Mayor Nicholas Sacco and DPW Commissioner Frank Gargiulo visited the DPW building on Wednesday, Feb. 6 to offer their best wishes and heartfelt thanks to employee Nicholas Garcia, who will be deploying overseas shortly. A lifelong North Bergen resident, Garcia has been employed at the DPW since 2016 and has been a member of the NJ Army National Guard since 2014. This is his first deployment overseas. His rank is Specialist and his term of deployment is 400 days. He expects to serve as a heavy equipment operator. DPW Superintendent John Shaw and many DPW employees attended the farewell event and joined in conveying their appreciation to Garcia for his service on behalf of the country.
Last week, four North Bergen Police Officers were deployed overseas. By the end of May, more than 2,000 NJ National Guard soldiers will be deployed across the world.