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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 ceremonial renaming of the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street as “Esther Harris Way”.

 

2.                     The official name of the said streets shall remain Hawkins Street and Ferry Street in their entirety.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This Resolution authorizes the naming of the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street as “Esther Harris Way”, for honorary and ceremonial purposes.