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THE SUN WILL COME OUT – Hoboken at sunrise as temperatures slowly began to rise with spring on the way. Photo credit: Chelsea Dugan.
THE SUN WILL COME OUT – Hoboken at sunrise as temperatures slowly began to rise with spring on the way. Photo credit: Chelsea Dugan.
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Hoboken pizza store employee missing since March 6

Police are searching for missing person Marco Bruno Garcia, 34, from North Bergen. A missing poster is hanging in Mario's Pizza on Eighth Street in Hoboken, where Garcia works.

North Bergen Police Sgt. Bronson Justino said Wednesday that before he disappeared, Garcia had been discussing with his family that he wanted to go back to Mexico, where he is from. However, Justino said that no one from his family in Mexico has heard from him.

“Now they’re trying to figure out where he is, because he left his cell phone, his passport and another type of ID,” said Justino. “It didn’t look like he packed up and left.”

Garcia was last seen on March 6.

Anyone with information about Garcia’s whereabouts is asked to contact the North Bergen Police Department at (201) 392-2100.

HHS Junior College Planning Night

The school counseling department of Hoboken High School is set to present Junior College Planning Night on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Juniors and their families are encouraged to attend, others are welcome as well. The event will feature a panel of experts from George Washington University, Penn State University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. Some topics that will be covered include: How to figure out where to go to college, when can students begin applying, how to write a college essay, the differences between ACT and SAT tests and more.

Lunch and Learn

Hoboken University Medical Center is hosting a Lunch and Learn presentation, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” The presentation will provide information about how to eat nutritious meals and will feature guest speaker Summer Butler. The event will be held in Assumption Hall at Hoboken University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. Registration is required by Monday, March 25. For more information or to register call (201) 418-2381.

Hudson County CASA hosting wine tasting on March 22

Hudson County CASA (court appointed special advocates), an organization in which volunteers help provide advocacy and legal assistance to nearly 1,000 foster children throughout Hudson County, will host a wine tasting in the atrium of Jersey City’s Harborside Financial Center on March 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The fundraiser is being thrown with the help of The Wine Library of Springfield, which has hand-chosen a diverse group of 90 wines for tasting. Food and dessert will also be provided. In addition to the tasting, there will be a cork pull, a silent auction and free parking. All proceeds will go toward Hudson County CASA.

Tickets currently cost $75, and will be sold for $85 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org or call (201) 795-9855.

Electronic trains return to Hoboken

NJ Transit announced Tuesday that electric powered trains will resume service to Hoboken Terminal starting Sunday, March 24. New rail schedules will also take effect on that day.

After Hurricane Sandy flooding, electric power issues resulted.

“This marks significant progress in post-Sandy recovery,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein. “Starting March 24, we will be adding 21 additional trains to the current schedules, which will restore nearly all rush hour service to Hoboken and result in the long-awaited return of standard one-seat service to Hoboken for Gladstone customers.”

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso said in late January that an interruption at a substation in Kearny had caused the electric power issues. “There are normal electric trains running on diesel, and when they run on diesel they run slower, so we need to adjust all of the schedules,” said Durso.

There have been generators still running in Hoboken Terminal.

“We are using equipment we normally would not be using,” Durso added in January.

Real housewife of New Jersey reportedly moves to Hoboken



According to a story in the Star-Ledger, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo and her husband, Albert Manzo, who owns the Brownstone banquet hall in Paterson, have bought a condo in uptown Hoboken and will be living here.

Their sons Chris and Albie already live in a rental unit at 333 River St., overlooking the Hudson River.

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