Newark loosening restrictions on markets, street fairs and festivals as part of plan to boost business

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has announced the city is waiving certain permitting fees for outdoor special events and activities, such as markets, street fairs and festivals.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2021, 10:31 AM

Updated 951 days ago

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has announced the city is waiving certain permitting fees for outdoor special events and activities, such as markets, street fairs and festivals.
The city will waive fees for businesses hosting events that benefit the community and its residents through the end of the year.
In order to qualify, the event must be open to the public, benefit city residents, and create revenue-generating opportunities for local businesses.
Newark's pandemic job losses have led to between $60 million and $100 million of lost consumer spending.


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