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The washer is on, the dryer is on, the a/c is on, the air purifier is on, the TV is on, and I still hear the music.

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By and large too noisy and crowded for me but I did enjoy the food.

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This year's Jersey City Puerto Rican Day parade and festival will be dedicated to slain Jersey City Detective Melvin Santiago, the president of the event announced.

"We, as a committee, think he deserves this honor," said Luis Lebron, president of the Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade, celebrating its 54th year.

Santiago was killed in the line of duty when he was shot in an ambush outside the Walgreen's on Kennedy Boulevard near Communipaw Avenue while responding to a report of a robbery on July 13.

Lebron added that the committee is currently reaching out to Santiago's family — his father is of Puerto Rican descent — for the series of events that will take place from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17 in Jersey City.

A series of flag-raisings will be held throughout Jersey City — Monday at City Hall at 280 Grove St. at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 13 at the William Brennan Court House on Newark Avenue at 6 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 390 Manila Ave. at 6 p.m.

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What a way to honor a slain officer.

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You can hear them at the World Financial Center.

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Jersey City celebrates at the 54th annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade

By Patrick McGovern | The Jersey Journal
August 17, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Thousands of people filled the streets around Exchange Place in Jersey City Saturday afternoon to celebrate their heritage and community at the 54th annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade.

The scent of empanadas, plantains, roasted pork and other multi-cultural foods filled the air at J. Owen Grundy Park. The main activities of the day centered around two first-time events for the festival. A Golden Gloves boxing event and classic car show both attracted large crowds.

Francisco DeJesus, 57, of Patterson came to the event to showcase his 1968 Chevy C-10 pickup truck, which took him three and a half years to restore.

“I’m having fun showing off my truck,” he said. “A lot of people have come by to take a look.”

DeJesus also noted the cultural significance of the festival.

“It’s good to let the city know the power of Puerto Ricans,” he said. “We dedicate a lot to this town.”

Santos Rosado, 55, of Newark, was at the festival with his 1929 Ford Woody Wagon, which was particularly popular with festivalgoers taking pictures.

“I lived in Jersey City a long time before moving to Newark,” said Rosado. “It’s important to come back and celebrate our people.”

Many of the people at the festival came from surrounding towns and cities.

“You have all the different New Jersey Puerto Rican communities coming together,” said Judith Baratta, 41, of Union City.

“And it’s not just for Puerto Ricans,” added Dorimar Rodriguez, 31, also of Union City. “There are lots of different communities represented here.”

This year's festival and parade were dedicated to slain Jersey City Detective Melvin Santiago, who was killed on duty on July 13, and partially of Puerto Rican descent.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... _parade.html#incart_river

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Maybe the police can hang around a little longer this year and stop everyone from reving their motorcycle and car engines til 3am this year?

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This year's Jersey City Puerto Rican Day parade and festival will be dedicated to slain Jersey City Detective Melvin Santiago, the president of the event announced.

"We, as a committee, think he deserves this honor," said Luis Lebron, president of the Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade, celebrating its 54th year.

Santiago was killed in the line of duty when he was shot in an ambush outside the Walgreen's on Kennedy Boulevard near Communipaw Avenue while responding to a report of a robbery on July 13.

Lebron added that the committee is currently reaching out to Santiago's family — his father is of Puerto Rican descent — for the series of events that will take place from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17 in Jersey City.

A series of flag-raisings will be held throughout Jersey City — Monday at City Hall at 280 Grove St. at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 13 at the William Brennan Court House on Newark Avenue at 6 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 390 Manila Ave. at 6 p.m.

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Will there be boobs and butts at said parade?

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Great, I can't wait to see grown men pissing on my stoop all day ( and night).

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I am sure the people of Puerto Rico are thrilled to have you for their spokesperson.

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You know what people in PR think of all these so-called "Puerto Ricans" who are born and raised in the US? Not much...


Whatever, dude. The truth is exactly that. But, hey, don't let me stand in your way. Go join the festivities and celebrate with all the other loudmouths. I will be sure to stay away.

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lol at the puerto rican who doesn't enjoy celebrating being puerto rican.


I am, in fact, quite proud to be from PR. Born and raised, and feel very lucky to have had the upbringing I had. I just have ABSOLUTELY nothing in common with the riff raff that feels so adamantly compelled to "celebrate" being Puerto Rican by putting on a trashy spectacle and (generally) acting like savages.

As I told 07302, go enjoy festivities. I will read about the aftermath the next day.

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the fact that i got 3 people to reply is great! keep them coming! lol this is too easy

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Why are people creating new accounts just to criticize Bodhipooh?

Just some loser with too much time on his hands?

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lol at the puerto rican who doesn't enjoy celebrating being puerto rican.

Come on out and have some fun instead of complaining on JClist! No one cares what anyone says on this site anyway. Lets Party!


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No one cares what anyone says on this site anyway. Lets Party!


In that case, you're an idiot for posting here.

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lol at the puerto rican who doesn't enjoy celebrating being puerto rican.

Come on out and have some fun instead of complaining on JClist! No one cares what anyone says on this site anyway. Lets Party!

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I am sure the people of Puerto Rico are thrilled to have you for their spokesperson.

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You know what people in PR think of all these so-called "Puerto Ricans" who are born and raised in the US? Not much...

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Puerto Rico is NOT a country. It is an unincorporated US territory, with limited self-governance and wholly subject to the powers and sovereignty of the USA.


Nah, I am good. For those of us who actually grew up in PR, and got a decent education down there, this is quite clear. You know what people in PR think of all these so-called "Puerto Ricans" who are born and raised in the US? Not much...

I would never be caught dead at any of these PR parades. It's mostly riff raff, miscreants acting like animals or outright criminals engaging in antisocial behavior. You want to celebrate your Puerto Rican heritage? Do so by being a role model, by behaving like a responsible citizen and honor your past by not bringing shame and embarrassment to those that came before you. Or, you can participate in these spectacles, blast music, get wasted, act like a clown and call yourself a proud Puerto Rican.

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Count me in!! I love a good parade.

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Can't wait for the endless amount of trash, drunken brawls, loud music blasting at 10pm on Sunday night, gangs of kids threatening local residents and broken car windows. All in the name of celebrating "cultural diversity" and partially at taxpayers' expense.

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You should go the festival and give everyone the heads up...

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Puerto Rico is NOT a country. It is an unincorporated US territory, with limited self-governance and wholly subject to the powers and sovereignty of the USA.

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A different type of red, white and blue flag will proudly gleam with its country's colors when the 54th annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade takes over Jersey City.


I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but this is another example of the JJ's poor writing and sloppy editorial. Puerto Rico is NOT a country. It is an unincorporated US territory, with limited self-governance and wholly subject to the powers and sovereignty of the USA.

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That time of year again in downtown..
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(I hope Jerry’s car survives )

Thousands expected at Puerto Rican festival, parade in Jersey City

By Steven Rodas | The Jersey Journal
on August 05, 2014 at 6:24 PM, updated August 05, 2014 at 8:17 PM

A different type of red, white and blue flag will proudly gleam with its country's colors when the 54th annual Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade takes over Jersey City.

The festivities will begin early on Aug. 15 with a gala at Casino in the Park in Lincoln Park in Jersey City at 7 p.m. On the following day, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m., a festival will be held at Exchange Place at J. Owen Grundy Park including multi-cultural food and children's activities.

"We would like to invite people of all ethnic (groups) to explore and educate themselves on Puerto Rican culture and its contributions to New Jersey, Jersey City and the country," said Luis Lebron, president of the committee that organizes event.

Festival-goers will meet on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. for a parade, led by this year's grand marshal, Freeholder E. Junior Maldonado, that will run from Lincoln Park to City Hall on Grove Street followed by the final day of the festival at Exchange Place from 2 to 9 p.m.


Full JJ piece…

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ey_city.html#incart_river

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