SECAUCUS BRIEFS

Secaucus High School recently hosted an Easter egg hunt and breakfast on March 24.

Secaucus police arrest man for allegedly robbing Coast Guard building
Police arrested a Secaucus man Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing the Coast Guard Auxiliary building on Meadowlands Parkway, according to a press release.
On March 24, Secaucus police responded to the burglary call at the building. Auxiliary representatives told police that an alleged burglar entered the building through a window and “The only thing taken from the building was some liquor. It should be noted the Coast Guard Auxiliary does not possess weapons, therefore no weapons or munitions are stored in their building.”
After processing the scene, collecting evidence, and sharing information, officials identified Christopher Collins, 28, as the suspect.
Secaucus police arrested Collins on April 4 at his home without incident. He was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin and marijuana. Police also allegedly recovered evidence from the burglary at his residence, the release says.
Collins is charged with burglary, theft of moveable property, and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Town seeks high school, college students for part-time summer jobs

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The town of Secaucus is seeking high school and college kids for a variety of available positions. They include counselors for programs including day camp programs, one to one for disabled children, and a “meet in the park” program. Those positions are running from July 2 to Aug. 17, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Applicants must be 16 years old by July 2 to apply. “Meet in the park” counselors must be 18 by that same date to apply. Additionally, applicants must participate in recreation, sports, and supervise children on field trips, and be a role model to campers in attitude and behavior through appropriate appearance, words and action.
Arts and crafts and “Game On” counselors are also wanted. Applicants must be at least 15-years-old by July 2 to be eligible to apply. They must also enjoy working with children and lead with a positive attitude.
Applications for the aforementioned programs will be accepted until May 15. Hired candidates will be notified by early June.
The town is also seeking to fill positions such as lifeguard, pool custodian, and clerical, staff for the Secaucus Swim Club.
Applicants hired under the age of 18 require working papers and applicants over the age of 18 will be required to pass a background check.
Visit http://secaucusnj.gov/government/latest-news/summer-job-opportunities-part-time.html for more information, and how to apply.

Public auction sale this month

Secaucus will conduct a Public Auction Sale of surplus town property that is no longer needed for public use. The start date is April 12 at 6 a.m., and the end date is April 23, at 6 p.m.
Properties for sale include a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, starting at $250; a Nevco scoreboard, starting at $50; a Dacktronics scoreboard staring at $200; gas deep fryers starting at $50 and a gas grill, also starting at $50. Visit http://secaucusnj.gov/government/latest-news/sale-of-surplus-items.html for more information.

Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers

Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes.
The next information session will be held at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St. in Hoboken on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court.
Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.
For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.