Facilities, programs can help make Newark better for children

A letter to the editor from Anibal Ramos Jr. published on nj.com on Jan. 13, 2015

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NJ_logo_cmyk.jpgFollowing a tumultuous few days recently, Mayor Ras Baraka proclaimed Newark in a “state of emergency.” While Newark is no stranger to such events, our emotions are heightened during these times, and our thoughts go directly to our children and families. It reminds us that protecting, nurturing, and positively influencing our youngest citizens must remain our first priority.

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Ramos Discusses Closing of IZOD with NJ.com

Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. spoke with NJ.com about the closing of the Izod Arena and the benefits to Newark.

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By Naomi Nix

NJ_logo_cmyk.jpgNewark area leaders praised the state's decision to close the Izod Center and move its programming to the Prudential Center as a welcome opportunity to boost the economy of the state's largest city.

The Izod Center is poised to close its doors by the end of the month in a deal that is expected to be announced today.

"This is a long time coming. It never made sense to keep open an outdated arena that is less than 10 miles away from the City of Newark and the Prudential Center," North Ward councilman Anibal Ramos said in a statement.

"I commend the governor's decision and I believe it will certainly increase the number of events at the Rock and serve as a greater catalyst for economic development in our downtown district."

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Important Message About Mount Prospect Bike Lanes

mtprospectbikelane.jpgLee en español

My goal is to help make Mount Prospect Avenue one of the city’s premier shopping districts, benefitting both those who have invested in our city and those who live and work in the community.

A recent streetscape project has dramatically improved the Mount Prospect business district with new sidewalks and curbs, ADA ramps, benches and trees.

However, the bicycle lanes that were installed as part of the streetscape improvement project have been a major concern for business owners and residents.

I am happy to announce that the bicycle lanes have been deactivated and drivers are now allowed to legally park next to the curb in the bicycle lanes.

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