Online Survey Responses Due June 30th!

The South Ward Special Improvement District (BLCSID) is conducting a retail study to better understand the market demand and consumer preferences of residents and visitors in the neighborhood.

The formal survey for Weequahic and Clinton Hill residents is available at

Special Improvement District


BLCSID Partnership – 2018 Board of Directors/Officers

Pastor Philip Gilmore
St. John’s Community Baptist Church

First Vice President
Darrell K. Terry, Sr.
President & CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ

Second Vice President
Atiya Jaha-Rashidi
Director of Patient Experience, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ

Linda Campbell
Bank Officer/Branch Manager
City National Bank

Angela Pedone
Commercial Property Owner

John Sharpe James
South Ward Councilman, City of Newark

Marilyn Harris
Senior Vice President, Community Relations
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ

Mark Bocchieri
Director of External Affairs

Carlton West
Vice President, Real Estate
City National Bank

Macon Cotton
Owner & Oswald Boykins, Director
Cotton Funeral Services

Pastor Bryant Ali
New Psalmist Worship Center

Mohamed Solamain
Clinton Pharmacy

Al Samad Ali Sawab
Resident & Property Owner

Imam Aqeel Mateen
United Muslim, Inc.
Clergy & Property Owner

Kevin Singleton
Level One Bakery, Singleton Family Trust
Business Owner

Willie Holman
Resident & Property Owner

Suzanne Bailey
District Supervisor
White Castle, Inc.

Younis Moheisen
Business Owner
Kings Family Restaurant & Catering

Rev. Dr. Allen Stephen Potts
Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church

Companies & Corporations:

  • Bartlett Dairy Industries
  • White Castle Corporation
  • Verizon Communications
  • Wells Fargo
  • City National Bank
  • Newark ECDC
  • Cotton Funeral Services