Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. Announces Donation of Fitness Equipment from Prudential

PrudentialFitnessEquipment.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos with children at the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Club, which received a donation of fitness equipment from Prudential.

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. today announced that three community groups in Newark received high-quality fitness equipment donated from Prudential through his office.

The North Ward Center, Aspira Inc of New Jersey Boxing Program and the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization each received a variety of equipment, including Precor treadmills and stationary bicycles, Cybex weight machines, and free weights and televisions for the equipment.

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Ramos Sponsors Legislation to Create Parks Advisory Board

ramosopenspaceannounce-600.jpgThe City Council has introduced legislation sponsored by Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. to create a parks advisory board to overseeĀ an estimated $1 million dollar fund to improve the Newark's parks.

The money will come from a open space trust fund that voters approved by voters in November 2014 that levies a one-cent per $100 of assessed property value.

"This legislation establishes the mechanism by which we will be able to begin collecting and investing the funds to improve our city parks," Ramos said. "We will be able to leverage both county and state funds as well as private dollars."

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Free Community Collection Event

eRecycle300bcr.jpgCouncilman Anibal Ramos Jr. announced today that residents will be able to recycle their electronic waste on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Elwood Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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