Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council reminded residents today that City Hall will be closed and most non-emergency Newark municipal services will be suspended on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in observance of Election Day, and again on Friday, November 10, 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 Election Day. By being good neighbors, we will enjoy a cleaner and greener Newark. While Newark City Hall will be closed in observance of these important holidays, the City will be prepared to respond to any emergency. I hope that everyone exercises their right to vote for the candidate of their choice on Election Day, so that we can continue to uphold the traditions of representative government, which make our nation an example to the world. I also 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 picked up by the City as scheduled on Tuesday, November 7, and recycling pick-ups will be made. Therefore, residents should put out their trash on Tuesday, November 7, and on Friday, November 10. Trash pick-ups made by private contractors will also take place as scheduled.
The Department of Health and Community Wellness’s inspection services, transportation for seniors, and health clinic, will not operate on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, or on Friday, November 10. 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 Election Day and 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.