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NOVEMBER 09, 2012: CITY OF NEWARK REMINDS RESIDENTS: ALL NON-UNIFORMED CITY SERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS' DAY HOLIDAY ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

CITY OF NEWARK REMINDS RESIDENTS: ALL NON-UNIFORMED CITY SERVICES INCLUDING MUNICIPAL COURT

WILL BE SUSPENDED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS’ DAY HOLIDAY ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Garbage, recycling collection, and street-sweeping services will be suspended

 

Newark, NJ – November 9, 2012 - Mayor Cory A. Booker reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and all non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Monday, November 12, for the observance of the Veterans’ Day holiday. Police, fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected. Curbside trash, street sweeping, and recycling collection will not be picked up and will resume services on Tuesday, November 13th.  Residents who have private contractors for curbside trash and recycling collection will not be affected. In addition, alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.

 

“Veterans’ Day is increasingly becoming one of our most poignant holidays, as we honor the courage of men and women who have served our country, protecting our liberties, sacrificing their lives in our defense. Their valor defines us as a nation,” Mayor Booker said. “I urge all residents to take time on this holiday to honor our service members past and present.”

 

Garbage and paper recycling collection will resume on Tuesday morning, November 13th. Residents must place their refuse at their curbs before 6 a.m. that day, and pick-ups will be made as regularly scheduled.

 

The Department of Child and Family Well-Being’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic will not operate on Monday, November 12. In addition, the Division of Vital Statistics will be closed. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates, or marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at City Hall.

 

The Municipal Court will also be closed on Monday, November 12. However, a judge will be available to preside over bail hearings for defendants in custody. Residents can make payments on parking and traffic tickets through the website www.njmcdirect.com. To utilize this website, residents will need their summons number, including the prefix, and the City of Newark’s court code, which is 0714.

 

Residents with questions about the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services or any other municipal services, can contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311 Mondays through Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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About the City of Newark, New Jersey

Newark, commonly referred to as Brick City, is the third oldest city in the United States and the largest in New Jersey, with a population of more than 280,000 people. Newark sits on one of the nation’s largest transportation super-structures including an international airport, major rail connections, major highway intersections and the busiest seaport on the east coast.

 

For the past six years under the Booker Administration, Newark continues to see signs of a strong revival.  In population, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the northeast. Its six major colleges and universities are further expanding their presence. The production of affordable housing has doubled, and businesses are returning. There is still much work to be done but Newark is on its way to achieving its mission:  to set a national standard for urban transformation.

 

For more information on the City of Newark, please visit our website at www.ci.newark.nj.us

 

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