Holiday Home Decorating Contest

wakemanavenuenewark.jpgOur city has so many residents who liven up their streets and neighborhoods by decorating their homes for the holidays.

If you think your home is one of Newark's best decorated, I encourage you to submit a photo by 8 p.m. on Friday, December 19.

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Ramos Proposes Legislation to Regulate Convenience Stores

conveniencestore.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos Jr. is proposing legislation that would regulate convenience stores and reduce the number of hours they are allowed to operate.

The proposal, which was adopted on first reading at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, calls for convenience stores to register with the Newark Police Department. It also would prohibit convenience stores from staying open 24 hours a day unless they meet certain criteria.

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Ramos Proposes Innovative Legislation to Reduce Robberies in Newark

stolensmartphones.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos Jr. is proposing legislation that would deter robberies involving cell phones by making it more difficult to fence stolen mobile devices at second-hand dealers in Newark.

The legislation would make it illegal for second-hand dealers to purchase a mobile device without requiring identification and recording the name of the seller along with the serial numbers of the device. Second-hand dealers would be prohibited from purchasing devices with serial numbers that have been removed, altered or obliterated.

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