Secaucus Briefs

Known as the Portal Bridge, this key component of the Gateway project has nearly all New York-bound trains passing through Secaucus.
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Known as the Portal Bridge, this key component of the Gateway project has nearly all New York-bound trains passing through Secaucus.

Secaucus Police seeking qualified candidates

The Secaucus Police Department seeks qualified candidates.  Applications will be submitted electronically @ www.PoliceApp.com/SecaucusNJ

Examination Date: Saturday, August 24. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and earned not less than sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university or two (2) years of full time active service in the U.S. Military; service in the Reserve Component or National Guard equates to 2.5 college credits for each month of full-time service or .25 college credits for each full day of “drill or annual training” status.

A candidate must be 21 by the date of the written exam, and no older than 35 by the date of his or her appointment. He or she must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of New Jersey. Secaucus residents receive preference. He or she must have a valid driver’s license. He or she must pass a written, physical, and oral examination.

Applications will be submitted electronically @ www.PoliceApp.com/SecaucusNJ. Applications became available on July 1. Test Fee is $145. Application deadline is July 31 at 4 p.m.

Pascrell celebrates fair census

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. reacted to reports that the Trump administration will begin printing copies of the 2020 Census without a citizenship question. The action follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Commerce v. City of New York blocking the inclusion of the question.

“A fair Census benefits a rich, diverse nation. It helps us grow and meet our full potential as a civilization striving always forward,” said Rep. Pascrell. “A citizenship question would have pushed us backward for nothing more than crass political calculations. When we have a full accounting of our populace, America wins. Today America won, and Donald Trump and his political minions lost. Amen.”

Menendez, Booker announce $9 million for child immunization

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, and Cory Booker announced the awarding of $8,916,505 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to fund the immunization and vaccination of children.

“Vaccines work. They keep our kids healthy and protected from diseases that once killed and infected thousands,” said Menendez. “For decades vaccines have helped save lives, and this federal funding will allow the state to provide new vaccines to thousands of New Jersey children.”

“The science behind vaccines is clear—they keep people safe and healthy,” said Booker. “This federal investment will expand access to immunizations and vaccines for New Jersey’s young people and reduce the incidence of terrible and preventable diseases in our communities.”

The CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) provides federal funding grants to states and local governments to purchase and distribute vaccines, for technical and financial support of immunization programs, for vaccine preventable disease surveillance, and for provider and public education, and evaluation.