JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces Elizabeth Castillo as the new Acting Director of the Department of Finance, established by the Mayor earlier this year to further develop fiscal policies and procedures for the benefit of Jersey City taxpayers. The new Acting Director will fill the position left vacant by the Department’s first-ever Director, John Metro, who was recently appointed the role of Acting Business Administrator by the Mayor.
Liz Castillo’s accounting career spans more than 21 years of combined experience in governmental, manufacturing, and managerial roles, during which time she also obtained state licensure as a Certified Municipal Financial Officer. As Acting Director, she will oversee five divisions within the Finance Department, including Management and Budget, Collections, Treasury and Debt Management, Accounts and Control, and Payroll.
Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Public Safety Director James Shea, Police Director Tawana Moody, and Police Chief Michael Kelly to announce the promotion of 20 Captains, 20 Lieutenants, and 35 Sergeants in the Jersey City Police Department. These promotions achieve more diversity within the ranks, including the highest-ranking Hispanic female and highest-ranking African American female within the entire department.
Paul Dillon, HCCC Associate Dean of Business, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management, will be honored at the virtual event.
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites the community to participate in its Annual Holiday Gala. This year’s virtual “Gala @ Home” will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the celebration will fund scholarships for deserving students, the Foundation Art Collection, faculty development, and the College’s physical expansion. Individual Dinner Tickets are $500 each. Full Scholarship Sponsorships are $4,800, and Partial Scholarship Sponsorships are $2,400. Other contributions are welcome. Tickets for the Gala and information about other donor opportunities may be obtained by contacting Mirta Sanchez at 201-360-4004 or email@example.com.
Ribbon-Cutting at Grand Opening of Lidl’s Bayonne store: Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and City Council Members joined members of Lidl’s management for the ribbon-cutting at the store’s grand opening on November 18. The German-based grocery chain’s regional offices are located now in the same structure as the Bayonne store, which is located at 20 Goldsborough Drive by Route 440. The store was constructed on the former Military Ocean Terminal. Pictured left to right behind the ribbon: Baxter Burnworth (Director of Real Estate, Lidl U.S.); Cal Trew (Manager, Bayonne Lidl store); Mayor Jimmy Davis; City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski; Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa; and First Ward Council Member Neil Carroll.
Mayor Fulop and Liberty Science Center Announce new Partnership with Hudson County to Create High School that will Reimagine Public Education
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Liberty Science Center (LSC) and Hudson County to announce an agreement by the Hudson County Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology to establish a unique public-private partnership for the creation of the new proposed Liberty Science High School, located within the new cutting-edge SciTech Scity. The planned 30-acre innovation campus, a “mini city of the future”, will be a revolutionary technological hub for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientists working together to create a community for learning and innovation.
Like many in the medical profession in New Jersey, Dr. Deven Unadkat is concerned about the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, especially in Hudson County.
Since flattening out over the summer, the number of new positive COVID-19 cases has been steadily climbing. On August 28, Hudson County’s seven-day average was 17. This week, the seven-day average rose to 249.
But Dr. Unadkat, the chair and medical director of the Emergency Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, also sees a ray of hope.
In case you missed it Wednesday, November 11, here’s the Veterans Day video dedicated to all the men and women from past to present that have served and continue to serve the military in the five branches of the United States military. They include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. While this video was recorded at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in North Arlington, there are veterans laid to rest at all of our locations including Gate of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleum in East Hanover, St. Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum in Colonia, Holy Name Cemetery and Mausoleum in Jersey City, Maryrest Cemetery and Mausoleum in Mahwah, and Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. There are veterans that have served in every war since the Civil War buried at our locations. We pray every day for the repose of their souls, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to their loved ones.
May God bless our veterans and active troops wherever they may be, and may God bless America. Click here or the American flag image above to watch video.
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Eagle Scout project in DiDomenico-16th Street Park: A.J. Chiaravalloti of Boy Scout Troop #25 planned and organized the construction of a walled, circular garden with three six-ft.-long benches at DiDomenico-16th Street Park. The benches are dedicated to people who have been affected by the Coronavirus: those who passed away as a result of it; healthcare personnel and essential workers; and community volunteers. A.J. Chiaravalloti also raised the funds to complete the construction. The project was constructed on the lower level of the park. Scout Chiaravalloti consulted Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa about which plants would work well in the circular garden. Scout Chiaravalloti worked in cooperation with the Bayonne Department of Public Works and DPW Director Tom Cotter.