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Even snowmen were tired of all the excitement caused by last week’s snowstorm, which amassed an estimated 18 inches on local streets. Jersey City residents took advantage of the snow with children sledding down the steps of the gazebo in Van Vorst Park and building snowmen.

Virtual yoga and meditation in North Bergen

The North Bergen Free Public Library offers Zoom sessions:

Meditation: Mondays at 6 p.m. (through April 26) and Thursdays at 5 p.m. (Feb. 11 – Apr. 29)

Chair Yoga: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (through March 17)

Yoga: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (through April 24)

Register at https://nbpl.org/calendar/

Jersey City student awarded $25,000

Ahmad Khalil, a McNair Academic High School student from Jersey City, was one of just 106 students from across the country to win the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. $25,000 college scholarship.

It recognizes students committed to education who give back to the community, and meet pandemic challenges.

Their households an average income of $18,871 per year.

Hoboken CERT hotline changes hours

Hoboken’s Community Emergency Response Team is available for help with vaccination forms on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 201-420-5621.

Residents 65 and older can sign up at http://www.hobokennj.gov/seniors.

esidents with chronic medical conditions can sign up at http://www.hobokennj.gov/highrisk.

Valentines for North Bergen seniors

North Bergen’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School student council has made Valentine’s Day cards for the residents at Hudson Hills Senior Living.

Jersey City men sentenced for 2018 homicide

Two Jersey City men were sentenced for their involvement in the death of Jersey City resident Kamal McCord, 19.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Omar Williams, 23, got 10 years in New Jersey state prison, and Kai Robinson, 23, five.

Lasaun Rose, 28, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the first degree to be treated as second degree for sentencing.

WNY commemoration

To honor the 168th birthday of the Cuban Apostle José Martí, West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Margarita Guzman, and the Board of Commissioners laid a wreath on January 28 at 54th St. and Blvd. East.

Hoboken’s St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry 

The ministry is a soup kitchen/drop-in center on the corner of 8th and Hudson streets, providing breakfast, lunch, coffee, toiletries, and social-service referrals to over 65 people Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon.

Email volunteers@stmatthewtrinity.org or call (201) 659-4499.

Union City baseball

Beginning February 15, registration for Union City Recreation Baseball will take place at the Clubhouse, on 2nd Street between New York and Palisade Avenues, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New York woman charged in Hoboken

According to the Hoboken Police Department, on Jan. 30, officers responded to the area of 100 Marshall St. on a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that had left the scene.

The alleged suspect is Barbara San Martin, 42, of  New York, NY, who was charged with a number of motor vehicle offenses.

She is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Pro Arts Jersey City presents exhibit

The organization announced “The Empowering: A social justice show,” featuring sculpture, video, painting, drawing, fiber art, and photography, until March 21 at ART150 Gallery, second floor at 150 Bay St.

To make an appointment, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-empowering-tickets-137705323329

Visit www.proartsjerseycity.org for more information.



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