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File #: 22-1052    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Ceremonial Street Designation - Esther Harris - Intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street - "Esther Harris Way" (LQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 8/3/2022 Final action: 8/3/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation Honoree: Esther Harris Date(s): September 3, 2022 Event Time(s): 12:00 P.M. Official Street Name(s): Intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street Ceremonial Intersection Name: "Esther Harris Way" Sponsor(s): Council Member, Luis A. Quintana Additional Information: Signage to be located at the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street.
Sponsors: Luis A. Quintana, C. Lawrence Crump
Related files: 22-1242
Title
Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation
Honoree: Esther Harris
Date(s): September 3, 2022
Event Time(s): 12:00 P.M.
Official Street Name(s): Intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street
Ceremonial Intersection Name: "Esther Harris Way"
Sponsor(s): Council Member, Luis A. Quintana
Additional Information:
Signage to be located at the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street.
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WHEREAS, Ordinance 6PSF-f adopted on May 20, 2015, authorizes the designation of an intersection, etc. for honorary and ceremonial purposes; and

WHEREAS, Esther Harris lived in Newark on Hawkins Street all of her adult life, worked at the Essex County, Department of Citizen Services, Division of Welfare for over thirty-five (35) years; and

WHEREAS, Esther Harris, raised four (4) daughters and over the years opened her home, here in Newark to provide fostering, adoption and mentorship for over thirty (30) children; and

WHEREAS, her spirit of volunteering and community uplifting was steadfast. In addition to serving on the Newark Housing Authority's Board, as Treasurer for many years, Esther Harris was honored with the inclusion of her name in what is known as the "Jordan and Harris Community Health Center"; and

WHEREAS, Esther Harris's legacy will be forever remembered and revered as a positive role model for those who which to veer off track and assist those in need with an unwavering integrity and unquestionable love and commitment to families, friends and to the City of Newark.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

1. The Municipal Council does hereby authorize the honorary and ceremonia...

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