More than 500 Newark children received free backpacks during a Back-to-School night Friday at Branch Brook Park organized by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association.
The Back to School night has become an annual tradition in the North Ward that draws hundreds of families for backpacks, books and back-to-school supplies along with bouncy houses, popcorn and a screening of the movie Wonder.
The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association has released its 2017 Year in Review, which highlights the events and activities sponsored by the non-profit organization founded by North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr.Read more
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Surrounded by his extended family in Newark's North Ward, Felix Perez fled one home in Puerto Rico to come back to his native city in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
For Perez, the confusion of his life following the storm has given him a true moment of clarity this Christmas.
The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association awarded scholarships totaling $7,500 to 11 high school and college students from Newark.
ARJ Civic held an awards breakfast on July 20 at The North Ward Center.
Councilman-at-Large Carlos Gonzalez, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and Newark Public Schools Advisory Board member Josephine Garcia (middle row) stand with scholarship recipients.Read more
The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association joined with elected officials and community organizations to donate more than 500 backpacks to school children in Newark at its annual Back-to-School night in Branch Brook Park.
The event included games, rides and Movies Under the Stars featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association awarded 11 scholarships worth $9,500 to deserving high school and college students from Newark during its Third Annual Scholarship Breakfast.
Newark North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. with 2016 scholarship winners at The North Ward Center in Newark. From (left to right) (first row) Dihza'e K. Bailey, Genesis Rocha, Michael J. Caceres, Ashanti Lee Gilland-Belen, Marielly Pena (second row) Ahjhane L. Sanders, Alvin Fisher, Anibal Ramos Jr., Raquel Rodriguez (third row) Eliyah Green, Luisteven Aponte and Julissa Eve Morales's mother.Read more
ARJ Civic, along with a host of elected officials, hosted a celebration for mothers and fathers in the North Ward.Read more
More than 300 Newark seniors celebrated Valentines Day on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Flamboyan Manor, thanks to the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association and elected officials from Newark.Read more
The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association joined with Newark North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and other elected officials to distribute hundreds of turkeys to needy residents in Newark.
The turkey distribution began on Monday, Nov. 23 at senior citizen buildings in the North Ward as well as Casa Israel Medical Daycare Center.