Freeholder Rivera was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico and immigrated with his family to the United States at an early age. He attended local schools, graduated from William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City and continued his education at Rutgers University and Saint Peter's College.
Employed by the P.A.C.O. Agency since 1970 and serving as its Executive Director, Rivera has worked extensively in the housing, economic development, health, education and community development areas.
Rivera is a former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City.
JERSEY CITY TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNUAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL, PARADE AS PART OF THE CITY'S 'TAPESTRY OF NATIONS' ETHNIC FESTIVAL SERIES
Aug 20, 2010; JERSEY CITY, N. J., Aug. 20 -- The city of Jersey City issued the following press release: Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the...