“Ethel Pesin Liberty Footbridge.”dedicated in the honor of matron of Liberty State Park.
JERSEY CITY –Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy,Mayor- elect Steve Fulop, members of the Municipal Council, and other city officials joined with community members for a dedication ceremony for the newly installed Jersey Avenue pedestrian bridge that links downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park and which was washed out during Hurricane Sandy.
The bridge will be dedicated in the honor of Ethel Pesin, matron of Liberty State Park.
The dedication took place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at Jersey Avenue and Mill Creek.
The ceremony served to officially dedicate the bridge as the “Ethel Pesin Liberty Footbridge.”
At a special ceremony in the Jersey City's, City Hall, Mayor Jerramiah Healy presented Wrestling legend Bruno Samartino with a Proclamation and Key to the City of Jersey City.Sammartino has fought at different venues in Jersey City during his lengthly career as a wrestler. Sammartino was in the Jersey City area for his induction ceremony at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on Satruday, April 6th where he is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Jersey City Parks Coalition announced today that the City of Jersey City and The Jersey City Parks Coalition have been awarded one of three national Make A Difference Day awards for municipalities for the collaborative project known as the “BIG DIG” that saw 18,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs planted across the city last October.
CAPTION: (from left) Jersey City Planners Maryann Bucci-Carter and Tanya Marione-Stanton, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, Press Secretary Jennifer Morrill, City Planner Robert Cotter and City Engineer Chuck Lee.
Awards are for Sustainability, Municipal Engineering &Communications
The City of Jersey City was awarded the “Collaboration Award” from the Sustainable Jersey organization. The Collaboration Award recognizes a municipality that worked in partnership to implement a program or project. This award recognizes that many sustainability issues must be addressed on a regional scale or require the pooled resources of more than one partner.
The panel awarded the award to Jersey City for partnering with several entities (City Green, Washington Park Association, the Jersey City Food Co-op, and Garden State Urban Farms) to actively address food system issues by amending ordinances to allow local food production and sales, establishing and promoting a community gardening program (Adopt-A-Lot), developing a demonstration rain garden, and supporting the school gardening program. Continue reading City of Jersey City Recieves Three Awards at Annual League of Municipalities Conference→
Jersey City Mayor Jerrimiah Healy(L) holds a “Street Sweeper” automatic gun with a 30 round clip and Jersey City Police Chief Thomas J. Comey (R) holds a “Pump Action Shotgun” which can kill as many as the street sweeper within three rounds being fired.
Photo’s by Steveamack.com
Jerramiah T. Healy and police officials displayed 65 firearms taken into custody today, including a dangerous machine gun pistol called a “Street Sweeper”, all of which were gathered during Day 1 of the city’s gun buyback program.
Dubbed Operation LifeSaver II, police officials were thrilled that 65 firearms were turned in to churches and city community centers that participated in the first of consecutive weekends where police give amnesty and cash to residents turning in firearms. The big catch during Saturday’s haul, a Mac 10 machine gun pistol and another semi-automatic handgun that was loaded with deadly hollow-point bullets.