Chaparro thanks local police, volunteers

Dear Editor:

Although there is much work to do in Trenton that I’m eager to get to, summer also provides elected officials the opportunities to see the good work being done in the communities they serve.

On Tuesday, I was happy to join so many residents in Church Square Park in Hoboken for a night to say thank you to our law enforcement officers. I echo the comments of Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, who said she hopes we could hold these types of events more often. Thank you to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman for speaking to our community about his connections to Hoboken and the importance of National Night Out. A special thank you to the Hoboken Police Department and Stevens Institute of Technology Police Department for organizing such a great night – whether it was cooking burgers, handing out t-shirts, or just talking to residents about what you do, events like last night make a big difference in bringing our community and our police department even closer together! As a member of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, I look forward to working toward making New Jersey a safer place for our police officers and our residents.

In July I was also able to attend the Hoboken Housing Authority Beautification Bash. These types of events are a great example of residents coming together to create a better home for their neighbors. Thank you to all the sponsors: HHA Board of Commissioners, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Director Pellegrini, Senator Stack, Councilman Ramos, the HHA Resident Advisory Board, Church of God of Prophecy, Grace Church, Hoboken Family Alliance, HOPES Inc., Zog Sports, Russo Civic Association, and the American Ballplayers League. Your efforts, and those of Executive Director Marc Recko and all the great volunteers, ensures that our Housing Authority continues to be a beautiful place.

If my office can ever be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out at (201) 683-7917.

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro

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