Welcome to South Ward-Newark Patch, the first and last place you'll need to look for information about your hometown. A daily online local news site, South Ward Patch will keep you informed on everything happening in the township.
Our street team hit the pavement for weeks gathering information on local businesses. Hours, contact information and photos are included for every South Ward store, eatery, repair shop, etc. Our handy mapping feature will even show you how to get there.
Our events calendar is chock full of places to see and things to do. From library programs and board meeting notices to support group information and book signings, we've got it all. In the Announcements section, you'll find all sorts of feel-good news about neighbors' recent accomplishments and life events. We couldn't cover it all without your help, of course. So, feel free to upload your own events and announcements directly through our site.
We've teamed up with the local police precincts and fire departments to let you know just what's going on in our neighborhood. This will include fires, crime reports, accidents and road closures.
You have an opinion and we want to hear it. Readers are encouraged to send us your thoughts. You also will find columns and useful information from local politicians and residents in this section. And we encourage South Ward students to write for us as well. Interested in being a regular columnist who can contribute South Ward-related content? Have a video you'd like to share? Contact Lia.Eustachewich@patch.com.
Ah! The driving force behind it all. Our South Ward Patch staff will be here, there and everywhere in search of local news. We'll be in the audience at the school board and township council meetings, on the sidelines at local sporting event games, in the crowd at the July 4th fireworks and videoing your kid's holiday concerts.
We are not just about South Ward - but for South Ward. We want your comments, opinions, announcements and ideas. If you think there's something that we should cover, let us know. You can email me, Lia Eustachewich, at Lia.Eustachewich@patch.com or call me at (973) 634-8698.