Ramos Supports State's Call for Fiscal Restraint

NewarkCityHall-600.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos Jr. said today that he supports the provisions in a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Newark and the state Division of Local Government Services calling for fiscal restraint.

The proposed MOU calls for the city to reign in expenses in exchange for $10 million in extraordinary aid that will help the city close a $93 million deficit.

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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

Read this story as it originally appeared on nj.com.

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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