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STUDENTS GET GRANT FOR JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA – The Hudson County Schools of Technology Foundation awarded $1,050 to the High Tech High School’s Chapter of the Junior State of America, which will participate in debates at this year’s Winter Congress. Students were faced with a hurdle this year when the learned that the state would no longer pay for their transportation to the event in Washington, D.C. The grant will pay for the transportation of all 26 students when the leave for the capital on Feb. 26 for their mock legislature. From left to right: HCST Foundation Presdient Daniel Gans of Hoboken Brownstone, HCST Superintendent Frank Gargiulo, Riham Ali, Louis Guerra, Leora Rosenberg, Harry Freedman, and Kajal Shah.
STUDENTS GET GRANT FOR JUNIOR STATE OF AMERICA – The Hudson County Schools of Technology Foundation awarded $1,050 to the High Tech High School’s Chapter of the Junior State of America, which will participate in debates at this year’s Winter Congress. Students were faced with a hurdle this year when the learned that the state would no longer pay for their transportation to the event in Washington, D.C. The grant will pay for the transportation of all 26 students when the leave for the capital on Feb. 26 for their mock legislature. From left to right: HCST Foundation Presdient Daniel Gans of Hoboken Brownstone, HCST Superintendent Frank Gargiulo, Riham Ali, Louis Guerra, Leora Rosenberg, Harry Freedman, and Kajal Shah.
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Needy residents can get free food, baby supplies, screenings for one day

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation planned to hold an event Saturday (Jan. 19) from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to provide area residents in need with food and supplies.

Residents from the towns of North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Union City, and Weehawken are welcome to come to 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York this Saturday to receive a “bag of love” – a bag of groceries that contains staples such as cereal, rice, and pasta. There are also baby bags available, with diapers and baby wipes, for families with infants and toddlers.

Those who wish to receive groceries should bring a photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and a utility bill verifying their address.

During the day, free medical screenings will be available compliments of the North Hudson Community Action Corporation’s Mobile Health Unit.

Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization and accepts financial donations as well as donations of non-perishable food and baby supplies. They also welcome volunteer support. Please call (201) 617-4484 with any questions.

NJMC to host ‘I Love an Oboe!’ program

Join oboist Ellen Katz Willner with her trio of piano and violin in a program of familiar classical compositions that showcase the beauty of this instrument, hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. The concert includes refreshments.

Adults and children over 10 only. Pre-registration is required.

Payment is $5 per person and $3 for members.

The event will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or go online at www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

Flea market in NB

St. Rocco’s Church, located at 42nd Street and Kennedy Boulevard, will host an indoor flea market on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors are needed for the event, which is free to attend.

For more information, call (201) 854-6507

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