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$33 million Dunbar Medical Project Approved for the South Ward!

Great News for Newark and the South Ward SID. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City Council, and the Deputy Mayor for Housing & Development have approved the contract for the $33M development of the Dunbar Medical! This independent and privately funded project is a huge win for the City, the South Ward and the SID! Construction will create employment and upon [...]

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MAYOR RAS J. BARAKA BREAKS GROUND FOR TUCKER VIEW APARTMENTS AT 1041 BERGEN STREET

Two new buildings will offer 42 units of residential development and commercial space; Project will help strengthen South Ward Special Improvement District Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Municipal Council President Mildred J. Crump and other Council members, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation EVP & Chief Real Estate Officer Carmelo [...]

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Postponed – Movie Night on July 12

This event is postponed until August The South Ward SID and Torch Lounge will host a FREE KARATE FLICK POP UP MOVIE NIGHT, THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 at dark (around 8 PM). YOU CHOOSE... Enter the Dragon or The Last Dragon? The community choice will be shown! Torch Cigar Lounge is located at 998 Bergen Street. The film will be shown on their [...]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Join Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development, Newark CEDC, South Ward Special Improvement District and Bergen Street Redevelopment LLC for a groundbreaking ceremony for Tucker View Apartments in the South Ward neighborhood! When: Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:30 am Where: 1041 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ Come celebrate this [...]

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New Banners!

We are installing new banners in our district. Along with new light poles, garbage cans and flower planters, and our Clean Team Ambassadors on the job, we are contributing to a welcoming streetscape for the people who live, work, visit, invest, access healthcare and worship in the South Ward of Newark. [...]

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MAYOR BARAKA AND PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR AMBROSE LAUNCH ILLEGAL DUMPING TASK FORCE

Police, Fire, and Sanitation will team up to deploy across Newark to identify and bring to justice individuals and companies that commit illegal dumping; Offenders will face criminal charges including fines for cleanup Newark, NJ – June 12, 2017 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today the creation of an [...]

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CITY OF NEWARK TO HOST 2017 SPRING BREAK CARNIVAL ON TUESDAY, APRIL 11, AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, FROM NOON TO 6 P.M., AT JOHN F. KENNEDY RECREATION CENTER, 211 WEST KINNEY STREET

Kids on spring break can enjoy music, games, races, photo booths, henna tattoos, snacks, and surprises; Event is free and open to the public Mayor Ras J. Baraka and [...]

CITY OF NEWARK OFFERS AQUATIC PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES AT JFK AND SHARPE JAMES/KENNETH A. GIBSON AQUATIC CENTERS NOW THROUGH JUNE

Classes range from overcoming fear of swimming to master levels; Water Aerobics, Stroke Development, and Parent & Child also offered Newark, NJ – April 6, 2017 – [...]

LET US KNOW… SPRING EVENTS, OPEN HOUSES, AND/OR BUSINESS SPECIALS.

The South Ward SID wants to help you promote your business or organization, attract customers and participants, and inform residents of activities taking place in the South [...]

Newark High School Student Contributes to a Cleaner Community

South Ward SID volunteer earns respect and appreciation along with other Clean Team Ambassadors. On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers [...]

South Ward Stakeholders Participate in Meet & Greet Event Hosted by the Bergen-Lyons-Clinton Partnership

Residents, investors, business and property owners hear good news regarding economic development, network with city officials, lenders, organizations. updates on the Bergen [...]