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.
Movie Night at North Bergen Library
The North Bergen Public Library will host a film screening and discussion on July 11 at 7 p.m. The movie that will be viewed is “Baraka” and is directed by Ron Fricke. The host will be Wilson Santos who has been contracted by the library to run the events. It is free and open to the public. The library will be doing monthly film screenings and discussions called Serious Cinema, with “Baraka” being the first of many.
For more information go to facebook.com/theartsandliterature or http://www.nbpl.org/. The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave.
Little Miss Schuetzen Park
Applications are available for the 46th annual German-American “Little Miss Schuetzen Park Beauty Pageant” to be held on the occasion of the Oktoberfest- in- August celebration. The pageant will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. It is sponsored by the Plattaduetsch Volksfest- Vereen of New York and New Jersey (PVV). Teri Nemeth is the President of the PVV.
The requirements are girls with German or part-German extraction who are between the ages of 7 to 12. For applications call (201) 553-2689 and leave your name and a call back number. There will be seven winners for this pageant and those chosen will receive a free gown and will ride on the Little Miss Schuetzen Park float in the Steuben Parade which will be held on New York’s Fifth Avenue in September. Mrs. Katherine Solorzano and Ellen Gloistein are co-chair and John R. Lawrora, is the senior chairperson. The affair and pageant will be held at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen. Schuetzen Park is located on 3167 Kennedy Blvd.
Palisades Medical Center and Hackensack University Health Network sign affiliation agreement
Hackensack University Health Network has announced that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Palisades Medical Center in order to collaborate and expand clinical programs and services. There was a previous agreement between the two medical centers earlier this year which this one supersedes.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for both Hackensack University Health Network and Palisades to utilize our respective strengths in the best way possible while sharing resources and best practices,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “Palisades Medical Center has already established a reputation for quality care, and we are committed to continuing this mission with them. We look forward to a longstanding, successful relationship.”
This will continue to improve the medical care in Palisades that is provided for patients in Hudson and southern Bergen County.
“For more than 30 years, Palisades has dedicated itself to providing superior healthcare,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and chief executive officer of Palisades Medical Center. “It is our imperative to develop a relationship with a medical institution that shares our commitment and mission to the communities that we serve. We look forward to our partnership with an award-winning medical center, such as Hackensack University Medical Center, to strengthen our current programs and plan for the future.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Hackensack University Medical Center’s clinical resources will support Palisades’ existing programs, while also enhancing the overall level of diagnostics, treatment, and technology. Hackensack University Medical Center is also committed to expanding the availability of physicians and to supporting additional specialty care programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Palisades Medical Center’s Casino Night Set for Aug. 23
On Aug. 23, Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen is creating an event for all municipalities in Hudson and Bergen Counties. Waterside will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino for Palisades Medical Center’s sixth Annual Casino Night. The event will begin with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Gambling will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. which will be followed by the drawing of a Super 50-50 and other raffle prizes.
Casino Night admission is $100 per person and includes a buffet dinner (beer, wine and soda) and $150 in casino chips for guests. The guests can try to tempt lady luck at either Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Poker, Craps, Roulette and much more. Additional chips can also be purchased throughout the evening. Guests will be able to redeem chips at the end of the event for raffle prize tickets.
Casino Night is planned and organized by the Palisades Medical Center’s Auxiliary, a team of dedicated volunteers that work throughout the year to support the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.
For ticket or more information, please call Denise Whitley at (201) 854-5011. Those interested can also visit www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org .