Mayor Ras J. Baraka reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and all non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, for the observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Police, fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected. Curbside trash, street sweeping, and recycling collection will not be picked up. Curbside trash collection will not be made on Thursday, November 28, or Friday, November 29. However, trash pick-ups will resume on Monday, December 1. In addition, alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.
Municipal garbage and recycling collection will resume in in Zone A will resume on Monday, December 1. It will resume in Zone B on Tuesday morning, December 2. Residents must place their refuse at their curbs before 6 a.m. those days, and pick-ups will be made as regularly scheduled.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic will not operate on Thursday, November 28, and on Friday, November 29. In addition, the Division of Vital Statistics will be closed. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates, or marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at City Hall.
The Municipal Court will also be closed on Thursday, November 28, and on Friday, November 29. However, a judge will be available to preside over bail hearings for defendants in custody, on Friday, November 29. 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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