Saturday, March 25, 2017

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TOWN HALL NOTES

Everyone else was hunkered down, safe and sound in their homes and apartments last Tuesday (3/14) evening. The blizzard predicted for that day brought the wind and whiteout conditions, but, only 7-8 inches of snow, not the 1-2 feet all were expecting. A dangerous coating of ice on the snow made for treacherous driving and […]

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‘Physics First’ Program at SHS Proves Boon to Understanding Math, Says Dr. Daniela Riser

It was an apropos, but painful, lesson I learned about physics early on the morning of March 2. Entering a local park with my mate for our daily walk, I kicked a stone off the path, missed it, my sneaker caught on the asphalt, and down I went. Sir Isaac Newton’s “first law of motion” […]

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Residents’ concerns about illegal immigration, lack of parking are aired at council meeting

Town council members made numerous announcements of upcoming events sponsored by the town and private organizations at the meeting of the Mayor and Council on the evening of February 28. All council members and Mayor Mike Gonnelli were present; however, Town Attorney Keri Ann Eglentowicz was absent. Several residents voiced their opinions on local parking […]

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Search for New School Superintendent Elicits Suggestions by Parents

The Secaucus Board of Education sponsored a forum at Huber Street School on the evening of February 15 to which parents, community members, and district staff and faculty were invited. Although it was a board-sponsored event, none of the nine trustees was present nor were any of the school principals or the school superintendent. Approximately […]

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Councilwoman Pirro Returns; Resident Seeks ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Secaucus

The Mayor and Town Council held its regular public meeting on February 14, Valentine’s Day. Attendance was sparse with only one stalwart regular attendee (ex-Fire Chief George Schoenrock) in the audience. A few other residents were present, including Michele LaRue who addressed the council towards the end of the meeting. For the first time in […]

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MAYOR AMICO DIES AT 103

February 9, 2017, marked the end of an era in Secaucus when Paul Amico died at age 103. Voters returned Amico fourteen times to lead the town as its mayor (terms of office were then for only two years). He was first elected on November 5, 1963 and remained Secaucus mayor until his last day […]

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Amanda Nesheiwat: Change Agent in Secaucus

Amanda Nesheiwat graduated from Secaucus High School in 2007, and in the ten years since, her life has evolved in ways she never dreamed possible. Nesheiwat is the dynamic director of the Secaucus Environmental Department, a title and a department that she helped create with the Mayor and Town Council. The Town of Secaucus has […]

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Retired Pharmacist / Former SBOE President Joins Town Council

In last week’s edition we featured Town Administrator Gary Jeffas, who began his new career on January 1, 2017. Jeffas, a local attorney, served as councilman from the First Ward for ten years. Also on January 1, John Gerbasio stepped into Jeffas’ former council seat, and this week we feature the new politician from the […]

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FiOS, environmental and other issues discussed at town council meeting

The Mayor and Town Council met for their second public meeting of the month on January 24 in Chamber I at Town Hall. All council members and Mayor Mike Gonnelli were present, except for Third Ward Councilwoman Susan Pirro who participated via telephone. On the subject of telephones, Mark Bocchieri, director of external affairs for […]

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Parent Asks School Board for Judges to have some Scientific Background

CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS! Parent Christine Corradino DeIasi addressed the Secaucus Board of Education at the board meeting held the evening of January 19 at Huber Street School. DeIasi explained that she is an orthopedic surgeon, and as such, knows quite a bit about the field of science. She praised the annual school science fairs and […]

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