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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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Newark Introduces “Brand Newark,” a City-Wide Initiative to Better Connect its Residents to each Other and The World

Newark, NJ – October 17, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJII) President and CEO Donald Sebastian, Newark Downtown District CEO Anthony McMillan, and other dignitaries launched a citywide initiative today called “Brand Newark,” to propel the city into becoming one of the most technologically-connected cities in the nation, at a kickoff at New Jersey Institute of Technology. NJII is an NJIT corporation. Newark is taking the necessary steps toward becoming a “Smart City,” as part of a sweeping White House initiative that brings together academia, government and business to innovate and create the next…

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Mayor Baraka Announces Overhall Of 4311 Non-Emergency Phone Center

Newark, NJ –- April 13, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Chief Information Officer Seth Wainer, and Non-Emergency Call Center Manager James Bennett announced the overhaul of the City’s 4311 Non-emergency Call Center system at a City Hall news conference today. The City is responding to complaints of slow responses and unanswered phone calls to the 4311 line by bringing in 21st-century technology, additional staff, and expanding the center’s hours, which are now 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday. Newarkers will learn about the new Newark 4311 through a media campaign with the slogan “One Call to City…

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City and Rutgers-Newark Announce Expansion of Newark’s Firebolt Wi-Fi Network onto Campus

Newark, NJ – October 1, 2015 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor have announced the expansion of Newark’s “Firebolt” Wi-Fi network onto the Rutgers-Newark campus. Students will have outdoor broadband connectivity from campus to Washington Park, Military Park, and Broad and Market.  The network is the fastest, outdoor, free Wi-Fi in the country and has been a major policy priority for Mayor Baraka. “We are delighted that Rutgers-Newark has made the investment to expand the network,” Mayor Baraka said. “Firebolt is about the future of the city, as we continue to spread free internet access…

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Newark To Launch Free “Art (Of) Code” Web Development Training For Residents On Thursday, September 10th, At 10:00 A.M., At 990 Broad Street

Newark, NJ –- August 31, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council announced today that the Newark Workforce Investment Board (NWIB) and NewarkWorks are co-hosting the “Art (of) Code” web development training program, beginning on Thursday, September 10, at 10 a.m., in 990 Broad Street, Room 7. The 12-week program is FREE to Newark residents, and will teach participants JavaScript and modern software development techniques. The program will also include classes designed to support participants’ job searches, with lessons on interview preparation, how to succeed in written and oral exams, and mock interviews. The program is…

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Mayor Baraka Announces City Of Newark Has Issued 1,493 Municipal ID Cards Since Launching Them On August 1

Newark, NJ –- August 27, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and the Department of Health and Community Wellness announced today that the City of Newark has issued 1,493 municipal ID cards since launching the program on August 1, an average of 100 cards per day. Sales of these ID cards have netted the City more than $21,000. More than 93 percent of the payments were made in cash. Municipal ID Cards are available at the Department’s Vital Statistics facility at the Mary Elizabeth Mahoney Center at 394 University Avenue. “In less than a month, our…

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Mayor Ras Baraka, Acting Governor Guadagno, Senator Booker And Other Dignitaries Launch $50 Million Technology Venture Fund

Newark, NJ –- July 21, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, former Governor Thomas Kean, former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, Audible.Com Founder and CEO Donald Katz, Prudential Financial Vice Chairman Mark Grier, and other leaders announced the formation of Newark Venture Partners, a $50 million technology venture fund that will bring a state-of-the-art, ultra-high bandwidth 25,000 square-foot accelerator to Newark, along with “Firebolt Newark Wi-Fi,” the world’s fastest, large-scale, contiguous public outdoor Wi-Fi to the City, at a press conference at Audible.Com in 1 Washington Park in downtown…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka to Sign Municipal ID Ordinance at Press Conference on Monday, June 1, at 10 A.M., in City Hall; Newark will Lead Way in State with Municipal ID Program

Newark, NJ –- May 29, 2015 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka will sign the Municipal ID Bill into law as a City Ordinance on Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m., in City Hall, located at 920 Broad Street. The program offers all residents of Newark, aged 14 and older a valid ID card that will allow them access to vital services the city has to offer. This will be especially useful for marginalized people in the community such as those with disabilities, youth, seniors, clergy, formerly-incarcerated individuals, the homeless, immigrants and transgender people. Some highlights of the of the ID…

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Register now and learn how to box at the Ironbound Boxing Academy at 226 Rome Street | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

East Coast’s 1st ‘Grammy Museum’ Opens Here In Newark Read more - | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Discover all of the after school programs available for your child(ren) next Saturday (10/28) at The Waterfront fro… | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

Download the Newark Municipal Phone Directory today - | Tweeted On: Oct 20, 2017

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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