Free tax preparation services offered to seniors and disabled residents
The Nicholas Sacco Foundation will provide a Certified Public Accountant to give seniors and disabled residents of North Bergen free tax preparation services until April 15. You must be a North Bergen resident 55 years or older or in possession of proof of disability with a yearly income below $55,000 to qualify for this service. This service will be provided by appointment only.
For an appointment call (201) 364-9022. Appointments will be provided on Wednesdays between 12 to 5 p.m. at Lawlor Tower, 6121-6131 Grand Ave., and at the North Bergen Library on Tuesdays between 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested must bring proof of identification, Social Security card, tax documents for 2012 and a copy of your 2011 tax return.
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission schedules event
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is holding a “Family Science Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. open to ages 6 to 12. While the program is geared towards ages 6 to 12, families are welcome to bring children of all ages. The “Eggs-ellent!” event will discuss the importance of eggs as a part of many spring traditions. Guests can come and learn about these incredible, edible wonders. Who lays them? How big can they be? How long do they take to hatch? Kids can also play games with eggs and do crafts with them.
Admission is $5 and $4 for MEC members. The event will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst. For more information call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
North Bergen Free Public Library presents events and reading incentive
“Seuss-ical Celebration!” honoring the National Education Association’s Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, will be held on Friday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m. for children ages 11 and under. The festivities will include a story read by Mayor Nicholas Sacco, games, cotton candy and goodie bags.
Adam Kowalczyk will perform an acoustic concert at the library on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant has joined with The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Reading Incentive Program. The restaurant is located at 7407 Broadway and will give away a free slice of cheese pizza to any child once 10 books are checked out. Vouchers can be obtained in the Children’s Department of the library. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
Guttenberg announces senior bus schedule
Seniors can take advantage of the town’s free bus service to visit various shopping locations from Monday through Friday. Guttenberg seniors can be picked up at 69th and Broadway; 68th and Boulevard East, 7005 Boulevard East, 7000 Boulevard East; 69th and Park Avenue; along with all of 68th or 70th Westbound to Bergenline Avenue.
For further information contact (201) 868-2315 ext. 152 or Tony, the bus driver, at (201) 424-9494.
Senior trips are sponsored by Mayor Gerald Drasheff and the Town Council.