General Peter Harvey will be at Cliffside
Park High School tomorrow morning with
Brandon Silveria and the Century Council
to talk to students about drunk driving
and underage drinking. Brandon was disabled
after a drunk drinking incident when he
was 17 years old. Silveria was hospitalized
for three months and endured three years
of rehabilitation following the accident.
Brandon and his father tour the U.S. Despite
Silveria’s permanent and visible
speech and walking disabilities, Brandon
delivers a compelling message to teens
about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Attorney General decided to bring Brandon
and the Century Council program to New
Jersey after meeting the parents of Rebeka
Verea, a graduating senior from Cliffside
Park High School, who was killed on graduation
night 2004 when she was getting a ride
home with a fellow classmate. Her family,
a well know Bergen County physician and
her mother, have waged a campaign to stop
youth drinking and driving.
The Attorney General visited Cliffside
Park High School in April 2004 to talk
to students about drinking and driving
and a number of other youth related issues.
Rebeka was in the audience for the presentation.
The accident happened later that year.
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey
Brandon and Tony Silveria
Dr. And Mrs. Verea
There were 275 alcohol-related traffic
fatalities last year in New Jersey, and
41 of these deaths were among youth under
Last year in New Jersey, 320 youths under
the ago of 18 were arrested for driving
under the influence and 2,647 were arrested
for liquor law violations.
October 18, 2005 First Assembly: 9:00
Second Assembly: 9:40 a.m.
Cliffside Park High School
64 Riverview Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Launched in 1991, the Century Council
is funded by distillers fighting drunk
driving and underage drinking. The Council’s
mission is to promote responsible drinking
and discourage all forms of irresponsible
consumption through education, communications,
research, law enforcement and other programs.
For more information on The Century Council,
log onto www.centurycouncil.org
North Via Garden State Parkway:
GSP to Route 80 East and proceed FROM
WEST (see below).
North: Route 9W which
changes to Sylvan Avenue, which changes
to Lemoine Avenue which changes to Palisade
Avenue then proceed FROM WEST (see below).
Cross GW Bridge and proceed FROM WEST
Route 80 East to "Last Exit in Fort
Lee" before GW Bridge. Go East two
traffic lights and make a right on Lemoine
Avenue. Proceed south on Lemoine Avenue
(which changes to palisade Avenue) approximately
Via Garden State Parkway:
GSP to NJ Turnpike and proceed FROM SOUTH
NJ TURNPIKE (see below).
South Via NJ Turnpike:
NJ Turnpike to Exit 18. Take Exit 18 to
U.S. 46 East and travel on 46 East to
second exit (Broad Avenue). Continue up
the ramp. Go straight through 2 traffic
lights until you get to a Car Wash on
your left. Make a left (Rte 5). Continue
up the hill to a traffic light. Make a
right. At the next traffic light, make
a left (Bergen Blvd). Continue to the
4'th traffic light, make a left (Edgewater
Road). Take Edgewater Road to Palisades
Avenue. Make a left at Palisades Avenue
into 525 (Municipal Complex) parking lot.
Council Chambers and the Board of Education
are on the third floor. Parking is limited.