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Longtime Ironbound Resident Renato Baptista Honored

On behalf of the Newark Municipal Council, East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador presented a proclamation and a commemorative portrait painting by Camilo Satiro, an acclaimed local artist, to longtime Ironbound resident Renato Baptista for his dedication and contributions to the Ironbound and Brazilian communities in Newark.

At the presentation ceremony during the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) September board meeting, Councilman Amador noted his respect and admiration for Baptista, a retired businessman who serves as Treasurer of the Ironbound District’s board of directors. “This is a testimony to what Renato Baptista has meant to this community for more than 50 years and to his work on behalf of the people of Newark,” the Councilman noted.

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Upcoming Newark Events, Great Shopping & Dining – Go Ironbound!

Prudential Center

9/1 - I Love the 90’s Tour (cancelled)
9/15-18 - Toruk – The First Flight, Cirque Du Soleil
9/24 - Ilaiyaraaja
9/25 - Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour
9/26 - NJ Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers (pre-season)
9/28 - Amy Schumer


9/12 - Moving NJ’s Communities Forward
9/17 - Betty Buckley: Ghostlight
9/18 - Savion Glover
9/19 - Newark Historical Society: Innovation & Industry
9/22-12/15 - Jazz Jam Sessions
9/22 - Styx
9/23-25 - Opening Weekend with Sarah Chang
9/24 - Salsapalooza 

Red Bull Arena

9/11 - Red Bulls vs DC United
9/15 - Red Bulls vs Alianza Futbol Club (CONCACAF Champions League)
9/24 -  Red Bulls vs Montreal Impact


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Farmers' Market

Winners Announced in Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

A dream inspired Victoria Villalba’s concept for her submission to the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s 14th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. His concern about seeing people trip over litter on a local sidewalk motivated Miguel Carrera’s contest entry.

Their hard work and creativity helped Hawkins Street School win first place for the fifth to eighth grade and the Wilson Avenue School win first place for the first to fourth grade, respectively. Dozens of posters were entered by students from Ironbound elementary and middle schools participating in the contest which draws attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative. Leysly Roldan, IBID Office Manager, coordinated the contest with the schools.

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