Hoboken kids receive free bikes

2/4/2010:

What makes Hoboken a great community…

In a truly non-political community event yesterday, 36 lucky Hoboken kids received bikes over at the Boys and Girls Club at 123 Jefferson Street.

As part of a bike safety program that Hoboken Police Officers Joseph Cahill and William “Chubby” James created last year to educate residents about bike safety and theft prevention – The NCAA and Jersey City Medical Center provided enough bikes and helmets to give to three dozen lucky Hoboken children at no charge. Many Stevens Institute of Technology students contributed their time by assembling the bikes.

Lieutenant Ken Ferrante, as well as Police Officers William Oquendo and Bobby Truppner also took part in the days event.

Jay Garcia, the Director of the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club gave a great talk about why the children should appreciate the kind gestures from others.

All in all, a great example of how there is so much to love about the Mile Square. See video of the event below:

Leave a Reply

4 Comments on "Hoboken kids receive free bikes"

DavidsSling
Member
DavidsSling

This great to hear . This is the best example for the kids -having the Police out in the community interacting and being a good role model -Good Work

john14
Member
john14

The corporate desk jockeys never witness the great things many of our officers do and simply label the PD as overpayed ticket writers. Keep up the good work, guys!

whineanddineinhob
Member
whineanddineinhob

Congrats to HPD and the lucky kids. Great story.

jman01
Member
jman01

Outstanding work by the HPD, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Stevens students!

wpDiscuz