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LET THERE BE LIGHTS — The Hudson County Christmas Tree was lit during a ceremony in the Ted Conrad Rotunda of the William Brennan Court House. Students from the St. Joseph's Concordia School Choir sang carols before the 20-foot tree was lit in front of a lunchtime crowd in the Rotunda. Angel Vargas (center, left), a student from St. Joseph's, was selected to "flip the switch" to light this year's tree.
LET THERE BE LIGHTS — The Hudson County Christmas Tree was lit during a ceremony in the Ted Conrad Rotunda of the William Brennan Court House. Students from the St. Joseph's Concordia School Choir sang carols before the 20-foot tree was lit in front of a lunchtime crowd in the Rotunda. Angel Vargas (center, left), a student from St. Joseph's, was selected to "flip the switch" to light this year's tree.
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Police to purchase 14 new vehicles

The City Council is expected to vote at its Dec. 15 meeting to authorize $262,000 for the purchase of 14 “non-police type” vehicles to be used for undercover investigations and plain clothes operations.

Change of duties

The Municipal Clerk is expected to take up duties as Registrar of Vital Statistics and consenting to the reassignment of the duties of Registrar of Vital Statistics to the City Clerk’s Office.

Sires calls for rejection of gas line

Rep. Albio Sires sent a letter last week to Chairman John Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, rejecting the proposed pipeline that would run through Jersey City and Bayonne.

Sires said that after reviewing the proposal, speaking to the mayors of Jersey City and Bayonne, and taking careful consideration of concerns voiced by the various community groups in both towns, he concluded that Spectra Energy Corp’s plans are ill-conceived.

“Citizens simply do not want this intrusion in their neighborhood out of legitimate safety concerns. Additionally, I strongly oppose the construction of Spectra’s proposed natural gas pipeline in Jersey City and Bayonne, and I would encourage the Commission to reject Spectra’s proposal and not overlook the dangers that it poses to the residents of the 13th Congressional District,” said Sires.

Chamber of Commerce holds charity event

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce will hold its first annual “Chamber to Charity” holiday event on Dec. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ten East in the South Cove Commons Mall.

The fee is a $25 donation or grocery store gift card per person.

“While there are many toy collections in our town for the holiday season, there are many people in our own town going hungry. The food pantries are all very low and the need is great. The chamber will be donating all of the proceeds of our Christmas event to the local food pantries and soup kitchens,” according to a release issued by the chamber.

Knights of Columbus to hold toy drive

The Knights of Columbus will hold a Christmas toy drive on Dec. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 669 Avenue C. A $10 donation plus an unwrapped toy or a $15 donation is the cost for attending the event.

Santa to visit La Pelusa Association meeting

The Gary La Pelusa Association will be visiting with Santa Claus on Thursday, Dec. 16.

The monthly meetings are at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, 18 West 23rd St. All children are welcome to come and meet Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Anyone attending the meeting is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the local toy drive at this meeting. The association will be donating any collected toys to the Bayonne Community Cancer Support Group for their toy drive. Be as generous as you possibly can, as it will be greatly appreciated.

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public, with light refreshments being served. Should you have any questions regarding the association or if you are interested in becoming a member, contact Standard Bearer Gary La Pelusa at (201) 823-1868 or email him at garylapelusa@aol.com.

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