Five candidates have filed petitions to run for three three-year spots in the April 17 Weehawken Board of Education elections. The candidates include three incumbents and two new board challengers. The candidates are Richard Barsa (incumbent), Jennifer Bolcar (incumbent), Meg Carson (incumbent), Elizabeth Chan, and Monika Sikand.
Watch future editions of the Reporter for more on the candidates.
UBS Atrium Series presents the New Asia Chamber Music Society
The UBS Atrium Series continues its 15th season of free mid-day music on Wednesday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m.
The concert will take place in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken and will feature world-class musicians from the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS), which is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances drawn from western chamber music and contemporary Asian music. Highlighted at this performance will be works for the erhu, also known as the Chinese violin or the Chinese two-stringed fiddle, which has been used in Chinese music for more than 1,000 years. This concert features the artistry of Wei-Yang Andy Lin, the artistic director and co-founder of the NACMS, who is gaining a reputation as one of the instrument’s finest players. He is also an accomplished violist and a founding member of the award-winning Amphion String Quartet.
Other featured artists in this concert include violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violist En-Chi Cheng, and cellist Nan-Cheng Chen. The concert is free and open to the public and the venue is wheelchair accessible. The concert is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.
Free parking is available in the adjacent outdoor lot and public transportation options include NJ Transit Bus 158 as well as the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Lincoln Harbor, and NY Waterway ferry to Lincoln Harbor. For directions and more info, please visit the HRPAC website - www.hrpac.org - or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.
NAMI offers program for caregivers
NAMI Family-to-Family is a 12-week education program designed for caregivers having an adult family member living with a mental illness. The program fosters learning, healing and empowerment among caregivers and has been described by some as “a journey of hope” and by many others as “a life changing experience.
Classes will meet April 5 through June 21 at Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, every Thursday evening 6:30-9 p.m. Participation is available on a first come basis and free parking is available.
To register, contact Carmen at (201) 310-5828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dana at (347) 729-3966 or email at email@example.com. Register early. Space is limited.
Port Authority Police arrest Jets linebacker for alleged DWI crash in Lincoln Tunnel
The Port Authority (PA) Police arrested rookie Jets Linebacker Dylan Donahue, 25, for an alleged DWI, after a crash in the Lincoln Tunnel Monday morning, according to a press release from the Port Authority.
According to the release, around 2 a.m. Feb. 26, PA Police saw a Dodge Charger drive around traffic cones and into the tunnel's center tube at the Weehawken end against traffic.
The car collided with a jitney bus in the tunnel with 15 passengers, the release said. Officials transported four of those passengers to Hoboken University Medical Center for treatment. The remaining passengers continued their travel with a second jitney, the release said.
Police alleged Donahue failed both a sobriety and breathalyzer test at the scene, and was placed under arrest, according to the Port Authority. Officers also arrested passenger Suleiman Mahmood, 21, for disorderly conduct during the investigation.
Donahue is charged with DWI and reckless driving.
Little City presents ‘Read Across America’ Seuss-themed morning in the bookshop
On Sunday, March 4 at 11 a.m., Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St. in Hoboken, presents free for kids of all ages the Garden Street School of the Performing Arts cast of “SEUSSICAL”. They will perform selections from the show in the bookshop. The cast will be on hand to buddy up and read to the children after the performance. Seuss swag, activities, and photo props and opps are all included. Children of all ages are welcome! For more information call (201) 626-7323 or visit littlecitybooks.com.