COSTA RICA NEWS – Bound Brook, New Jersey, with one the largest population of Costa Ricans in the United States overflowed with celebrations Sunday night after Costa Rica took Greece to advance to the quarter-finals.
The Tico (Costa Rican) style of celebration, taking to the streets, making them impassable at times, waving flags and honking horns, prompted local police to respond.
According to NJ.com,
We just kind of sat by, but there were no arrests, no injuries, no property damage — it was just a clean celebration,” Lt. Kevin Rivenbark said.
Rivenbark said about 30 police units responded — including some from Bridgewater, Middlesex, Dunellen, Franklin Township, Greeen Brook, Piscataway, Somerville, Warren, Watching and the New Jersey State Police.
“But it was all just fine — just a lot of horns beeping and flags waving,” Rivenbark said.
According to the 2010 Census, 1,229 people of Costa Rican ancestry lived in Bound Brook — 11.82% of the community’s population, a greater percentage than in any other American community.