Investment in Ironbound Infrastructure: Wilson Avenue Repaved, East Ferry Street Scheduled for 2015

Newark’s Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) has been a hub for construction activity in the East Ward with a milling and repaving project on Wilson Avenue and sewer line repairs on Ferry Street. While an inconvenience to local residents, businesses and visitors in the short term, the work will provide long term benefits for all. Businesses and restaurants on Wilson Avenue and Ferry Street remained open for business throughout the construction activity.

Read more: Investment in Ironbound Infrastructure: Wilson Avenue Repaved, East Ferry Street Scheduled for 2015

Mayor Baraka Helps Launch 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival

Mayor Ras Baraka read poetry and local Ironbound artists were featured at events celebrating the start of the 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival at the Prospect Street Fire House.

Presented by East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, the County of Essex, the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), the events featured live music and performances along with the exhibition of work by more than 50 painters, photographers, sculptors, writers and filmmakers among the Ironbound artists-in-residence. Other sponsors include Power Concrete, Inc., Adega Grill, Grupo Seabra, Don Pepe Restaurant, Pao Da Terra Bakery, Sol-Mar Restaurant, Sabor Latino Restaurant and El Emigrante.

Read more: Mayor Baraka Helps Launch 2nd Annual Ironbound Multicultural Festival

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.

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.

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.

Read more: WBGO names Amy Niles as President and CEO

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.

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?

Read more: Newark’s Ironbound district, a neighborhood with Portuguese flair

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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

 

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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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