Reporter July 4 deadlines
The Hudson Reporter offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. Display advertising and classified deadlines are moved up a day to Tuesday at noon.
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National prostitution investigation results in arrests in Secaucus
The Secaucus police, in partnership with the FBI Newark Division, on June 22 arrested four adults for allegedly engaging in prostitution at a local hotel. A fifth individual was arrested for allegedly engaging in a massage business without a proper license, according to a police statement issued to local officials.
According to the statement, the primary goal of the operation was to rescue juvenile victims from sexual exploitation, as well as identify any person(s) engaging in prostitution.
The arrests were made as part Operation Cross Country VI, a three-day nationwide law enforcement effort led by the FBI to address child sex trafficking. Across the country 79 child victims of prostitution were recovered and more than 100 pimps were arrested.
However, in Secaucus, no juvenile arrests were made and no juveniles were identified during the local operation.
According to the statement from the Secaucus police, those arrested in Secaucus for alleged prostitution included two women from North Carolina, a Jersey City woman, and a Teaneck woman. A West New York woman was arrested for allegedly engaging in a massage business without a proper license.
Summer Dance Camp at Secaucus Recreation
Secaucus Recreation along with the Dawn Lau Dance Company offers a Summer Dance Camp July 11 to Aug. 29 on Wednesdays. Classes offered at the Recreation center include Kinetic Kidz and Ballet.
Kinetic Kidz is a Mommy and Me class offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages two-and-a-half to six. The eight week creative movement class includes a series of warm-ups, across the floor and introduction of a movement theme. Kinetic Kids is based on the four elements of dance: Body, Space, Time and Force. One caregiver per child is required.
Ballet Mommy and Me is offered from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages two-and-a-half to six. The eight week introduction to ballet class teaches about strength, flexibility, mobility, and control. Beginning Ballet teaches the basics of proper alignment, ballet terminology and introduction to different music forms. One caregiver per child is required.
Registration for the Dance Camps will be held Wed., June 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thur., July 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost for each eight week workshop is $50.00. For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
Do you have an old yearbook you would like to donate to the NJ Room?
Cynthia Harris, manager of the New Jersey Room at the Jersey City main library, has been developing the yearbook collection for the last 10 years, pursuing that maybe-so-not-elusive goal of obtaining a full collection, which is estimated at more than 1,150 from the roughly 19 public private and charter high schools that have taught Jersey City teens since the early 1900s.
Currently, there are over 650 yearbooks in this ever-growing collection for the NJ Room.
Harris has decided to extend the reach of this yearbook search, including all of the communities of Hudson County with emphasis on North Hudson. All these books are being used to create – through the hard work of volunteers – a database of everyone who ever graduated in Hudson County. The list contains over 125,000 names and continues to grow. The library accepts volunteers to input names into library databases.
The NJ Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City. For more information, call: (201) 547-4503 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk
This free two-hour guided nature walk on July 1 at 10 a.m. starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Participants will walk around the square-mile park, looking for Black Skimmers, butterflies and various egrets and herons. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or call (201) 230-4983.