Community News

Longtime Ironbound Resident Renato Baptista Honored

On behalf of the Newark Municipal Council, East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador presented a proclamation and a commemorative portrait painting by Camilo Satiro, an acclaimed local artist, to longtime Ironbound resident Renato Baptista for his dedication and contributions to the Ironbound and Brazilian communities in Newark.

At the presentation ceremony during the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) September board meeting, Councilman Amador noted his respect and admiration for Baptista, a retired businessman who serves as Treasurer of the Ironbound District’s board of directors. “This is a testimony to what Renato Baptista has meant to this community for more than 50 years and to his work on behalf of the people of Newark,” the Councilman noted.

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

Prudential Center

10/5 - NJ Devils vs NY Islanders (pre-season)
10/8 - R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016
10/14 - Megadeth
10/15-16 - Drake: Summer Sixteen Tour
10/18 - NJ Devils vs Anaheim Ducks
10/22 - NJ Devils vs Minnesota Wild
10/25 - NJ Devils vs Arizona Coyotes
10/28 - NJ Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks
10/29 - NJ Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning


10/6 - Grieg Piano Concerto with Stewart Goodyear
10/6 - Rita Moreno – NJ Speakers Series
10/7 - Broadway’s Best with Seth Rudetsky
10/7-8 - Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
10/8 - Savion Glover’s Chronology of a Hoofer
10/9 - The Hot Sardines
10/13 - Squeeze & The English Beat
10/14 - Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata
10/15 - Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo
10/16 - Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar
10/16 - Mariza with Special Guest Bebe Gilberto
10/18 - Louis C.K.
10/19 - Dream Theater: The Astonishing Live
10/20 - Jazz Jam Sessions
10/20-23 - Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
10/21 - Love Jones The Musical
10/24 - Newark History Society: Ethnicity & Community
10/27 - Xian Zhang Debuts as Music Director
10/28 - An Evening with Patrizio Buanne
10/29 - Second City’s Paved & Confused 2: Please Don’t Feed the Candidates
10/29 - London Symphony Orchestra
10/30 - Steve Martin & Martin Short

Red Bull Arena

10/16 - NY Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew


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Farmers' Market

Winners Announced in Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

A dream inspired Victoria Villalba’s concept for her submission to the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s 14th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. His concern about seeing people trip over litter on a local sidewalk motivated Miguel Carrera’s contest entry.

Their hard work and creativity helped Hawkins Street School win first place for the fifth to eighth grade and the Wilson Avenue School win first place for the first to fourth grade, respectively. Dozens of posters were entered by students from Ironbound elementary and middle schools participating in the contest which draws attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative. Leysly Roldan, IBID Office Manager, coordinated the contest with the schools.

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Earth Day E-Waste Collection Event in Newark’s Ironbound a Success

An estimated 30,000 pounds 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.

“We are pleased that our partnership has had an important impact in our district and beyond, with many truckloads of e-waste coming from downtown Newark and other parts of the city,” said Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Many people realize it is important to remove electronic products from the waste stream but don’t know how or where to dispose of them properly. That’s why this service is so important to the Ironbound and the City of Newark.”

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