From Kind Words to Care Packages, Pasadena Police Officers Feel the Love from the Community

first_img Top of the News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it With turbulent times emerging from national tragedies sparked by events like the recent attacks on Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers, some citizens of Pasadena have been going out of their way to both show and tell officers that their work is appreciated and that the community stands behind them by donating plentiful care packages as a token of appreciation.“The officers have reported that there’s a lot of people going out of their way to say thank you. You don’t get that off-the-cusp stuff very often,” said Lieutenant Pete Hettema. “The community is projecting a balance that’s comforting.”Citizens have been generously donating packages filled with delicious food, drinks and thank you cards for police officers in the wake of the deadly shootings that took several lives of dedicated officers across state lines.“It makes us feel really appreciated. It let us know that the community supports us,” said Pasadena Police Officer Conrad Austin.Care package items include breakfast burritos, various snacks, cake, Gatorade, and much more to keep the officers happy and healthy during around the clock, demanding shifts.“There’s a lot of things that really support the officers throughout their shift regardless of what shift they’re on,” said Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra.This physical display of appreciation doesn’t stop there. Kind words of admiration have flooded the streets in more ways than one.“The Pasadena Police Department has received countless positive phone calls, text messages and emails expressing gratitude and support,” according to Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.Officers Conrad Austin and Barry Glockson have noticed a large increase of citizens approaching them out in the field on a regular basis to simply say “thank you” in just the past couple weeks since tragedy took place across the nation.“Every call we go on citizens approach us,” said Austin.Officer Glockson recalled being approached just the other day by an elderly man who extended words of appreciation as well as a young girl all in just a matter of a couple hours.“It really hits home with us,” said Glockson who recalled the instance the young girl thanked him for protecting her family and presented him with a note. “I put it on my refrigerator. I think it’s awesome.”The highly evident increase of support from citizens is a reminder of the type of relationship that the Pasadena Police Department works hard to cultivate.“In a recent community survey we rated about a seventy-eight percent approval rating, which suggests that there is still some work to do — there’s no doubt about that — but I think the vast majority of Pasadenans support its police officers and recognize the difficult job our first responders do every day,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez in a televised interview with KABC-TV Eyewitness News.The outpouring of community support is a morale booster for the men and women who risk it all to keep Pasadena a safe place to live.“It makes us want to work harder,” said Austin. Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff center column 1 From Kind Words to Care Packages, Pasadena Police Officers Feel the Love from the Community By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 11:02 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Helping the homeless in the cold

first_imgDear Editor:I would like to thank Hudson County leadership team: Freeholder O’Dea, Administrator Abe Antun, Director of Division of Correction Ronald Edwards, Director of Health & Humane Services Darice Toon, and Coordinator of the Office of Homeless Services Jonique Mosley for responding to help the chronic homeless persons during the recent cold days to stay at Kearny Warming Center. The Warming Center was operational 24 hours a day and conditions were improved; as a result, the number of people who have been going to the center has increased to over 80 persons per day from an average of 45 persons per day. I also want to thank them for organizing additional pick-up trips from Hoboken and Jersey City during the ‘code blue’ weather alert period. Special thanks to the outreach team who did an excellent job of coordinating, particularly from JSQ Path station.The county hotline for those seeking shelter from the cold is 800-624-0287 Riaz Wahidlast_img read more

Hey, Tevye! First Peek at Danny Burstein as Everyone’s Favorite Milkman in Fiddler on the Roof

first_img View Comments Related Shows Star Files Danny Burstein Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 He won’t hit the stage of the Broadway Theatre until November 20, but Danny Burstein is ready to show off his newest onstage look, as everyone’s favorite milkman Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. The five-time (!) Tony Award nominee shared this dressing room snap in costume on Instagram during a break from the musical’s tech period on November 12. “Still smiling,” he wrote in the photo’s caption. So are we, Danny, so are we! For more on this beloved Broadway baby, check out our recent video interview with Burstein below. Fiddler on the Rooflast_img

Egypt in second day of “election without voters”

first_imgVoting concluded on Monday in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, amid government concerns over low turnout in a vote that is expected to strengthen the political clout of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said turnout on the first day of voting on Sunday was just 15-16 % but should rise after public sector workers were given a half-day off to vote. Estimates by judges overseeing the ballot suggested turnout had risen to 20 percent or more by Monday afternoon. The lack of interest, particularly from young people who comprise the majority of Egypt’s population, stands in contrast to the long queues and youthful enthusiasm of the 2011-12 polls.“I’m not going to give my vote to someone who doesn’t deserve it,” Michael Bassili, 19, from Alexandria. “As youth we’re trying to fix the country and we’ll work to do this…but these guys are just interested in money and themselves.”Coming days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Egyptians to cast their ballots, the low turnout suggested the former general, who once enjoyed cult-like adulation, was losing some of his appeal.Sisi has desbribed the election as a milestone on the road to democracy in Egypt, the most populous Arab country.But with most of his opponents in jail, Sisi is not expected to face any serious challenges from parliament, and the low turnout will reinforce the view that it will lack credibility.In 2013, then-army chief Sisi overthrew Egypt’s first freely-elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, and promised a “roadmap to democracy”.He then launched the fiercest crackdown on dissent in Egypt’s modern history, jailing thousands of Mursi’s supporters as well as activists at the forefront of the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule and ignited hopes of change.last_img read more