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.
Newark businesses and residents are being encouraged to empty their cluttered closets, drawers and offices and take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste on Thursday, April 18th from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street in Newark’s Ironbound District. This is the second event being 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.
Title of Exhibition: UPCYCLE CHANDELIERS
Name of Artist: Willie Cole
Exhibit Location: Prospect Street Firestation Gallery, 56 Prospect St.
Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ
Exhibit Presented By: Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center
Dates: Thursday April 4 ‐ to Friday May 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday April 13, from 3pm – 8pm
For Information: 973‐589‐5525 or 973‐985‐4069 cell.
NEWARK, N.J., March 20, 2013 – Hundreds of commercial property owners in Newark’s Ironbound participated in community meetings to express their concern over the results of the recent property revaluation in the City, and to share information regarding the appeals process which has been extending by several weeks, with the help of local elected officials, including East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.
Reports of commercial property values increasing by 100 percent and more have prompted many owners to question the methodology used by Appraisal Systems, Inc. to produce wholesale property value increases that appear implausible during a recession when compared against market conditions.
The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) was the proud sponsor of a local youth soccer team participating in the Indoor Soccer League located at the Ironbound Boys & Girls Club this winter. IBID President Steven T. Yglesias said the sponsorship was another example of the organization’s support and involvement in programs that benefit the Ironbound community. “In addition to the thousands of visitors who come to the Ironbound for our excellent restaurants, shopping and entertainment, the people who live in our community are not only our friends and neighbors, but also our customers,” Yglesias stated. “The business and commercial property owners of the IBID are proud to support the team and the soccer program.”
Nearly a dozen local business and restaurant owners participated in a meeting hosted by the Ironbound BID to help promote the proper permitting and operation of sidewalk cafes in the Ironbound District. The IBID’s professional staff was joined by representatives of the City of Newark’s Special Permit Office and the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission to provide and accept applications, and to offer guidance.
“The IBID strongly supports sidewalk cafes because they add to the welcoming environment for Ironbound residents and the thousands of visitors we host every year,” stated Seth A. Grossman, IBID Executive Director. “The City will be regulating and enforcing sidewalk cafes more forcefully in the weeks ahead, and we thought it was important to serve as a liaison to help people in the Ironbound District understand the rules and apply for permits correctly and successfully so they can operate effectively and contribute to our reputation as New Jersey’s top dining destination.”