Monday, December 31, 2012

Newarkers Push for A Day for Patrick the Pitbull

Patrick1.jpgPatrick the Pitbull
A growing number of people are supporting A day for Patrick the Pitbull
in the city of Newark.

Followers of the Facebook page People Paws for Patrick are supporting "Patrick the Miracle Dog Day" in Newark. Recently Councilwoman Janice Maly of Bloomfield added her support and echoed what supporters on the Faceboook page said that a day for Patrick would create a permanent day
of awareness about animal abuse.

Here is her message:
Here is the Facebook page:

CBS 2 Alice Gainer Moderates Town Hall Meeting in Newark

Newark Community meeting where residents got answers to their questions and problems.

From left to right- North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr.,CBS 2 Alice Gainer, Newark District Leader Steve Sacco, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo

Here is another one of our Town Hall Meetings Focusing on Education.
Town Hall Meeting of The Minds II : Your Child's Education in Focus with Brenda Blackmon My9 & Fox 5

Take a look and e-mail in your questions for our next Town Hall Meeting.

Saint Lucy's Church Celebrates Father Luigi's Birthday & Gives Overwhelmingly to Help Needy Families

A jubilant crowd gathered after Mass on Monday at Saint Lucy's Church to celebrate Father Luigi Zanotto's 72 birthday. After Mass parishioners went over to the community center and had Italian and Spanish food along with cake and coffee. Father Luigi said that he was overjoyed that all the diverse communities of Newark came out to celebrate his birthday.
 Among those well wishers was lifelong Newark resident & loyal parishioner, Olympia Bianchi who wished Father Luigi "many more".

 In other Saint Lucy's news Unico National local chapter out of Cedar Grove/ Verona helped collect over 600 Turkeys to give to needy families in the community. Alan Genuario of Saint Lucy's Church led an army of volunteers placing those turkeys in boxes with all the turkey trimmings of stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and much more. One of the helpers, Alvina Gopee noted that it was done with an assembyline precision. Many parishioners felt that Saint Lucy's Church was really receiving a Divine Blessing this week for Father Luigi's Birthday and Thanksgiving. Father Luigi at the food collection said a special prayer and blessing for the holiday. Father Luigi also extended an invitation for all to come to Saint Lucy's Church and be blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless everyone during upcoming Christmas season!

In Newark Got Garbage, Get Cruz Control

When Antonio Lopez of Garside Street in Newark saw an overload of garbage and debris on the side of neighboring house causing an eyesore and rodents in his neighborhood,he knew he had to take action. Lopez said he contacted every agency and department in Newark City Hall to no avail. Determined to get action Lopez took to Facebook and tagged every politician North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., Governor Chris Christie and even President Barack Obama.

Once lopez posted on Facebook the reaction came in fast and people were upset that the garabage pile up causing a health concern and his neighborhood to go in decline were also determined to help him. This reaction was starting to reach City Hall and they were reacting.

It finally reached an administrator by the name of Adam Cruz so concerned he contacted Lopez. Lopez was told that this would be cleaned and in a matter of days it was, Cruz himself cleaned-up the property.
Lopez an outspoken critic of the mayor who refers to Mayor Cory Booker as the out of town Hollywood Mayor hopes that other citiizens will not have to go through what he had to. We need to fix the problem for our citizens who want a better Newark!

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