UC and WNY hold ceremonies in memory of 9/11
On Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:40 a.m., West New York will hold a service at 60th Street and Boulevard East.
At 7 p.m., Union City will hold a Ceremony of Remembrance at Liberty Plaza, 30th Street and Palisade Avenue. The monument dedicated to the persons from Union City who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 will be rededicated after improvements were done to the existing monument.
On Sept. 12, artists of various disciplines will gather, exhibit, and create art in remembrance of Sept. 11th at Liberty Plaza, 30th Street and Palisade Avenue in Union City from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
There will also be poetry readings as well as classical music performances. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
Local assemblyman joins effort to protect jobs and discourage outsourcing
Assemblymen Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. (D-Hudson) and Nelson Albano (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland) are pushing legislation to protect jobs at home and discourage the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries with bill A998, which would prohibit business entities from eligibility for state contracts or state grants if the business eliminates jobs performed by its employees in the United States and assigns those functions to workers in a foreign nation.
“Now more than ever we need to be conscious of the businesses New Jersey invests in,” said Ramos in a released statement. ”We should be using every resource at our disposal to help retain and attract jobs to our country, and our state in particular.”
Prior to receiving any state contract or grant, a business entity will be required to certify, in writing to the state agency awarding the contract or grant, that it is not prohibited by the bill’s provisions from entering into the contract or receiving the grant, and must agree that during the contract or grant it will not engage in conduct that would make it ineligible.
The proposed bill also prohibits state funds or funds under the custody or control of the state from being invested in the securities of ineligible businesses.
The measure is currently awaiting a hearing before the Assembly State Government Committee.
WNY Women’s Club welcomes new members for a new year
The WNY Women’s Club is reconvening for fall and will hold its first meeting on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Hudson Hall, 6018 Hudson Ave. New members are welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Procession to be held in UC in honor of Cuban saint
A procession in honor of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Cuba’s patron saint, will be held in Union City on Sept. 12, beginning at 2 p.m.
The procession will start on Bergenline Avenue at 49th Street, proceed south to 32nd Street, and then to St. Augustine’s Church located at 3900 New York Ave., where a Mass will be held.
Park PAC will host Fall Art Program
Park Performing Arts Center (Park PAC) is hoping to extend the fun and joy of summer with the opening of the Fall Art Program at the center. Both children and adults are invited to spend their Saturdays mastering artistic skills at the Park PAC with classes in art, ballet, hip hop, theater and Latin percussion.
The program, in its sixth consecutive year, offers 10 week cycles in fall, winter and spring. The new session will kick off on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To register or for more information, call (201) 865-6980 or visit www.parkpac.org.
The cover photo for the article, “School days are here again,” in the Sept. 5 edition of the Union City Reporter was taken by Luigi Novi.