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2014 Free Photos With Santa
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2014 Free Photos With Santa
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Mt. Prospect Holiday Celebration 2014

DSCF6538MPP thanks our co-presenters:
The North Ward Center, Wells Fargo

The event sponsors:
District Connect, EVCO Mechanic Corp., Hillcrest Management, Felix Lopez-Montalvo, Panasonic, Petolino Florist, Protective Measures Security, Saraceno, Inc., Sterling Securities, Trent – DiPasquale

Media partner:  
Star Ledger/NJ.com  

Special thanks:  
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr., Councilman Luis A. Quintana,Councilman Carlos M. Gonzalez  

Click here for a photo gallery of images from the event!
 
Christmas Tree Lighting
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Mt. Prospect Partnership Supports Newark Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) is supporting the implementation of a Pedestrian Safety Campaign in the City of Newark announced by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Acting Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish during the month of October. The Partnership has joined other organizations participating in the statewide pedestrian safety education effort to address the high incidence of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations to educate pedestrians and motorists about making safety their top priority whether walking or driving.
Frank Petolino, the Partnership’s Executive Director, noted that drivers and pedestrians share responsibility for keeping Mt. Prospect Avenue safe. “Whether you are a resident of our community or visiting for shopping, dining or services, you can contribute to a safer and more welcoming streetscape whether they are walking or driving,” he stated.
The campaign, which includes both education and enforcement, urges pedestrians and motorists to “Check Your Vital Signs” to improve their safety on the road.  The vital signs for motorists are “obey posted speed limits” and “stop for pedestrians in crosswalks”, and “use crosswalks” and “wait for the walk signal” for pedestrians.
“Even one death on our streets is too many. I commend the Department of Engineering for partnering with the state and many other caring agencies to educate our residents and visitors about the simple steps they can take to be safe on the road We are working to educate the community so they know the steps they can take to ensure their own safety, and the consequences for violating the law. The endgame is to prevent crashes and save lives. I urge our residents to learn from this campaign, and make these simple concepts part of their lives,” said Mayor Baraka.
The State of New Jersey is 14th in the nation in pedestrian fatalities; 23 percent of all traffic fatalities in New Jersey are pedestrians, which is double the national average. Between 2009 and 2011, 402 pedestrians were killed and more than 13,000 injured statewide.  That translates to one death every 2.5 days and 14 pedestrian injures daily, prompting the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to designate New Jersey a “focus” state. The FHWA has also named the City of Newark a “focus” city.  Between 2009 and 2011, there were 1,863 pedestrian crashes resulting in 27 deaths and 1,623 injuries, Newark is first among state municipalities in pedestrian fatalities.
Throughout October, the City and its partners, including MPP, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), the Newark Downtown District (NDD), NJPAC, Prudential, NJ Transit, Rutgers University, NJIT, Essex County College, Newark Regional Business Partnership, and various community groups, are using their outreach channels to promote this message to pedestrians and motorists throughout the City. The campaign is being promoted through advertisements on street banners, window clings, posters (printed in English, Portuguese and Spanish), educational handouts, email blasts, and more.
In addition to the education component, targeted enforcement will take place at key hot spots in the City. “The enforcement component will focus on motorists adhering to New Jersey’s stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk law, which took effect in April 2010.  Police officers will also address speeding, illegal turns, and distracted driving, which often contribute to pedestrian- related crashes,” said Acting Director Mohammadish. “We need the support of all Newark residents and visitors to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities on our streets.”
The bestreetsmartnj.org website is also providing pedestrian safety information to the public and community partners in Newark and statewide.

Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) is supporting the implementation of a Pedestrian Safety Campaign in the City of Newark announced by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Acting Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish during the month of October. The Partnership has joined other organizations participating in the statewide pedestrian safety education effort to address the high incidence of pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey. The “Be Street Smart NJ” campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit organizations to educate pedestrians and motorists about making safety their top priority whether walking or driving.

Frank Petolino, the Partnership’s Executive Director, noted that drivers and pedestrians share responsibility for keeping Mt. Prospect Avenue safe. “Whether you are a resident of our community or visiting for shopping, dining or services, you can contribute to a safer and more welcoming streetscape whether they are walking or driving,” he stated.

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2014 Classic Car Show Video