SECAUCUS BRIEFS
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TAKING A CHANCE – During a week of lottery fever, Secaucus resident Patrick Kennedy, 85, tries his luck in a scratch-off game in the center of town, by Paterson Plank Road and Humboldt Street.
TAKING A CHANCE – During a week of lottery fever, Secaucus resident Patrick Kennedy, 85, tries his luck in a scratch-off game in the center of town, by Paterson Plank Road and Humboldt Street.
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Library hours changed for ‘Decade of Service’ celebration at new library on June 2

The Secaucus Public Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Secaucus Public Library, and the mayor and council are partnering to present “Celebrating A Decade of Service in Our New Building,” an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments to mark the 10th anniversary of its new building. The event will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 5 p.m., and all are invited, according to library director Jenifer May. The celebration will cause the library hours of noon to 4 p.m. to change for the day. Instead of noon, the library will open to the public at 2 p.m. and remain open until 5 p.m.

During this time, there will be limited library service on the first floor during the festivities, but full service on the second floor. The Alice Rudlinger Reading Room will be used for catered refreshments and musical activities and will not be available as work space. The day’s special event will feature an “Alice in Wonderland Journey to the Secaucus Library,” presented by Tempest Productions. According to May, the audience becomes a part of the performance. “It is designed for all ages, as the audience begins its adventure as participants, follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, discovers curious things and journeys forth to find other characters from the Lewis Carroll classics,” she said. Karen Stern on the harp and Sharon Levin on the flute will offer continuous background music throughout the afternoon. Refreshments will include catered food in both the children’s and adult sections of the library.

Secaucus Day at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Saturday, June 1 is Secaucus Day at Field Station: Dinosaurs, 1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus. For more information, go to www.secaucusnj.org, Facebook: Town of Secaucus, Channel 36, www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com, or call the park at (855) 999-9010.

2013 Street Fair coming up

The Secaucus 3rd Annual Hometown Street Fair will be held the weekend of June 7 to 9 at the Plaza Center. The fair will feature rides, carnival games, food, music, and crafts. Hours are: Friday, June 7, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 9, noon to 8 p.m. Activity schedules will be posted each day in Plaza Center. For more information, go to www.secaucusevents.com, or Facebook: Secaucus Events Committee.

More time to move ‘exotic animals’

A Union City man allegedly keeping upwards of 60 farm animals on a Secaucus Road lot was told by town officials that he had more time to move them, according to a report on NJ.com on May 17.

Eugenio Oramas, 56, had originally been notified that “exotic animals” needed to be gone from the site by Saturday, May 18. But the most recent report said the town gave Oramas two more weeks for the move. Secaucus officials could not be reached to confirm the extension.

The alleged collection of ducks, hens, roosters, and turkeys spurred someone to contact Secaucus officials, resulting in the visit to the 210 Secaucus Road site, according to Vincent Prieto, town zoning officer. Oramas kept his collection of animals on the lot while he operated a company there, and continued to do so even after the business failed. A town ordinance prohibits the breeding and keeping of these animals.

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