Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans’ Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.
“I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold the City’s sanitation ordinances on Veterans’ Day. By being good neighbors, we will enjoy a cleaner and greener Newark. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of this important holiday, the City will be prepared to respond to any emergency. I hope our residents take time on Veterans’ Day to honor the men and women who have served our country by risking their lives to preserve those liberties,” said Mayor Baraka.
Trash will be not picked up by the City as scheduled on Monday, November 12, and recycling pick-ups will not be made. Therefore, residents should put out their trash on Monday, November 12. The next trash pick-ups in these areas will take place on Thursday, November 15.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Monday, November 12. In addition, the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be closed on both days. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates, marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at City Hall. However, the Medical Director and Department’s Division of Surveillance and Prevention are on call for medical and public health emergencies.
The Municipal Court will also be closed on Veterans’ Day. However, a judge will be available to preside over bail hearings for defendants in custody. Residents can make payments on parking and traffic tickets through the website www.njmcdirect.com. To utilize this website, residents will need their summons number, including the prefix, and the City of Newark’s court code, which is 0714.
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