UC couple charged with child abuse
A Union City couple’s four children were taken from their residence and placed into the care of the state Division of Youth and Family Services, Union City Chief Brian Barrett said Thursday.
Eliyaho Nadoff, 50, and Angela Nadoff, 44, were charged with child abuse and endangering the welfare of their children, aged 3, 4, 11, and 13 after police were called to the scene on July 2 and found the family living in allegedly unsuitable conditions, Barrett said.
Police received a call from the Sip Street landlord at 5:47 p.m., and upon entering they discovered an alleged four feet of debris on the floor, exposed electrical wiring, and no working bathroom facilities, Barrett said.
The family had been using a chair with a hole in it and a bucket beneath it as a toilet, Barrett said.
DYFS removed the children from the residence and took them for medical checkups, after which they were placed in temporary foster homes, Barrett confirmed.
The parents were arraigned at Jersey City’s Central Judicial Processing court on Tuesday and no bail was set, Barrett said.
Union City man struck and killed by SUV driver
A 40-year-old Union City man was killed on the morning of July 4 while crossing the right lane southbound of Tonnelle Avenue near 51st Street in North Bergen, according to NJ.com. Detective Frank Mena of the traffic division said the incident occurred at 12:39 a.m.
The suspect, a 70-year-old Jersey City man, was charged with DWI and death by auto. According to Detective Mena, he was driving his Toyota Sequoia SUV when he allegedly struck the victim.
The victim, identified by police as Argelio Marrero, was pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center at around 1:30 a.m.
This is the second fatal accident to occur in the area in recent months. Omar Monroig was struck and killed on March 23. Police are still searching for the driver, who fled the scene. Monroig’s family and friends have offered a $10,000 reward for anyone that can identify the driver.
UC Art Gallery to host Liza Calache
Union City will host their July art exhibit at the Union City Art Gallery with an opening reception on July 18 at 6 p.m. at City Hall located at 3715 Palisade Ave. on the first floor.
The art exhibit will feature artist Liza Calache. Curator Amado Mora and the Union City Artist Collective will organize the event, there will be live music, and refreshments will be served and admission to the event is free.
Artists that would like to be included in future exhibits should contact the Union City Office of Public Affairs at 201-348-5746 for more details. The entire community is invited to attend.
For more info, visit www.UnionCityArtScene@blogspot.com.
UC’s St. John’s to begin Summer Wellness Program
The Arts at St. John's Summer Wellness Program will offer fitness, yoga, mediation and belly dancing classes Tuesday nights from July 17 through September 4. All classes will be held at 1516 Palisade Ave. in Union City, with its entrance located on 16th Street.
Get healthy and support St. John's at the same time. Class fees go to help keep St. John's doors open. Become an ASJ wellness member by buying a five-class pack where each class is only $15. Walk in visits are $20 per class.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 301-8340.
Child advocate volunteers wanted
Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.
CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.
An information session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email email@example.com or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.
Free help at Dvine Konektion’s community fair
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation will hold a free community fair on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg are welcome to attend the next event on July 21. Groceries and baby supplies will be distributed, and various medical screenings and other services are offered.
NHCAC to host golf classic
The North Hudson Community Action Foundation’s seventh Annual Michael A. Leggiero Memorial Golf Classic will take place July 23 at White Beeches Gold and Country Club in Dumont.
Tickets to the event are tax deductible and the proceeds are to be used to help fund the agency’s capital campaign to purchase the building that houses its health center in West New York. The agency is one of the region’s largest non-profit organizations and it is the largest provider of federally qualified health care in New Jersey, with 11 health centers in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties.
A brunch buffet begins at 9:30 a.m. for golfers and non-golfers, with a dinner reception to follow at 5 p.m. Attendees may golf, or use the tennis and swimming facilities, as well.
“This year’s Golf Classic is a wonderful opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, and help North Hudson continue to provide much-needed social services and health care to tens of thousands of people in the region,” says Christopher F. Irizarry, NHCAC president and chief executive officer.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call Odalys Valdes at (201) 210-0100, ext. 318.
Palisades Medical Center to hold health screenings
Palisades Medical Center’s staff has partnered with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Hudson Perinatial Consortium to provide free health screenings and education programs. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recognized Palisades Medical Center’s Community Outreach Program with its 2011 Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents.
Palisades Medical Center has scheduled a series of free health screenings over the coming months.
On July 28, a health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church located at 5800 Palisade Ave. in West New York.
For more information, please call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.
For more information, call (201) 617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.
Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice
While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.
The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.