Police & Fire Blood Drive a success!

10/31/2009 Update:

An Open Letter of Thanks

“On Wednesday, October 7th 2009, The Hoboken Police & Fire Department’s Annual Blood Drive occurred.

I am proud to report that 153 men and women from various walks of life donated to this yearly event. We successfully exceeded the previous years’.

I would like to thank the following merchants who provided comfort food to those who donated blood. The merchants are: Doug Damiano and Damiano Corporation of McDonalds, 234 Washington St. of Hoboken, Annabella Ruiz, and Omar Giner of La Isla Restaurant, Jerry Benedict of Chock Full of Nuts, Nick DeMarco and Tony of Dunkin Donuts(7th Washington St. Store), John Bincoletto of A&P Supermarket, Jack Grabesich and Ralph Sanzari of Shop-Rite Supermarket, Luis Sarmiento of Luca Brasi, Molly Medina and Tom Peterson of Domino’s Pizza, Stan Gentry of Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, Frank Bruno of Mr. Wraps, Dave Jacey of Black Bear, Laila Hammad of Rita’s Ice-Custard Happiness, Dana Azzoline and Dave Tierro of Blimpie’s, Steven Liu of Asia, Scott Kurtz of Kings Supermarket (333 River Street), Lee Cook of Tropicana Products Inc., Stan Blondek of Drakes, Mike Kontogiannis of Spa Restaurant, Nick Babalis of Malibu Diner, Jimmy of Wise Potato Chips, Joseph Mignoli of Hoboken Beer and Soda Outlet, Ricky Wehr of Hoboken Bagels, Valastro Family of Carlo’s Bakery, and Chang Liu of One Chinese.

Special thanks are directed to Chief Anthony P. Falco Sr. and Lieutenant Tory Pasculli for the use of Police Headquarters, Perry of Hoboken 411, and The Jersey Journal for advertising the blood drive.

Last but not least, I want to thank Sergeant John Petrosino, Patrolman Patrick McNamara, Police Officer Jill Costello, Police Officer Jennifer Simone, Patrolman David Montanez and Patrolman Edward Lepre for their help in making this yearly effort such a success. They went over and above what was asked of them and for this I sincerely thank them for their help.

Sergeant Dennis A. Figueroa S-19
Chairman, Hoboken Police & Fire
Departments Blood Drive Committee”


A big all-day blood drive is taking place this coming Wednesday October 7th – from 6am to 6pm. Head over to HPD Headquarters at 1st and Hudson to donate!


It’s that time again!

The Hoboken Police and Fire Departments are pleased to announce their annual blood drive. This blood drive is one of the oldest and largest in the area. There will be 15 donation stations to limit the wait time. The drive will be held at Police Headquarters, 106 Hudson Street, from 6:00am to 6:00pm on Wednesday October 7th, 2009. Refreshments from local and area restaurants will be served. Please encourage your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to donate also.

We would like to thank you in advance for sharing your blessing of good health. By donating, you can help save a life.

For further information please contact: Sgt. D. Figueroa, Sgt. J. Petrosino, P.O. J. Costello, P.O. J. Simone, P.O. P. McNamara or P.O. D. Montanez at 201-420-2100.

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