We would like to thank all those that voted on our first BEST OF 2013 People's Choice awards. So without any delays.... here are the winners:
Best Sit-down Restaurant
Hobby's Restaurant, Downtown
Best Food-to-Go Restaurant
Altas Horas, Ironbound
Kilkenny Alehouse, Downtown
Best Bakery/Coffee Shop
Calandra's Bakery, North Ward
Best in Hair
Center Stage Cuts, Central Ward
Branch Brook Park, North Ward
Best Summer Event
Lincoln Park Music Festival
Date posted: July 23, 2013By: NewarkPulse
Longtime Ironbound business owners Helena and Victor Vinhas welcomed Governor Christie in front of their new Vinhas Jewelers store at 87 Ferry Street during the Governor's recent visit to the Ironbound District. The Governor was joined by local elected officials, community leaders, business owners and residents as he kicked off his reelection campaign in Newark's Ironbound.
Representatives of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) joined forces with members of the Ironbound Neighborhood Crime Watch organization and Councilman Augusto Amador and his staff for a graffiti and trash clean-up targeting the underpasses from South Street to Newark Penn Station along NJ Railroad Avenue.
The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has joined a growing list of community leaders and elected officials in support of #TAXI (#8294), a new service that connects mobile phone users with the first available taxi no matter where they are calling from in North America. To help increase awareness of the new service, the IBID has joined with CellWand, the company that introduced #TAXI, to promote the service in Newark’s Ironbound District through a wide range of promotional efforts.
As work begins, motorists are urged to allow extra travel time.
By Natalie Davis Email the author June 10, 2013
Mayor Cory Booker and Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish announced Monday that the City of Newark will resurface two portions of Ferry Street in the East Ward.
“We are repaving and resurfacing Ferry Street to make it safer for pedestrians and motorists alike, enhancing safety and the quality of life in our East Ward,” said Mayor Booker. “I urge residents to take additional time and plan for delays when driving down this street during work hours.”
The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and East Side High School have launched a Community Service Partnership which will provide East Side High School students the opportunity to participate in “Learn and Serve” projects and meet their senior year community service internship requirement. Through the Partnership, students will work under the guidance of the IBID’s professional staff and other local partners including the Newark Police Department, Greater Newark Conservancy, local business owners and neighborhood watch groups.
Newark businesses and residents emptied their cluttered closets, drawers and offices to take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste at Peter Francisco Park near Newark Penn Station. A total of 7181 pounds of electronics equipment was collected for proper disposal at the event, the second hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark. Nearly 80% of all the e-waste collected consisted of televisions!
Participating in the event were (left to right) East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Recycling Coordinator, Chris Bernardo, IBID Operations Coordinator and David Peterson, Account Executive, E-Covanta.
Ann Street School students Louis Fernandes, Andrew Valente and Luana Chociai won first place among fifth to eighth grade students and Lafayette Street School students Izabo Ramos, Haley Tixi, Emilia Espinosa and Sarah-Marie Zaldumbide won first place for first to fourth graders in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 11th annual Anti-Litter Art Contest.
The schools received shining trophies that signify their success in drawing attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative. The winning students also received commemorative plaques from the IBID. The contest was sponsored this year by Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, ECOvanta, the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta, Commercial District Services, the company that provides cleaning services to the IBID, and Councilman Augusto Amador.
By MICHAEL T. LUONGO
Published: April 12, 2013
The Ironbound district of Newark is not the sort of place that outsiders flock to.
It has long been an insular community — a working-class Italian-American and Portuguese immigrant stronghold — bounded on three sides by railroad tracks and on another by the Passaic River. Its claims to fame have been as a Superfund cleanup site in the 1980s and as the home turf of Tony Soprano. Not exactly the stuff of tourism brochures.