Lafayette Street School kids have their playground back

Newark students regain recess after teachers’ cars kicked off playground

Teachers who used the playground at Newark’s Lafayette Street School like it was their own private parking lot will have to park somewhere else now.

After a year and a half of meetings, letters and petitions, parents of the students finally got their way. East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador spearheaded the passage of an ordinance making it official: The school parking lot is now a place for students to play without having to dodge between obstacle courses of parked cars.

Wonderful news for students and parents alike in the Ironbound.