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News Advisory

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.

2nd Ironbound Multicultural Festival

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Ironbound Construction Update

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. 

Milling and Paving at Wilson Avenue

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.

Ironbound District Featured in NJ Business Magazine!

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WBGO names Amy Niles as President and CEO

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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Ironbound Hosts National Night Out - America's Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ann Street School
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join the Newark PD and the City of Newark for this community event featuring DJ Music, Bounce House, Activities and Games plus special surprises for kids and adults alike! Free giveaways, food and refreshments available for purchase from vendors representing Newark's diverse cultures. The Ironbound Ambulance Squad will also conduct blood pressure screenings for adults.

For more information contact the Community Affairs Division at 973-733-6301.