WARREN, NJ - Warren, Watchung and Green Brook residents made noise on Thursday in a show of support  for all essential workers: healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to provide needed services to all of us during the Coronavirus response.

Warren’s first responders, and Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo drove through the town center with sirens wailing, followed by TAPinto Warren.See video here

Township resident Debora Spingarn reached out to Jane Asch of the Office of Emergency Management, who then referred the idea to Deputy Mayor George Lazo and the Township Committee.  

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Deputy Mayor George Lazo, who is leading this effort in Warren stated, “Ms. Spingarn and I wanted to spread some positive energy, and encourage Warren residents to take a moment to thank our healthcare workers, first responders, grocery clerks, pharmacists, and others who are providing necessary services.  It is time to say a community-wide thank you.”

Warren Mayor Marion stated on behalf of the Township Committee, “This is just one more example of Warren residents taking positive steps during a difficult time.”

Residents, businesses, and houses of worship throughout the Township are encouraged to participate in this show of support.

In an effort to recognize the service of these individuals,  the towns are urging all residents to go outside and ring a bell, blow a whistle, honk your horn, bang a pot, or clap your hands to thank all of those who have served us every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. until further notice.

"In a time during this Pandemic when most of what is reported on is unsettling , I just thought it would be a good time to show thanks and appreciation to our local heroes,” Lazo said to TAPinto Warren.

“It’s a bit of good news working alongside Warren Resident Deb Spingarn, OEM Director Jane Asch, and our local Church and Synagogue Leaders, to launch a local effort recognizing the hard work and commitment these folks continue to provide us.”

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