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Hashway’s Deli and Catering of North Bergen has become a table topic these days when it comes to longevity. In 1969, the business was originated by Joseph Hashway and his lovely wife Ann. Today, the business is run by their son Gary Hashway and his mother, who still makes all the family recipes like rice puddings, potato salads, and Italian sauces, but is not totally active on a daily basis as she once was. His father Joseph is now deceased, and his brother Glenn lives in Connecticut, and his sister Joanne lives in Somerset County.

The business has basically been located within the same row of buildings along John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 78th Street north, Gary said, and has three employees to help out in the restaurant area, kitchen, sales, and catering service. The service begins every day at 7:30 a.m., and Hashway’s is open until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Their breakfast, lunch, and late lunch/commuter offerings are all eagerly awaited by neighborhood customers, business customers, and a variety of people. After 42 years in business, the Hashway’s have found their way into people’s hearts and minds.

Gary says they make overstuffed sandwiches, soups, hot and cold plates, wraps and melts, specialty salads by the pound, and health foods upon request. Their breakfast items served with rolls and bagels, and platters and omelets are made to order. Catering services are available for breakfast and lunch, from small client meetings to large events.

Gary also tells us that in his spare time, he likes to visit family, goes to the movies, and has dinner with business friends. He is a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, and through the church, he supports the Palisades Emergency Redevelopment Corporation (PERC) in Union City, whose Executive Director is Emory Edwards, who resides in Union City and Jersey City. He also donates to the poor, and the New Jersey Foodbank, among other charities. Furthermore, being that his business has been established for over 40 years, his clientele is made-up of police and firemen whose activities he supports; clergy, schools/sports, unions, hospital employees, and local business employees. Moreover, he tells us that ever since he began catering 15 years ago, he opened his own business up to new clientele, in the Meadowlands area, as well as in the Bergen County area along the Hudson River.

Gary warmly receives all old friends and neighbors who still remember him and visit him when passing through the area. To find out how they are doing in their lives is a pleasure. His leisure pursuits takes him to riding his bike, and reading about local history and current events.

Athletic Living Legends Union City Deputy Mayor Nicholas “The Whizzer” Mastorelli, and Brian Guaschino of Guttenberg both give Hashway’s a “Thumbs-up,” when it comes to take-out, catering, and eating-in. Mr. Guaschino says that he likes the happy atmosphere.

An oasis of friendliness along a busy boulevard – Hashway’s – All The Best!

Igor Rubinov of West New York recently achieved his master’s degree from Clark University in Worchester, Mass. in International Development and Social Change. Congrats to you, Mr. Rubinov!

Vincent Viola of Guttenberg, the salutatorian of Paramus Catholic High School for 2011, will be attending Rhodes College in Tennessee. Best Wishes Mr. Viola!

Kristiana Reyes of Secaucus, the daughter of Roberto Reyes and Maria Reyes, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ithaca College in upstate New York. Congratulations Ms. Reyes!

Amy Patel of North Bergen has been named to the Dean’s List at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Leaders of Tomorrow, make us proud!

West New Yorker Cosmo Cirello, president of the West New York Board of Education, tells us that the Union City/West New York Rotary Club is still looking for a few good men to join their expanding membership. Look them up on the Web, and take in a business meeting, you may be happy that you did!

The Reverend Phillip F. Latronico is celibrating his 25 year jubilee, and is currently the Director of Religious Education at Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Parish in Union City, announced Archbishop John J. Myers, of the Newark, New Jersey Archdiocese. May you have many more Jubilees Father Latronico!

WEEHAWKEN WAS COVERED! On the weekend that Hurricane Irene visited Hudson County, this columnist had the pleasure of meeting Weehawken Township Police Officer Frank “Don Cheech” Mezzina while he was on duty driving an Emergency Safety Unit vehicle and checking out the township streets for potential problems. I asked him how Police Officer Joseph “Joe The Rock” Lo Rocco was doing and he said that he was manning the police desk that night. Well, here we have two great police officers on duty and performing their duty for the sake of Wehawken’s populace. Mayor Richard Turner, give them both citations and raises. And away we go!

And so it goes … until next time …see you around town …MATT.

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