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Newark Cooling Centers, Pools Open During Heat Wave

Temperatures will hit close to 100 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

With temperatures Friday expected to soar into the 100s, Newark residents can seek refuge at one of the city's six cooling centers.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory Friday for Newark, with a high near 101 under mostly sunny skies. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m., then isolated showers and thunderstorms expected after 4 p.m.

The city's cooling centers will not be open this weekend, when temperatures will reach a high near 97 Saturday and 95 Sunday. But residents are encouraged to stay indoors in the air conditioning or find a cool place, like a shopping center, , swimming pool (see list below) or public library.

"Check on your neighbors, particularly the elderly or the young," said Mayor Cory Booker in a statement. "I urge our senior citizens and Newark residents who lack air conditioning to come to one of our cooling centers, where they can find relief during this hot spell."

Newark Cooling Centers

CENTRAL WARD

Bethany Senior Center                                             
275 W. Market St.                                              
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Newark Dept. of Child and Family Well Being    
110 William St.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

EAST WARD

Ironbound Senior Center                                          
156 Rome St.                                                                        
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NORTH WARD

Stephen Crane Elderly Complex                  
900 Franklin Ave.                                                  
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

SOUTH WARD

South Ward Senior Center                            
731 Clinton Ave.                                     
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WEST WARD

Unified Vailsburg Services Org.                   
462 Sanford Ave.                                                   
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Newark Outdoor Pools

Boylan Recreation Center – 916 South Orange Ave., 973-733-8947
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Pool Hours: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am- 5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
Hayes West (Aquatic Center Only) – 179 Boyd St., 973-733-7530
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
 
Ironbound Recreation Center - 226 Rome St., 973-733-3707
226 Rome Street (973) 733-3707
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
Ironbound Aquatic Center – 226 Rome St., (73-733-5838
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
John F. Kennedy Recreation Center - 211 W. Kinney St., 973-733-5483
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center - 211 W. Kinney St., 973-733-5483
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
Rotunda Recreation Center - 75 Clifton Ave., 973-733-3677
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
 
St. Peter’s Recreation Center -378 Lyons Ave., 973-733-8006
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED

– Staff reports

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