Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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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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Daughter’s quest for ‘missing’ Good Conduct Medal results in award ceremony and parade ride in D.C. for her Korean War veteran dad

By ERICA LYLE-WOODARD   Korean War Marine veteran Richard J. Lyle was the guest of honr at the 2017 Memorial Day Parade in the nation’s capital. He also received a belated Medal of Good Conduct while in DC. He’s pictured in the Korean War-era Jeep he rode in for the parade. This is a story […]

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Knops’ contract extended through November as school board continues superintendent search

By LOUISE RITTBERG School board trustees appointed an assistant principal at Secaucus High School to replace Frank Costello, who retired earlier this year. They also renewed the contracts of interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops and Board Administrator/Secretary Grace Yeo for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The trustees also named a number of new staff hires […]

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Town spirit on display at Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade kicked off at noon from Trolley Park at the northern tip of Paterson Plank Road on Saturday. The sky was gray, the temperature cool, and a few raindrops fell here and there, but the mood of the marchers and bystanders was buoyant for the annual parade that Mayor Mike Gonnelli brought […]

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41 Million Dollar School Budget Approved/Town Absorbs School Tax Increase

Ironically, interim Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops stated that one of the goals of the Secaucus Board of Education for the school year 2017-2018 is “to oversee and coordinate the hiring of a new superintendent.” Knops’ two-year tenure as the interim head of the district officially ends this November; however, the school board has been […]

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