Jersey City, NJj, May 24, 2012: The Jersey City Police Athletic League (JCPAL) will be hosting its first Cigar Social event on May 30, 2012 from 7pm -11pm at the Liberty House in Liberty State Park to raise money to support the educational and sports programs it offers to Jersey City youths.
The JCPAL offers over a dozen free educational and athletic programs for kids ages 5-19 such as Police Explorers, football, soccer, after school programs, summer programs, and Hudson County’s first ever rugby program.
The event will also be a viewing party for the JCPAL’s first PSA commercial shoot produced by NJCU Media Arts Department and directed by JCPAL Development Director Nathan Lugo-Montanez
Executive Director Frank Williams is happy to welcome new management and corporate partners that will bring new ideas and energy to help promote and advocate for the JCPAL and is excited for future events like the Murder Mystery Dinner scheduled for October 2012.
For more information on this or any of our upcoming events or programs, or to volunteer with the JCPAL please visit the website www.jcpal.org or call 201-434-3366.
September 11th, 2011 Ceremony to Recognize 9/11 Working Dog
Liberty State Park, Jersey City 12:45 pm
River View Observer Staff
On Sun, Sept 11th, “Finding One Another: the 10th Anniversary Tribute to the Canine Search & Rescue Community of 9/11” will honor canine working dog teams on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. “Finding One Another” has identified more than 950 working dog teams (civilian, government, law enforcement and military) who served in response to 9/11. These teams were involved with search and rescue, recovery and security efforts at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, Shanksville, and the Fresh Kills Landfill recovery site. Continue reading Recognizing Our Canine Heros→
“This is the hour when we choose our future. I’m Jon Huntsman and I’m running for president of the United States,” with those words Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced on Tuesday, June 21st, at Liberty State Park in Jersey City his candidacy for President in the 2012 race thus becoming one more Republican contender to join the race for the White House. Liberty State Park is also the location chosen by former President Ronald Reagan to announce his bid for President in 1980.
Huntsman was President Obama’s Amabassdor to China until this past spring.
Sean Hannity from Fox’s Hannity’s America was on hand to interview Huntsman. When asked by Hannity why the former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China decided to enter the race; Huntsman said, “Because I love my country. And I can’t stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation, a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got. You have a choice then, you can either stand on the sidelines or you can do as Teddy Roosevelt used to preach, and you can get in the arena and do something about it.”
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council, and other city officials announce the opening of Easy Riders JC LLC bicycle rental and tour company in downtown Jersey City.
Easy Riders JC LLC allows both residents and tourists the opportunity to rent bicycles and explore the Jersey City Waterfront, Liberty State Park and the Statue of Liberty independently or through one of their guided tours. Continue reading BICYCLE TOUR AND RENTAL COMPANY OPENS ON THE JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT→
Liberty State Park will celebrate its 30th birthday on June 10th, and considering that last year alone 5 million people visited the park — this could turn out to be one heck of a birthday party. If you’re one of the lucky people who have already discovered Liberty State Park, then you might want to take a moment to honor Morris Pesin, the driving force behind turning a once-desolate Jersey City dumpsite into one of the greatest parks in America. Mr. Pesin, who passed away in 1992, was honored by President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1985 with a Volunteer Action Award for creating Liberty State Park, the Gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.