JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announced today the appointment of Steven J. McGill as the provisional Chief of the Jersey City Fire Department.McGill, a resident of the Jersey City Heights, has served in the Jersey City Fire Department for 30 years, first becoming a line firefighter in 1987. He will oversee the fire department of 587 firefighters.“We welcome Chief McGill to the position and know with his experience, training and education, he will serve as an outstanding leader for the men and women of the Jersey City Fire Department,” said Mayor Fulop. “We look forward to working together to continue to modernize the department and deliver the highest level of public safety to our residents.”The appointment comes following an application and interview process following the retirement of Fire Chief Darren Rivers, who retired at the end of February.McGill has served as deputy chief for approximately a year and prior to that served as Battalion Chief for six years, overseeing the busy fourth battalion. He has also served as the department liaison to the Office of Emergency Management and as the assistant Fire Director. McGill is also a certified arson investigator.“I am humbled and honored to be named Chief of the finest fire department in the state of New Jersey,” said Chief McGill. “As a lifelong resident of Jersey City, I will work closely with the men and women of the fire service and residents of the city to maintain the high level of service and professional that exists and improve upon it.”McGill, who becomes Chief at 4 p.m. today, also holds a Masters Degree in Fire Protection Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University. ×
VAST IMPROVEMENT — Vastly improved, St. Dominic Academy sophomore Caroline O’Donnell (Nicholas Oresko graduate) ran extremely well and was the 5th female finisher at the 9th Annual Irish Eyes 5,000 Meter run in Milton, Delaware. It was the sixth overnight trip of the year for the Blue Devils.
UPDATE: This show has been postponed to Thursday, July 14th.—This summer, funk favorite Lettuce will play their first-ever headlining show in Long Island. The seven-piece powerhouse will take over the beautiful and historic Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY for one jam-packed night of deliciously funky tunes. It’s all going down on Friday, July 8th.Since the release of their latest album, Crush, the band has continued to rise above and beyond, pushing the boundaries of traditional funk music and exploring their more psychedelic, improvisational side while always remaining a tight, cohesive unit. With a series of festivals on the docket for this summer, including Mountain Jam, Camp Bisco and The Werk Out, plus a huge upcoming play at Red Rocks with The Wailers, the band is ready to bring the heat.Don’t miss out on Lettuce’s first ever Long Island gig! Tickets will be available here beginning at 10 AM on Wednesday, 5/25 using presale code PULSE.
Phil Lesh has announced his lineup of “Friends” for his 5th-annual birthday bash at his east coast home-away-from-home, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The three-night celebration is set to take place on March 14th, 15th, and 16h, 2019.The Phil & Friends lineup for this run of birthday shows will include Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), John Scofield, Jackie Greene, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh, and John Molo.Related: Celebrate Phil Lesh’s 78th Birthday With These Standout Performances From The Capitol TheatrePhil has played plenty of memorable shows at The Cap over the years—first as a member of the Grateful Dead, and later with various Phil & Friends lineups since the venue was reopened in 2012. He was even presented with a key to the city of Port Chester in 2017. We can’t wait to get back to The Capitol Theatre with Phil in March and continue the tradition!For ticketing information, head here. For a full list of Phil Lesh’s upcoming shows, head to his website here.
The St. Louis Cardinals 6th grade boys basketball team played their 3rd game of the season tonight at home vs. St. Mary’s of North Vernon and came up short by the score of 36-28.The Cardinals fell behind early and struggled to make up the deficit due to 21 turnovers and poor defense. The Cardinals had a balanced scoring attack again and were led by Charlie Schebler (9), Ben Harmeyer (9), Cy Muckerheide (5) Nate Vankirk (3) and Luke Meyer (2). Aidan Geers, Frank Forbeck and Jack Hollins played well on the boards for the Cardinals. The next game will be this Monday, November 7th at home against Mount Carmel at 6:00pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach John Harmeyer, Jr.