Food pantry seeks donations
The Secaucus food pantry is seeking soup donations for February. Items can be dropped at the town’s senior center at 101 Centre Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call either Pat or Eileen at (201) 330-2014.
Town Council gives advice on avoiding door scams
The mayor and Town Council, in conjunction with the Secaucus Police Department, are reminding locals to be alert for door-to-door solicitors. Unless you expect visitors, they recommend you verify identification from utility workers before allowing them into your home. In an effort to further safeguard citizens, the town requires solicitors to register with Secaucus Police prior to knocking on people’s doors. They must wear visible identification at all times while canvassing.
If a solicitor knocks on your door, but is not wearing the required identification, you are urged to call the Police Department at (201) 330-2060.
Huber Street School principal discusses family tree
Linda Wilhelm, principal at the Huber Street School, recently sat down with third graders to discuss her family history. The students were talking about Ellis Island and immigration for history. Wilhelm shared black and white photos of a book about her mother. It included a love letter her father gave to her mother while he served in the Army in 1943. The Secaucus School District thanked Ms. Wilhelm for sharing her past with the students.
Man, woman arrested for drug possession, outstanding warrants
Secaucus Police arrested Raul Mateo, 22, a North Bergen man; and Destiny Perez, 22, a Jersey City woman, on Feb. 6, according to a release. Officials charged Mateo with possession of drugs and Perez with outstanding warrants. Police said Mateo was allegedly in possession of marijuana, and a quantity of marijuana was allegedly thrown from the couple’s vehicle prior to an officer approaching. Perez was found to allegedly have two outstanding warrants, $200 from Secaucus, and $100 from Jersey City. She posted bail and was released. Mateo received summonses for Drug Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.