JERSEY CITY, NJ - Journal Square area businesses wanted frontline medical workers at Christ Hospital to know that their life-saving efforts during the COVID-19 public health crisis are appreciated, Jordan Galatz, president of The Journal Square Special Improvement District (JSSID) said.

“It has been gratifying to see the doctors and nurses receiving so much praise,” Galatz told TAPinto Jersey City, adding that their decision to donate lunch to the Emergency Department on May 7 was a reflection of the JSSID’s belief that “we can’t possibly say ‘thank you’ enough for the Herculean efforts that they have put forward.”

Providing the sandwiches and salads was Whealth Cafe, 615 Pavonia Avenue, one of many businesses, Chris Bernardo, Administrator, of the Journal Square SID, said that has worked tirelessly to continue serving the community, even under the trying economic circumstances of the past seven weeks.

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“Journal Square has traditionally been a critical cog in Jersey City’s economic engine,” Bernardo said. “The Square is a critical transit hub that helps connect northern New Jersey with Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City; with the right public/private partnerships in place, we'll emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.”

“For now we all need to step up and make sure those putting themselves in danger to keep the rest of us safe and healthy are well looked after,” Galatz concluded. “Brighter days are ahead because of them.”

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