Statue Dedicated in Honor of North Ward Center Founder

The North Ward Center dedicated a statue to founder Stephen N. Adubato on Oct. 28, 2013.

The statue is positioned in front of The North Ward Center's headquarters building on its campus on Mount Prospect Avenue in Newark's North Ward. 

Joining the dedication were Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Reps. Donald Payne and Albio Sires, Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, state Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Council President Albio Sires, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos along with hundreds of other elected officials, friends and family members as well as children from the North Ward Center's preschool and its charter school, Robert Treat Academy.

Here is a sampling of some of the media coverage from that day:

The Star-Ledger
Stephen Adubato honored by Christie, Booker and other high profile leaders in Newark

The Record
Christie unveils statue for North Ward Center founder Stephen Adubato in Newark

Adubato honored as statue unveiled in Newark: Christie, Booker, DiVencenzo pay homage, pay respect

Christie Courts Minorities in Effort to Score Historic Margin of Victory

Office of the Governor
Governor Christie To Steve Adubato: My Mother Would Be Proud Of You