Newark Residents and Business Owners Contribute to E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound District

Additional free recycling events to be held citywide in the months ahead.

Newark residents and business owners took advantage of a free e-waste collection event in the Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park to empty their closets and drawers of thousands of pounds of old, unused electronics. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, made it convenient and easy to recycle old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.

Additional events are being planned for the South Ward on May 25th in Weequahic Park, June 15th in the West Ward’s Liberty Park (Central Avenue and West Market Street) and October 4th in Elwood Park in the North Ward.

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Ironbound Business Improvement District Joins Forces with the Newark Police Department to Promote Pedestrian Safety

The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has purchased six pedestrian crosswalk safety signs in cooperation with the Newark Police Department to emphasize pedestrian safety as we head into the busy summer months. The signs will be posted at Wilson Ave / Ann Street, New York Avenue / Lang Street, New York Avenue / Ann Street, Ferry Street / Alyea Street, Patterson Street/ Alyea Street and Elm Street / Jefferson Street, in addition to other signs posted throughout the Ironbound District and around the city.

“The State of New Jersey, the City of Newark and the Ironbound District have all been in the spotlight for the high number of crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “These new signs serve as tangible reminders of the responsibilities of both motorists and pedestrians to help keep our streets safe, and this investment in support of the efforts of the Newark PD are just one more example of our commitment to the people who live, work and visit the Ironbound District,” he concluded.

Showcasing one of the new signs before their deployment are Left to right, Chris Bernardo, Commercial District Services (CDS), Lt. Brian O'Hara, Seth A. Grossman, IBID Ex. Director, Lt. Antonio Cruz and Detective Michael Silva.

Community Meeting

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Councilman Augusto Amador invite you to a Community Meeting to:

include Pacific and South Streets in the Ironbound Business Improvement District.

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For More Information call the IBID at: 973-491-9191 

When: APRIL 26, 2017

Time: 6pm     

Where: (new) Oliver Street School – 88 Oliver Street

Students from Ann Street and Wilson Avenue Schools Named Winners of 15th Annual Ironbound Anti-Litter Poster Contest

Artwork will be featured on postcards providing information about trash pick-up, recycling and waste disposal regulations.  

Local street signs as pathways to a cleaner community inspired Jacelyn Quezada’s creative concept for the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 15th Annual Anti-Litter Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by Newark-based Panasonic.

Quezada, joined by Wilson Avenue School classmates Raquel Goncalves, Adan Franco and Nicole Vallejos, submitted the winning entry in the 5th to 8th grade student category. The team of students Erick Botelho De Souza, Ayden Tapia and Brandon Santos from Ann Street School were the winners in the 1st to 4th grade category.

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Newark Celebrates Earth Day with Free Electronic Waste Collection Event at Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park

Newark residents can contribute to a cleaner and healthier community in honor of Earth Day 2017 on April 22 by bringing their old electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Wednesday, April 19 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.

Items that can be collected include, but are not limited to, computer laptops and desktops, televisions, monitors, mice, keyboards and peripherals, CD/VCR/DVD players, small home office copiers/fax machines, MP3 players, photo/video cameras, and more. Prohibited items include hazardous wastes/liquids, loose batteries, toner cartridges, fluorescent lamps, and appliances like washers, dryers, and stoves. Household appliances must not contain freon or oil, like refrigerators, air conditioners, and space heaters.

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New Owner of Mompou Will Maintain Founder’s Traditions, Build on Them

When longtime Ironbound business and property owner Steven T. Yglesias opened the doors of Mompou Tapas Wine Bar and Lounge in 2005, the awning out front featured the phrase “redefine your Ironbound experience” along with its now familiar bull logo.

Mompou’s new owner, Tony Martinez, has promised to honor the traditions of the game-changing eatery on Ferry Street, while bringing new ideas for the restaurant’s future.

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Help for Newark Business Owners with Online License Applications/Renewals

IBID teams with City of Newark, Department of Economic & Housing Development and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation to provide assistance. 

Newark business owners are reminded that all license applications and renewals in the city must be completed online. The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) is partnering with the City of Newark, Department of Economic & Housing Development and the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) to provide assistance completing the online process by hosting information sessions.

“The Ironbound District is Newark’s, and one of New Jersey’s, leading dining destinations with more than 200 restaurants, cafes and specialty food shops,” noted Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “With restaurant license renewals due by January 31, we thought it was important to remind business owners about the change to the online filing process and to provide support with completing the online application process.”

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

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12/1-3 Hough Plays Rachmaninoff
12/2-3/17 Books on the Move 2017-2018
12/2 SAD! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee
12/3 Say it With Music: The Best of Irving Berlin
12/5 Israel at 70: A Personal Perspective
12/7-5/3 PSE&G True Diversity Film Series
12/7 An Evening with Savion Glover
12/7-4/29 Dance Workshops
12/7 Joe, with special guests 112, Next and Total
12/9-10 PAW Patrol Live!
12/13 An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson
12/14 HOT 97 Hot for the Holidays with Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Dave East & Tee Grizzley
12/15 Hip Hop Nutcracker Dance Workshop
12/15 The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow
12/16 NJPAC Kwanzaa Festival and Marketplace
12/16 Forces of Nature Dance Company
12/16 The Nutcracker
12/17 Handel’s Messiah
12/20-5/23 Jazz in the Stacks
12/20 Straight No Chaser
12/21-5/17 Jazz Jam Sessions
12/29 Video Games Live
12/30 Michael Carbonaro
12/31 Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration

 

Prudential Center

12/1-3 Garth Brooks
12/8 NJ Devils vs Columbus Bluejackets
12/9 Never Forget Tribute Classic
12/12 NJ Devils vs Los Angeles Kings
12/14 Hot 97’s Hot for the Holidays
12/15 NJ Devils vs Dallas Stars
12/16 Ozuna Odisea Society Tour with Wisin
12/18 NJ Devils vs Anaheim Ducks
12/19 WWE Smackdown Live
12/20 Seton Hall vs Wagner
12/21 NJ Devils vs NY Rangers
12/23 Seton Hall vs Manhattan
12/23 NJ Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks
12/26 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/27 NJ Devils vs Detroit Red Wings
12/28 Seton Hall vs Creighton
12/29 NJ Devils vs Buffalo Sabres
12/30 Harlem Globetrotters
12/31 Seton Hall vs St. John’s

 

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Economic Development is Booming in the Ironbound District!