Community News

Winners Announced in Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

Hawkins Street School won first place for the fifth to eighth grade and the Ann Street School won first place for the first to fourth grade in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 13th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest.  More than thirty 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.


IBID’s Clean & Green Team Volunteer at Ironbound Community Clean Up

The Ironbound Business Improvement District ((IBID) Clean & Green Team pitched in to support the Ironbound community along with more than 50 students, residents, and business community members who volunteered at the recent Community Clean-Up organized by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.

Led by Operations Director Chris Bernardo and Supervisor Matt Christenson, the team members helped with supplies, manpower and supervision atLibertyPark onChestnut Street, working with students fromEast SideHigh School to paint and remove graffiti in the park.


A Message from PSE&G: Gas Main Repair/Replacement Project Ferry Street

Earth Day E-Waste Event A Success!

More than 5 tons 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. Additional e-waste was collected from diverse community partners in Newark including Gallery Aferro, WBGO Radio, Gateway Center businesses and more. NJPAC provided information about upcoming performances and held a raffle for tickets. NJ Transit also shared information about the event with its passengers traveling through Newark Penn Station.


Earth Day 2015


IBID, Covanta, Panasonic, Urban Renewal and City of Newark partner for second annual collection event in Peter Francisco Park, providing convenience and access to safe disposal of electronics

This Earth Day, Newark residents are once again encouraged to empty their cluttered closets, drawers and garages and bring their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, April 22 at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street near Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound District from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The first 50 participants will receive a free gift when dropping off their items. The event, now in its second year, is a partnership between private companies and public organizations that includes the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID); Covanta, a world leading sustainable waste and materials management company, and Panasonic; in cooperation with the City of Newark and Urban Renewal Corporation, a local not-for-profit emergency housing and social services organization.


IBID President Steven T. Yglesias Honored

Steven T. Yglesias, President of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), was honored recently by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association at its annual Leadership Awards Breakfast. Yglesias, the owner of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge on Ferry Street, received the Community Leader award at the event held at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.