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"The Great Train Set" exhibit at Liberty Science Center opens to the public on Aug. 6. Photo provided by Liberty Science Center.

Volleyball, Tennis, and Music programs honored by North Bergen

Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera hosted North Bergen’s annual dinner honoring participants in the township’s summer tennis, volleyball, and music programs. The event was held on Tuesday, August 2 at the Recreation Center.
About 70 kids in grades 5 to 8 participated in the volleyball program this year, while nearly 50 kids ages 9 through 14 participated in the tennis camp. The programs included instructions on how to play as well as recreational games throughout the summer. About 70 kids in grades 4 to 8 participated in this year’s summer music camp. The program offered instructions on improving each participant’s instrumental skills.
Among the attendees at the dinner were Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Julio Marenco, congratulating all the participants. Everyone was treated to a meal, while the participants received a medal for their participation in their respective programs.

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.

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