Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Tuesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas Day. Police, Fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected.
“From all of us here in City Hall, I would like to extend our best wishes to every resident of Newark for a joyous and healthy holiday season. 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 all of the City’s Sanitation ordinances, which will be enforced during this time. I also urge residents to take time to help their neighbors at-risk and in-need.”
There will not be trash pick-up on Tuesday, December 25. Residents whose trash and recycling are picked up that day must not place their refuse and recycling at their curbs for pick-up. For residents whose regular collection day is Tuesday, the city will pick up garbage and recycling on Wednesday, December 26, doing so starting at 6:30 a.m., and continuing into the evening, if necessary. Areas that have their trash picked up on Mondays and Thursdays will be picked up as normally scheduled.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Tuesday, December 25. 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 Tuesday, December 25. 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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