Newark’s Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has been a hub for construction activity in the East Ward with a milling and repaving project on Wilson Avenue and sewer line repairs on Ferry Street. While an inconvenience to local residents, businesses and visitors in the short term, the work will provide long term benefits for all. Businesses and restaurants on Wilson Avenue and Ferry Street remained open for business throughout the construction activity.
Mayor Ras Baraka read poetry and local Ironbound artists were featured at events celebrating the start of the 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival at the Prospect Street Fire House.
Presented by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, the County of Essex, the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), the events featured live music and performances along with the exhibition of work by more than 50 painters, photographers, sculptors, writers and filmmakers among the Ironbound artists-in-residence. Other sponsors include Power Concrete, Inc., Adega Grill, Grupo Seabra, Don Pepe Restaurant, Pao Da Terra Bakery, Sol-Mar Restaurant, Sabor Latino Restaurant and El Emigrante.
The IBID has been notified by the City that there are no water use restrictions along Ferry Street in the Ironbound District, today, September 17. 2014. Specific buildings may experience water service interruptions during ongoing construction work, but will receive a written notification from the City's Water Department or a specific request from the construction supervisor to deal with specific problems. Unless you are notified you may use your water today. Please be patient with this important and necessary repair to our sewer system.
Work continues on Ferry Street to repair a more than 100-year-old sewer line. Ferry Street will remain closed between Prospect and Jefferson Streets until the end of this week. Cross-traffic on Prospect, Congress and Jefferson Streets is permitted, detours are clearly marked. Upon completion of this section, work will move to Ferry Street between Jefferson and Monroe Streets. Work on that section is expected to take a week, with similar closures. Businesses and restaurants on Ferry Street remain open during the construction work.
Please be advised that Wilson Avenue between Ferry Street to Jabez Street is going to be closed for milling and paving. Starting this Thursday, September 11 and 12 , 2014 from 12 noon to 10:00 PM and paving schedule will be Monday, September 15 and 16, 2014 if weather permitting. Any emergency vehicle will allow to go through the construction area.
Newark's Jazz Station picks fourth President in its 35-year history
The Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, Inc., licensor of the nationally regarded NPR jazz public radio station WBGO, has promoted Amy Niles, 54, to be its President and CEO. Her appointment was announced by Stephen N. Ifshin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
“Amy has the leadership skills and dedication to guide WBGO and fulfill its mission as the global voice of jazz,” said Ifshin.
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