Nearly $200,000 was raised for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico through a joint effort led by Newark's four Puerto Rican elected officials.
During a nearly day-long fundraiser at the Flamboyan in Newark's North Ward, a stream of elected officials, individuals as well as representatives from corporations, schools, and non-profits turned over checks made out to the American Red Cross's relief effort in Puerto Rico.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. today joined with Mayor Baraka and other elected officials to announce the formation of a broad coalition in partnership with the American Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Maria.
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The City Council unanimously approved legislation today to create a business improvement district along Bloomfield Avenue and Lower Broadway in the North and Central wards.
The BID designation will allow the city to impose a special assessment on commercial properties within the district with the goal promoting employment and economic growth as well as better residential property maintenance.