To commemorate the solemn anniversary Sept. 11, the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Jersey City Department of Public Safety and Suburban Propane, will hold its Fourth Annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. Close to 200 first responders and community members are expected to participate. All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane, a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Services.
Fourth annual Jersey City Police & Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The blood drive will take place between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A special program with Jersey City, Red Cross and Suburban Propane officials will be held between 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey. Continue reading Red Cross holds fourth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive
Festivities Include Food Tasting and Judging of Contestants’ Dishes, Food Trucks, Children’s Activities, Music and More; All Proceeds to Benefit Charity
Contestants from the Jersey City Police Department, Fire
Department, EMTs and Hudson County Corrections officers will face-off in the 2nd annual Jersey City First Responders Charity Cook-off. With each ticket, attendees will get to taste each of the prepared dishes and vote for their favorite.
All proceeds will benefit a charity of the groups’ choosing: The Jersey City Firefighters Family Assistance Fund, the Police Unity Tour, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Code Green Campaign, as well as $5 from every ticket sold going to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Festivities also include music, children’s activities, food trucks, and more while enjoying a great fall day in the Beacon’s Overlook park with views of Jersey City and New York Cit Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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To open Art Gallery in JC this fall
Paintings by John T. Ruddy of Jersey City: PADMA, MATAJI, and NATARAJ.
(PADMA is on display at Raven Gallery and Boutique in Jersey City)
By Sally Deering
Artist and Jersey City Fire Captain John T. Ruddy has traveled all over the world and the souvenirs he has brought back include exotic images and motifs that influence many of his paintings.
“I studied Renaissance and Classical painting and I’ve traveled to 50 countries,” Ruddy says, sitting at an outdoor café in his downtown Jersey City neighborhood. “I always head for the cathedrals, mosques and temples first, and I ask myself, what does this culture aesthetically offer? Travel has always been a life-long passion.”
Consolidation Will Save City Thousands and Foster Better Communications Between Police and Fire Divisions While Enhancing Public Safety
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that his administration introduced at Monday July 29th City Council Caucus meeting four major consolidation measures to cut costs and streamlines services within municipal government.
The first ordinance establishes a Department of Public Safety and merges the Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Office of Emergency Management, into one central department. The day-to-day operations of each division will continue to be overseen by their respective chiefs, with a Director of Public Safety heading the department.
This consolidation will eliminate the cost of two directors, as well as numerous other administrative costs, with initial anticipated savings of $343,112. The merger will also facilitate better communication between the police and fire divisions as well as enhanced public safety for residents.
“For years, there has been abundant waste and duplication of services across all departments, which is something we identified during the transition,” said Mayor Fulop. “Making municipal government more efficient is one of the top priorities of my administration and tonight we are beginning the process of eliminating waste and creating a government that works for the taxpayers.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Announces Creation of Department of Public Safety; Consolidation of Divisions Within Three Additional Departments to Cut Costs & Streamline Services