Volleyball, Tennis, and Music programs honored by North Bergen
New Jersey Blood Services seeking volunteers
New Jersey Blood Services are seeking volunteers, including being tasked with assisting donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background is necessary, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is also required prior to volunteering. To apply, visit www.nybc.org/support-us/volunteer-nybc/volunteer-application/.
North Bergen man arrested on charges related to 2019 murder
A North Bergen man has been arrested for a 2019 deadly home invasion after perjuring himself during a related trial, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.
Construction worker Dylan Rodriguez, a 21-year-old from 74th Street in North Bergen, was arrested on charges of felony murder; hindering apprehension; possession of weapon for unlawful purpose; and conspiracy to commit, perjury, and tampering with evidence.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/08/02/north-bergen-man-arrested-on-charges-related-to-2019-murder.
“The Great Train Set” exhibit opens at Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center has announced the opening of “The Great Train Set” exhibit, which is centered around a model railroad set based on the Lackawanna Railroad. The set was donated by John and Regina Scully, and the exhibit opens to the public on Aug. 6.
North Bergen residents in serious condition after car crash
Authorities are investigating a crash in North Bergen that left two people in critical condition, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. The motor vehicle collision with injuries occurred at the intersection of River Road and Bulls Ferry Road in North Bergen.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/08/03/north-bergen-residents-in-serious-condition-after-car-crash.
Secaucus to hold Junior Police Academy
The Secaucus Police Department is holding its Junior Police Academy for ages 10 to 16 from August 15 to 18 at Secaucus High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to secaucusnj.gov.
North Bergen hosts several parties for National Night Out
The streets of North Bergen were once again filled with parties for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, with seven locations hosting grand events filled with a wide variety of activities, food, and entertainment. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Township Commissioners made the rounds to all seven parties, greeting residents, handing out gifts, and hosting raffles including prized like bicycles, TVs, barbecue grills, and gift certificates for restaurants and shops.
After being discontinued the past two years due to the pandemic, Night Out returned at full strength this year, with huge crowds enjoying bounce houses, face painting, free burgers and hot dogs, DJs, and much more. The event is designed to build relationships between police and local communities in a fun, informal setting.
“The amount of work that goes into planning seven events simultaneously is a task only North Bergen’s finest and North Bergen department heads could tackle,” said Sacco. “I am so proud to see the amount of volunteers that showed up last night to make sure Township resident enjoyed a wonderful night. I would like to thank all of the local businesses, vendors, volunteers, township departments, and everyone who came out to support. It was such an amazing night and I know everyone had as great of a time as we all did.”
Joining the mayor and commissioners on the Night Out tour were County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri, Assemblyman Pedro Mejia, Township Administrator Janet Castro, Acting Police Chief Robert Farley, and many, many other municipal officials, employees, and volunteers.