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A kitten was rescued from a sewer by the North Bergen DPW. (SEE BRIEF.)

North Bergen DPW rescues kitten from sewer

“Today North Bergen DPW learned of a trapped kitten on social media and kicked into high gear quickly!” said Mayor Nicholas Sacco. “With the advanced technology of cameras and the selflessness of our DPW workers they heroically and safely extracted the kitten from the sewers on Tonnelle Avenue.”

The DPW was first alerted to the situation by a resident who posted on North Bergen’s Facebook Community Forum that she could hear a kitten crying from inside a storm drain. DPW proactively monitors this webpage for feedback from residents as well as for circumstances such as these.

After learning of the situation, DPW crew members immediately took it upon themselves to investigate. Upon arrival at the scene they lowered themselves into a catch basin to locate the kitten, which they were able to do quickly. However, when they tried to capture it, the frightened feline was understandably spooked and ran from its rescuers into a narrow drain pipe.

The workers then brilliantly thought of using an automated camera to “nudge” the kitten towards the outlet and into the waiting arms of an animal rescue worker. He is now being cared for and given the appropriate medical treatment necessary before being put up for adoption.

Dem. congressional nominee Rob Menendez Jr. condemns U.S. Supreme Court ruling on N.Y. concealed carry laws

Robert Menendez Jr., the Democratic nominee for the 8th District of New Jersey, condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned New York state’s concealed carry gun laws.

“This decision will do nothing to stop the mass shootings that occur more and more frequently across our country, but will make residents of districts like ours feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods,” he said in a statement.

Sacco 5k returns after COVID-19 hiatus

The annual 5k race to benefit the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation returned for the sixth time in 2022. According to North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, the charity race saw more participants than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that put the event on pause for about two years.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/21/sacco-5k-returns-after-covid-19-hiatus.

Hoboken Office of Constituent Services launches monthly open office hours

Hoboken’s Office of Constituent Services will be launching their new open office hours, which will take place in each ward on a rotating basis beginning this month in the 1st Ward.  Residents must book a required appointment via email at ndebendetto@hobokennj.gov or by calling 201-420-2000 ext. 1311 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

North Hudson communities celebrated Flag Day differently in 2022.

New North Hudson tradition for Flag Day

The first Flag Day ceremony in Braddock Park was held on Tuesday, June 14. The event was sponsored jointly by the municipalities of North Bergen, Guttenberg, and West New York.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/15/a-new-north-hudson-tradition-begins-on-flag-day.

Three Thirds Café opens in Jersey City’s West Side

Three Thirds Café opened their doors at the 3 Acres ground floor retail space at 400 Claremont Avenue, where they will offer coffee and baked goods, as well as a community space on the West Side. The cafe will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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