The 4th Ward Gazette:
An Englewood, NJ Newsletter focusing on the events impacting the 4th ward, its residents and the family and friends who care about the traditions and welfare of Englewood residents. Members of our "Neighborhood Watch Program" do not carry guns. We carry telephones and cameras. The 4th Ward Gazette is dedicated to uplifting the hearts & minds of a people long overdue for some success & recognition. It is a warm friendly bear hug for a Community.
Sior Griffin sat motionless as the final touches
were made to his back-to-school fresh cut. His mother sat near, checking him
leaving the chair, he was led to the back of the shop where he received
composition books, pencils and pens. His mother smiles….
Gerald Chavis(G) & Jared Peterson(JP)
This weeks ‘High Five’ goes to Jared Peterson (J.P)
and Gerald Chavis (G.) of Uptown Barbers Association for continuing to lead by
example. ‘For Us By Us’ (FUBU) is not just a slogan for (J.P.) of King Gardens and (G.)
hailing from Park View, it's a guide. Together, these two young African American Entrepreneurs
have not only opened a successful business in their community, they continue to
provide recognition and support for their patrons, friends and neighbors……
After a 9 year hiatus, they successfully revived UBL’s
Summer Basketball League giving renewed interest and meaning to Mackay Park creating a viable venue for players, spectators and other neighborhood business persons.
They followed up by participating in the 3rd Annual Whip Whop
Tournament and School Supply give away with the winner’s trophy proudly being displayed in their window.
This week, not only can the community youth get a
high top fade to begin the school year, Uptown is giving away composition
books, pencils and pens to school age patrons. This practice will continue
right up to the start of school or as long as the supplies last.
Future plans include an honor roll to be posted on
the shop’s wall recognizing the accomplishments of student scholar/athletes.
Uptown Barbers Association for showing that 'CommunityMatters'....