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PARK WITH A VIEW – Hamilton Park is frequented by Weehawkenites and out-of-towners young and old for lounging, lunching, or even pre-wedding photographing in front of a spectacular skyline. Photo by Bill Bemke.
PARK WITH A VIEW – Hamilton Park is frequented by Weehawkenites and out-of-towners young and old for lounging, lunching, or even pre-wedding photographing in front of a spectacular skyline. Photo by Bill Bemke.
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Overnight construction on Lincoln Tunnel helix began this week; overnight delays expected

On Monday, the 70-year-old Lincoln Tunnel helix in Weehawken that brings thousands of commuters in and out of New York City began a major two-year restructuring.

Overnight commuters heading into the city will face resulting detours and delays, as the eastbound lanes are closing from 10:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. on weekdays. This will cause delays for inbound NJ Transit buses during this time, and also between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekends.

Weehawken Senior Club seeks new members

The Weehawken Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members. They meet on the first and third Friday afternoons of each month.

Why not come and spend a couple of hours in an air conditioned room, and visit with your old friends? Refreshments will be served, a “Share the Wealth” drawing will be held, and games will be played.

In addition, the club holds special holiday dinners, luncheons, and other events and activities. New members are only strangers the first time they come. Those interested can call (201) 867-5126.

Weehawken to present Hamilton Park Concert Series

The Hamilton Park Concert Series, sponsored by Mayor Richard F. Turner, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation will be held Thursday nights at Hamilton Park on Boulevard East from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the following local musicians:

- Aug. 16, Tom Costagliola on drums with Davey and TheTrainwreck

- Aug. 23, Julian Peterson on vocals and guitar

- Sept. 6, Matt Chertkoff on guitar

- Sept.13, Jillian Giacchi on vocals

NY Waterway Ferry waives bicycle surcharge

NY Waterway Ferry encourages ferry and bike riders to take full advantage of the 5th annual Summer Streets NYC, presented by the New York City Department of Transportation, as it waives its usual $1.25 bicycle surcharge.

During Summer Streets, nearly seven miles of New York City’s avenues will be closed to auto traffic and open for everyone to play, run, walk and bike on Aug. 11 and 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue. NY Waterway Ferry is a convenient way for cyclists coming from New Jersey to participate in Summer Streets NYC.

Weekend service to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park is available from Port Imperial in Weehawken and 14th Street in Hoboken.

NY Waterway’s Your Key to the City campaign is the easiest way to enjoy the best of the Big Apple, a virtual concierge with round-trip ferry transportation and discounted tickets to New York City attractions. For more information, click on www.nywaterway.com, www.facebook.com/nywaterway, or follow us @ridetheferry.

Library to offer discount museum tickets

The Weehawken Free Public Library is offering discounted tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Each ticket will cost $6 and is redeemed for free general admission and one special exhibition, film or live animal exhibition of the purchaser’s choice.

The American Museum of Natural History, which is located at Central Park West and 79th Street in New York City, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.

To purchase the discounted tickets you must be a resident of Weehawken. For further information and to purchase tickets, stop by the Library’s Second Floor Desk located at 49 Hauxhurst Ave.

HRPAC presents Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will host Cyro Baptista and his group Beat the Donkey at Lincoln Harbor Park at 7 p.m. The rain date, if necessary, will be the following night.

Baptista is one of the world’s greatest percussionists and has created a one-of-a-kind, madcap musical show that incorporates percussion, tap dance, Samba, Jazz, Rock, and Funk.

The concert series is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter.

For more info, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please visit (201) 716-4540, or visit www.hrpac.org.

Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in summer, fall

On Aug. 12, the Weehawken Weekenders will visit Magnanini’s Winery in Wallkill, N.Y. for a wine tasting, dinner, and dancing, for $75.

On Oct. 3, they will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.

On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.

The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.

All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.

Child advocate volunteers wanted

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.

Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email mgarcia@hudsoncountycasa.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice

While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.

The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.

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