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Friday, March 03, 2006

JC, MEET THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

CONTACT: PRESS: CONTACT: PRESS: 347-789-7508
Jersey City Guardian Angels

Mark Adams ~ Chapter Leader ~ 201-304-5167

guardianangelsnynj@hotmail.com
www.guardianangels.org

Guardian Angels Information Session
Thursday, March 16
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 auditorium/theater
107-108 Bright Street, which is between Monmouth and Jersey Ave.

http://www.guardianangels.org

Jersey City Guardian Angels announce Public Meeting on Safety and Security: ‘Dare to Care’

The Jersey City Guardian Angels announce a public meeting on safety and security with ‘Dare to Care’as their motto. Members of the Downtown Watch, Van Vorst Park Watch, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, Dixon Deli, and others will also speak on crime prevention.

The Downtown Watch has secured facilities near Van Vorst Park for the JC Chapter of the Guardian Angels to hold a public information meeting for all residents of Jersey City. This important meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16th from 7:30 until 9PM at the new Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 auditorium/theater, located at 107-108 Bright Street which is between Monmouth and Jersey Ave.

All residents of Jersey City are welcome and the Guardian Angels will address various programs they administer and they will answer questions from the general public about working with other neighborhoods and neighborhood groups throughout all areas of Jersey City.

The Jersey City Chapter of the Guardian Angels covers Jersey City, Newark, and parts of New York including Queensbridge, Canarsie, Red Hook and Sunset Park. There are approximately 20 members of this chapter including 6 who are Jersey City residents.

The Guardian Angels members are widely diverse and include life-long Jersey City resident,Tony Torres, Chief of Staff for Freeholder Eliu Rivera and another Jersey City member, “Mike”, is an alumnus of NYU, former reporter and now teacher, who says that the Guardian Angels are “inter-activists” who are “…there to assist, there to care.” “We use our over 27 years of experience to help neighborhoods help themselves.” This enables both communities and police to work better, through safety and security tips of alertness that can be taught and how to make incident reportings of suspicious activities.

The JCGA chapter leader is Mark Adams who lived in Jersey City Heights for 14 years. Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, has directed that the JC chapter shall patrol virtually every day and night at this time until further notice. The Guardian Angels patrols are also working with the combined patrols of the Downtown Watch monthly neighborhood patrol that consists of members of the Jersey City Neighborhood Watch Assn. (JCNWA) and the Van Vorst Park Neighborhood Watch (VVPNW).

This initial gathering of the JC Guardian Angels was brought about by the muggings of the wife of JC Council President Mariano Vega’s wife and the armed mugging and theft of the Dixon Deli. The owner and wife of the Dixon Deli are also members of the Guardian Angels. Contact with Curtis Sliwa brought the Guardian Angels to form a chapter in Jersey City.

Supporters of this informational meeting include:

Jersey City Neighborhood Watch:
jcnwa@comcast.net

Van Vorst Park Watch:
v v n w a t c h@ g m a i l . c o m

Alberta Walker/Youth Achievement Center of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County:
awalker@bgchc.org

and other neighborhood groups.
(final names TBA: final revisions due Mon, March 6 @ 10PM)

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