Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.
“On behalf of the entire municipal team, I would like to extend my best wishes to all of Newark’s residents for a joyous Good Friday. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of this important holiday, the City will be prepared to respond to any emergency,” said Mayor Baraka. “I urge all of Newark’s residents to uphold the City’s sanitation ordinances, so we can continue to make Newark a stronger city.”
Trash and recycling will NOT be picked up as scheduled on Friday, April 19. Therefore, residents whose trash is picked up on Fridays should NOT put out their trash and/or recycling on Friday, April 19. Bottles and cans will not be picked up, either. Areas that normally have their trash picked up on Friday will instead have it picked up on Tuesday, April 23. Bottles and cans will be picked up on Friday, April 26.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Friday, April 19, 2019. In addition, the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be closed. 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.
The Municipal Court will also be closed on Good Friday. 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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