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Operation Homefront and Cheerios Team Up to “Brighten the Lives of Vets”

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On May 1, Cheerios launched an exciting new campaign with Operation Homefront – Brighten the Lives of Vets – exclusively at Walmart. Visit the cereal aisle to find specially marked packages of your favorite flavors. Inside each package is a special code. Cheerios will donate $1 for each code that is entered on their website, up to $250,000. Learn more at: cheeriosgives.com

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Jersey City’s First-Ever Veteran’s Day Parade Huge Success with Participants and Residents

Mayor Fulop Vet parade

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop beamed on the steps of Jersey City’s City Hall while announcing his City Council memebers this morning at the start of the first-ever Jersey City Veteran’s Day parade.

Fulop a former Marine who joined the Marines after 9/11 and served in Dessert Storm announced  his Council memebers and NJ State elected officials one by one and proudly decared which ones served in the United States Marines, both Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano and Jersey City Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera are former Marines as well as current NJ State Assemblyman Raj Mukhenji , Fulop smiled and said to the crowd ” See where I am going with this folks.”

Fulop also mentioned that State Senator Sandra Cunningham who was in attendance was married to a former Marine the late Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham.

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez  spoke about Jersey City and Hudson County’s sacrafice to defend our nation

It was with this pride and enthusiam from all participants  that surrounded today’s first ever Jersey City First-Ever Veteran’s Day Parade that made it an overwhelming success that can only grow larger with each year.

With hundred of Veteran’s and active Military service members marching some in uniform and  more folks linning the streets, you could feel the excitement  as Jersey City residents from all backgrounds and cultures held up the American flags and said “Thank You” to the many Veterans and servicemen  in the parade.


TECH VETS Non-Profit Hires & Trains U.S. Vets

   CEO Dorothy Nicholson of Secaucus helps Vets Build IT Careers

By Sally Deering 

U.S. Veteran, Bright Star staff member Danielle Salifu of Jersey City
U.S. Veteran, Bright Star
staff member Danielle Salifu of Jersey City

U.S. Army veteran Danielle Salifu returned from her tour of duty and became a childcare provider until she discovered Bright Star Technology in Newark, a non-profit that helps U.S Veterans build careers in computer technology. After two years, Salifu went from document specialist to production supervisor.


“After being a child-care provider for ten years this was a big change,” Salifu says. “We are family at Bright Star. We all have something in common.”

Bright Star helps Veterans Bright Star provides IT infrastructure modernization; process improvement; and hybrid and cloud-based case management services and solutions to federal, state, county and municipal government offices as well as private companies. To fulfill its mission, Bright Star hires and trains American veterans in IT processes and solutions so they can transition from the military to high-tech careers within Bright Star and beyond.


Dorthy Nicholson of Bright Star
Bright Star CEO
Dorothy Nicholson

Bright Star Founder and CEO Dorothy Nicholson of Secaucus started the company in 2008 after working for companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Computron and RADVision. Feeling unfulfilled in her work, Nicholson took a risk and started Bright Star with 60 homeless veterans.



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Hudson County Community College Named to ‘2011 Military-Friendly Schools’ List

HCCC rated in top 15% of all trade schools, colleges and universities throughout the USA for best education, value and welcome to military members, veterans and spouses

hccc-military“Hudson County Community College’s inclusion on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list was announced at the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Pictured from left for the plaque presentation are William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the Board of Trustees; Nelson Vieira, Director of Admissions; Willie Malone, Enrollment Records Assistant; Dr. Paula P. Pando, Vice President for the North Hudson Center/Student Affairs; Dr. Glen Gabert, President of HCCC; and Peter Vida, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services.”

  JERSEY CITY, N.J. / August 24, 2010 – Hudson County Community College has learned that the College will be named to the “Military-Friendly Schools” List. The College was chosen from 7,000 institutions of higher education across the country to be included on the list, and the official designation will be made in September. Only 15% of all of the nation’s schools of higher education make the list.


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