Earth Day E-Waste Event A Success!

More than 5 tons of electronic waste was collected to be properly recycled at a free E-Waste Collection Event to mark Earth Day in the Ironbound District. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. at Peter Francisco Park, made it convenient and easy for local businesses and residents to recycle electronics like old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste. Additional e-waste was collected from diverse community partners in Newark including Gallery Aferro, WBGO Radio, Gateway Center businesses and more. NJPAC provided information about upcoming performances and held a raffle for tickets. NJ Transit also shared information about the event with its passengers traveling through Newark Penn Station.

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IBID, Covanta, Panasonic, Urban Renewal and City of Newark partner for second annual collection event in Peter Francisco Park, providing convenience and access to safe disposal of electronics

This Earth Day, Newark residents are once again encouraged to empty their cluttered closets, drawers and garages and bring their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, April 22 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. The first 50 participants will receive a free gift when dropping off their items. The event, now in its second year, is a partnership between private companies and public organizations that includes the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID); Covanta, a world leading sustainable waste and materials management company, and Panasonic; in cooperation with the City of Newark and Urban Renewal Corporation, a local not-for-profit emergency housing and social services organization.


IBID President Steven T. Yglesias Honored

Steven T. Yglesias, President of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), was honored recently by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association at its annual Leadership Awards Breakfast. Yglesias, the owner of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge on Ferry Street, received the Community Leader award at the event held at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

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Ironbound Community Service Awards Recognize First Block Task Force

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) presented commemorative plaques to recognize the contributions of First Block Task Force members, including local business and commercial property owners, residents, and representatives of the Newark Police Department, who have been working cooperatively to address concerns about crime and public safety in the area around Newark Penn Station and Peter Francisco Park, gateway to the Ironbound.

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PSEG has extended their work to repair and replace gas mains on Ferry Street to include the area between Adams Street and McWhorter Street because of ongoing issues that have recently necessitated emergency repairs. The test holes will be done on Friday, March 20, weather permitting, and work will begin on Monday, March 23.

PSEG expects the project will take about a week to complete. Parking will be prohibited during this time in the construction area. One lane will remain open while work is underway. Once the repairs are completed, the new service connection may require shutting the whole block down and rerouting cars off of Ferry Street.
New information will be posted as soon as it is available. Businesses and restaurants will remain open during the construction period. Thank you for your patience.  The short term impact will result in long term improvements as the old gas mains are updated.

Call PSEG, Community Affairs at 973-583-0045 with any questions or concerns.

Ferry Street Gas Main Construction Update

PSE&G and the Creamer Sanzari Joint Venture will begin working on Ferry Street starting this Thursday, February 26th to complete a gas main upgrade.

he crew will begin working in the area between Polk Street and Merchant Street, then will move to the area between Adams Street and Polk Street.

During construction, Ferry Street will be closed in the area on a block-to-block basis. One lane will remain open during construction for emergency vehicles and trucks.

Parking will be restricted in the area during the construction period, but businesses and restaurants will remain open.

Please plan your travel accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation during this important project.

Ironbound Community Participates in Meeting to Create Citywide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan

More than 30 Ironbound residents and business owners participated in an Open House at the Prospect Street Fire Station Arts Center to discuss pedestrian and bicycle safety in Newark and the Ironbound District.

“The creation of the City of Newark’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan will help us improve safety at our most dangerous intersections and corridors, and create strategies, performance measures and policies to address pedestrian and bicycle safety throughout the City,” noted Jack M. Nata, Manager, Division of Traffic and Signals for the City of Newark.

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


5/1 - A Conversation About Social Justice with NJ’s Gubernatorial Candidates
5/3-7 - Shen Yun
5/5 - NJPAC Stage Exchange: Brick City
5/6 - John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
5/6 - Paulo Szot
5/11 - Schubert’s “Great” Symphony
5/12 - Annual Mother’s Day Good Music Festival
5/12-14 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
5/13-14 - Will Downing Mother’s Day Celebration
5/18 - Jazz Jam Sessions
5/21 - Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks
5/26 - Hispanic Youth Showcase
5/31 - Mayhem Poets

Prudential Center

5/4 - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
5/13 - McDonald’s Gospel Fest
5/15 - WWE Raw
6/4 - The Weeknd
6/7 - Iron Maiden
6/8 - Maxwell with Ledisi & Leela James
6/16 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
6/17 - Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears

Red Bull Arena

5/14 - NY Red Bulls vs LA Galaxy
5/19 - NY Red Bulls vs Toronto FC
5/27 - NY Red Bulls vs New England Revolution

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