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Every ten years, since 1790, the Census Bureau counts everyone living in the country.  Starting in March of 2020, everyone will be asked to complete the 2020 census online, by phone, or by mail.  The Census gives us data about our community, informs the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding, and determines the number of decision-makers representing us.  Participation is critical as the Census helps bring funding back into our community.  Visit Census 2020


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The City of Newark is in the midst of constructing a new Newark Civic Center that will be home to a new Library, City Hall, and Police Station.  City Hall, Police, and the Library will remain open during construction.  Limited parking is available along Civic Terrace Avenue.  Anyone planning to visit either facility will want to allow ample time to get to their destination.

Newark Civic Center (Video credit:  RockView Video)
Newark Civic Center Update October 30, 2019 (Video credit:  RockView Video)

Completed or in-process projects:

Mel Nunes Sportsfield Park Grand Opening August 24, 2019 (Video credit:  RockView Video)

Newark Skate Park Grand Opening Sept 6, 2019 (Video credit:  RockView Video)
Newark Dog Park




CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit

For someone experiencing homelessness, keeping themselves and their clothes clean can be incredibly challenging, and can greatly impact their ability to get and keep a job, or simply participate in society.  To meet this need, the City of Fremont, City of Newark, and several community partners developed the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Program to provide much needed shower and laundry services to our homeless neighbors.  The CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit visits several locations throughout Fremont and Newark.  For individuals in Newark interested in utilizing the mobile hygiene unit may come out to the Salvation Army location, located at 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark, on Tuesday mornings between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  For updates on available locations/times, call (510) 574-2222 or visit 

The Tri-City Resources: for the Homeless and Hungry (PDF) provides contact information for individuals in need.

Winter Shelter for the Tri-Cities:

Single adults in the Tri-City area experiencing homelessness may seek shelter during the Winter Months.  Space is limited.  Read Fremont Winter Shelter 2019-2020 Flyer for registration and information.




Recycling Center Closures

Alternate Beverage Container Redemption Centers
Do you have aluminum cans, plastic, or glass bottles that you are trying to redeem and are experiencing difficulties finding a redemption center?  We are aware that the reduction in State fees, depressed pricing of aluminum and PET plastics, and rising operating costs have caused the closure of many beverage container redemption centers.  The closure of these centers have left Tri-CED in Union City as one of the few remaining redemption centers open in the area.  This limitation is greatly impacting Tri-CED's service times with an influx of customers waiting over an hour in line/and or in lines of over 50 vehicles.

Individuals interested in alternate locations to redeem their beverage containers may visit InStore Redemption Centers for a listing of various locations.  It is strongly recommended that individuals call the locations on the list prior to arriving to ensure the store is a current, participating CRV redemption location.