Special holiday deadlines
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, advertising and editorial deadlines for the Hudson Reporter newspapers have changed.
For the Dec. 1 editions of the North Bergen Reporter, Weehawken Reporter, Union City Reporter, and West New York Reporter, the deadline for classified and display advertising and editorial content is Monday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m.
For the Dec. 1 editions of the Hoboken Reporter and Jersey City Reporter the classified ad deadline is Monday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m., and the display advertising and editorial deadlines are Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m.
The offices of the Hudson Reporter newspapers will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of the holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 2.
Dangerous ‘Knockout game’ is making national media
Two months after a homeless man in Hoboken was killed by a blow to the head, allegedly by three Jersey City youths playing the “knockout game,” the national media have been running stories about the dangerous game. The object is to render a stranger unconscious with one blow, and the victims are dying in cities across the country.
Some media reports say the game has racial undertones, and has victimized people of particular races or religions.
In late September, three Jersey City juveniles were arrested in connection with the attack in Hoboken. Surveillance video from various points in town showed the boys getting on the light rail at Second Street to return to Jersey City after the act.
A surgeon in Syracuse told the International Business Times, “These kids don’t see the victims who never wake up. They don’t see the people on ventilators or the people who die from bed sores or pneumonias that eat their lungs out because they can’t breathe. They don’t see the kids long forgotten by their friends on the streets, the ones who’ve lost the ability to wipe the corners of their mouths when they drool.”
The game has also been called “One Hitter Quitter,” a report said.
To read our coverage of the September death, visit http://bit.ly/1aVBmSI.
Jersey City teacher seeks donations for typhoon victims
New Jersey artist and Jersey City art teacher Daniel Marck has created FAST FOR FILIPINOS (FFF), a grassroots, one-day event that will raise and distribute money to those in the Philippines who have been adversely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The deadly storm has claimed over 4,000 lives and leaves an estimated 1.9 million people homeless. Monday, November 25, 2013 has been established as Fast for Filipinos Day.
On Thursday, Nov. 28, many Americans will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with their families. As a sign of gratefulness and charity, FFF is asking that local citizens fast for one meal on November 25 and donate what they would have spent on that meal to typhoon relief. Participants can donate online: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fast-for-filipinos. The funds will be directed to ABS-CBN Foundation International (AFI), a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged Filipino families in the Philippines and around the world. AFI is a committed advocate of public service and accomplishes its mission through supporting the programs of ABS-CBN Foundation in the Philippines. AFI is currently distributing relief funds and aiding in the rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
Marck enlisted the help of Cedar Grove creative director Andrea Jennings to create a logo and spearhead the publicity and social media campaign for the Fast For Filipinos One Day Campaign. Jennings and Marck also co-created a charity event, The George Miller Art Show, several years ago to raise money for art scholarships in their hometown of North Arlington, NJ.
Al Barsky of The Barsky Gallery in Hoboken, NJ will house a new piece of art created by Daniel Marck to create local interest in the campaign and the pair will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to AFI. The piece is inspired by the tragedy and his will to help those affected.
Get the facts on Obamacare at the library
At the Main Library, fourth floor, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, learn about the Affordable Care Act. A program of questions and answers. Guest Speaker: Niyonu Boateng, Project Director, ACA Navigator Program, Urban League of Hudson County. Free. Presented by: Biblioteca Criolla and Urban League of Hudson County. Dec. 4, 1 to 2 p.m.
Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services
New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.
“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.
Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow rules.
For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or email@example.com.
Hudson Animal League holding holiday gift event The league will be hosting a Holiday Gift Extravaganza Tricky Tray on Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Michael’s Community Center, 21 East 23rd St., Bayonne, from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open 6:30.
Admission is $12, plus a can or more of cat food, and, if possible, a non-perishable item (or more) for the group’s food bank to benefit the needy during the holiday season.
For tickets or more information, call (201) 332-7612.