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North Bergen gave out awards to participants of its flag football program. (SEE BRIEF)

Hudson County blood drives to be held in October

New Jersey Blood Services will hold three blood drives in Hudson County in October. The following drives are:

  • Oct. 7: Newport Centre Mall, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 21: Newport Centre Mall, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 28: Union City High School, 2500 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Union City from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hudson West Fest announces performers for Oct. 15 festival

Hudson West Fest announced their lineup for this year’s festival on Oct. 15, which will include artists and groups such as Leslie Mendelson, the Ebony Hillbillies, Jaimee Harris and the Ukrainian Village Voices. The festival will take place at the Nimbus Arts Center in Jersey City.

The festival will also be working with Welcome Home Jersey City to feature refugee chefs to present food from Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as free workshops. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door. For more info, visit www.hudsonwestfest.org.

Mission 50 to host Hoboken All-School PTO Mixer

Mission 50 announced that they will be hosting a free “Hoboken All-School PTO Mixer” on Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.. Parents associated with or interested in their local schools’ parent-teacher organizations (PTO) and local teachers are invited to attend with other parents and teachers at 50 Harrison St. in Hoboken.

Free beer, wine and light snacks will be served in the Saloon on the building’s second floor. Bike parking is free and car parking is available for a small fee (visitors must use the pay station at the building’s entrance). Space will be limited, and guests are asked to RSVP in advance at stayhappening.com/e/hoboken-all-school-pto-mixer-E3LUW5A1YL2C.

Hudson County to unveil new 9/11 memorial

North Bergen’s annual 9/11 ceremony will take place at a new location this year, with a new memorial to be unveiled in conjunction with Hudson County. According to the township, a new park has been built on the east side of Boulevard East at 79th Street on county land facing New York City. The park features a monument in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, built of polished American black granite.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/08/hudson-county-to-unveil-new-9-11-memorial-in-north-bergen.

Keynote speaker announced for ‘Strides for Safety 5K’

Liz Dunning will be the keynote speaker at the first annual “Strides for Safety 5K” to be held in Lincoln Park West in Jersey City on Saturday, September 10 at 10 am. The event is being hosted by Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Commissioners.

Dunning lost her mother to gun violence in 2003 and eventually became a vice president with the national gun control advocacy organization “Brady United.” She will join New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez to speak about the issue of gun safety as runners take to the roads and trails through Lincoln Park West and then walkers follow fifteen minutes later.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/08/29/keynote-speaker-announced-for-strides-for-safety-5k.

North Bergen hands out awards for flag football season

Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Hugo Cabrera presented awards to nearly 90 kids who participated in the flag football program this summer at the Recreation Center on Wednesday, September 7.

A celebratory pizza meal was served to the participants and proud parents in attendance. Township Commissioners Frank Gargiulo and Julio Marenco were also in attendance, along with County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri.

Plans for more West New York angled parking in the works

West New York officials say the town is looking into adding more angled parking. Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez and the Board of Commissioners discussed the topic at their August meeting, prompted by a resident proposal.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/08/30/plans-for-more-west-new-york-angled-parking-in-the-works.

Pedestrian killed in collision on Tonnelle Avenue

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department are investigating a fatal collision on Tonnelle Avenue on Tuesday, September 6, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. This fatal crash comes after on Tonnelle Avenue on September 4.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/06/pedestrian-killed-in-collision-on-tonnelle-avenue.

Traffic-related changes coming to North Bergen and Secaucus

Some traffic-related changes are coming to North Bergen and Secaucus, including stop signs and bus stop realignments.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/09/traffic-related-changes-coming-to-north-bergen-and-secaucus.

North Bergen library offers amnesty for late book returns

In honor of library card sign-up month, the North Bergen Free Public Library is holding an amnesty event for local residents. Return all overdue items between September 1 and 30 at any library location and the fines will be forgiven. This only applies to items owned by the North Bergen library.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/02/north-bergen-library-offers-amnesty-for-late-book-returns.

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