Artwork will be featured on postcards providing information about trash pick-up, recycling and waste disposal regulations.
Local street signs as pathways to a cleaner community inspired Jacelyn Quezada’s creative concept for the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 15th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by Newark-based Panasonic.
Quezada, joined by Wilson Avenue School classmates Raquel Goncalves, Adan Franco and Nicole Vallejos, submitted the winning entry in the 5th to 8th grade student category. The team of students Erick Botelho De Souza, Ayden Tapia and Brandon Santos from Ann Street School were the winners in the 1st to 4th grade category.
Newark residents can contribute to a cleaner and healthier community in honor of Earth Day 2017 on April 22 by bringing their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, April 19 at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street near Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound District from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Items that can be collected include, but are not limited to, computer laptops and desktops, televisions, monitors, mice, keyboards and peripherals, CD/VCR/DVD players, small home office copiers/fax machines, MP3 players, photo/video cameras, and more. Prohibited items include hazardous wastes/liquids, loose batteries, toner cartridges, fluorescent lamps, and appliances like washers, dryers, and stoves. Household appliances must not contain freon or oil, like refrigerators, air conditioners, and space heaters.
When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.
Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while bringing new ideas for the restaurant’s future.