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A TASTE OF SPRING IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER – It was a mild week in Hudson County, the first week all winter without rain or freezing temperatures. On Thursday, the clear sky over the Hudson River was a brilliant blue and pedestrians along the Palisades on Boulevard East could enjoy a brilliant view of the New York City skyline.
A TASTE OF SPRING IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER – It was a mild week in Hudson County, the first week all winter without rain or freezing temperatures. On Thursday, the clear sky over the Hudson River was a brilliant blue and pedestrians along the Palisades on Boulevard East could enjoy a brilliant view of the New York City skyline.
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Township hosting Feng Shui workshop Wednesday

Certified Feng Shui practitioner Karen Parziale will host a workshop on the basic principles of creating harmony and balance in your home for Weehawken residents this Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the township’s Senior Nutrition Center, 203 Highwood Ave.

Sponsored by Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council, the workshop will cover the basics of Feng Shui and also outline some of the common misconceptions and mistakes that are sometimes associated with the ancient Chinese practice.

Parziale has studied energy work for the past ten years, and will offer simple and practical solutions to home decorating conundrums using the wisdom of Feng Shui.

Please register by emailing weehawkenrecreation@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please call the Recreation Dept at (201) 319-6061. The event is open to Weehawken residents only.

Registration for Story Time Tuesday at Weehawken Library begins Monday

The Weehawken Public Library will begin registration for the second session of its Story Time Tuesday Program on Monday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Registration can be done either in person or over the phone.

The program is open to Weehawken residents only. Those interested must present proof of residency, as well as your child’s birth certificate or passport.

Story Time Tuesday for 2 to 3 year olds takes place on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-1:30 a.m. Each child may only participate in one session.

For further information please call the Weehawken Public Library at (201) 863-7823.

Assemblywoman Jimenez introduces tough gun control bill

West New York Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez introduced a bill in the state legislature Wednesday that would require New Jersey residents seeking gun permits to submit to psychological evaluations before being allowed to purchase a weapon. Furthermore, the bill would require that potential gun owners allow authorities to evaluate the safety practices of their home before being allowed to keep a weapon there.

“This is an attempt to protect the public from individuals who could pose a safety threat if allowed to purchase firearms,” said Jimenez. “This bill adds a layer of protection to the process to help keep guns away from people who have no business carrying them.”

The bill was introduced amongst a wave of pro-gun control bills submitted by lawmakers from all over the state. Eighteen bills were introduced in the Senate and Assembly last week, most of which aim to tighten the state’s already strict gun laws.

Under current state law, an applicant for a gun permit must consent to a mental health background check, but Jimenez said that her new legislation would take it one step further by requiring an examination at the time the application is submitted. She said the bill was inspired by the Newtown school shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 children.

She said, “Let’s make sure we are not arming individuals who have serious mental health issues and can end up hurting themselves, as well as innocent others.”

Sources: Pulaski Skyway to close for two years in 2014

The Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City will be closed to New-York bound motorists for two years beginning in 2014 after Super Bowl XLVIII, according to a report by NBC 4 New York. The bridge serves as a major thoroughfare for drivers heading to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel.

Unnamed sources were attributed as saying that the 80-year-old structure is, “massively used, massively worn out.” NBC 4 New York declined to name the sources.

A $1 billion restoration project, which could take several years overall, was to be announced Thursday in Newark. The portion that affects New York-bound commuters will last about two years. According to the news report, two of the bridge’s four lanes will be “redecked” at a time, but only outbound traffic will be allowed, no matter which lanes are under construction.

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise was quoted as saying the closure would present a “horrible, horrible predicament,” and that there are no good alternatives for work on a bridge that was built with the same truss construction as an interstate highway span that collapsed in Minnesota several years ago, killing several motorists.

Commuters will likely face challenges finding alternate routes.

The work will not begin until after the Super Bowl is over, since the game will be held nearby in the Meadowlands.

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