The Hood Report: June 003


Happy Friday fam! We hope you are doing well and staying cool! Today and Saturday will be some of the hottest days. The city has officially called a CODE RED.

Cooling Centers in Newark, NJ:

  • Newark — Nellie Grier Senior Center - 98-104 Maple Ave. 973-424-4096
  • Newark — Bethany Baptist Church Senior Center - 275 West Market St., 973-733-5739
  • Newark — Ironbound Recreational Facility - 226 Rome St. 973-424-4101
  • Newark — Vince Lombardi Center - 201 Bloomfield Ave. 973-482-5439

If you are in need, call (973) 733-4311 for support. The lines are open until 8 pm. You can also visit your local library, and expanded list of cooling stations across Essex County. has many resources for cooling center information and other needs.

Visit the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center to get your COVID and flu vaccines. Protect yourself. Protect your city.

This week, community members were (and still) outraged by a promotional video for an event "Nuttin But Azz" scheduled for July at West Side High School. The video featured women in thongs, twerking in the high school's basketball gym. School board members and Councilman Anibal Ramos call for a deeper investigation into how this happened and who authorized the promotional video and event.

The Newark Board of Education held its regular board meeting on June 18th. Here's the agenda, and check the video below:

Resources and happenings around the city

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