Community News

Newark’s Ironbound district, a neighborhood with Portuguese flair

By Becky Krystal July 10
The Washington Post 

I’ve never been to Portugal. Nor had I ever been to Newark, unless you count being stuck on the New Jersey Turnpike directly beneath the flight path for Newark Liberty International Airport.

I’d always wanted to go to one more than the other (I’ll let you guess which is which), but then I learned that I could visit both in one visit to the New Jersey city. Who knew?

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Munchmobile Visits Ironbound District!

Pete Genovese, Star Ledger/NJ.com
June 20, 2014

Probably no other food neighborhood in the nation is as easily accessible by public transportation as the Ironbound.

Take the train to Newark, walk out of the station and you're there.

With nearly 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafes and specialty food markets to sample.

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Gooch's Garlic Run Returns to Newark's Ironbound District Wednesday, June 18, 2014

 

Click here for more information about this annual charity event presented by the Blue Knights NJ Chapter IX 

 

Newark's Ironbound District - World Cup 2014 Headquarters!

Dozens of locations throughout the Ironbound District will provide the best places to watch this year's World Cup matches outside of Brazil! Click Here for an Ironbound Dining Directory. 

 Click Here for a full schedule of the games

IBID Supports Creation of Tourist Assistance Portal at Newark Penn Station

(left to right) Michael Davidson, Executive Director of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau looks on as IBID President Steve Yglesias speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Tourist Assistance Portal at Newark Penn Station, along with Newark Mayor Luis Quintana. The IBID helped fund the new portal, which provides information about the Ironbound District and the other great things Newark has to offer at a touch of the screen, and contributed content and images to the portal's design.

AAA Representatives Visit Newark’s Ironbound District

AAA members trust the information and recommendations provided through the club’s TourBooks®, magazines, websites and more when it comes to the best places to eat, shop and stay when they are traveling for business or pleasure.  Based on the experience of several club representatives from AAA New Jersey Automobile Club, a division of AAA Southern New England, during a visit to Newark’s Ironbound District, members may soon be learning more about the area’s renowned restaurants, international shopping and old world ambiance; all just minutes away from Newark Liberty International Airport, New York City and the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

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Hawkins Street School & Oliver Street School Named Winners of 12th Annual Anti-Litter Art Contest Sponsored by Ironbound BID

Karina Barrios, a student at the Ironbound’s Oliver Street School won first place among fifth to eighth grade students and Hawkins Street School student Arianna Alves won first place for first to fourth graders in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 12th annual Anti-Litter Art Contest.  Barrios was supported in her contest entry by Principal Douglas Petty and Art Teacher Rosalie Nascimento. Alves had the support of Principal Sandra C. Marques, Vice Principal Cristina DiTaranto and Teacher Filipa Silva.

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