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Portugal Day Newark - Celebration 2017

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Keeping the Lamps Lit a Priority in Ironbound District

There are nearly 100 street lamps located throughout the Ironbound District in Newark. Keeping them lit, as well as keeping track of when they aren’t working, is a tough job. Staff members from the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) have made this effort a top priority and have built effective partnerships with the City of Newark and PSE&G to get the job done.

“Streets that are clean and well-lighted are hallmarks of a well-managed community,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Going the extra mile to make sure that our street lamps are working properly, and reporting outages when necessary, underscores our commitment to all of the Ironbound’s stakeholders, from business and property owners and residents to the thousands of people who visit the Ironbound District every week for great shopping, dining and entertainment.”

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Community Meeting!

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and

Councilman Augusto Amador

invite you to a Meeting to:

include East Ferry Street from:

Christie Street to Raymond Blvd.

in the Ironbound Business Improvement District. 


For More Information call the IBID at: 973-491-9191 

When: May 3, 2017

Time: 6pm     

Where: IBID Offices - 56 Congress St., Newark, NJ (2nd Floor)

Newark Residents and Business Owners Contribute to E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound District

Additional free recycling events to be held citywide in the months ahead.

Newark residents and business owners took advantage of a free e-waste collection event in the Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park to empty their closets and drawers of thousands of pounds of old, unused electronics. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, made it convenient and easy to recycle old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.

Additional events are being planned for the South Ward on May 25th in Weequahic Park, June 15th in the West Ward’s Liberty Park (Central Avenue and West Market Street) and October 4th in Elwood Park in the North Ward.

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


7/6 - Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Review Dance Party
7/13 - Jon B.
7/13 - Bring It! LIVE
7/15 - Jill Scott
7/20 - Kurtis Blow/Universal Hip Hop Museum
7/21 - Bell Biv DeVoe, SWV & Dru Hill
7/22 - Beres Hammond with Marcia Griffiths
7/27 - Septeto Santiaguero
7/29 - Sukhwinder & Ali Zafar

Prudential Center

7/2 - New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men
7/6 - James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt
7/20-23 - Tony Robbins
7/26 - Queen & Adam Lambert

Red Bull Arena

7/7 - CONCACAF Gold Cup – Group A
      - Honduras vs Costa Rica
      - Canada vs French Guiana
7/19 - NY Red Bulls vs San Jose Earthquakes
7/21 - International Champions Cup – Open Practice:
       - Juventus & FC Barcelona
7/25 - International Champions Cup
      - Tottenham Hotspur vs AS Roma
7/29 - NY Red Bulls vs Montreal Impact

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Economic Development is Booming in the Ironbound District!