Ramos Holds Holiday Party for North Ward's Neediest

ramosholidayparty2014.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos Jr. donated large bags of gifts to some of the neediest children in Newark’s North Ward during his annual holiday part at Immaculate Conception.

The bags were filled with games, toys, clothes and other presents, which were purchased with funds donated by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association as well as constituents who dropped off donations in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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NJ.com reports on Ramos-sponsored Legislation Aimed at Pawn Shops

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By Naomi Nix

NJ_logo_cmyk.jpgThe Newark city council unanimously approved Wednesday night legislation that requires second-hand dealers to maintain records of every phone it buys including the phone's model number and serial number.

Under the legislation, cell phone sellers have to give Newark dealers two pieces of identification, including a photo identification.

Police officers could request to see the information at any time.

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Ramos Announces Grant To Benefit North Ward Seniors

CasaIsraelRamosHessGrant.jpgNorth Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. announced that The North Ward Center has received a $17,500 grant from the City to help the non-profit defray the cost of purchasing a new bus for its senior program.

Councilman Ramos said the grant will directly benefit clients of Casa Israel Adult Medical Day Care Center, which was founded in 2001 by The North Ward Center. Casa Israel provides high-quality medical care and social services for up to 120 Newark residents every day.

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