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SECAUCUS STUDENT ORGANIZES BLOOD DRIVE: Secaucus Middle School student Katie Mayer organized a Blood Drive on Nov. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is to be held at the Meadowlands Gymnastics Academy located at 1 Madison St. in East Rutherford, where her brothers participate in competitive gymnastics. New Jersey Blood Services offers discounted Devils tickets to blood donors as well as a $10 food and beverage card with each ticket purchased. For more information on how to get involved, call Linda Mayer: (201) 705-7613. Pictured left to right: gymnastics academy owner and Coach Roger Pinho, fellow owner and Coach Jackie Sarao, Katie Mayer, Matthew Mayer, and Zachary Mayer.
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NJ truckers launch campaign for Toys for Tots

Secaucus based Pinnacle Freight Lines (PFL) seeks help from truckers to fill a 53-foot trailer full of toys. The company will host the state’s first annual “NJ Truckers Toys for Tots” campaign in association with the national “Toys for Tots” Campaign. The company hopes to bring NJ’s trucking industry together in a united effort to ensure that every child has a gift this year. PFL is encouraging every New Jersey commercial driver to come by to show support. Each contributor will get a button that reads, “I support NJ Truckers Toys for Tots Campaign.” The campaign runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 20. New, unwrapped children’s toys (ages 18 and under) may be dropped off at: Pinnacle Freight Lines, Inc., 1125 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For info, contact Gwen Rodriguez at (201) 472-2204.

Secaucus H&H bagels building sale approved

Judge Sean H. Lane, a New York bankruptcy judge, approved the sale of the Secaucus warehouse of the once famous H&H Bagels this past Friday, according to The Record. The approval allows main creditor DRA Asia LLC – which said it was owed $5.8 million by building owner 35 Real Estate – to purchase the 75,000-square-foot warehouse as part of the final bankruptcy plan.

Helmer Toro and his former brother-in-law Hector Hernandez first opened H&H Bagel in 1972 in the Upper West Side and expanded operations to Secaucus in 2006. The company employed 75 people in Secaucus. The company has experienced financial trouble in recent years and has been involved in bankruptcy.

The struggling company vacated the Secaucus premises in May and shut down its operations in New York in June.

Secaucus Emergency Food Pantry shares wish list

The Secaucus pantry accepts regular contributions to help provide food to residents in need. Individuals can give non-perishable items and toiletries. The list includes the following: pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit and fruit cups, powdered juice mixes, instant dry milk, Parmalat milk, condiments, sugar, crackers, saltines, cookies, and cake mixes. The pantry accepts canned and jarred food items such as tuna fish, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meats, pork and beans, baked beans, noodles, stew, chili, ravioli, hash, soups, rice and rice mixes, Hamburger and Tuna Helper, Rice-a-Roni, gravy, pasta, tomato products, and pasta sauce.

The pantry accepts toiletries such as: toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath products, feminine products, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and fabric softener. The group also accepts $10 gift cards to local supermarkets. For kids, an individual can contribute kids’ snacks, kids juice and sports drinks. Individuals can also give perishable items such as milk, bread, cheese, and produce.

For more info, call 201-330-2014.

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