Newark Mayor Ras Baraka today joined North Ward Council Anibal Ramos and North Ward Center Executive Director Michele Adubato to cut the ribbon on a newly refurbished Mt. Prospect Park along Mt. Prospect Avenue in the city's Forest Hill community.
At least eight schools in the North Ward and 24 others around the city are temporarily using alternate water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead at various water taps.
Today, I attended a press conference with Mayor Ras Baraka, NPS Superintendent Christoper Cert and state Environmental Commissioner Robert Martin to learn more about the situation.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie, state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo to cut a ribbon to mark the ceremonial opening of the Elliott Street School.