolice to begin wearing and using body/dash cams from @PanasonicUSA. #NewarkForward | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

Newark mansion restored to house small businesses. @NewarkCEDC @newarkfoundry Mayor @rasjbaraka #NewarkForward | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

Join us for the celebration of the Shani Baraka Women's Resource Center Saturday, May 13, at 10am | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

Come see the premiere of "Chapter & Verse" with us at @cityplex12 this Friday, April 28, at 7:15p | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

Thursday, May 4, make sure you get over to @EWRairport Terminal B for the Aviation Job Fair with your resume and bu… | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

#HappeningNow: Mayor @rasjbaraka opens @TheRevAl @NationalAction's "How Should We Organize in the Trump Era?" panel… | Tweeted On: Apr 27, 2017

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