Government

Fair Lawn WWII Veteran Receives Overdue Service Medals

894210f2ba20c83ebd4c_vet_Gottheimer.jpg
Congressman Gottheimer presents service medals to Fair Lawn resident and World War II Veteran Corporal Gerald Platt and his family. Credits: Congressman Josh Gottheimer's Office
4e014af1e3b444cdd010_vet_family.jpg
514f76d2aaf5dbc9aceb_vet_shoulder.jpg
894210f2ba20c83ebd4c_vet_Gottheimer.jpg

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – World War II Veteran and Fair Lawn resident Corporal Gerald Platt received long overdue service medals on June 2 after his family contacted Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) for assistance.

“I was honored to present Jersey veteran and hero Corporal Gerald Platt with the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button for his service to our country during World War II,” Congressman Gottheimer said. “To me, there is no commitment more sacred than to those who have served our nation. Veterans like Corporal Platt deserve nothing but the best after risking their lives to defend our freedom. I want anyone in the Fifth District facing problems with a federal agency to contact my office.”

Gottheimer’s office cut through red tape to secure the medals from the federal government and hosted a ceremony to present Corporal Platt and his family with medals honoring his service to the country.

Gottheimer's administration team said he has championed North Jersey veterans in Congress, consistently voting to increase funding for veterans programs. In August, the President signed into law Gottheimer’s amendment to boost hiring of young veterans and improve care at the VA. Gottheimer also helped passed an amendment to extend the authorization for the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program for National Guard members, their families, and veterans for 2018.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Fair Lawn/Glen Rock

Conversations with Joan Herrmann: No Dream Is Too High – Reach for the Stars

In honor of Fair Lawn and Glen Rock’s high school graduations last night, TapInto had talked to Joan about reaching for the stars. She shares her very personal story in which she trudged through her own fears and came out a success.

Q. This is something many of us have heard, "reach for the stars, anything is possible," but when it comes to a personal dream, we tend to ...

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

June 16 - 12:53 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Burbank Street at Berdan Avenue and arrested the operator, Melissa Ruf, age 25 of Landenberg, PA, after she handed over marijuana upon request from the officer. She was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug ...

Gottheimer Meets with Constituents at 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall: Midland Park

June 17, 2018

MIDLAND PARK, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at Sansone's Family Restaurant in Midland Park.

Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves.

“For me to effectively ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

Bergen County Home Improvement Program Offers Interest Free, Deferred Payment Financing to Qualified Home Owners

June 21, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- If you think you can’t afford to renovate parts of your home that need to be improved, think again.  It’s time to get HIP!

The Bergen County Home Improvement Program (HIP) can help eligible home and condominium owners with extraordinary low-cost financing for needed rehabilitation.  A new roof, windows, doors, sidewalk, driveway, exterior siding, and ...

Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites at Teaneck to Host Job Fair on June 21

Hotel plans to hire 45 full-time and part-time staff members in advance of August opening

Teaneck, NJ – In advance of its August opening, the Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites at Teaneck will be hosting a job fair on June 21 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the East Ballroom of the Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe at 100 Frank W. Burr Blvd in Teaneck, N.J. More ...

Something Shakespeare To Glen Rock Comes

GLEN ROCK, NJ - On Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m., The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey – Next Stage Ensemble will bring an exciting collage of moments and music from Shakespeare and the many authors he has inspired with a special production at the Glen Rock Public Library.  The performance is a benefit for the Friends of the Glen Rock Library and a reception follows.

Underwriting has ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...