Candlelight Vigil Planned in Honor and Remembrance of Aziz Ahmed

Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced today that borough officials will join with the family and friends of Aziz Ahmed for a candlelight vigil in honor and remembrance of the 3 year old borough resident who was tragically killed on Tuesday March 16, 2021 during a dog attack.  The ceremony will also support Aziz’s mother who was also attacked and is recovering from injuries she sustained.

The candlelight vigil will take place on Sunday, March 28, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m in front of the family’s home at 49 Laurel Street in Carteret.

Residents who wish to show their support for the family in this time of need are also invited to their local parks listed below at the same time for a simultaneous remembrance or to drive by the Laurel Street home in their vehicle from 6-7 pm.  Vehicle traffic on Laurel Street will be one way during the drive by ceremony and vigil. Candle light Glow sticks will be provided by the Borough of Carteret at all local parks and for those in attendance with the family on Laurel Street.

Participants are urged to wear masks and to observe all social distancing rules and regulations.

“I urge all residents to show their support by participating in Sunday’s vigil, whether it is by attending the vigil on Laurel Street, driving by the home or going to a local park to remember Aziz and to pray for him and his  family.” said Mayor Dan Reiman.

Carteret Parks in which vigils will take place Sunday, March 28 at 6 pm:
Ash St Park Located on Ash St & Arthur Ave
Gazebo at Bishop Andrews located on Pershing Ave & Salem Ave
Carteret Park on Carteret Ave & Cypress Street on the deck by the pond
Noe St /Civic Center Park located on Noe St and Pershing Ave Under Gazebo
Cornell Estates Park -Orchard Street & Pinho Ave
Grant Ave Park – Grant Ave & Hayward Ave
Gazebo at Shorecrest-Sycamore Street & Sumutka Ave

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