Baraka taps new leaders for central planning, alcohol boards

By Naomi Nix | The Star-Ledger
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on August 15, 2014

Newark mayor Ras Baraka has named new leaders for the central planning board and Brick City Development Corporation board. In this file photo, he addresses a public forum hosted by his transition team.


NEWARK — Mayor Ras Baraka has tapped new leaders to take over posts on the Newark's Central Planning, Alcohol Beverage Control and the Brick City Development Corporation boards.

On the Central Planning Board, which has jurisdiction over certain developmental projects, Baraka named three people to the nine-member board. The board also features two additional alternate members.

Jacqueline Ceola and Otis Rolley both filled two vacancies on the board. While Paul Oliver was reappointed to the board.

Ceola and Oliver were approved by the city council. For Rolley's appointment, no city council approval was needed.

The rest of the board representatives remain in their positions until new leaders are chosen, according to the clerk's office.

Newark's municipal council also approved Baraka's two nominations for the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Donald Bradley takes over for Bettye Dickerson, while Linda Jumah takes over for Orlando Menendez.

On the Brick City Development Corporation board of directors Baraka taped Calvin Moore to replace Christopher Harvell. Celeste Bateman takes over for Dr. dt ogilvie, while Dolores Henry Metz replaces Adam Zipkin.

West Ward councilman Joseph Allen McCallum, Jr replaces former Central Ward councilman Darrin Sharif.

The corporation is tasked with the responsibility of foster development and small business growth in the city. Each appointment was approved by the city council.

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