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Newark, the government seat of Essex County, has since the 1950s operated under a mayor-council form of local government. The city's voters adopted this governing structure in 1953 as part of the Optional Municipal Charter Law (R.S. 40:69A-1 et seq.), commonly known as the Faulkner Act. Under the provisions of the Faulkner Act, Newark's mayor serves a four-year term and executes the legislation enacted by the Municipal Council. The mayor is not a voting member of the council.

The nine-person Municipal Council also serves a four-year term; five council members are elected at large and four are elected by the individual municipal wards the represent. The council is responsible for codification and legislation for the municipality, as well as for ensuing budgetary compliance. In this section, you will learn more about Mayor Cory Booker, elected to office in 2006, as well as the nine members of the Newark Municipal Council. Under city government, you also will find detailed descriptions of each of the city's departments, their individual divisions, and department directors.

Together with a calendar of events and answers to frequently asked questions, the resources in this section are designed to provide clarity and transparency to the citizens of Newark regarding the roles and responsibilities of their local government.



Trash Collection Flyer and Snow Removal Guide 2012


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2010-15 Consolidated Action Plan & 2010-11 Annual Action Plan


The City of Newark is required to prepare a five-year Consolidated Plan to receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan combines, in one report, important information about Newark demographics and economic activity as well as detailed information on the housing and community needs of its residents.

The City of Newark is submitting this 2010-2011 Action Plan as the first annual action plan of the 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan period.
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July 15, 2010 - Councilman Demands to End Three Consecutive Days of Shootings in Newark


 Frustrated and angry about the multiple shootings and other incidents that have taken place in the past three days in Newark’s South Ward, Councilman Ras J. Baraka is calling for immediate action to address the rampant crime that happens throughout the neighborhood. Standing in the shadows of the construction of a new South Ward Police Precinct, Baraka called for Newark’s Police Director to work directly with his office to develop a comprehensive plan for crime reduction and to completely overhaul the 5th district precinct beginning with the removal of current Police Captain Felipe Gonzalez. Councilman Baraka also announced the organization of Citizen Night Patrols, comprised of volunteers to walk the streets, with the goal of discouraging crime in those areas known for criminal activity. Learn More
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July 1, 2010 - Councilman-At- Large Donald M. Payne Elected New President of Newark Municipal Council


Promising to work with the City administration, and to collaborate with residents on the issues currently facing the City, Councilman-At-Large Donald M. Payne, Jr. was elected to serve as the president of the Newark Municipal Council by a majority vote of his Council colleagues. The new Council President was elected immediately following the inauguration ceremony for Mayor Cory A. Booker’s second term and the rest of the Municipal Council. North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. was elected Vice President of the nine-member body.
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June 28, 2010 - Councilman Ramos Awards $1000 Scholarships to 16 Deserving Newark Students


With faces full of happiness and hope, 16 well-deserving students from Newark’s North Ward were rewarded for their hard work with a scholarship check from the North Ward Scholarship Fund. The checks were presented by Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. in a ceremony at Newark’s City Hall last week, and attended by the students, their parents and teachers, and other members of the Newark Municipal Council. Learn More
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June 18, 2010 - Newark Municipal Council Vote To Allow MUA


A unanimous vote by the Newark Municipal Council last night paved the way for the City to apply to the State to create a Municipal Utilities Authority and to allow the administration to submit a balanced budget to the State. The resolution was approved at last night’s regular meeting of the Newark Municipal Council, attended by eight of the nine Council members. Learn More
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Brick City Scholarship 2010


The Brick City Scholarship Fund - thanks to the generosity of One Newark Center, the City of Newark and Municipal Council - is accepting applications from Newark high school seniors graduating June, 2010. The two recipients will each be awarded $20,000 in four $5000 installments, one for each academic year, to be used toward college tuition, books and transportation.
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March 1, 2010 - Councilman Quintana Raises Flag at City Hall in Honor of Dominican Republic Independence


 Councilman Vice President and Councilman-At-Large Luis A. Quintana congratulated Dominicans around the State of New Jersey and particularly those in the City of Newark on the 166th Anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony at Newark City Hall this past weekend. Councilman Quintana was joined by Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, and Council members Carlos Gonzalez, Anibal Ramos and Ron Rice. Learn More
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February 9, 2010 - Councilman Rice Responds to Nightclub Shooting


“This situation has gotten out of control,” says Councilman Rice, “and this incident is the culmination of a series of events at this establishment. Neighbors have repeatedly called the police complaining about the loitering that goes on outside this club, and I personally have responded to calls in the early morning hours because patrons were in the street causing a great deal of commotion,” he adds. “Now we have someone who has gotten killed, and we need to either force them to abide by our rules, or force them out,” he says.
 
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February 8, 2010 - Councilman Rice Hosts After Work Mixer to Benefit "The Street Warriors"


The Street Warriors—founded in 2003 by Newark’s own Earl “Street Doctor” Best—is well-known throughout the City for their efforts to provide Newark’s youth with numerous violence prevention programs that aid in creating safer neighborhoods while also helping youth to lead successful lives. Despite the notoriety of Street Warrior Inc., the organization will lose its lease in just 30 days unless it raises money for its lease payment by Feb. 15. In addition, the organization needs to raise $300,000 for the remainder of the year for rent and operational costs. The organization is in critical needs since its primary source of funding, the Nicholson Foundation, is unable to renew their grant in 2010. Learn More
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November 16, 2009 - Councilman Rice Addresses Lack of Response by Newark Police


West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice, in an effort to respond to numerous requests from the community about public safety, today announced the formation of the West Ward Crime and Safety Committee, a new committee whose purpose is to seek resolution from the Newark Police Department regarding specific public safety issues in the West Ward. Of particular concern is the change in the patrol schedule in the area surrounding Mt. VernonSchool—site of the brutal slaying of three of Newark’s promising young college students. Councilman Rice was joined at the announcement by Essex County Freeholder Rufus Johnson. Learn More
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October 29, 2009 Council Hosts Children's Events for Halloween


In an effort to provide a safe outlet for Halloween fun, various members of the Newark Municipal Council are hosting events to allow Newark residents to enjoy the Halloween celebration with their neighbors and friends in the different Newark communities. The members of the Council collaborate on many events, especially during this time, to offer an alternative to some of the traditional “mischief” that young people will sometimes take part in. The events will be held in a number of areas throughout the City.
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October 27, 2009 - NJ Devils Game Tickets for Newark Students


Council President Mildred C. Crump today announced that she will be attending tomorrow’s New Jersey Devils home game at the Prudential Center Arena with 50 special guests—students from Newark Tech High School, beneficiaries of a generous donation made possible by the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. In addition to watching an exciting NHL game, the students will be a part of the game dedicated to raising funds for UNICEF, the world’s largest organization dedicated to the reduction of child mortality.
 

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September 17, 2009 - Quintana Hosts


Honoring Newark’s seniors and truly making them feel like “Queens” for the day, Newark Municipal Council Vice President and Council Member-At-Large Luis A. Quintana will host the Sixth Annual “Queen of the Golden Age” celebration. The event is a precursor event for Newark’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

The event will feature music and dancing, as well as the official “crowning” of the Queens who are representatives from senior centers around the City. The Queens will also ride on a float representing all Newark’s seniors at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, September 20.


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September 11, 2009 - Quintana Hosts Cookout for Homeless


Truly embodying the spirit of Labor Day, Council-Member-At-Large Luis A. Quintana organized a mass effort to celebrate the Labor Day holiday earlier this week with residents of the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark.  Joined by his Newark Municipal Council colleagues Council President Mildred C. Crump, Council Member-At-Large Donald M. Payne, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., and Council Member-At-Large Carlos M. Gonzalez, Quintana was able to provide a day of fun and food for the approximately 200 residents at the shelter. The Goodwill Rescue Mission is experiencing serious financial difficulty and had planned to cancel the annual Labor Day event before Councilman Quintana stepped in to help.

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September 13, 2009 - Councilman Ramos Hosts End of Summer Festival


With the summer season quickly coming to an end, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. is celebrating in style. The North Ward End of Summer festival promises to have something for everyone, with crafts, entertainment and games for kids, and music and dancing for adults. New this year is the “Kings and Queens of Karaoke” segment, featuring some of New Jersey’s best karaoke singers. Also, mambo and salsa dance lessons will culminate in a showcase of the best dance students.

But the highlight of the event is the giveaway to North Ward students of 500 book bags filled with school supplies necessary for a successful school year.
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August 27, 2009 - Quintana Partners with Newark Bears to Recognize Roberto Clemente


On Sunday August 30, 2009, Newark Councilman-At-Large Luis A. Quintana will join the Newark Bears to host Roberto Clemente Day at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium to honor the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente and to help raise awareness and support for Pancreatic Cancer research. Elected officials from across the State of New Jersey, community activists, baseball legends, Clemente’s two sons and former teammates will gather at Riverfront Stadium to retire Roberto Clemente’s #21 jersey. The Newark Bears will be the first professional minor league baseball team to petition major league teams to honor Roberto Clemente by retiring his jersey number.
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August 27, 2009 - Crump Joins Tate George for NASDAQ Closing Ceremony


Newark Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump joined Newark native and former NBA player Tate George to ring the NASDAQ closing bell at a ceremony this afternoon. George is President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The George Group LLC, a real estate development company that is involved in several high-profile projects throughout the City of Newark. The George Group was invited to host the ceremony in honor of their affiliation with the NBA Legends Foundation, Hole In The Wall Gang, Developing Minds and Vision of Hope charities.
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August 11, 2009 - Councilman Quintana Hosts City Dedication of Future Site of Statue


Newark Municipal Council Vice President and Councilman-At-Large Luis A. Quintana joined Mayor Cory A. Booker earlier this afternoon to officially dedicate the future site of a statue of Juan Pablo Duarte, considered the “Founding Father” of the Dominican Republic. The site—which will be home to only the second statue to be erected in the United States in honor of Duarte—was dedicated at a ceremony earlier today in Newark’s Washington Park. Councilman Quintana was also joined by his colleagues on the Newark Municipal Council, and representatives from the Instituto Duartiano de Newark Inc.

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July 20, 2009 - Crump Hosts Career Empowerment Tour


Council President Mildred Crump is doing everything in her power to transform and kick start careers through education.  The Empowerment Tour, which is part of the Career Stimulus Package by eLearners.com, came to Newark City Hall today with the goal of helping adult Americans overcome the barriers of time, money, and confidence in attaining a college degree.  Council President Crump was joined by Mayor Cory Booker in welcoming the tour to Newark .
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June 25, 2009 - Councilman Amador Recognizes Nearly 300 of Newark's Best Students


Earlier this week, Newark Councilman Augusto Amador continued his tradition of presenting the “Best of the Best” Award to nearly 300 students from public and private schools in the East Ward. The annual event was held at the Mediterranean Manor in the Ironbound, and attended by both the award recipients and their parents and teachers.
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June 24, 2009 - Councilman Ramos Awards $1000 Scholarships to 25 Newark Students


With faces full of happiness and hope, 25 well-deserving students from Newark’s North Ward were rewarded for their hard work with a scholarship check in the amount of $1000 from the North Ward Scholarship Fund. The checks were presented by Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. in a ceremony at Newark ’s City Hall, and attended by the students, their parents and teachers, and other members of the Newark Municipal Council.
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June 22, 2009 - Crump Hosts "Senior Day on the Hill" Trip to D.C.


Well-known for her advocacy on behalf of Newark senior residents, Council President Mildred C. Crump hosted more than fifty of Newark’s seniors at her 2nd annual “Day on the Hill” trip to Washington, D.C. on June 18. The group was hosted by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Representative of the 10th Congressional District, and his staff.

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May 28, 2009 - Councilman Rice Host Essex Count Municipal Council Alliance


In an effort to promote the sharing of ideas and best practices among the 22 municipalities in Essex County, Newark West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice, together with West Orange Councilman Sal M. Anderton will host the inaugural meeting of the Essex County Municipal Council Alliance. The meeting is being held on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Council Chamber, Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark. Learn More
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March 26, 2009 - Filing Complaints Against Police


Continuing with his advocacy of complete transparency between government, citizens, and the police, West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice today announced a partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) that will assist residents in making complaints about police misconduct.
 
According to Councilman Rice, residents have approached his office both intimidated by the Internal Affairs process and in fear of retaliation based on filing a complaint. “I am trying to provide a process that not only gives residents a safe and more comfortable way to file complaints, but also helps determine if there has actually been an increase in the number of complaints,” says Councilman Rice. “This new process is a good way to track the actual number of complaints my office receives, and I believe it will go a long way toward creating a better, more effective working relationship between our government, the police and the citizens.”

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February 27 - Dr. Rudith King


Newark Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump welcomed Dr. Rudith King to Newark City Hall with a luncheon in her honor and a full day of activities for her visit on Wednesday. Dr. Rudith King is from Kumasi, Ghana, a city in southern central Ghana which has a sister city relationship with Newark.
 
Dr. King is an expert in socio-economic planning, housing and participatory monitoring and evaluation, and is in Newark to guest lecture at Rutgers University for their Global Urban Experience course. Additionally, Dr. King has contributed to numerous books, and is an in-demand lecturer on such topics as socio-economic policies in Africa; women confronting economic reforms in Africa; and planning and building in the third world.
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February 28, 2009 - Black History Month Film and Panel


In an effort to close out February on a high note, Newark Councilman Ronald C. Rice will host the 2009 West Ward Black History Month Celebration Saturday, February 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The program will be held at the Newark Public Library’s Vailsburg location, 75 Alexander Street, Newark. Aimed at children in the ward, but open to the public, the program seeks to educate young people about the rich history of African-Americans and empower them to be a part of that history, utilizing their own special talents and skills. The program features a showing of the documentary "America Behind the Color Line" and a panel discussion.
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February 25, 2009 - New York Post Boycott


Newark Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump today announced her support of activities that denounce the recent racist cartoon that appeared in the New York Post, which appeared to equate President Barack Obama to a monkey and simulate his murder. Despite the apology issued on February 24 by the chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, Crump is still furious and is issuing an open letter to all New York and New Jersey publications expressing the severity of such offensive portrayals of American leaders. In addition, Crump will show her support for efforts to boycott the Post by her attendance at a press conference being held by the Anti-Lynching Campaign tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the African Cultural Center, 15 James Street, Newark.
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February 14, 2009 - Payne Takes On Globetrotters


Newark Municipal Council Member Donald M. Payne Jr. will join the Globetrotters’ opposing team, the Washington Generals, on game day.  The Globetrotters, sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, IHOP, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, will take the court on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
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February 10, 2009 - Economic Redevelopment Roundtable


East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador held a community leaders’ roundtable last week to continue his efforts to identify the needs of the ward in the areas of economic development, the modernization of schools, health care and recreational facilities.
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January 29, 2009 - Committee for Peace Rally


Newark Municipal Council President Mildred C. Crump today announced plans to host the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long tomorrow, January 30, 2009, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Newark City Hall, 920 Broad St., Newark. The event will begin with a rally on the steps of City Hall, and will include a day long schedule of events, including a forum on peace; the placing of “peace poles,” permanent memorials in two of the City’s parks; and culminating with dinner and a concert at Bethany Baptist Church.
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January 22 - Small Business Seminar


The Newark Municipal Council starts off the New Year by providing new opportunities for growth to the city’s small and local businesses. On January, 28, 2009 at 9 a.m. the Newark Municipal Council, along with The Star Ledger, will host “Growing Your Newark Business,” a seminar that aims to assist Newark’s local and small business community in expanding their capacity to compete.
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January 12, 2009 - West Ward Councilman Launches Investigation of Police Disciplinary Procedures


The Newark Municipal Council’s newly formed Investigative Committee, led by West Ward Councilman Ronald Rice, announced the start of an investigation into the disciplinary practices and procedures of the Newark Police Department, part of an effort to establish a more progressive government.
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January 9, 2009 - State of the West Ward


Setting a goal for more citizen involvement in leading and governing the West Ward, Newark West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice is holding a “State of the West Ward” address on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 10 am at West Side High School, 403 South Orange Ave., Newark.
 
During the address, Councilman Rice will give a brief overview of activities in the ward since he took office in 2006. “We’ve accomplished a number of things already during my term,” says Rice. “But just like our citizens, I am aware of all the needs of the residents of the West Ward, and I realize that we have a long way to go.”
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January 5, 2009 - Three Kings Celebration


On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Newark Councilman Luis A. Quintana will host the 15th Annual Feast of the Three Kings Celebration at the Essex County College gymnasium from 4 to 7 p.m. Councilman Quintana hosts the celebration to honor the European tradition of Three Kings Day, a Christmas festival held in most of the Spanish-speaking countries where children are given toys and goodies for the holiday. 

Children attending the celebration will enjoy caroling, clowns, acrobats, magicians, toys and treats and goodies. Additionally, scholarships will be awarded to two children who are in need of financial assistance and resources.

"Our aim in celebrating the feast of the Three Kings is simple—to give joy to children most in need of love and hope," said Councilman Quintana in announcing the annual event. Learn More
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December 19, 2008 - Juvenile Reentry Roundtable


Today Council President Mildred Crump and Deputy Mayor Ron Salahuddin and the Newark Municipal Council hosted an afternoon roundtable to discuss best practices in implementing effective juvenile reentry programs.  Observing Newark's progress, Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers, made a special trip to Newark to get a first-hand view of how the city unites to create invaluable, wraparound resources to support young offenders.

Newark, a city that once experienced a spiked rate of criminal offenses, is now starting to see a gradual reduction in crime rates.  Newark has experienced an overall drop in crime and a significant drop in homicides. Year-to-date there has been a reduction of homicides from 96 to 64 as of December 2008.

"Newark has a model with a proven record of success. I would like to see if we could implement something similar in Detroit," says Detroit Council President Monica Conyers. Learn More
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December 18, 2009 - State of the East Ward


East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador and the Newark Municipal Council hosted a media and small business roundtable breakfast on December 18 at Sol-Mar Restaurant in Newark, NJ.   The breakfast was an opportunity to dialogue with members of the press and Ironbound businesses about the future of the East Ward, including the expansion and modernization of Ferry Street, the construction of two new public schools as well as a soccer and football stadium, and plans for the erection of health centers.

“I am pleased that in these especially challenging economic times, many of the development projects in the East Ward are still underway,” says Councilman Amador. “Thanks to early support from the City of Newark and other entities, most of the funds for these projects have already been allocated,” he says.
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December 12, 2008 - Additional Crossing Guards for Newark School Children


Responding to several demands from parents and community leaders, members of the Newark Municipal Council met with Police Director Garry McCarthy at a December public safety committee meeting to ensure that more crossing guards will be present within the next 30 days to assist students walking to school.
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October 9, 2008 - Global Leaders Summit


Newark Municipal Council President Mildred Crump has joined other New Jersey women leaders for a leadership summit in Ghana, West Africa that will include delivering much-needed supplies to schoolchildren at the School for the Blind in Acrupong. The school, which has a long relationship with Crump, plans to name a library after the council president in recognition of her efforts with the school.
 
“I love working with children and took that with me when I first traveled to Ghana,” said Crump, who retired in 2003 after 43 years as a teacher of the blind and visually impaired. “After seeing the dreadful conditions for the students who were blind, I knew I had to act.” Learn More
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September 22, 2008 - Latino Media Breakfast


During this Hispanic Heritage Month, Council Vice President Luis A. Quintana, Councilman-At-Large Carlos M. Gonzalez, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., and the Newark Municipal Council hosted their first-ever Latino Media Roundtable Breakfast on September 22. Entitled “Latinos in Motion,” the breakfast was an opportunity to dialogue with members of the Latino press and to recognize the outstanding achievements of Latinos in the media.

“We wanted to host this event to give the Hispanic media the same access to the Council that mainstream media receives. We realize that most of our ethnic weekly publications do not have the resources to send a reporter to every meeting or every event, so we wanted to come to them,” says Quintana.
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June 9, 2008 - Rice to Walk Entire Ward


In an effort to reach out to constituents and promote the work of the West Ward Collective, Councilman Ron Rice is launching the West Ward Summer Engagement Tour on Saturday, June 14. The walks will continue through September.

“The purpose of these walks is to answer constituent charges that politicians only knock on doors and engage residents during election years or when they are looking for votes,” said Rice. “This is the first effort of its kind in the city’s history.”
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About Mayor Quintana


ABOUT MAYOR QUINTANA

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Law Department


The mission of the Law Department is to provide exemplary legal services and achieve urban transformation by addressing the legal challenges facing the City of Newark in a professional, ethical, and cost effective manner.

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About Administration


The mission of the Office of the Business Administrator is to provide the conduit of leadership and management to the overall functioning of the City of Newark’s ten operational divisions.  It is through this effort, that the visionary goals and objectives set forth by the Mayor are reinforced and executed. Learn More
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About Child & Family Well-Being


The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to provide and advocate for comprehensive health care, social and environmental services to citizens and other consumers so they can attain an optimal level of health and well being. Learn More
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Economic & Housing Development


Moving toward the vision of making Newark green, accessible, equitable, smart and prosperous, the goal of any economic development strategy for Newark must be both to bring more jobs to the city and to bring Newark’s economy within reach of its residents. Under the leadership of Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development, an economic development strategy will be formulated around goals in key sectors that will drive the local economy. Learn More
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About Neighborhood & Recreation Services


The mission of the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services is to provide services that promote a clean, safe, and attractive environment and to ensure that diversified recreational and cultural activities are developed and implemented for all citizens of Newark to enjoy.
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Health Planning


The Health Planning Division of the Newark Department of Child and Family Wellbeing (DCFWB) assists management in setting policy to develop the goals, objectives, and parameters of the department's medical, social, and environmental health services while ensuring access, quality, and outcome-based care for Newark residents. Learn More
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City Clerk


The Office of the City Clerk is mandated by New Jersey State law and local ordinance to provide complete administrative support to the Municipal Council including budget and legislative research, maintenance and access of official city records as well as various administrative functions such as certain licensing requirements. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the conduct of municipal elections and carries out the ministerial and statutory requirements for primary and general elections. Learn More
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The Municipal Council


The Municipal Council enacts by ordinance, resolution or motion the local laws which govern the people of our city, and is responsible for approval of the municipal budget, establishment of financial controls, and setting of salaries of elected officials and top appointed administrators. It may reduce or increase appropriations requested by the Mayor. Learn More
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Mildred C. Crump


Mildred C. Crump was sworn in as Newark 's first African-American Councilwoman on July 1, 1994 in the 336 year history of this city. She brought a much needed perspective to that governing body.  A long time community activist, she has been a consummate and consistent advocate for women, children, senior citizens, the disabled, working families and those in need. Learn More
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Augusto Amador


Council Member Amador has an outstanding record of public service and prides himself on his dedication to his constituents. Amador's role as a Council Member of the East Ward began on July 1, 1998 when he was first sworn into the Newark Municipal Council. On July 1, 2006, Amador was sworn again into office, this time to serve the East Ward for a third term. Learn More
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Carlos M. Gonzalez


Council Member Gonzalez is a dedicated leader with an international background in the financial and legal sectors who is committed to public service and community development. Beyond his inspiring educational and professional accomplishments, Carlos is well traveled with experiences in countries including France , Holland , Italy , Japan , Malaysia , Spain , and Singapore , along with eleven countries in Central and South America and most of the Caribbean nations. Sworn into office on July 1, 2006 as a Council Member-At-Large, Carlos is proud to serve the diverse communities of Newark. Learn More
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Newark WORKS


As the city’s workforce development agency, our mission is to provide employment resources and training for the citizens of Newark.

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Donald M. Payne,Jr.


Council Member Payne was born and raised in the City of Newark. Educated at Kean University, he serves as an Essex County Freeholder and was elected as an at-large member of the Newark City Council in the June 13 runoff election.  He is currently employed with the Essex County Educational Services Commission, where he is a Supervisor of Transportation overseeing 7,000 special needs students.
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Luis A. Quintana


Council Member Quintana has dedicated years of public service to the residents of Newark . Quintana was elected to his first term as Newark Council Member-At-Large in the June 1994 run-off election. He is the first person of Hispanic descent to be elected to an At-Large position in the Newark Municipal Council. Learn More
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Anibal Ramos,Jr.


Council Member Ramos is an innovative leader with an extensive background in management, public service and community development. Sworn into office on July 1, 2006, Anibal brings his professional experience gained through the Newark Public Schools (NPS) and the County of Essex to his role as Council Member of the North Ward. Learn More
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Ronald C. Rice


Council Member Ronald C. Rice known fondly in the community as Ron, is from an historical family of Newarkers who have dedicated their lives to public service and political reform. Ron credits his beginnings in Newark politics to his father, State Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28th), who engaged Ron into his campaigns as early as ten years of age. The exposure Ron gained would help lead him into the field of law and ultimately inspire him to begin his own political career. Sworn into office on July 1, 2006, Ron became a second generation West Ward Council Member.
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Police Department


The Newark Police Department serves the diverse population within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity. We are committed to the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime and the safeguarding of Constitutional guarantees. Empowered by the community, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering a sense of security to enable citizens to live, work, be educated and prosper in the City of Newark. We nurture the public's trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and integrity. Learn More
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Mission and Purpose



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Mission and Purpose


MISSION AND PURPOSE
The Department of Finance oversees the city’s assets and protects its resources for Newark citizens. In this way, the department supports the City of Newark’s overall mission to provide security and opportunities for economic prosperity to all of its citizens and to create an environment that is nurturing and empowering for families. Learn More
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Licenses and Fees


LICENSES AND FEES
The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for issuing licenses for marriages and civil unions,processing applications for constable appointments, and granting bingo and raffle licenses. Learn More
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About the City Clerk


Robert Marasco was appointed to the position of City Clerk by the Municipal Council in TK. Learn More
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Public Access To Government Records


The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requires a person requesting access to government records to complete, sign and date the request form adopted by the City of Newark. The completed form can be submitted to the City Clerk's, OPRA Unit, room 415A, City Hall, in person, by fax, email or mail. The fax number is (973) 733-4893. Public records will normally be available in accordance with P.L. 2001, c 404, within seven (7) business days. Some records will be immediately available. Learn More
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NEWARK—The city is once again sending a contingent of 96 youngsters to Orlando, Florida to represent Newark in the U.S. Youth Games. In previous years that also meant that a sizeable adult entourage would be joining them on Newark’s dime. Those days are over, said West Ward Councilman, Ronald C. Rice.
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NEWARK—More than 25 students from the Newark Public Schools system will take part in a city-wide talent showcase patterned after the popular FOX-television program, American Idol. The kids will compete in singing, spoken-word recitation, instrumental performances and dance. Learn More
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NEWARK—When it opens in October, the Prudential Center will be the home of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, who are also shouldering part of the cost for the soon-to-be completed arena in downtown Newark. On Wednesday, May 23, Seton Hall University President, Monsignor Robert Sheeran announced that “The Rock” as the arena has already come to be known, will be the home of the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team. Learn More
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MEDIA STATEMENT RE: JENA 6


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STATEMENT Re: Negative ESPN Comments


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1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner


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Ron's New Page


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Riverfront Park Planning Meeting


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May 21, 2008 - Councilmen Rice to Host Council Alliance Meeting


 WHAT:          Essex County Municipal Council Alliance Inaugural Meeting
                       
WHERE:        Newark Municipal Council Chamber
                        City Hall
                        920 Broad Street
                        Newark, NJ 07102
 
WHEN:           Thursday, May 28
 
TIME:              6:30 p.m.
 
WHO:             West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice
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Prospective Candidate Information


The following contains important information that will assist you with the process of becoming qualified as a candidate for the Office of Council Member and Mayor in the May 11, 2010 Municipal Election.  Please note that on Monday, January 4, 2010, beginning at 12:00 P.M. (NOON), a packet containing the appropriate instructions, together with pertinent petition(s) and other required forms will be made available in the Office of the City Clerk, Room 309 ONLY – City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark.
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2010 Rolling Sale


The City of Newark, Department of Economic and Housing Development, Division of Housing and Real Estate is seeking proposals from qualified proposers to develop parcels of vacant land and several structures in accordance with the City of Newark's Land Disposition Policy.
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2010 State of the City Address


Mayor Cory A. Booker's 2010 State of the City Address. Learn More
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Voter Registration Announcement


The last day to register to vote for the upcoming May 11, 2010 Newark Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 20, 2010.  The Office of the City Clerk locate at City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Room B-9 will be open to the public until 9:00 P.M. on that date for those who wish to register to vote. 
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Posting of Political Signs


The posting of political signs and/or promotional signs by any candidate seeking any public office within the City of Newark shall adhere to the Municipal Code listed below.  If additional information is needed, please contact Mr. Melvin Waldrop, Director of Neighborhood and Recreational Services at (973) 733-5378. Learn More
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Obtaining Voter Registration Information


Candidates interested in an electronic file (CD) of all registered voters of the City of Newark should contact The Commissioner of Registration and Superintendent of Elections, Hall of Records, Room 417, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
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Candidate's Schedule


Petitions for Nominations must be filed with the Municipal Clerk on or before the 54th day prior to regular municipal election. Learn More
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Vote By Mail


In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election.  You do not need a reason to Vote by Mail.  Don’t feel like going to the polls?  Simply vote by mail. Exercise your right to vote!  Now there is no excuse not to vote.  Vote by Mail.   
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Adopt-a-Lot


What is the Adopt-a-Lot Program?
Adopt-a-Lot is exactly what you think it is.  Residents, Neighborhood/Block organizations and Non-profit organizations in the community commit to caring for City owned vacant land throughout the City, which in turn increases property values, improves the appearance of your neighborhood and could possibly deter illegal activity.   Residents taking care of nearby properties by doing such activities as mowing the grass, planting flowers or starting gardens not only greens and beautifies the neighborhood, but forges a bond between the residents creating a healthy community.  It is that spirit of community and commitment to neighborhoods that the City of Newark supports through the Adopt-a-Lot program.

Who is eligible?
Any resident, business, neighbor, block association or non-profit organization interested in beautifying a City owned vacant lot in Newark is eligible to adopt a lot from the City. Learn More
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Adopt-a-Median


The City of Newark Adopt-a-Median program is part of an effort to make our roadways litter-free and beautify our city. The program is voluntary, designed for businesses, profit and non-profit organizations and is open to groups that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color or sex.

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Food and Drug Inspection Reports


The division of Environmental Health is the principal agency charged with monitoring program regulating establishments, institutional food sources, and environmental health services to  Newark citizen in order to assure a healthful and protected environment in the city. The reports would reflect the details for each month / year.
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