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, January 2, 2017, in observance of Christmas Day. This year, the holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2, as New Year’s Day, January 1, falls on a Sunday. 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, and urge that our residents ring in the New Year responsibly. 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, so we can continue to transform Newark into a City we can all believe in.”
There will be trash pick-up on Monday, January 2. Residents whose trash and recycling are picked up that day must place their refuse and recycling at their curbs for pick-up by 6 a.m.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Monday, January 2. 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 Monday, January 2. 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.