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.
One of the greatest assets we have in the North Ward are the recreation programs we offer for our youth.