Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Despite Opposition, SBOE switches School Elections to November

The Secaucus Board of Education (SBOE) took a historic leap at its meeting last Thursday (1/22) evening when it voted to move the school board election from April to November. The vote was unanimous (vice president Joe Lewis was absent). Several trustees defended the board’s action prior to the vote on the resolution, which was […]

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Mayor Upbeat at Swearing In Ceremony of Council Members and Fire Chiefs

A ceremony at Secaucus Town Hall ushered in the new year on January 3, as three council members, three fire chiefs, and several others swore oaths of office before the mayor, town council, and a large gathering of police, fire officials, and residents. The Rev. Victor Kennedy, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, gave a benediction: […]

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Mayor Upbeat at Swearing In Ceremony of Council Members and Fire Chiefs

A ceremony at Secaucus Town Hall ushered in the new year on January 3, as three council members, three fire chiefs, and several others swore oaths of office before the mayor, town council, and a large gathering of police, fire officials, and residents. The Rev. Victor Kennedy, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, gave a benediction: […]

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Town in Shock Over Sudden Death of Pat DeFerrari

—First Woman Elected to Town Council— —Co-Founder of Community Theater—Secaucus lost one of its priceless human treasures Saturday evening when Patricia “Pat” DeFerrari passed away suddenly at age 74. The sad news of her passing spread throughout our town over the weekend and the outpouring of love and admiration for the politician, singer, community activist, […]

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Vietnam Veterans and Other Vets Honored at Veterans’ Day Ceremony

President Abraham Lincoln once wrote, Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the Citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause…” This sentiment echoed in the hearts of the residents gathered in front of the new […]

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NY Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings Promotes His Reading Program

A sea of red and blue jerseys and, at least one green jersey, greeted New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings at Huber Street School on October 21st. Jennings, the Giants’ leading rusher, showed no signs of a knee injury that had recently sidelined him. He was as upbeat and cheerful as the students who […]

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Mayor is ‘amazed’ by NJMC knocking down Height variance for 10th St. project

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) held its regular monthly meeting at its office in Lyndhurst on September 24. At this meeting, the NJMC commissioners voted on the two variance applications made by Hartz Mountain in which Hartz sought relief from parking and height restrictions for their proposed housing development on the empty Hess lot […]

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High School Rating Drop Inspires Action

Maintaining high educational standards in Secaucus was the main focus of the meeting of the mayor and council on Tuesday evening, September 23. A group of Boy Scouts from Troop 22, led by Scoutmaster Al Renker, was in the audience to observe the proceedings as a requirement for their Citizenship in the Community merit badge. […]

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Residents Force Discussion on ‘Drop’ in High School Rating at School Meeting

The regular public meeting of the Secaucus Board of Education took place Thursday (9/18) evening at a new location: the gymnasium of Clarendon School. The board traditionally meets in the multi-purpose room of Huber Street School but was forced to move out of the North End when the town decided to hold its annual “restaurant […]

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Mayor Gonnelli takes aim at Meadowlands Commission

Mayor Mike Gonnelli might have spent twelve years as a commissioner on the New Jersey Meadowlands Development Commission (NJMC), but there is no love lost when it comes to his current opinion about the state agency. “The NJMC has become very unfriendly,” he told the audience at the meeting of the town council last Tuesday […]

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