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Public Invited to Fundraiser Hosted by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and City Counicl President Lavarro

 Fundraiser for Relief Effort for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

– A fundraiser has been planned by Mayor Steven M. Fulop and City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr. to aid the victims of the devastating Typhoon Yolanda that struck the Philippines impacting an approximate 9.5 million people with nearly 1,000 casualties already reported.

Some Filipino officials are projecting that the death toll could reach 10,000.

“Jersey City has one of the largest Filipino communities in the nation and we know that our Filipino residents are all extremely concerned about their loved ones who are in the Philippines,” said

Mayor Fulop. “As the relief effort is going to take much time and billions of dollars, we are asking residents in Jersey City to help aid in the mission. The Jersey City people have always come together to help other communities and other countries when faced with natural disasters and other tragedies, and we know this time will be no different.”

The fundraising event will take place from

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2013 at Porto Lounge, 286 First Street. A representative from the American Red Cross will be on hand to collect checks for the relief effort and Porto Lounge will donate a portion of their receipts as well.

“I thank Mayor Fulop and many members of the community, including businesses like Porto Lounge, for stepping forward to help in this hour of need,” said

Council President Lavarro. “I’m personally moved by the outpouring of support and how Jersey City is demonstrating its generous spirit.”

Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross with the memo designation of “Philippines Typhoon and Flood.” If you are unable to attend the event but still want to donate, you may do so online or by sending a check to your nearest American Red Cross chapter. Information can be found by visiting redcross.org.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Steven M. Fulop at 201-547-4836./////

 

 

 

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Community Pillar- St. Dominic Academy to Honor Maryanne Kelleher, Director of Jersey City Cultural Affairs

By Sally Deering

MaryanneKelleherheadshotOn Thurs, Nov. 21, Saint Dominic Academy (SDA) will honor Jersey City Cultural Affairs Director Maryanne Kelleher, Class of ’90, with the Dominican Pillar Award, the highest honor given to “outstanding individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the values of Saint Dominic.” The 15th Annual SDA Leadership Awards Gala will be held at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville and the money raised will to go to SDAs scholarship fund.

“It is a special thing to be honored by the community that I serve,” Kelleher says, “but to have SDA reach out to me to say, ‘You’ve done well, kid,’ twenty-three years after graduation is a whole other experience all-together.  This is very touching and a personal honor which I will cherish for years to come.”

Jersey City’s Director of Cultural Affairs since 1996, Kelleher has worked for several administrations including Mayors Bret Schundler, Glenn Cunningham, L. Harvey Smith, Jerramiah T. Healy, and the newly-elected Mayor Steven M. Fulop. Her primary mission as a public servant, she says, is to remain keenly aware of the needs within the creative, ethnic and preservation communities and advocate on their behalf to realize their goals. She encourages Jersey City artists — dancers, actors, writers – to contact her office if they need help with their projects.

Continue reading Community Pillar- St. Dominic Academy to Honor Maryanne Kelleher, Director of Jersey City Cultural Affairs

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JERSEY CITY: Newly Appointed Chief Municipal Court Judge & New Full-Time Judge to be Sworn In

 

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Jersey City’s first Filipino-American Chief Municipal Court Judge, Carlo Abad, and new full-time Judge Mark Curtis will be sworn in at a 4 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20th, 2013, at Jersey City Municipal Court, 365 Summit Avenue.

The two judges were appointed by Mayor Fulop and confirmed by the City Council last month.

Carlo Abad, a Filipino American, has been serving as Acting Chief Municipal Court Judge and has been serving on the bench in Jersey City since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Abad served in the Newark Prosecutor’s Office, the Jersey City Prosecutor’s Office, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as working in several private law firms.

Mr. Curtis, a graduate of Seton Hall University Law School, has served as a Jersey City municipal prosecutor and long-time attorney practicing in Jersey City and Hudson County.

 

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10 Days into Office Mayor Fulop Sees Culture in City Hall & Vows to Change via No Tolerance Policy

Pursues Another Termination of Employment for Latest Infraction & Will Install GPS Systems in City Vehicles

 

Mayor Steven M. Fulop address the attendance at his Ignaugural

JERSEY CITY – With only ten days into office, Mayor Steven M. Fulop is quickly learning and aggressively pushing to change the culture of City Hall employees with termination charges for any employee violating policy and breaking the law.

Last week, Jersey City Police Detective William Kallert was charged with DWI and was immediately suspended without pay after he was found intoxicated in an unmarked police vehicle he was not authorized to use after hours.  This was followed by yesterday’s incident in which a DPW manager was arrested on charges of soliciting a prostitute while in a city vehicle he was also not authorized to use after work hours.

The employee, George Reyes, is facing termination as a result of the arrest.

“This is the second time in just one week that a city employee has committed a crime while using a city vehicle without authorization, which speaks to the pervasive culture of abuse that has been allowed to exist in Jersey City,” said Mayor Fulop.  “This is unacceptable and we are going to root out this type of behavior and put an end to it.  We will not tolerate this.”  Continue reading 10 Days into Office Mayor Fulop Sees Culture in City Hall & Vows to Change via No Tolerance Policy

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Mayor Fulop Announces Desk Audit of City Workers & Programs

Outdated Programs to be Phased Out; High-Performing Programs to Receive Additional Resources & Redeployed Staff

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop today announced that his administration has started a desk audit of all civilian management and supervisory employees. A desk audit hasn’t been conducted in Jersey City in nearly ten years.

The purpose of the desk audit – which will be conducted division by division, department by department – is to evaluate employee functions and accomplishments over the last year, as well as program performance and the need for redeployment of staff to better serve the residents.  Additionally, the audit serves to eliminate any duplication of services.

“The taxpayers deserve to have every dollar they pay to the city work for them and redundant services eliminated,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We want to make every employee and every office accountable and working to its fullest potential for the residents and business owners.  To do that, we need to understand the human resources we have in place and maximize staff utilization.”

Mayor Fulop expects to complete the internal review over the next several weeks and begin restructuring programs and departments based on the findings.

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