Esther Suarez nominated to be Hudson County Prosecutor
Superior Court Judge Esther Suarez was nominated as the new Hudson County prosecutor on Wednesday by Gov. Christopher Christie.
Suarez, a native of Bayonne, served as counsel for the city of Hoboken before moving on to become a superior court judge in Passaic County. She will serve a five-year term as prosecutor.
Hudson County has been without a prosecutor since early June, 2012, when two-term prosecutor Ed DeFazio was appointed as a judge.
“I am proud to support Esther Suarez’s nomination to become the next Hudson County Prosecutor because she is not only eminently qualified, but also because her confirmation will be a historic moment as she will become both the first woman and the first person of Hispanic heritage to serve in the position,” said North Bergen Mayor and State Sen. Nicholas Sacco. “Esther is a Hudson County native and a Superior Court Judge with an impeccable record and unimpeachable integrity. She will bring a strong background of legal experience to the office and will ably represent the diversity that makes Hudson County great.”
Fiesta in America to showcase Asian American products and services at Expo Center
Experience Asia for two exciting days in Secaucus, home to many Asian households and businesses. Fiesta in America, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit company, is behind the event scheduled for Aug. 15 and 16 at the Meadowlands Expo Center.
Fiesta in America has been holding Philippine Fiesta, the largest indoor gathering of Filipinos in the northeast, for the past 17 years. This time, it’s rallying all other Asian communities together under the banner “Asians Mean Business,” the central theme of Fiesta in America.
“We are showcasing the best of Asian products, services, culture, and entertainment this year to serve both sides – to address the needs of companies targeting all Asians as one group, and for Asian companies to find out how to best position themselves in the mainstream market,” said Len Manansala, vice president of marketing for Fiesta in America.
Fiesta in America will allow Asian and American brands to interact through the products and services they offer, and offer business seminars that aim to be informative and relevant to the exhibitors and attendees.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call (212) 682-6610 or visit fiestainamerica.com.
Attend a discussion on the natural history of the Meadowlands on June 29
Natural Resources Specialist Brett Bragin will discuss how the Meadowlands was formed 20,000 years ago during the last ice age, and how nature and humanity have since impacted the region. He will also lecture on the remarkable comeback of fish and other wildlife in the Meadowlands.
The free event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Call (201) 460-1700 or register at www.njmeadowlands.gov.
Free yoga in Braddock Park every Tuesday and Friday
Free yoga takes place in Braddock Park every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. and every Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. Rain or shine. Come to James J. Braddock North Hudson Park Environmental Center 10 minutes before start time.
Bring a yoga mat, water, towel, and a friend (optional). You must be 18 years or older. Register at hudsoncountynjevents.org.
Independence Day Concert on July 1
Wear your red, white and blue and celebrate America’s independence with a fun night of free music on Wednesday, July 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, the North Jersey Concert Band will perform a selection of rousing patriotic songs.
Registration is required at www.njmeadowlands.gov. The event will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Information: (201) 460-1700.
Sixth Annual Butterfly Day is July 26
The highly-anticipated Butterfly Festival is back. Join a fun-filled day of butterfly walks and identification techniques, plus many free activities for the kids on Sunday, July 26. Children 12 and under can join a butterfly costume contest. Butterfly Day is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association.
This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center,
2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.