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Newark, NJ – January 14, 2011 – City of Newark Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement Margarita Muñiz, members of the Newark Municipal Council, Brick City SERVES Chief Service Officer Nichelle Holder, PSE&G Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Vaughn McKoy, La Casa de Don Pedro Executive Director Raymond Ocasio, representatives from the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) and the Rutgers University Energy Service Corps will hold a ceremony to launch “MLK 25 Days of Service,” to honor the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday as a national holiday on Monday, January 17, 2011, at 9 a.m. at the headquarters of PSE&G at 80 Park Plaza, in Newark.
“MLK 25 Days of Service” is part of a national initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to service and his challenge, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” With this in mind, the City of Newark, Brick City SERVES, PSE&G, La Casa de Don Pedro, New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) and the Rutgers University Energy Service Corps will be leading a city-wide volunteer effort to provide free, basic, home weatherization to 100 Newark families during a 25-day period. PSE&G is a major sponsor of this initiative.
At the ceremony, volunteers will be issued with equipment, given training, and sent off to weatherize houses. Teams will visit homes in all five wards of Newark to perform basic weatherization at no cost. Volunteers will seal cracks around windows and doors, change old light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs, and distribute energy-efficient materials.
For more information about volunteer opportunities with the City of Newark’s “MLK 25 Days of Service” volunteer initiative please contact Brick City Serves at (973) 733-4674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: City of Newark Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement Margarita Muñiz, members of the Newark Municipal Council, Brick City SERVES Chief Service Officer Nichelle Holder, PSE&G Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Vaughn McKoy, La Casa de Don Pedro Executive Director Raymond Ocasio, representatives from NJ Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) and the Rutgers University Energy Service Corps.
WHAT: Will launch “MLK 25 Days of Service,” a city-wide volunteer effort to honor the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday as a national holiday.
WHEN: Monday, January 17
80 Park Plaza (At the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and Broad Street)
Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004
PSE&G Press Office: Bonnie Sheppard – (973) 430-7734
by Joao Vianna
New York, December 30 2010. Vejatv.com in partnership with the Brasilians, the oldest Brazilan/English language newspapers in the United States interviewed tthe to ex-congresswoan and present president of the PMBD Woman in Brazil, Maria Elvira in an iconic New York Hotel, the Intercontinental.
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In this short, yet in depth visit on a snowy Manhattan day, film director Ivy Goulart had an informal and pleasant talk with Maria Elvira about her intriguing political history, sharing with her interesting episodes from her political career and experience in the inner workings of the State and Federal Government of Brazil.
Maria Elvira also recounted segments of her career as an educator and talked about her personal hobbies.
Maria Elvira Salles Ferreira, daughter of Newton Paiva Ferreira and educator Maria Antonieta de Salles Ferreira, from Minas Gerais was born in Belo Horizonte.
Teaching in Education and Human Sciences - area of Arts and Communications - with a postgraduate degree in corporate communications and government.. She began his business career in his family organization, established almost 70 years and was director of the Colegio Anchieta for 12 years, and with his brothers founded the Instituto Cultural Newton Paiva Ferreira – the organization runs the Centro Universitário Newton Paiva Ferreira, Belo Horizonte with fifteen thousand students and more than 30 years of existence.
Presides at Newton Paiva Foundation for Cultural and Social Development, was its founder and creator. The Foundation aims to encourage the democratization of the artistic-cultural environment , contributing to the development of Minas Gerais,
Director Emeritus of the Commercial Association of Mines, which she joined in 1985 was the first woman in the organization. Currently chairing the Business Council of Tourism ACMinas, where she was elected member of she Tourism Council of the State of Minas Gerais and the State Tourism Forum.
In 2001, she became president emeritus of the PMDB Women of Minas Gerais, was elected vice president of the National Women PMDB, is a member of the National Directory and president of the PMDB directory municipal de Belo Horizonte.
Author of the Law 9797 of 06/05/1999, which requires the SUS - Unified health System for the use of plastic surgery reconstructive breast cancer and mutilated by the law that created the Education Award Darcy Ribeiro in Congress.
Chapter and International Relations of Brazil Women's Forum of Mercosur, having held until July 2005 the Presidency of international organization, founded by her and a group of women in 1995, Argentina. held in Rio de Janeiro in July 2004, the X-Meeting International Women's Forum of Mercosur, with great repercussion in the Mercosur.. The organization aims to promote integration across sectors and socio / economic, educational, cultural ties between member countries. Projects and proposals are carried through the Mercosur group REM - Women's Specialized Meeting of MERCOSUR, of which the organization is anadvisor (international)
On August 27, 2003, Maria Elvira was sworn in Brasilia, by the President of the Republic as a member of the National Council of Women's Rights, and participated in the first group of Collegiate CNDM, started by President Sarney, 22 years ago .
Maria Elvira Mines develops the project "Santa's Village" which exposes his private collection collected over 25 years, she sheld for over six years dreaming of presenting his collection to the people of Minas Gerais through exhibitions at Christmas time, thousands of people gracing the beautiful show titled "The Village of Santa Claus" held always in partnership with Centro Universitário Newton Paiva, where they collect tons of food to distribute to needy families and institutions of the state of Minas Gerais.
. * Awarded with the titles of honorary citizenship in more than 60 municipalities in Minas Gerais, for services provided to communities, received dozens of badges, medals, commendations and honors that are exposed in his office in Newton Paiva Foundation and in his private office.
Convened by her party which she has been affiliated for 20 years. was a candidate for Mayor of Belo Horizonte and vice governor of Minas Gerais, is enthusiastic about the causes mining, never refused to participate in the political and ethical discussion of his State of Minas Gerais.
Major facts for Maria Elvira you can access the website: http://www.mariaelvira.com.br
by João Vianna
New York, 20 of December of 2010 - The organizers of the Havana Film Festival had an event today to honor the sponsors of the Havana Film Festival, and for those people that helped to bring Cuban films, Latin and Brazilian films to the cinemas of New York.
The director of the festival Fernandes Landmarks, awarded the recipients with a trophy in recognition to the work carried through during the year of 2010.
The awards went to Edilberto Mendes, publisher of the periodical " The Brazilians," Edilton Saints of the Brazilianpress periodical, the director Ivy Goulart as the director of the year, Francisco of the Chagas of the Sunshine Entertainment Group, João Vianna and Ana Cristina Natividade of the Vejatv.com, and many others.
The event was held in the Giovanna' s Restaurant, also an award winner. During the ceremonies, the director Fernandes Landmarks spoke of the importance of the sponsors in an event such as this, and that the year of 2010, the event was a true success. He said that the Havana Film Festival has become an important part of the cinematographic art form in the United States.
It is important to remember that in the beginning of the Havana Film Festival it was composed of only 6 directors from Cuba with "Cuban passports, " who entered the United States to show support of the festival.
The festival is now in its 11th year and has grown geometrically. The organizers promise many new films for the coming year.
The team from the America Legal program of Vejatv.com was in the audience to record the event and interviewed each of the honorees.
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Newark, NJ – December 10, 2010 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Municipal Council, and other dignitaries will join municipal employees and residents from every ward to welcome the holiday season with the City of Newark’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda, at 920 Broad Street, on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 4:30 p.m.
Performing at the ceremony will be the Newark Boys Apprentice Chorus School, the Newark Pre-School Page Academy Choir, and the Newark Boys Chorus. Refreshments will be donated by The Salvation Army and the G.I. Go Newark Veterans Transition Center.
WHO: Mayor Cory A. Booker; representatives from the Salvation Army and the G.I. Go Newark Veterans Transition Center; Municipal Council members; the Newark Boys Chorus; the Newark Boys Apprentice Chorus School; and the Newark Pre-School Page Academy Choir.
WHAT: Will light the City of Newark’s official Holiday Tree.
WHEN: Monday, December 13, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark
Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.
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Newark, NJ – On Dec. 11, 2011 from 12pm-4pm at the JFK Recreation Center at 211 West Kinney Street, Newark, N.J., Newark Now and the Bass Foundation continue the “Brighter Holidays” tradition of distributing thousands of new toys, over 2,300 kids coats, and clothing for children ages 18 mos. to 14 years.
This year, Terrence Williams of the NJ Nets will be in attendance to greet the families. “We have worked tirelessly since taking office to bring together private and public partners to help empower Newark’s residents with the tools they need to raise healthy and strong families. This event manifests our commitment and support of our residents who are most vulnerable and in need of support. ((We will share in the warmth of this special holiday season, while helping to build a stronger, prouder, and better Newark)),” Mayor Cory A. Booker said.
In 2003; Newark Now created Brighter Holidays to ensure that the holiday spirit is widely shared throughout the City of Newark. To learn more about Brighter Holidays and ways to donate to the campaign, call 973-733-3460 or visit http://newarknow.org/brighter_holidays.html
Dec. 11 Community Toy and Coat Give-Away Details:
Who: Newark Now and the Bass Foundation Present “Brighter Holidays” Community Toy and Coat Give-Away; NJ Nets Terrence Williams will be in attendance at 3pm.
When: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 12pm – 4pm
Where: John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, 211 West Kinney Street, Newark, N.J., 07102. The entrance to the center is on Howard Street
To pre-register for the give-away on Dec. 11, Newark residency is required. To pre-register, call:
• Family Success Center at Georgia King, 250 West Market, 973-621-2241
• Family Success Center at Bradley Court, 48 Munn Ave, 973-991-1290
• Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), 103 Bloomfield Ave, 973-624-3733
Through pre-registration for Brighter Holidays events, families are exposed to how easy it is to access resources at Newark Now's Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) and Family Success Centers. The FEC and Family Success Centers are one-stop centers that offer screening and enrollment for food charge cards and vouchers, free or discounted prescription medicine, child care assistances, tax credits, health care, family counseling, as well as free tax preparation that can help families obtain the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Brighter Holidays 2010 Sponsors
For the Brighter Holidays initiative, Newark Now has partnered with dozens of community organizations, companies and Mayor Cory A. Booker and his Administration. This year, the Bass Foundation has generously provided the majority of toys. Burlington Coat Factory has partnered with Newark Now’s Brighter Holidays Campaign for a second consecutive year by donating over 2,300 new kids coats for those participating children. In addition, Newark Now’s Brighter Holidays sponsors include: The Lefkowitz Family Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, The Gerson Family Foundation, S&C Kushner Family Foundation, The Eisenstein Family Foundation, One Real Estate Development, The New Jersey Nets, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Sims Metal Management, McKinsey and Company, NJ Nets Player Terrence Williams, The Rieder Family Foundation, Edison Properties Charitable Trust of Newark, Cardolite Corporation, The Kaplan Family Foundation, Lemcor, Standard Chartered, Brick City Coffee Company, and The Reuter and Ambler Family Foundation. McDonald’s of Newark will be supplying children with snacks as they arrive to the December 11th toy, warm coat, and warm clothing give-away. Several Newark based companies hosted toy, warm coat, and/or food drives for the Brighter Holidays Campaign as well (Advance Realty Foundation, The Prudential Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The NJ Nets, Seton Hall University Athletics, Gibbons P.C., Standard Chartered, and Audible.com).
This year, Newark Now has partnered with College Hunks Hauling Junk to offer an additional way to donate to Brighter Holidays. Newark Now Brighter Holidays will receive 20% of your junk removal bill when you call 1-800-Junk-USA or go to http://www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com/ and mention Newark Now's code MBA 1805.
About Newark Now Brighter Holidays
Since the holiday season of 2003, Newark Now's Brighter Holidays has reached thousands of challenged families in Newark every year and provided them with food, toys, clothing, free benefits screening and enrollment for important social services. For more information about Brighter Holidays call 973-733-3460 or visit http://newarknow.org/brighter_holidays.html
About Newark Now
Newark Now is an intermediary organization committed to increasing the quality of life for Newarkers. Newark Now was founded in 2003 by Cory Booker to provide Newark residents with skills, tools, and support to transform their neighborhoods. Newark Now helps Newarkers become aware of useful resources and services, helps connect them to those resources and services, helps government and non-governmental entities improve collaboration and coordination in the delivery of their services, and helps grassroots organizations build their capacity to lead community improvement efforts. For more information about Newark Now please call 973-733-3460 or visit www.newarknow.org .
For more information on the City of Newark, please visit our website at www.ci.newark.nj.us
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Newark, NJ – December 6, 2010 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Municipal Council, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Stefan Pryor, Brick City Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Lyneir Richardson, Doe Fund Founder and President George McDonald and other dignitaries will launch Pest at Rest Newark at a press conference in the City Hall First Floor Rotunda, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 2:30 P.M. City Hall is located at 920 Broad Street, Newark.
As a social enterprise, Pest at Rest Newark combines principles of for-profit companies and mission-driven non-profits. The venture will operate as a premier integrated pest management company catering to clients in Newark and the surrounding region. The operating revenue generated by its business activities will sustain structured apprenticeships for formerly incarcerated Newarkers, who will complete on-the-job and classroom training, culminating in their graduation as licensed pesticide applicators and placement into career-track jobs. Pest at Rest Newark specializes in integrated pest management methods that are effective against the pest and least hazardous to human health and the environment.
Pest at Rest Newark is operated by The Doe Fund, a leading non-profit organization serving homeless individuals with barriers to employment. The Doe Fund already operates a successful and profitable Pest at Rest venture in New York City and has served other New Jersey communities such as Jersey City.
WHO: Mayor Cory A. Booker, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Stefan Pryor, Brick City Development Corporation President Lyneir Richardson, Doe Fund Founder and President George McDonald and other dignitaries.
WHAT: Will launch Pest at Rest Newark at a press conference.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 7
WHERE: City Hall First Floor Rotunda
920 Broad Street
For more information, contact the Press Information Office – (973) 733-8004.
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The Portuguese Language Institute originated in 2000 with the support of the Brazilian Consulate and the United Nations in New York. For nearly 10 years it has offered Portuguese language courses and Brazilian cultural awareness for children and adults.
In our small-group classes taught by university teaching professionals, students advance their speaking, presentation, accent, vocabulary, and writing skills with colleagues and friends who share similar interests.
Classes average 4 to 8 students per class, with a maximum of 12. The small class size ensures that everyone will be able to participate and receive the best experience possible.
We meet in our comfortable space at Two United Nations Plaza on East 44th Street, just across from UNICEF House, in Room 2000 on the 20th Floor. The building is just two blocks from Grand Central Station, which is easily reached by the # 4, 5, 6, 7 and S trains.
We strive to have you use Brazilian Portuguese in as large a variety of real-life situations as possible. To that end, our Brazilian Portuguese courses have been designed to build fluency in both spoken and written language. Communication in a warm and relaxed environment is an important feature of our programs, as is homework, which includes exercises for review and practice of the material taught in class. Moreover, by keeping the class size limited to twelve students, we ensure that each student will be able to actively participate.
There are five major course levels that we focus on and each level targets a speaking or writing skill.
Upon completion of this course, students can expect to be able to hold basic conversations about their daily activities using present and future tenses. This course aims to provide beginning students with a practical command of the vocabulary and grammar of the language. Topics include phonetics, expressions of time and quantity, subject pronouns, articles, possessives, interrogatives, and the present indicative, present progressive and compound future tenses of common verbs.
Building upon the basic foundation provided in Level 1, upon completion of this course, students should be able to converse with greater ease on an increasing range of topics as well as being able to read and write longer texts. Topics include prepositions, contractions, irregular verbs, demonstrative pronouns, ordinal numbers, adverbs, pronouns and tag questions. Students develop their ability to conjugate verbs in the preterit imperfect, preterit perfect, past progressive and present indicative verb tenses.
Building upon the skills studied in Level 2, students rapidly expand their vocabulary and begin to express themselves more precisely as they learn to use the simple future, past perfect and subjunctive tenses. Among the topics introduced at this level are idiomatic expressions, object pronouns, reflexive verbs, comparative and superlative forms, telling time, adverbs, and the passive voice.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to discuss with greater precision topics including Southeastern and Southwestern Brazil, travel, study, work and festive occasions. Building upon the skills already acquired, students study reflexive verbs and pronouns, linking words, adjective and adverb clauses, diminutive and augmentative forms, and the preterit future tense.
For students who wish to further expand their skills, this course introduces more advanced topics including the compound subjunctive and the personal infinitive. This course helps students to tie together all the elements of grammar and usage covered up to this point. Students practice and refine their skills by discussing topics including Southern Brazil, media, sports and other social activities, clothing, parts of the body and health.
This program is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in Levels 1-5 and who want to increase their conversational abilities. Conducted entirely in Portuguese, this course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills. Magazines, video and audio tapes, and other resources designed to provide practical opportunities for vocabulary and skill development are selected to match student interests. Grammatical topics are addressed as needed.
Groups Are Specialized For Shared Goals and Interest Areas
Your teacher adapts class content to the social and career interest areas of you and your colleagues.
Mondays – 6:30PM TO 8:00PM
Thursdays – 6:30PM TO 8:00PM
Tuesdays – 6:30PM TO 8:00PM
Wednesdays - 6:30PM TO 8:00PM
How much does all this cost? It’s only $350.00 for 24 sessions. (12 weeks)
Please contact us now to signup. Remember class size is limited.
Contact: Rosely Saad
917 226 1074 or 212 532 3994
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NEWARK, NJ: Last Thursday, November 11th, Broken Clouds, the latest short film by award-winning, local filmmaker Yuri Alves, 26, premiered to a delighted, standing-room only audience of more than 500 at the Sport Club Português ballroom in the Ironbound section of Newark. Flanked by jumbo skytracking lights and welcomed by an 80 foot red carpet, hundreds of people lined up at the entrance around 8pm to experience an extraordinary evening of entertainment.
After an hour-long cocktail featuring Portuguese hors d'ouevres, the show's M.C., Bryan Cabo of DreamPlay Productions, thanked the event's supporters and introduced several special guests, who addressed the audience with a few brief remarks: namely, NJ State Assemblyman Al Coutinho, the Consul-general of Portugal Dr. Maria Amélia Paiva and the president of the Ironbound Business Improvement District, Dr. Seth Grossman, each of whom congratulated and celebrated the films presented and the event itself.
The screenings began with two 5-minute films celebrating the appeal of Newark, the Go Ironbound Video Tour and Brick City, each directed by Yuri Alves. They were immediately followed by one of two main showcase presentations: “Mano a Mano”, a 40 minute episode that Alves directed as part of the upcoming Portuguese television prime-time series Tempo Final. It did not take long for the audience to be gripped by the psychological and visual intensity of the story, which depicts one woman's shocking discovery of her dentist husband's long time infidelity.
Following a ten-minute intermission, the audience was treated to a truly unique musical mini-set by the band at At a Distance, who performed two engrossing tracks from the night's main presentation Broken Clouds. They were accompanied by a custom-prepared, synced video installation comprised of images from the world of Broken Clouds. The live show segued into the world premiere screening of Broken Clouds, a 20 minute short film recently completed by local, award-winning writer-director Yuri Alves. The film was shot in Newark and surrounding areas over a one and a half year period. It depicts the experience of a lone survivor in the aftermath of a mass extinction of life on the planet. The program concluded with a brief Q&A session with the director, the producer Igor Alves and the cast, Vinicius Vieira, Klemen Novak, Candace Janee and David Nash, who also provided interviews to various media outlets in attendance. Yuri Alves has begun to submit the film to festivals worldwide and was glad to announce that his first reply was a successful one: the film was accepted at the New Jersey Film Festival.
The cast, as well as audience and staff members also recorded short messages and feedback at the event, which were uploaded in real time to the Broken Clouds Facebook page: www.facebook.com/brokenclouds. Hundreds of people followed the evening's protagonists to two after-parties in the Ironbound, held at Mompou Tapas Bar and Hell's Kitchen Lounge. Finally, DreamPlay Productions, the event's organizers, donated ten percent of the door proceeds to the Wildlife Conservation Society at a lunch held on Sunday at Café Opção in the Ironbound. For more visit: www.facebook.com/dreamplayproductions.
For images, stills and/or additional information, please contact: Igor Alves, email@example.com.
Synopsis of Broken Clouds
In a not so distant future, plants refuse to grow, and life as we know it ceases to exist. A forsaken survivor (Vinicius Vieira) miraculously resists death, roaming past the decaying corpses and vestiges of our bygone world. Sustained by the memory of his lost lover (Candace Janee) he embarks on a mission to plant three seeds, which he is convinced have the power to restart life on this planet. His journey is further challenged by a tense encounter with another lonely survivor (Klemen Novak), who tests his resolve and sanity, each increasingly fragile amid the backdrop of human extinction.
For more: www.facebook.com/brokenclouds
About the Filmmaker
Yuri Alves is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, director, producer and editor of more than fifteen films. He has shot, directed and/or edited films, commercials and other projects for several production companies in New York and overseas. He directed and produced his first feature film at the age of twenty. Yuri is credited with being the first filmmaker to produce and exhibit a film about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (screening “The Day the World Changed” on September 18, 2001 to an audience of 2500).
Yuri has won multiple awards at film festivals across the United States. His works have screened multiple times at the Anthology Film Archives and other venues in New York City, and his films have been twice named Official Selections at the New York International HBO Latino Film Festival. In 2007, Yuri was a semi-finalist in the Steven Spielberg-produced television show, ‘On the Lot’. The next year, Yuri’s comedic “High Hopes” was selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner 2008. Also in 2008, Yuri co-founded, with his brother Igor, DreamPlay Productions, a multimedia and video production company, where he serves as Creative Director. In 2010, Yuri directed and helped edit two episodes, ‘A Armadilha’ and ‘Mano a Mano’ of the Portuguese RTP television series Tempo Final.
For more: www.yurialves.com
About DreamPlay Productions
DreamPlay, LLC is a multimedia production and marketing company, co-founded by brothers Igor and Yuri Alves. The creative team is linked to Newark and New York, and its background includes filmmaking, video production, motion graphics, broadcast programming, strategic partnerships, new media marketing, public relations, web development, music production, and 3D / animation. DreamPlay has produced more than fifteen independent films, music videos, live events, and won multiple filmmaking awards.
For more: www.dreamplaypro.com.
Newark, NJ – November 15, 2010 – Mayor Cory A. Booker and Acting Business Administrator Julien X. Neals, Esq., announced today that the City is offering, now through November 30, 2010, an “Amnesty Program” to assist struggling property owners who are in arrears on their property taxes, Water and Sewer bills, and special taxes by canceling interest and penalties on payments made in full during this period.
“This program is especially needed during these challenging economic times and will not only generate millions of dollars in revenue for our City but will assist our residents who are already overdue on their bills. By participating in this program residents who are in arrears on their taxes will avoid further penalties. This amnesty program is a win-win situation for everyone,” Mayor Booker said.
“The City of Newark, like many communities throughout the State, has been affected by the strained national economic climate. The crisis has also affected our City’s government as revenue collections have been below expectations. Nevertheless, ((our City has an obligation to its citizens to help find ways to provide relief for taxpayers)) while the sluggish economy strives to correct itself in the coming months,” said Acting Business Administrator Neals.
“This program is especially needed during these challenging economic times and will not only generate much needed revenue for the City, but will assist our residents who are already overdue on their bills,” said City Tax Collector Michelle Jones.
During this amnesty period, any resident who pays overdue real estate or special taxes, or water and sewer bills, will not have to pay the penalties and interest associated with those bills. Payments must be made for the entire delinquent period, and by “certified funds only.” All payments postmarked after November 30 will be assessed interest and penalties as mandated by law without regard to the amnesty program.
For more information on the Tax Amnesty Program, please contact the following phone numbers:
Water and Sewer Bills: (973) 733-6370
Special Taxes: (973) 733-3770
Property Taxes: (973) 733-8098
Lien Unit: (973) 733-3963
Tax Abatement: (973) 733-5938
Newark, NJ – September 24, 2010 –Mayor Cory A. Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will discuss how the $100 million donation from Facebook will improve student success and champion great teachers in the City of Newark during a press conference which will be held in the Bergen/Morris Room of the Robert Treat Hotel, on Saturday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. The hotel is located at 50 Park Place in Newark’s downtown.
At the press conference, Mayor Booker and Governor Christie will also discuss a shared vision for the future of the Newark public school system. The news of the Facebook donation was officially announced during the “Oprah Winfrey Show” on Friday, September 24.
WHO: Mayor Cory A. Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
WHAT: Will discuss how the $100 million donation from Facebook will improve success and champion great teachers in the City of Newark
WHEN: Saturday, September 25 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bergen/Morris Room
Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Place
MEDIA NOTE: Parking will be available on Center Street between Rector and Mulberry Street. All media must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.