Resurfacing Work on East Ferry Street this Week

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.”

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Portugal Day Celebration 2013!

Portugal Day Festival - June 8 & 9, 2013, 10am - 11pm- Peter Francisco Park area (near Penn Station)
A Foot Race will begin at 9am on Sunday, June 9.
The Portuguese Festival Parade is on Sunday, June 9 along Ferry Street beginning at 3pm:
The Portugal Day Festival in the Ironbound, Newark, New Jersey is a street festival celebrating the Portuguese people, language, and their culture. First organized in 1979, since 2010 the Festival has been organized by the Union of Portuguese American Clubs of New Jersey. The Portugal Day Festival in the Ironbound, Newark, New Jersey, is a huge street festival celebrating the Portuguese people, language, and their culture. This festival started in 1979 and has been going strong ever since. The festivities are very popular. Although there are various happenings about a week before, the actual street festival takes place on the Saturday and Sunday, usually, closest to June 10, the official Portugal Day. On the Sunday of that weekend (June 9), there is a parade loaded with many floats from various, both Portuguese and non-Portuguese, organizations from throughout the state.

 

IBID Partners with East Side High School on “Learn and Serve” Projects

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.

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ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

 

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 & Lafayette Street School Named Winners of 11th Annual Anti-Litter Art Contest Sponsored by Ironbound BID

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.

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Ironbound Restaurants Featured in New York Times!

New Flavors in a Newark Neighborhood

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.

Read more: Ironbound Restaurants Featured in New York Times!

FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH FOR NEWARK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

 

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.

 

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ARTIST WILLIE COLE REDEFINES RECYCLING AS REINCARNATION

 

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.

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Ironbound Business Community Joins Forces to Express Property Revaluation Concerns, Share Information About Appeals Process

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.

 

Important Contact Phone Numbers:

Appraisal Systems, Inc. - 201-493-8530
Essex County Tax Board - 973-395-8525

 

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Ironbound BID Sponsors Local Indoor Soccer Team

 

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.”

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

NJPAC

4/6 - Jackson Browne & Greg Leisz: Somewhat Acoustic Tour
4/7 - Here is the Place, Our City
4/7-9 - Ravel’s Bolero
4/8 - WBGO Children’s Concert
4/9 - Books on the Move
4/9 - Memorial for Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid
4/15 - Swan Lake: Moscow Festival Ballet 
4/20-5/18 - Jazz Jam Sessions
4/20 - Wayne Shorter’s Universe – A Concerto for Miles by Wallace Roney Orchestra
4/20 - Jon Meacham – NJ Speakers Series
4/21 - NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Calling
4/21 - Cecile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner
4/21 - An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa
4/22 - Ella & Louis
4/22 - Wayne Shorter: Weather Report and Beyond Reimagined
4/23 - Christian McBride with Esperanza Spalding: One on One
4/23 - Wayne Shorter Quartet with Special Guest Herbie Hancock
4/24 - Let’s Play Live
4/27 - Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
4/28 - Jersey Moves! Carolyn Dorfman Dance
4/28 - Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with Guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin
4/29-30 - Dvorak’s Cheerful Eighth Symphony

Prudential Center

4/4 - NJ Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
4/6 - NJ Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
4/8 - NJ Devils vs NY Islanders
4/22 - Arijit Singh: Live in Concert
4/25 - Exo “The Exo’rdium Tour 2017

Red Bull Arena

4/15 - NY Red Bulls vs DC United
4/22 - NY Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew
4/29 - NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire

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