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SNAKETASTIC Five-year-old Ryley Cheplic bravely looks on at Enzo the Lizard Guy holding an Albino Burmese Python during his visit last month to Weehawken’s Senior Nutrition Center.
SNAKETASTIC Five-year-old Ryley Cheplic bravely looks on at Enzo the Lizard Guy holding an Albino Burmese Python during his visit last month to Weehawken’s Senior Nutrition Center.
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Police search for Hoboken man who allegedly shot Weehawken resident

Weehawken police are looking for 22-year-old Hoboken resident Emilio "Chino" Rosario after issuing warrants for his arrest for attempted murder, robbery, and possession of an unlawful weapon, Weehawken Public Safety Director Jeff Welz said Monday.

Officials believe Rosario allegedly shot a 36-year-old Weehawken resident last Thursday night after a dispute surrounding drugs in his house on Gregory Avenue.

Police attempted to apprehend Rosario Saturday night at his Hoboken address but he was not there, Welz said.

The victim is in stable condition at Hoboken University Medical Center after being treated for gunshot wounds to an arm and leg, Welz confirmed.

"We are still investigating," Welz said, "and we expect additional people will eventually be charged."

Weehawken EMTs honored for milestones in service An article was printed in this past weekend's edition of the Weehawken Reporter about the town's volunteer Emergency Medical Squad and an awards ceremony held in honor of their milestones of service.

Here is a list of those who were not mentioned in the article who received awards for the number of calls they've responded to over the course of their careers:

-100 career calls Manny Lee, Cristian Preda, Steven Treut

-250 career calls Danny Barcia, Raul Ronda, Mike Savarese

-500 career calls Melissa Cardona, Dalia Castro, Bedri Koraman, Lauren Piech

-750 career calls Rob Hennigar, Alex Robayo

-1000 career calls Sean King

-1500 career calls Numargo Vasquez

-1750 career calls Yves Saad

-2750 career calls Joe Burns

Weehawken Weekenders cancel Royal Manor trip

The Weehawken Weekenders have canceled their trip to the Royal Manor on Feb. 29 due to unforseen circumstances. The trip has been changed to the St. Joseph's Festival, on March 21. There will be comedy, music, and zeppoles (Italian fried dough balls).

Be Italian for a day. The price is $47. Anyone wishing to attend, or for more information, please call The Weekenders at (201) 319-6059.

Crime writer Jim Fusilli to visit Weehawken Library

Jim Fusilli, award-winning crime fiction writer and music critic, will appear at the Weehawken Free Pubic Library Multi Media Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29 to present his new novel “Narrows Gate.” Fusilli will read, discuss and sign copies of the book. Light refreshments will be available.

Fusilli, who has authored six novels, won the Mystery Ink Best Novel Award in 2004 for his book “Hard, Hard City.” His short stories have appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories anthology and he has been nominated for the Macavity and Edgar award.

He has also been the rock and pop music critic for the Wall Street Journal for the last 25 years.

“Narrows Gate (Amazon Encore) takes place between the 1920s and 1950s along the N.J. coast overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. The story follows the lives of childhood friends, mob bosses, and a handsome blue-eyed pop crooner.

For more information contact the Library at 201-863-7823.

Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation deadline approaches

The Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. is accepting applications for the annual scholarship and stipend awards for current college and college-bound Hispanic students for the 2012-2013 school term.

The HBCSF, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has a mission to advance the educational aspirations of Hispanic students to become professionals, leaders, and valued citizens of the community.

The current application can be accessed through www.hbcsf.org and is open to all New Jersey residents of Hispanic heritage. Applications and all required information must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

PERC to hold Welcome to Summer Gala

Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation, which runs a homeless shelter in Union City and offers various services for the needy in Hudson County, will hold its Welcome to Summer Gala fundraiser on May 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Graycliff, located at 122 Moonachie Rd. in Moonachie, N.J.

PERC will celebrate 31 years of providing shelter, food, services, and those in need in Hudson County with a cocktail hour, dinner, auction, and raffle.

For more information, contact PERC at (201) 348-8150 or e-mail events@percshelter.org.

N.Y. Giants Snow Bowl to benefit Special Olympics The N.Y. Giants will team up with Special Olympics New Jersey to sponsor the sixth annual Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament presented by Wyndham Worldwide on March 2 through 4 at MetLife Stadium.

The Snow Bowl, a six-on-six flag football tournament with light blocking, is played over three days and features recreational, competitive and co-ed divisions. Several of the registered teams will represent local police and fire departments. Each team was responsible for raising a minimum of $1,600 to play in the tournament, and many have gone above and beyond that.

Proceeds from Snow Bowl benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and help to support more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who train and compete, free-of-charge, year-round in 24 sports.

For more information on Snow Bowl or Special Olympics New Jersey, visit www.sonj.org.

Weehawken VFW seeks military memorabilia

Weehawken VFW Post 1923 is looking for any military items, souvenirs, uniforms or photos from any Weehawken residents or relatives who have served in World Wars 1 and 2, Korea, Vietnam or the Gulf Wars. The items will be used as part of a permanent display in the VFW Building and will also assist with the “Veterans in the School Program” to educate students about the sacrifices and contributions that veterans have made for this country.

Bring items to the VFW Post Headquarters building at 309 Park Ave. in Weehawken, or contact Commander Chuck Barone at (201) 864-4876.

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