Hoboken’s Rose Orozco has long been a fixture of community service in this town.
Whether in an extreme crisis like Superstorm Sandy, or everyday projects and community initiatives—including St. Matthew’s Lunchtime Ministry, Fund for a Better Waterfront, Hoboken American Legion Post 107, the Hoboken Historical Museum, and the Rent Leveling Board—you will find Rose Orozco there.
A former ER nurse and lifelong volunteer, Rose enjoys encounters with Hoboken residents old and new.
On Sunday, March 24, 4 pm, the public is invited to celebrate the publication of a new Hoboken Historical Museum oral history chapbook, “The Basic Goodness of People,” based on the recollections of long-time Hoboken resident and intrepid volunteer, Rose Orozco.
“When we’re talking about the people of Hoboken, when they know there’s something [that needs to be done], they do something,” says Rose, “I do believe in the basic goodness of people. I really, truly do.”
This event is free and all attendees receive a copy of the book.
Click here to learn more about the Museum’s Oral History Chapbook series, initiated in collaboration with the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library in 2000 as a way of preserving Hoboken’s unique identity and traditions.