Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Bittersweet Dedication of Ice Rink in Honor of George ‘Pep’ Riebesell

On Saturday, April 4, the refurbished Secaucus Ice Rink was named in honor of George “Pep” Riebesell, retired director of the Secaucus Recreation Department. On hand were two mayors: Mayor Paul Amico, who hired Pep and whose administration built the rink, and Mayor Michael Gonnelli, who had worked alongside of Pep and whose administration just […]

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TWO SIMULTANEOUS FIRES TAX VOLUNTEERS

Shortly after nine last Wednesday morning, fire trucks were racing up and down the Plank Road. Not only Secaucus trucks, but fire vehicles from Lyndhurst, North Arlington, Kearny, and East Rutherford were seen speeding up and down the Road, sirens blasting and lights flashing. What was going on? A mutual aid drill? A motor vehicle […]

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Gary Jeffas brings legal skills to Secaucus Town Council

Gary Jeffas is not the oldest member of the Secaucus Town Council, but he is the longest serving councilman on the current council. Elected to the council from the First Ward in November 2006, he was re-elected to his third term this past November. When his most recent term ends in four years, he will […]

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SCHOOL BUS BOSS DOES IT ALL!

Debbie Zapoluch can do it all — organize and coordinate thirty-nine school bus routes daily, field calls from bus drivers whose buses won’t start in frigid winter weather, find a substitute driver to replace one who has called in sick or is on vacation, schedule the daily work days of the thirty-eight school bus drivers, […]

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TOWN COUNCIL ‘SEEKS APPLICANTS’ FOR CHIEF JOB

The Mayor and Council repeatedly asserted they “weren’t ready” to hire a new chief for the SPD (Secaucus Police Department) in the six months following longtime Chief Dennis Corcoran’s retirement in May 2014. Apparently, they are now ready to do so because Councilman Gary Jeffas announced at the meeting of the Town Council on February […]

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Truck Hits Bridge: Chief Schoch Orchestrates Rescue

Secaucus Fire Chief Bryan Schoch got the call at 12:14 Wednesday (2/11) afternoon. A flatbed truck carrying three sections of a steel crane had hit the Paterson Plank Road overpass near Home Depot on Route 3 East, the impact toppling the load onto the highway with one of the sections falling on top of a […]

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Well-wishers pack PAC for police promotions and new hires

The Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center (PAC) was filled with toddlers and teens, millennials and grandparents, last Tuesday evening when the Mayor and Town Council held its regular meeting at the North End auditorium. Was the town giving away money, forgiving property taxes for the quarter, announcing that a new supermarket was coming to […]

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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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