Monday, September 25, 2017

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Six Secaucus residents and all 9/11 victims honored at annual ceremony

Sixteen years have passed since terrorists brought our country to a standstill by flying jets into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and crashing another jet into a field in Pennsylvania, killing thousands of Americans and wounding countless others. It was a Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, a day of perfect blue skies, unimpeded sunlight, […]

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Standard-based report cards use numbers, not letters

“We’ll give him a 4 on presentation,” commented interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops on the report given by Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani on the new standard-based report cards for kindergarten through second grades. The “4” signifies “performing above grade level,” according to Viggiani, who was assisted by Huber Street Principal Linda Wilhelm and […]

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Dogged effort by Councilman McKeever yields ‘lost’ WWII medals for soldier’s family

“Say a prayer for Sue,” was how Mayor Mike Gonnelli opened the Town Council meeting on the evening of August 22. He was referring to Third Ward Councilwoman Susan Pirro who has been battling cancer for well over a year. Pirro returned to the council dais and meetings back in February, but has been absent […]

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Emergency Food Pantry Aids 75 Local Families

Last week on these pages we featured Lisa Snedeker and her “Secaucus Emergency Fund” charitable organization. This week, we focus on the Emergency Food Pantry program that the Department of Social Services runs out of the Secaucus Senior Center. Snedeker, director of Social Services, has her office on the first floor of the Senior Center […]

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LOCAL CHARITY HELPS RESIDENTS GET THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

“I know we make a difference!” was Lisa Snedeker’s comment about the Secaucus Emergency Fund, a tax-exempt 501 c (3) charitable group that Lisa started in February 2012. While Snedeker is the director of the town’s Department of Social Services with an office at the Senior Center at the corner of Centre and Irving, she […]

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Meet Our New School Superintendent: JENNIFER MONTESANO

The monthly public meeting of the Secaucus Board of Education on July 20 was not entirely fraught with controversy and dissent. Yes, two trustees voted against hiring the new superintendent of schools, and, yes, a former trustee accused two other trustees of basically doing the mayor’s bidding. However, the board made several appointments other than […]

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Visit with Mayor Mike one year after stroke reveals our leader is on top of things!

Thirteen months after suffering a debilitating stroke on June 8, 2016, Mayor Michael Gonnelli declared that he is physically and mentally fit. We met with the town’s leader (and No. 1 cheerleader) in his office on the second floor of Town Hall last Thursday morning for a brief catch-up on town affairs. Gonnelli, who will […]

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NO REASON TO FEAR MOSQUITO-EATING BATS, SAYS ‘BAT MAN’

By Edna Duffy On the second Wednesday of July, a mere 90 minutes before sunset, the town’s second Green Summer Speaker Series presentation was held behind the Secaucus Recreation Center in the Sadhu Vaswani Meditation Garden. Lynn Kramer, the Clean Up Coordinator in the town’s Environmental Department, welcomed two dozen attendees and discussed the “Pollinator […]

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Work on Senior Center Reveals Some Town History

Perhaps you, like us, were intrigued by what DPW worker John Scheiner was doing aloft in the bucket truck outside the Senior Center the past few weeks. We saw that he had put a little wooden canopy over one of the Centre Avenue entry doors a few weeks earlier, but now he was at the […]

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Troyer (school district) and Simone (business district) bring concerns to council

The town council meeting of June 27 was not without controversy. The bulk of the meeting was reserved for community award presentations and the like; council members announced upcoming events and programs; a large number of town hires was made (front page for article on this part of the meeting.) When Mayor Mike Gonnelli called […]

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