Baraka reschedules Town Hall meeting amid snowstorm fallout

By Dan Ivers | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on January 26, 2016

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, pictured here in a file photo, has rescheduled a pair of Town Hall meetings now set for February.

 

NEWARK –As the city continues to confront the aftermath of a historic snowstorm, Mayor Ras Baraka has rescheduled a town hall meeting that had been set for Wednesday.

The meeting for the city's Central Ward is now set for Friday, Feb. 26. The venue, Abysinnian Baptist Church, will remain the same.

Another meeting for the city's North Ward originally set for Feb. 17 has also been moved to Feb. 29.

The release did not offer any reasoning for the change in dates, and city spokeswoman Marjorie Harris did not immediately return a request for further details.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, workers from the city and state Department of Transportation were still scrambling to plow and clear streets more than two days after the blizzard dropped more than two feet of snow across much of New Jersey - a process that has drawn significant criticism from residents.

Baraka held his first Town Hall meeting of 2016 – part of his "Newark 3.0" series – in the city's East Ward earlier this month. Remaining dates for the West Ward (Feb. 3) and South Ward (Feb. 24) remain unchanged.

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