Annual Bike and Car Show on Bergenline in North Bergen
Dozens of awards went to vehicles of all shapes, sizes, vintages, and configurations at North Bergen’s sixth annual Bike and Car Show on Sunday, October 9. Bergenline Avenue alongside Braddock Park was filled with bikes, cars, and trucks ranging from pristine antiques to wildly modified one-of-a-kind gems.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Hudson County Commissioner Chairman Anthony Vainieri announced the top awards, joined by Township Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Frank Gargiulo, Julio Marenco, and Allen Pascual. Hundreds of attendees ogled and snapped pics of the vehicles, while kids rode on the free rides in the library parking lot.
Several food vendors including Chef Philip Joyce and Dos Tipos Grill did a brisk business on the street and Tapas de Espana and Harry’s Food & Drink both offered outdoor dining and drinks. Many local and regional officials spent a pleasant afternoon checking out the classic vehicles, including Police Chief Peter Fasilis, Township Administrator Janet Castro, and DPW Supervisor John Shaw.
The event was sponsored by Commissioner Vainieri, the North Bergen Police Department, the North Bergen Public Library, and Mayor Sacco. All proceeds were donated to the New Jersey Special Olympics.
New Jersey Blood Services to hold Hudson County blood drives
New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting three blood drives in Hudson County in November. The following drives are:
- Nov. 10: Hudson County Community College ‑ STEM Building, 263 Academy St, Jersey City from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..
- Nov. 11: Newport Centre Mall ‑ Sears Wing, 30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m..
- Nov. 17: Senior Community Center at Story Court, 16 West 4th St, Bayonne from 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..
Loew’s Theatre renovation to receive $42 million in tax credits
The Loew’s Theatre renovations in the Journal Square area of Jersey City will be receiving $42.27 million in tax credits from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority as an award from the Historic Property Reinvestment Program.
The renovation plans for the historic theatre includes tech upgrades, infrastructure improvements, and historic preservation of a number of aspects in the venue.
Hoboken Historical Museum to celebrate Marsha P. Johnson
The Hoboken Historical Museum will be hosting an event on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the life of the late-gay rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. The event will feature performances and memories by Randy Wicker, Linda La, Bobby Mille, Penny Arcade, Sanina L. Clark andJohn Herliker.
The event will be hosted by the museum’s Poet-in-Residence Danny Shot. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The event can also be viewed live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA3K4nGnDDU.
6th Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest to take place on Oct. 22
Hoboken Happy Hours will be hosting their 6th Annual Hoboken Pizza Fest on Oct. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. to tour and sample the city’s pizza restaurants. Each ticket costs $30 and includes a half slice of pizza from every participating vendor, with portions of each sale going to a Hoboken non-profit. For more info, visit Hobokenpizzafest.com.
Sacco endorses Fulop for New Jersey governor
When North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco held his annual Mayor’s Ball fundraiser at the Venetian in Garfield, Sacco not only rallied support for his upcoming re-election campaign for mayor, but also endorsed an undeclared but widely speculated candidate for governor from Hudson County, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/13/sacco-endorses-fulop-for-new-jersey-governor-at-annual-fundraiser.
North Bergen school launches new hydroponic gardens
North Bergen’s Lincoln School Annex has set up two new hydroponic gardens that were donated by the Green Environmental Advisory Committee. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/07/north-bergens-lincoln-school-annex-launches-new-hydroponic-gardens.
Weehawken honors retiring deputy police chief
Weehawken Deputy Police Chief Jason Czornomor has retired after 28 years of service and the township held a ceremony to congratulate him on his law enforcement career. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/03/weehawken-honors-retiring-deputy-police-chief-after-28-year-career.
West New York man arrested in narcotics investigation
On Thursday, October 6, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Task Force recovered a firearm and arrested a 31-year-old man as part of a narcotics investigation in North Bergen. Ramon Lopez-Arias of West New York now faces gun and drug charges. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/14/west-new-york-man-arrested-as-part-of-narcotics-investigation.
Mobile MVC coming to Secaucus
Instead of having to wait in line at the Motor Vehicle Commission, the town of Secaucus is bringing the MVC to residents. On Friday, October 21, the mobile MVC will be at the Secaucus Recreation Center Parking Lot at 1200 Koelle Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/11/mobile-mvc-coming-to-secaucus-on-october-21.
North Bergen recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness months
October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In North Bergen, the township is honoring both months in a number of ways, from donning supportive colors to marching for awareness. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/10/north-bergen-recognizes-domestic-violence-awareness-and-breast-cancer-awareness-months.
Hudson Regional Hospital to host annual Fall Festival
Hudson Regional Hospital is set to hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 55 Meadowlands Parkway. The festival will feature car seat installations by the Secaucus Police Department’s Certified Child Safety Seat Technician Michael Bronowich. In addition, there will be health screenings, a petting zoo, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, entertainment, and more. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/14/hudson-regional-hospital-to-host-annual-fall-festival-on-october-23.
West New York announces annual Halloween festivities
West New York residents are in for a treat again this Halloween, a trick or treat that is. Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Margarita Guzman and the Board of Commissioners invite locals to participate in an array of activities the town will be hosting, including its annual Fall Festival, Ragamuffin Parade and Trunk or Treat. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/10/west-new-york-announces-annual-halloween-festivities.
West New York to host Wiffle Ball Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness
West New York will hold a Wiffle Ball Fundraiser this month to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Margarita Guzman, and the Board of Commissioners have announced. The ball game will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Miller Stadium at 5808 Jackson Street and the first pitch will be thrown at 9 a.m. Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/10/10/west-new-york-to-host-wiffle-ball-fundraiser-for-breast-cancer-awareness.