June 27, 2012 - CITY HALL AND MOST NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
For Immediate Release
CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED AND MOST NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES WILL BE SUSPENDED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4,
IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY; BULK TRASH WILL NOT BE PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4; BUT WILL RESUME ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Normal garbage collection schedule and all municipal services will resume to normal operation on Thursday, July 5;
All six municipal swimming pools will be open from Noon to 4 p.m.
Newark, NJ – June 27, 2012 – Mayor Cory A. Booker and Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Director Tharien Karim Arnold reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most other non-emergency municipal services will be suspended on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All of the City’s six municipal swimming pools will be open from Noon to 4 p.m. Bulk trash will not be collected by the Division of Sanitation that day. Bulk trash that would be picked up that day will be collected on Wednesday, July 18. All municipal services will resume to normal operation on Thursday, July 5.
“I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold the City’s sanitation ordinances on Independence Day. By being good neighbors, we will enjoy a cleaner and greener Newark. I hope everyone has a safe and memorable celebration of the birth of our beloved nation, and the liberties we enjoy,” said Mayor Booker.
“Residents should not put out their bulk trash on Wednesday, July 4, as doing so may result in a fine. On Thursday, July 5, as on their normal collection days, residents must place their refuse at their curbs by 6 a.m.,” Director Arnold said. “Residents whose bulk trash would be picked up on Wednesday, July 4, should put out those materials for pick-up on Wednesday, July 18.”
In addition, all six municipal swimming pools will be open on Wednesday, July 4, from Noon to 4 p.m. However, the recreation centers will be closed. They will re-open at their normal hours on Thursday, July 5.
The Department of Child and Family Well-Being’s health clinic, inspections, and transportation services for seniors will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. In addition, no medical appointments are scheduled for the Department’s clinic on that day. The Division of Vital Statistics will also be closed and no birth, death, wedding, or name-change certificates will be issued. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, or marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at City Hall.
The Municipal Court will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday with the exception of the arraignment court, which will be in session so that newly arrested defendants can be seen by a judge. Residents who wish to resolve a warrant, post bail, file a temporary restraining order or file a citizen complaint can do so at any police precinct. In addition, 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. No other court cases will be held.
Residents with any questions about municipal services, including recycling, can contact the Non-emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311.
Contact: Newark Press Information Office: (973) 733-8004.
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 commuter and freight rail lines, major highway intersections and the busiest seaport on the east coast.
With a new Administration as of July 2006, Newark continues to see signs of a strong revival. Its population showed growth in the most recent census. Its six major colleges and universities are further expanding their presence. The rate of production of affordable housing has doubled, and new businesses are moving in. 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.