The Newark Municipal Council passed a resolution sponsored by North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos urging the administration of Mayor Ras J. Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off duty.
The resolution was approved by a vote of 5 to 0 by the Municipal Council Wednesday. Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver abstained. The resolution heads to the mayor and city business administrator for consideration.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. received the endorsement of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, with 13,000 members in New Jersey.
“SEIU 32BJ and our members proudly endorse Councilman Anibal Ramos for reelection in the Newark’s North Ward," said Kevin Brown, executive vice president and New Jersey State Director, SEIU 32BJ.
The Newark Municipal Council unanimously approved a resolution that calls for authorizing the city to suspend the business license of Russian-owned Lukoil gas stations in Newark.
The measure was prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week in violation of international law.