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Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo extended Wednesday hours for West New York's building department.
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Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo extended Wednesday hours for West New York's building department.
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“Winter Spell” art exhibition at William V Musto cultural center

Mayor Stack and the Board of Commissioners announced “Winter Spell, a Collective Art Exhibition,” on Friday, Feb.15, at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th St., at 7 p.m. 10 local artists will feature their works. Admission is free; transportation will be provided from a number of locations.

Commissioner Cirillo announces extended hours at West New York Building Department to better serve residents

The Town of West New York offers extended hours with additional staffing at its Building Department to better serve residents and businesses seeking to obtain construction permits and other Building Department-related services. The office will now be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

“West New York is a thriving and welcoming town for all, and we’re committed to offering excellent services to our residents” said Public Affairs Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo. “By offering these extended hours, working families and local business owners will have a convenient opportunity to obtain the permits and other related documents they need to make upgrades to their homes and businesses in West New York resulting in fewer costly delays and less red tape.”

The West New York Building Department is at 428 60th Street, Room 27 and is responsible for issuing construction permits, land variance requests, code enforcement and compliance. The department is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, in addition to the extended hours on Wednesday.

Union City Senior Citizen Valentine’s Day luncheon

Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Union City Board of Commissioners invite all to attend the Senior Citizens Valentine’s Day luncheon, taking place on Feb. 9 at noon. Free food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided, along with parking at the Colin Powell School garage. Transportation will be available starting at 11:15 a.m. at a number of locations: 545 Palisade Ave, 3911 Kennedy Blvd, 39th & Bergen Turnpike, 3700 Palisade Avenue Bella Vista Apts, 1509 Bergenline Avenue, 500 Central Avenue, 1104 Palisade Avenue, 1015 Central Avenue, 380 Mountain Road, 49th Street and Hudson Avenue.

NY Waterway keeps running in winter weather

All NY Waterway ferries, which have climate-controlled cabins, operated normally through recent winter storms and low temperatures. Ferries operate 12 months a year, often when there is ice on the river.

Amy DeGise resigns from Jersey City school board to focus on running HCDO

In a move that may be a prelude to her running for mayor of Jersey City in 2021, Amy DeGise announced that she will step down from her position as trustee on the Jersey City Board of Education on Feb. 1 to focus her attention on her role as chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, to which she was appointed last June.

The move comes after Chairwoman DeGise and the HCDO delivered a massive turnout in the November election, helping propel U.S. Senator Bob Menendez to victory with an 85,000 vote plurality.

Many believe DeGise’s move will be a prelude to an attempt to unseat Mayor Steven Fulop in the 2021 election.

“My focus will be on developing new ways for Hudson residents to get involved in our party through caucuses and committees, with a goal of harnessing the unprecedented levels of activism and civic engagement we’re seeing into meaningful progressive change,” she said.

Local Job opportunity: EZ Ride recruitment

EZ Ride shuttle services will hold an open recruitment on Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at North Hudson Community Action Corporation, 400 38th St. Suite 214, Union City. Recruiters are seeking CDL drivers for full-time and part-time positions, with both a.m. and p.m. shifts. Candidates must have a CDL license with a “P” endorsement, and must not have a “Q” restriction. A clean driving record and ability to communicate in English and fill out reports and forms are necessary. Competitive compensation is offered. For more information, call or email Carla Gonzalez-Rios at 201-939-4242 ext. 138, or at cgonzalez-rios@ezride.org.