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SO SMOOTH – The Motown-sound group “Smooth” performed on Boulevard East between 70th and 71st streets on Aug. 11 as part of the Town of Guttenberg’s summer concert series.
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Two still recovering after Route 3 car accident that killed three others

An early morning, one-car accident on Route 3 in North Bergen on Aug. 10, killed three people, including the car’s driver, and sent two others to the hospital.

The two survivors were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment, according to police, who identified them as an 18-year-old Jersey City man and a 23-year-old man from Weehawken. As of Aug. 14, the 18-year-old man was still being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The other man was released on Aug. 11.

“At about 4 a.m., we responded to a very serious one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 3 East just before the turn on to 495 East, the main thoroughfare leading to the Lincoln Tunnel,” said Deputy Chief Gerald Sanzari in a statement on Aug. 10.

The vehicle involved in the accident was a 2008 Dodge Charger, transporting five men between the ages of 18 to 31, according to police.

Joshua Mayorga, 23, of Union City, Jammal Mann, 31, of Newark, and Tariq M. DeMoss, 22, of North Bergen were identified as the deceased by police and township spokesman Philip Swibinski.

“Four out of the five were ejected from the vehicle,” Sanzari said. “One of the occupants was found about 10 feet from the crash, several feet above the ground in a wooded area. The driver was killed as a result of this accident. He was the only occupant who was not ejected. He was wearing his seat belt.”

The deputy chief said that the two surviving occupants had been sitting in the back seat.

A police statement said that investigators are seeking to determine whether alcohol, drugs, and/or speeding were factors, “However, this cannot be determined at this time, until toxicology reports are received,” Sanzari said.

“They’re [North Bergen police] still investigating, along with the Hudson County Police and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office,” Swibinski said on Aug. 12. Police were still awaiting the toxicology reports, he said.

Oktoberfest-in-August celebration this weekend

The annual Oktoberfest-in-August celebration sponsored by the Plattduetsche Volksfest-Vereen of New York and New Jersey will be held this weekend in Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.

There will be stands that offer homemade German food and souvenirs.

The crowning of Little Miss Schuetzen will take place on Sunday.

The festival opens at noon both days. Activities start at 1 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Profits from the festival will be donated to the Fritz Reuter Altenheim Home and other charities.

For more information about the celebration, call (201) 864-3245.

Latin revue in Guttenberg on Aug. 24

The Town of Guttenberg will host “Rene D’Leon,” a Latin revue, as part of its summer concerts for residents on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. between 70th and 71st Streets on Boulevard East.

If Latin music is your preference, this is your concert of choice.

D’Leon brings along dancers, and is known for hosting extravaganzas. He urged Guttenberg residents to attend.

For more information about the concerts, call (201) 868-2315, ext. 128.

Health Fair in West New York for north Hudson residents

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St., West New York.

Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, and Guttenberg are welcome to attend.

During the fair, free bags of groceries and baby supplies, such as diapers and wipes, will be distributed.

“There will also be free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, information about health insurance, and more,” said Jenice Durham, director of Dvine Konektion.

For additional information, call (201) 617-4484 or visit

Award-winning actors to appear in ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ on Weehawken waterfront Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present a free celebration of the Great White Way on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken waterfront.

Performers scheduled to participate include: Beth Leavel (Tony Award, The Drowsy Chaperone), Vivian Reed (Tony nominee, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Marie Christine), Joshua Henry (Tony nominee, The Scottsboro Boys), John Bolton (A Christmas Story), Max Von Essen (Evita), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes), Jeff McCarthy (Beauty and The Beast), and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones).

The concert will include classic Broadway song and dance, with a special tribute to Jersey City native and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).

The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey not-for-profit, presents this summer-long series of concerts to the public. Limited seating is available. However, audience members are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to picnic on the lawn.

Lincoln Harbor Park is easily accessible by car, NJ Transit Bus no. 158, and NY Waterway ferry. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be rescheduled for the following night.

For more information, directions, late-breaking concert news, and updates, check the HRPAC website,, or call the concert information line at (201) 716-4540.

Coupon book fundraiser

United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County, Inc. is raising funds to support programs for the developmentally disabled by selling Entertainment Books.

The price is $25. Each edition includes hundreds of discount coupons.

For more information, or to order a book, call Peter LaBarbiera at (201) 662-8120.

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