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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Ground Broken on New Multiuse Athletic Field at the Waterfront

NHA-soccer-field.jpgGround was broken on a new multiuse athletic field at the Waterfront in the North Ward that will be funded in part with a grant secured by North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr.

Ramos was joined by Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard, and representatives the U.S. Housing and Urban Development, Coca-Cola Co. and Constellation at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Owned by the Newark Housing Authority, the $9.7 million Waterfront opened in May 2013 as a center for sports, arts and entertainment. However, a large field behind the complex remained a work in progress.

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