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Registration open for Hoboken fall and winter recreation

Hoboken’s Division of Recreation has announced that registration is open for youth wrestling, winter, basketball and flag football.

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Registration will open for each program on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. and will close on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.. Practice and game schedules will be determined by the number of registrants and provided after registration closes.

The following links for each program are:

Pickleball and tennis courts open in West New York

Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Victor Barrera, and the Board of Commissioners remind residents of pickleball and tennis court reservation at Patricia McEldowney Park 6050 Boulevard East.

The field is open to West New York residents only. Call security at 551-999-1520 to register. The park is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

North Bergen promotes police officers, including first corporal

Nine North Bergen Police Department officers were promoted at a ceremony inside town hall chambers on Wednesday, September 21. Meanwhile, North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) promoted four firefighters, including a new department chief on Tuesday, September 20.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/27/north-bergen-promotes-police-officers-including-first-corporal.

Registration open for West New York Chess Club

Free registrations for the West New York Division of Recreation’s Chess Club are still being accepted, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Cosmo A. Cirillo, Ph.D., and the Board of Commissioners have announced. This program is available to all West New Yorkers ages five to 15.

An original birth certificate or valid United States Passport and two recently mailed proofs of address that have been received within the past 30 days are required in order to register. No junk mail is allowed and participants must live in West New York, no exceptions. Register as soon as possible at the Town Hall Recreation Office at 428 60th Street, Suite 7, from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The program is taking place at the Sunshine Gardens Community Room at 515 54th Street on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 201-295-5120 for all recreation information.

North Bergen raises Palestinian flag

A large crowd of residents turned out to celebrate the third annual Palestinian flag-raising over North Bergen Town Hall on Friday, September 23. Mayor Nicholas Sacco greeted the celebrants inside the Municipal Chambers, where Certificates of Recognition were given to Mohammad Al Huda and Hala Shehadeh for their leadership, dedication, and support to the Islamic community.

Local school teacher Bader Risheg and Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh both spoke at the occasion on behalf of the American Muslims for Palestine. Township Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, and Allen Pascual were present to show their support, alongside Police Chief Peter Fasilis.

Palisades Medical Center honors healthcare workers with picnic

After a two-year break, Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen once again hosted their annual union picnic on Thursday, September 22. The union picnic is a hospital-sponsored event held since 2003, allowing for the organization to display thanks and gratitude to employees for their hard work and hospitality.

The event took a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic before returning this year to its traditional location in the hospital’s parking lot facing the New York City skyline. Burgers and hot dogs were given out, with chips and refreshments.

Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Revenue and Finance Commissioner Julio Marenco, and Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Vainieri stopped by in the afternoon to show their appreciation to the hard-working medical staff. Presidents of the Local Harbor Union Ruth Agosto and Sandra White organized the event.

Craig Guy officially launches campaign

A lifelong public servant and Democrat, Craig Guy officially kicked off his campaign for Hudson County Executive on September 21 at a packed fundraising event.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/22/craig-guy-officially-kicks-off-campaign-for-hudson-county-executive.

North Bergen and Guttenberg to hold Breast Cancer Awareness walk

The township of North Bergen and town of Guttenberg, in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, invite all residents for a walk to raise awareness in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The walk will begin at Guttenberg Town Hall at 6808 Park Avenue and will end at Waterfront Park at 7200 River Road. Following the walk, at Waterfront Park there will be an outdoor health event including giveaways, games with prizes, a live DJ, and information on health care services.

Register online to participate in the walk. Registration is open now at: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7eCwLmKYcXdgNMeS1u5LSCNUBjFBLSKa5WI-CM7K3PgpjrA/viewform.

Everyone who walks will get a free t-shirt given out at the event. Or you can simply donate online at: give.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app20068a?7262.donation=form1&df_id=7262&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=4865C23463D5C4AAA874CA2E2A0A3BED.

Attendees will meet up at 9:45 a.m. to prepare for the walk. The rain date is Sunday, October 9. For more information, go to northbergen.org.

West New York mayor says town is addressing increasing homelessness

West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez has acknowledged that his town is facing an increase in the homeless population and working to help those affected. Rodriguez addressed the issue at a September meeting of the Board of Commissioners after concerns were raised by resident and recent unsuccessful Board of Education candidate Vipul Parekh.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/09/22/west-new-york-mayor-says-town-is-addressing-increasing-homelessness.

Municipalities march in Dominican American Parade

The second of three parades taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from runs from September 15 to October 15, marched down Bergenline Avenue on Sunday, September 25. The Dominican American Parade of Hudson County proceeded from 79th Street in North Bergen to Union City, passing through Guttenberg and West New York en route.

Marching in the parade from North Bergen were Nicholas Sacco and Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Julio Marenco, as well as Rep. Albio Sires, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, and many other local and regional officials.

The parade featured decorated floats, marching bands, costumed dancers, military formations, various organizations, and more. Closing out the parade season will be the Hispanic State Parade of NJ on Sunday, October 2, starting around noon and marching down Bergenline Avenue from Braddock Park to 43rd Street.

Mark Koosau, Staff Writer
Mark Koosau, Staff Writer
Mark Koosau is a staff writer for the Hudson Reporter, covering Jersey City and Hoboken since 2021. He also covers esports, with bylines on over.gg for Overwatch esports and vlr.gg for Valorant esports.
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