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To honor the end of August, Hudson County's Pride Month, Hoboken flew a new Progress Pride Flag last week. It includes black and brown to represent marginalized LGBT communities of color, along with pink, light blue, and white, the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag.

Man charged in Jersey City hit and run

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit charged Evans Severe, 29, of Jersey City, with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death.

He allegedly killed Shawn Charles, 26, on July 4. on Hopkins Ave. in Jersey City.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201- 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

Severe is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Join North Bergen’s virtual book club

Register for the library’s virtual book club at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtduGvqz8vHtA1AX-Y19WZ3hwvV6Fbs5ME.

The current book is “A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

Copies are at the main library and Guttenberg Resource Center. E-books are on Libby by Overdrive.

The next meeting is at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.

NY Waterway crew rescues man 

A NY Waterway crew aboard the ferry Empire State recently rescued a man from the Hudson River, marking the third rescue in two years for Captain David Dort and Deckhands Gregorio Pages and Andrew Galarza.

At 7:30 a.m. they saw a man in the water near Pier 25. “We were just about to back out when I saw something in the water,” Dort said. “The deckhands deployed, and they got him out. This is why we do our drills.”

Dort and his crew rescued two people in separate incidents in the same area in 2018.

In 33 years, NY Waterway crews have rescued almost 300 people from New York Harbor, including 143 from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

HCCC Offers workshops for reentering the workforce 

Hudson County Community College will present online workshops to assist job hunters on Wednesday evenings in September and October.

The cost is $45.

For more information, contact Qua’Fayshia Ransom at qransom4959@live.hccc.edu.

Register at https://www.hccc.edu/continuing-education/learn-from-home/.

North Bergen distributes Chromebooks

Students in grades 1-12 who do not have a device will be given Chromebooks on Sept. 3. Others will get a device in the following weeks.

Parents/guardians must provide driver’s license, passport or motor vehicle ID; utility, cable, or telephone bill.

They must sign a waiver and bring a check for $25 payable to “North Bergen Board of Education.”

Propelify goes virtual

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang; CEO of Al Roker Entertainment Al Roker; and President and CEO of Walmart eCommerce and founder of Jet.com Marc Lore are just a few of this year’s speakers at the annual Propelify Innovation Festival.

This year, the festival, for entrepreneurs and innovators, will be held virtually for five days in October.

To learn more, register, exhibit, or sponsor go to propelify.com.

Health centers receive federal funding

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $5,319,625 in annual federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support New Jersey Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and their continued response to COVID-19.

In Hudson County,  Horizon Health Center received $266,088; Metropolitan Family Health Network, Inc. received $211,600; and the North Hudson Community Action Corporation received $242,000.

Donkeys and elephants debut videos
Hoboken Democrats recently held a virtual kickoff to showcase their virtual field office.
To learn more, visit hobokendems.com/volunteer or email HobokenDemocraticParty@gmail.com.  To watch the virtual kick-off go to https://tinyurl.com/hobdems.
A new video, showing Hudson County residents endorsing President Trump is viewable on YouTube and the social media pages of the active Hudson County GOP groups

To watch the video go to https://youtu.be/MxtfUZ6IWDg. 

 

 

 

 

 

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