Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mayor Booker Celebrates the Creation of Newark’s Largest Urban Farm; Photos from the Ribbon-Cutting

Newark, NJ — June 26th, 2013 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, South Ward Council Member Ras Baraka, members of the Newark Municipal Council, the City of Newark Office of Sustainability, Food Policy Director Elizabeth Reynoso, Hawthorne Avenue Elementary School Principal … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm

What is Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm? This 2.5-acre urban farm is growing on land that belongs to the NJ Schools Development Authority (SDA), the state entity charged with building schools. The land was purchased from homeowners beginning in 2004 … Continue reading

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Celebrating 20 years of Manufacturing in Newark and Solar Power

Mayor Booker, the Municipal Council, and the Sustainability Office celebrate ZaGO Manufacturers, a homegrown Newark firm with a 20 year history, for their installation of a 50-kilowatt solar array at 21 E Runyon in the South Ward. Newark celebrates solar … Continue reading

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What’s going on at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm?

Summer officially begins today, the summer solstice.  In Newark’s South Ward, students from Hawthorne Avenue Elementary School will be celebrating by planting at the farm they named across the street. If you haven’t had to chance to visit or volunteer … Continue reading

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Full letter from Mayor Booker & 17 other Mayors to the House to Maintain Funding for SNAP, including Formerly Incarcerated

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