Keeping Warm

Temperatures are hovering around 21°F (which feels like 2° with the wind chill) and walking to the Penn Station this morning was bitterly cold. City Hall sent a press release notifying residents about the “No Heat Hotline,” should your building have heating issues. Stay warm out there.

Mayor Cory A. Booker today reminded Newark residents that as arctic temperatures pummel the city, Newark’s hotline to report heat emergencies is open and tenants in unheated apartments can complain directly to the “No Heat Hotline” at (973) 733-6471.

By law, landlords are required to provide their tenants with a minimal temperature of 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., from October 1, 2007, through May 1, 2008.

Full press release at the link below.

Mayor Cory A. Booker today reminded Newark residents that as arctic temperatures pummel the city, Newark’s hotline to report heat emergencies is open and tenants in unheated apartments can complain directly to the “No Heat Hotline” at (973) 733-6471.

By law, landlords are required to provide their tenants with a minimal temperature of 68 degrees between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and 65 degrees from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., from October 1, 2007, through May 1, 2008.

“Maintaining public safety in Newark also means providing residents with sufficient heat in winter.” said Mayor Booker. “Landlords have a moral and legal obligation to provide heat to their tenants and I urge them to follow city laws.”

This hotline number will be manned by the Division of Inspections and Enforcement from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Inspectors will respond to all complaints of lack of heat and initiate enforcement action if warranted.

Forecasters are predicting cold temperatures today and tonight. Any questions that property owners and tenants may have can be addressed by contacting the Division of Inspections and Enforcement at (973) 733-6472.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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