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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Ramos Announces Grant for Youth Sports Program

NorthNewarkLittleLeague5500-600.jpgNorth Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. today announced that the Roseville Sports Group of North Newark has received a $5,500 grant to help defray the costs of running its Little League program.

Councilman Ramos said the grant will help the group pay for field maintenance and repair, insurance costs, uniform costs and equipment costs for little league program, which serves more than 500 players.

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