MOVING UPWARD, PROMOTION GRANTED!
by MATTHEW AMATO
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After a few years as a special police officer, Laura Sorto recently achieved her hard-earned promotion to full-time police officer in Guttenberg, and now is excited at being granted that professional opportunity along with peace in her professional soul.

Like anything else in life, when a person strives for a goal and then reaches it, it is now showtime—and she is up to the task, because she just loves her job! A former West New Yorker now living in the town of Secaucus, Police Officer Sorto hopes she can become a police investigator in the future. That is her next goal, as she always had an interest in the investigative field of policework.

Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff tells us that he was very happy making the appointment for the municipality because the department needed another police officer. Officer Sorto received good reviews, so he too was also very pleased with the promotion! Guttenberg Police Captain Joel Magenheimer says that Officer Sorto always did a fine job under his watch, and he was also happy with the appointment. Guttenberg Police Director Michael Caliguiro, who resides in West New York, told us that he was always proud and happy with Officer Sorto’s work ability.

Police Officer Sorto has climbed the ladder of job praise acclaim and approval in her quest to get her promotion.

Before her promotion, Police Officer Sorto recently also accepted, on behalf of the Guttenberg Police Department, the AAA North Jersey Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of exceptional traffic safety program activities in the town. Weehawken Township also received the same award, and it was accepted by Weehawken Deputy Police Chief Jeff Fulcher. This had to make both Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner very proud of their police departments.

The awards were presented by AAA North Jersey Vice President James Dugan. By the way, if Mr. Dugan’s name sounds familiar, well, it should! Mr. Dugan is the son of former State Sen. James Dugan, Sr. from Bayonne, who was also the New Jersey State Democratic Party Chairman during the 1970s, when Gov. Brendan Byrne reigned for two terms as governor.

Thus, to newly-promoted Guttenberg Police Officer Laura Sorto: continue to keep up the great work, and like the astrological Aries that you are, stay focused and resourceful, and all the very, very best!

Former Secaucus Mayor Paul Amico, who served the town of Secaucus for three-decades, tells us that later this spring he will become 98 years old and that he aims to keep up good health habits, as every day is a blessing in itself! As for his nephew Danny Amico, he is a frequent visitor, says his uncle Paul, and it’s a sure thing that nephew Danny will keep good care of a municipal historical treasure like former Mayor Amico. Congratulations and happy birthday, again!

Ramon Andrade of Union City has graduated from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Andrade is also a graduate of Union City High School. Congrats to you Mr. Andrade!

Chelsea Nicole Kaden of Union City was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Delaware. Best wishes to you, Ms. Kaden!

The Very Reverend Carlo Fortunio, V.F., Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in West New York, has also been appointed administrator of Our Lady of Libera Roman Catholic Church in West New York, announced Archbishop John J. Myers of the Newark, New Jersey Archdiocese. Congratulations Father Fortunio!

Hudson County Surrogate Judge Donald W. DeLeo of North Bergen is announcing that he will be addressing the Jersey City Housing Authority Senior Citizens at Berry Gardens on the subject of “New Information on Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, and Stories from your Hudson County Surrogate’s Court” on Thursday, March 16 at 1 p.m., at 92 Danforth Ave. in their Community Room, in Jersey City, and at the Saint Michael’s Madonna Hall on Church Lane, between 23rd and 24th streets (North & South), and between Broadway and Avenue E (East & West) on March 21 at 1 p.m. in Bayonne.

The seminars are free and Judge DeLeo with his knowledge of the subject, and his easy way of making people understand legal language, is a treat you do not want to miss. For further information call (201) 795-6378, and then get into your automobile and attend the seminar. You will be glad you did!

And so it goes … until next time …see you around town …MATT



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