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File #: 22-1242    Version: 1 Name: Resolution: Amending a Ceremonial Street Designation - Esther Harris McArthur (LQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Municipal Council
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation Honoree: Esther Harris McArthur Date(s): Monday, September 19, 2022 Time: 1:00 P.M. Official Street Name(s): Intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street Ceremonial Intersection Name: "Esther Harris McArthur Way" Sponsor: Council Member, Luis A. Quintana Additional Information: Resolution 7R8-f adopted on August 3, 2022, authorized the ceremonial street designation and signage for Esther Harris at the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street. This amending resolution authorizes a name change to" Esther Harris McArthur Way", with a new ceremony date of Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1:00P.M.
Sponsors: Luis A. Quintana
Related files: 22-1052

Title

Dept/ Agency:  Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk

Action:  (   ) Ratifying     (X) Authorizing     (X) Amending

Type of Service: Ceremonial Street Designation

Honoree: Esther Harris McArthur               

Date(s): Monday, September 19, 2022

Time: 1:00 P.M.                     

Official Street Name(s):  Intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street                   

Ceremonial Intersection Name: “Esther Harris McArthur Way”                     

Sponsor: Council Member, Luis A. Quintana                      

Additional Information:

Resolution 7R8-f adopted on August 3, 2022, authorized the ceremonial street designation and signage for Esther Harris at the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street.

This amending resolution authorizes a name change to” Esther Harris McArthur Way", with a new ceremony date of Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1:00P.M.                  

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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, on August 3, 2022, the Municipal Council adopted Resolution 7R8-f, authorizing the ceremonial street designation and signage “Ester Harris Way”, at the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street. This amending resolution authorizes the name change to” “Esther Harris McArthur Way", with a ceremony date of Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1:00 P.M.; and                 

 

WHEREAS, Esther Harris McArthur, 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 McArthur, 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 McArthur, was honored with the inclusion of her name in what is known as the “Jordan and Harris Community Health Center”; and

 

WHEREAS, Esther Harris McArthur’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 amend and authorize the honorary and ceremonial renaming of the intersection of Hawkins Street and Ferry Street as “Esther Harris McArthur Way”.

 

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

 

 

STATEMENT

 

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