Skip to content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer


Changes for Property Owners in the South Ward

The business corridors in the South Ward deserve turnkey and habitable storefronts. Good businesses WANT to be here! However, the change begins with our property owners.

The initial registration fee for vacant lots and homes is $1,000. That fee will now increase to $3,000 in its second year and $6,000 in the third. From there, the annual fee jumps to $10,000 — an amount Baraka said “creates a strong incentive for property owners to develop their properties.”

Owners of vacant or abandoned commercial properties also face higher fees. The initial commercial registration fee is $5,000. It increases to $15,000 in the second year, doubles to $30,000 for a third-year renewal, and jumps to $50,000 after that.

See more HERE

Newark Invests $2 Million In $100 Million Fund to Support Black and Latinx Businesses

Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the Newark Municipal Council voted yesterday to invest $2 million in the New Jersey 40 Acres and a Mule Fund (NJ FAM Fund). It is an investment fund targeted to reduce the wealth, health and social disparities that exist with Black and Latinx communities when compared to the general population. This first-in-the-nation investment vehicle makes equity and debt investments in Black and Latinx businesses in New Jersey. The $2 million contribution is earmarked specifically for Newark investments.

Grant Opportunity

You can still apply for NJEDA’s Small Business Improvement Grant! Grant provides reimbursement for building improvement costs or purchasing new furniture, fixtures and equipment. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

More info here:

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) 


Residents will be provided opportunities to dispose of trash on non-pick-up days at centralized points 

Newark, NJ-July 19, 2022 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka will join the Department of Public Works (DPW) to clean and beautify all five wards by deploying dumpsters and trailers between July 23 and September 24 to fight trash and litter. Residents will be provided with opportunities to dispose of trash on non-pick-up days at centralized points. The continued neighborhood clean-up by DPW staff and community volunteers will take place on SaturdayJuly 23, at two staging areas in the South Ward:

·         Bo Porter Recreational Center, located on Lyons Avenue

·         Clinton Avenue Sound Stage, located on Clinton Avenue between Peshine Avenue and Jelliff Avenue

The clean-ups will continue every Saturday in different wards until Saturday, September 24.

“A cleaner Newark starts with each of one of us,” Mayor Baraka said. “We need our residents, organizations, and other groups to join us in our efforts to clean up our city. Following the ordinance and keeping our streets litter-free, will keep our neighborhoods healthy and improve the quality of life for our residents. Together, through collaboration, we will create a cleaner Newark.”

Dumpsters will be deployed in each ward, and moved around from week to week, enhancing their access. The dumpster locations will be announced on Newark’s social media pages, NWK TV, and through the Newark’s People’s Assembly as the respective clean-up approaches. Cleaning supplies, such as trash bags, brooms, rakes, and shovels will be made available to residents in every neighborhood. Newark employees, community organizers, organizations, and residents are invited to join in this collaborative effort.

“The Department of Public Works is committed to beautifying Newark by acting against uncollected and illegally dumped trash and debris in all five wards, while meeting our residents’ needs,” Public Works Director Craig Smith said. “We also remind residents of the changes in the ordinance, which will enable them to use larger receptacles to put out trash, require trash to be properly bagged, and the containers to have attached lids.”

The City of Newark’s Ordinance is attached. The major changes are as follows:

·         It is prohibited to place any plastic bags containing trash or recycling on ground, sidewalks, or curbs. Trash and recycling must be placed in a suitable receptacle.

·         The receptacle is defined as an iron or plastic barrel with a maximum capacity of 65-gallons. This is an increase over the previous maximum of 30 gallons.

·         There shall be no loose garbage in the receptacles. All garbage must be bagged and placed in the receptacles.

·         Solid waste shall be placed in plastic bags with a minimum of 1.2 millimeters thick to prevent them from tearing and ripping when full.

·         The use of plastic grocery bags for storing and disposing refuse is prohibited.

·         All receptacles must have attached lids.

·         Property owners are responsible for providing their structures and apartment houses of more than three dwelling units with receptacles.

Violators of the ordinance will be subject to action in Newark Municipal Court. Upon conviction, fines are as follows:

·         First Offense: $100

·         Second Offense: $200

·         Third Offense: $350 and/or up to 90 days of community service

·         Fourth and subsequent offenses: $1,500 fine, and/or up to 90 days of community service and discontinuance of solid waste collection until compliance is met.

Residents are also reminded that a number of provisions of the ordinance remain unchanged. These include:

·         Residents are reminded not to mix garbage with recyclables. Contaminated items will be rejected, which may lead to issuance of a ticket and action in Newark Municipal Court.

·         Trash is picked up in Zone A on Mondays and Thursdays, and in Zone B on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

·         Paper recycling is picked up in Zone A on Mondays and Zone B on Tuesdays. Glass/bottle recycling is picked up in Zone A on Thursdays and Zone B on Fridays. Keep all garbage and recycling properly covered.

·         Recycling containers can be picked up at the Department of Public Works at 62 Frelinghuysen Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·         Styrofoam, plastic bags, takeout food containers, pizza boxes, aluminum foil, and shredded paper will NOT be recycled. Do not use plastic bags for recyclables.

·         Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable, brown bags. Fill these bags up with branches, small bushes, and weeds. The bags must be placed outside between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. the night before zone scheduled collection. Zone A yard waste is picked up on the third Wednesday of the month. Zone B yard waste is collected on thefourth Wednesday of the month.

The Department of Public Works’ Division of Sanitation is dedicated to identifying specific needs and opportunities to improve and grow the solid waste programs and policies of Newark to ensure the needed infrastructure is present, recycling is improved, waste is reduced, and litter and rodents are deterred.

If you or your organization would like to participate in the city-wide clean-ups, please contact Tyreek Rolon at or call (973) 508-4338.

A DPW booklet will be mailed to residents with valuable information including rules governing trash and recycling, bulk collection, tree and stump removal, and how to report illegal dumping.


For more information on the City of Newark, please visit our website at

Follow us on Twitter:

Clinton Hill Community Action is Seeking A Housing Counselor & A Grants & Evaluation Manager

The Housing Counselor will join our newly formed Housing Justice Center, responsible for engaging residents to advocate for quality, affordable housing and assisting residents in need with immediate support to prevent eviction and foreclosure. The ideal candidate is a people person, empathetic, capable of quickly building trusting relationships, and great at managing collaborative partnerships for referrals for ongoing case management support to achieve self sufficiency. Please apply by Friday, March 11.

The Grants & Evaluation Manager will help us secure funding to support our organization and work closely with residents, and other groups, to bring additional resources into the community. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer, great project manager and multi-tasker, and is good at building and maintaining relationships. 

Please apply by Friday, March 18. For more information, see job descriptions below or visit


The COVID-19 eviction moratorium has ended, but the State of New Jersey has created a self-certification process for renters who experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19. To learn more and self-certify, please visit:

Pre-Registration is NOW open for the NJEDA’s Phase 2 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program

You may be eligible to receive up to $100k in loans! via the NJEDA for their phase 02 the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program. We are thrilled to partner again with The New Jersey Economic Development Authority to help small businesses who are still struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NJEDA supplies $3.5 million of $10 million in funds to businesses located in the eligible NJ Opportunity Zone census, companies must be in existence must be in existence by August 3rd, 2021.

AMOUNT PER BUSINESS/ENTITY Up to $100,000LOAN TERMS 0% interest rate 10 year term 24-month deferral

South Ward SID wishes you the best during this pandemic, we will continue to provide you with information and resources for your betterment. If the above program applies to you take advantage of this opportunity, any questions related to the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program should be directed to 844-965-1125

You must pre-register from July 20th- July 30th to be eligible.

Reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to change your password.

Get started with your account

to save your favourite homes and more

Sign up with email

Get started with your account

to save your favourite homes and more

By clicking the «SIGN UP» button you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Powered by Estatik