Valentine's Day with the LWCA
This Valentine's Day, the Louis Weber Civic Association spread love by gifting Ironbound seniors with gift cards to local restaurant...
The Louis Weber Civic Association was formed by retired Newark police officer, and lifelong Ironbound resident, Louis Weber.
The Louis Weber Civic Association intends to support the Ironbound/East Ward in rebuilding from the devastating effects COVID19 has had on our community. By providing financial resources and information to those most impacted by this pandemic, we aim to support the efforts of residents in all segments of the community, in improving the quality of life in our neighborhood and bringing the Ironbound back to life.
Louis Weber was born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark to Portuguese and Italian parents - his father is from a town in Portugal known as Murtosa. A lifelong resident of the East Ward, he attended Oliver Street School and St. Benedict's Prep.
Hailing from a family of dedicated police officers, Louis himself became a Newark police officer at the age of 18. During almost 11 years, he patrolled every district in the City of Newark and worked in the Major Crimes Division, Narcotics, Robbery Homicide Division, SWAT and the Executive Protection Unit. His police work earned him two Medal of Valor awards, three Outstanding Bravery awards and several Outstanding Police work medals for courage and community based policing. In 2015 he was injured in the line of duty and had to retire. He recalls the decision as one of the hardest things he's ever had to do.
He has served the City of Newark as a civilian since 2018 and worked tirelessly through the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of it's residents. His work has given him a front row seat to the devastating toll COVID 19 has had on our once vibrant community, and it was from this experience that he decided to form a Civic Association, to support the Ironbound and the East Ward in it's recovery efforts.
The Louis Weber Civic Association aims to support the efforts of residents in all segments of the community, in re-building and improving the quality of life in our neighborhood.