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NEAR THE END – Weehawken’s remaining 30-foot portion of the Hudson River Walkway is set to be completed by the end of the year. (See brief.)
NEAR THE END – Weehawken’s remaining 30-foot portion of the Hudson River Walkway is set to be completed by the end of the year. (See brief.)
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Weehawken’s Hudson River Walkway to be completed soon

Someday, everyone will get to bike or walk all the way from Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson River. Little by little, portions of a Hudson River Waterfront Walkway are being added.

According to Ron Simoncini of Hartz Properties, the final 30-foot portion of Weehawken’s section of the walkway, behind the Sheraton Hotel area, is set to be completed by the end of 2011.

By New Jersey law, all developers along the river are responsible for adding a section of walkway on their properties. In 1984, the Public Trust Doctrine of New Jersey formed the legislation that granted the public access to the waterfront.

The Weehawken section-in-progress lies near the Weehawken/Hoboken border on Hartz-owned property.

The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy of New Jersey oversees the creation of the walkway, which will ultimately continue along the water for 18.5 miles.

Weehawken holds annual holiday tree lighting ceremony

Mayor Richard F. Turner and the Township Council will host its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 400 Park Ave.

All are invited to attend the lighting while Weehawken school choirs sing Christmas carols.

Firefighter under investigation

Officials are looking into the case of a North Hudson Regional firefighter who allegedly used a department vehicle to visit the Squeeze Lounge in Weehawken the night before Thanksgiving, according to an article on NJ.com.

A Weehawken resident called the police Thanksgiving morning to report a North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue SUV that had allegedly been parked illegally outside of the bar.

Officials who responded to the call found no one in the vehicle and reported that no one had been authorized to use it. The vehicle was towed back to headquarters.

The police would not release the name of the firefighter who is being investigated.

No action has been taken yet, according to officials.

Weehawken Police Benevolent Association to hold toy drive

“Cops for Tots,” run by the Weehawken Police Benevolent Association, will hold its fifth annual toy drive from Dec. 4 through 16 to benefit Hudson county agencies such as the Department of Youth and Family Services, and the Palisades Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.

PBA Local 15 members Kayte Brancaccio and Brian Mera will run the drive along with Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad’s Numargo Vasquez. Director of Public Safety Jeff Welz will offer the police department and the ambulance building as drop off locations. Weehawken High School Peer Leadership students, Swatch Group, UBS, and Hartz Mountain are among the contributing donors.

The PBA requests the donation of new, unwrapped toys for male or female children, newborn to 15 years of age. The Weehawken Police Department at 400 Park Ave. and the Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad at 201 Highwood Ave. are accepting the donations.

For more information, call the Weehawken Police Department at (201) 863-7800 or the First Aid Squad at (201) 863-6611.

Weehawken Library to host holiday guitar concert

The Weehawken Free Public Library will host the concert “Holiday Classics” on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 p.m. Acoustic/classical guitarist, composer, and recording artist Phillip Lester will perform in the Community Room.

Lester, whose compositions incorporate music of many traditions, will both perform and lead the audience in a discussion of the stories and origins of favorite holiday classics.

The performance is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (201) 863-7823.

Christmas party set for Weehawken seniors

Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council invite Weehawken’s seniors to the Annual Christmas Party held at The Landmark on Dec. 16 at noon.

Please call the Senior Center to sign up, or for transportation, at (201) 319-6060.

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