NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_img× North Bergen’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony took place at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2018 in the veterans’ memorial area within James J. Braddock Park. Freeholder Anthony Vanieri served as master of ceremonies.Mayor Nicholas Sacco offered solemn reflections on the events of 9/11/01 and honored four North Bergen residents who lost their lives in the tragic events of that day: Christopher Amoroso, NBHS Class of 1990; Robert Cirri, NBHS Class of 1980; Sal Edward Tieri, NBHS Class of 1978; and David LaMagne. The ceremony also honored Sgt. Marcos Gorra, NBHS Class of 2005, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.A joint presentation of colors was provided by the North Bergen Police Honor Guard and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Honor Guard, followed by the North Bergen High School Advanced Chorus singing the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”Father Yuvan Alvarez presented the invocation and benediction. Also offering remarks were Superintendent of Schools George Solter, who spoke about the importance of teaching the significance of 9/11 to students who were not yet born when the tragedy occurred; Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, expressing his appreciation for law enforcement officers who lost their lives on that day or later endured hardships as a result of being first responders; and County Executive Thomas DeGise, with personal reminiscences of the event and its immediate impact.Among the many other dignitaries attending the event were Commissioners Julio Marenco, Hugo Cabrera, Allen Pascual, and Frank Gargiulo, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and Assemblyman Pedro Mejia, Parking Authority Executive Director Bob Baselice, DPW Supervisor John Shaw, Library Director Sai Rao, and many other township officials and administrators.Women’s group donates school supplies to Fulton AnnexMayor Nicholas Sacco was on hand Friday, Sept. 7 to express the township’s appreciation to the women of GEMS, a local social group that raised funds and donations to provide school supplies and uniforms to students at Robert Fulton Annex.Kids from all grades were invited to come pick out backpacks and supplies from among the different designs.The donations were intended to provide assistance to the students of Robert Fulton Annex, many of whom are immigrants, as they cope with the challenge of an academic career in an unfamiliar language.GEMS conducted fundraising events and solicited donations earlier this year, raising about $1,000 in addition to the supplies. The money is going toward school uniforms for students who need them.The women’s group holds drives or social programs several times a year to give back to the community in various ways. This was their first such function at Fulton Annex.Museum passes available free at the LibraryNorth Bergen and Guttenberg residents can now reserve and borrow museum passes for free at the library and resource center.Library members can currently reserve free passes to the Newark Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Garden State Discovery Museum.Passes are available to borrow for three days (including pick-up and return), and there is a $20 refundable deposit required at the time of pick-up.Call 201-869-4715 ext. 3 with any questions. North Bergen celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15There’s an event almost every day during Hispanic Heritage Month in North Bergen. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the township will hold dozens of cultural and educational events to highlight and promote the contributions Hispanics have made throughout our history to keep our community strong.The North Bergen Free Public Library is hosting a vast array of events and activities, in addition to the parades and other fun celebrations taking place during the festive month. Among the many events scheduled are dance classes, Spanish films, art programs, cooking demonstrations, family activities, a carnival, and more. A full calendar of events taking place throughout the township is available at http://www.northbergen.org/_Content/pdf/HispanicHeritageMonth2018.pdf.National Hispanic Heritage Week was established in 1968 and expanded to National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988. The month includes the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Belize, and Mexico.North Bergen hosts a thriving and robust Hispanic community comprising individuals from many countries who have made enormous contributions to our diverse society by sharing their talents, culture, traditions, and their deep connection to family values. The township strongly supports this celebration of the rich cultural traditions and significant achievements of our Hispanic and Latin American communities.Ceremony in Braddock Park honors 9/11 victims on 17th anniversarylast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *