Sunday, June 25, 2017

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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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Teacher dismayed at demise of Future Teachers Academy

All the school board members were present at the monthly meeting of the board held Thursday (August 21) evening at Huber Street School. In addition, the superintendent of schools, board secretary and board attorney were present. A smattering of teachers, administrators and others made up the audience. Gary Riebesell, president, apologized to the audience for […]

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Harmon Cove Herons Thrive at Raptor Trust

Eager to know the fate of the two juvenile yellow-crowned night herons rescued by Animal Control staff (at the instigation of Harmon Cove resident Stephanie McClure), we ventured down to The Raptor Trust in Millington, New Jersey, last week. The young herons were brought to the non-profit facility by Animal Control staff Adam Reeves and […]

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Town swears in five new police officers and two new firefighters

Council chambers were packed last Tuesday evening with family members and well-wishers of the five new probationary police officers and two new firefighters who were sworn in at the meeting of the Mayor and Town Council. Once the swearing-in of the seven young men was completed, all but a few of the audience members left […]

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Harmon Cove Herons Saved by Homeowner

When one thinks about Harmon Cove, perhaps what comes to mind is a gated community of luxury living and great amenities (i.e., parking, tennis, pool, clubhouse, river views). But, does a heronry (i.e., a breeding colony of herons, typically in trees) enter one’s thoughts? No! Well, apparently the enclave on the banks of the Hackensack […]

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Area residents want housing project but object to height and potential traffic/flooding

“It is approximately three feet, it is approximately this, it is approximately that. I have a little problem with the word approximately,” remarked Ninth Street resident Steve Cattuna at the June 3 public hearing on the proposed Hartz Mountain development at the foot of Front Street on Tenth Street. The hearing was held at the […]

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Farewell to Principal Cocucci

The Secaucus Board of Education held two major votes at its meeting of June 12, resulting in the hiring of a new principal for Clarendon School and the appointment of a new board secretary/business administrator. Middle School principal Rob Valente put it succinctly when he said it was a “bittersweet” night, for the hiring of […]

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Police Chief Dennis Corcoran Retires; 38 Years on Job

Police Chief Dennis Corcoran has retired from the Secaucus Police Department after 38 years on the job, the last 20 years as Chief. Corcoran’s retirement, which was effective June 1st, was announced at the May 27th meeting of the Mayor and Council. Councilman Gary Jeffas broke the news under reports and noted that Corcoran will […]

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