Newark historic district gets new significant street signs

September 20, 2017 by  

Historic street signs were recently installed in the Forest Hill neighborhood of Newark. The nationally-designated historic neighborhood includes several stately homes and tree-lined streets.

The combined efforts of New Jersey State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., Luis Quintana, Newark Councilmen-at-Large Carlos Gonzalez, and New Jersey State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin all helped to make the new signage possible.

The initiative was spearheaded by Ramos when residents began complaining to him that PSE&G had removed many trees throughout the neighborhood after they made capital improvements in the area. He was able to negotiate with the company so that funds for the new signage were fully covered.

He secured a grant from PSE&G, due to upgrades the company was making in the area, explained that Hess funds were used, and partnered with the Department of Engineering of Newark to construct, install, and expand the signs in the entire district.

An unveiling was held at the Ballantine Gates at Branch Brook Park where members of the Forest Hill Community Association were joined by elected officials.

Organizations such as the Forest Hill Community Association might consider using mailers or flyers to attract people to special presentations such as this one and provide some background on the work undertaken.