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Portugal Day Celebration 2013!
ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Newark businesses and residents emptied their cluttered closets, drawers and offices to take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste at Peter Francisco Park near Newark Penn Station. A total of 7181 pounds of electronics equipment was collected for proper disposal at the event, the second hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark. Nearly 80% of all the e-waste collected consisted of televisions!
Participating in the event were (left to right) East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Recycling Coordinator, Chris Bernardo, IBID Operations Coordinator and David Peterson, Account Executive, E-Covanta.
Ann Street School & Lafayette Street School Named Winners of 11th Annual Anti-Litter Art Contest Sponsored by Ironbound BID
Ann Street School students Louis Fernandes, Andrew Valente and Luana Chociai won first place among fifth to eighth grade students and Lafayette Street School students Izabo Ramos, Haley Tixi, Emilia Espinosa and Sarah-Marie Zaldumbide won first place for first to fourth graders in the Ironbound Business Improvement District’s (IBID) 11th annual Anti-Litter Art Contest.
The schools received shining trophies that signify their success in drawing attention to the IBID’s “Let’s Work Together to Keep the Ironbound Clean” quality of life initiative. The winning students also received commemorative plaques from the IBID. The contest was sponsored this year by Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, ECOvanta, the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta, Commercial District Services, the company that provides cleaning services to the IBID, and Councilman Augusto Amador.
Ironbound Restaurants Featured in New York Times!
New Flavors in a Newark Neighborhood
By MICHAEL T. LUONGO
Published: April 12, 2013
The Ironbound district of Newark is not the sort of place that outsiders flock to.
It has long been an insular community — a working-class Italian-American and Portuguese immigrant stronghold — bounded on three sides by railroad tracks and on another by the Passaic River. Its claims to fame have been as a Superfund cleanup site in the 1980s and as the home turf of Tony Soprano. Not exactly the stuff of tourism brochures.
FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH FOR NEWARK RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
Newark businesses and residents are being encouraged to empty their cluttered closets, drawers and offices and take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste on Thursday, April 18th from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street in Newark’s Ironbound District. This is the second event being hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark.