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North Bergen holds an annual dinner for senior citizens. Photo courtesy of the township.

Hudson County Clerk’s office seeking poll workers for general election

The Hudson County Clerk’s office and the Hudson County Board of Elections are seeking poll workers for the general election this November, including for early voting and Election Day in all twelve municipalities in the county. The county is offering $21.43 per hour for in-person early voting days and $300 on Election Day.

For more information about becoming a poll worker, visit fs4.formsite.com/cGgrlU/PollWorkerApp/index.html or contact the Hudson County Clerk’s Office Division of Elections at countyclerk@hcnj.us or by calling 201-369-3470, Option #6; or the Hudson County Board of Election at boardofelections@hcnj.us or by calling 201-369-

Route 7 to receive $26 million in improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that they have awarded $26 million in grant funding to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for improvements to Route 7 on approximately two miles from Jersey City to Belleville.

The grant will go into raising the roadway by approximately 3.5 feet, add three pump stations, raise and improve a bridge approach, and install new pipes, inlet structures, outfalls, and flood walls that will prevent flood-related roadway closures and detours.

Weehawken High School graduate receives $5,000 scholarship

Weehawken High School graduate Giovanna Notaro has received $5,000 from the 2022 Lori Sorrentino Hennessey Scholarship, provided by the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City. The scholarship is awarded each year to a young woman of Italian heritage who is pursuing a career in education or social services.

Officials unveil new 9/11 memorial in North Bergen

North Bergen’s annual 9/11 ceremony took place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the new memorial park. A new park with a memorial was built on the east side of Boulevard East at 79th Street, across the street from James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park and facing New York City.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/13/hudson-county-and-north-bergen-officials-unveil-new-9-11-memorial.

Secaucus bonds for senior center, swim center improvements

Secaucus has approved a multi-million dollar bond ordinance for various improvements across town, which will include more funds for the new senior center. The $6,535,000 ordinance was adopted at a Secaucus Town Council meeting in late August, after it was introduced in July.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/09/secaucus-approves-bonds-for-senior-center-swim-center-improvements.

Alleged serial shoplifter from Union City arrested by police

Police have apprehended an alleged serial shoplifter from Union City. George Xenakis, a 33-year-old from Union City, was arrested by Bayonne police on September 13, according to Captain Eric Amato. He was charged with two counts of shoplifting, robbery, a resisting arrest.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/16/alleged-serial-shoplifter-from-union-city-arrested-by-police.

Learn Japanese at the North Bergen library

The North Bergen Free Public Library will be holding basic Japanese classes, Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Library Executive Director Sai Rao have announced.

The classes aim to teach Japanese for beginners, for adults and teens age 14 and up. The Japanese lessons will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the main library. The main branch of the North Bergen library is located at 8411 Bergenline Avenue. Register for the in-person classes at nbpl.org/calendar.

All library programs are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible. Special accommodation are available upon request, according to the township. For more information, contact the library at 201-869-4715 or go to nbpl.org. Residents can also follow the North Bergen library on social media for more updates, @nbplibrary.

Man busted after alleged Oxycodone sale to undercover detective

A North Bergen man has been arrested on drug charges after allegedly selling Oxycodone to an undercover police detective, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on September 9.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/13/north-bergen-man-busted-after-alleged-oxycodone-sale-to-undercover-detective.

North Bergen recognizes students with honors from College Board 

Five North Bergen High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/13/north-bergen-recognizes-students-with-honors-from-college-board-national-recognition-programs.

North Bergen holds annual senior dinner

A large group of North Bergen seniors attended the township’s annual Senior Citizen Picnic at The Boulevard on Wednesday, September 14. The main ballroom was ringed by tables, although many of the seniors spent the bulk of their afternoon in the center, dancing to the DJ’s live music.

Free food, beverages, and dessert were provided by the township, along with free transportation to and from the grand event. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Township Commissioners greeted the delighted seniors and welcomed them to the annual celebration.

Among the other guests were Township Administrator Janet Castro, Police Chief Peter Fasilis, Parking Authority Executive Director Bob Baselice, Fire Department Executive Director Michael DeOrio, Hudson County Commissioner Chairman Anthony Vainieri, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Assemblyman Pedro Mejia, County Sheriff Frank Schilari, and other local and regional officials.

The energetic seniors put on an incredible performance on the dance floor, with many taking home trophies for their footwork or winning raffle prizes. The event is coordinated every year by Karen Pianese and the staff of North Bergen’s Community Services Department, along with Executive Director Gerald Sanzari and the North Bergen Housing Authority.

Baseball season ends with Little League awards dinner 

North Bergen recognized more than 400 kids, ages seven through 18, who participated in baseball this past season, honoring them with a dinner and awards presentation on Thursday, September 15.

All together North Bergen hosted 17 teams in-house this season, with seven traveling teams. Everyone who participated received an award at the dinner.

This year the Diamondbacks were the rookie league champs; the Padres were the minor league champs; the Cubs were the junior minor league champs; the Tigers were the junior league champs; and 12U Red won the Tri-County Baseball league championship. Meanwhile, 9U and 18U took second place.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco joined the celebration, congratulating the participants, along with Township Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, and Allen Pascual. A delicious dinner of ziti, chicken parmigiana, pizza, salad, and more was served to the kids and parents.


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