Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Reporting the Local News for Over 100 Years!


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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Presuto assumes reins as new Secaucus superintendent

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ROB PRESUTO We had hoped to hold an in-person interview with the newly-appointed Secaucus Superintendent of Schools, Rob Presuto. However, the educator is traveling in Japan, but he graciously agreed to an email interview. Mr. Presuto has been employed as the Director of Educational Technology, Data Assessments and Grants for the Secaucus […]

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Town Hall transformed into art gallery for Resident Art Show

BY ROXANNE CINTRON The third annual Resident Art Show and reception was held in Town Hall on the balmy evening of April 17. Presented by Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Town Council, it drew hundreds of people who viewed the artwork of Secaucus residents; paintings; bronze sculptures, figurines, glass blown vases, and photographs. In all, […]

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Residents are vocal on search for new superintendent of schools

BY ROXANNE CINTRON   At a special meeting in the gym of Huber Street School, hosted by the Secaucus Board of Education on April 10, William Librera, Ed.D., introduced himself as a consultant hired to search for a replacement for Cynthia Randina, whose five year term as Superintendent of Secaucus Schools is ending. Mrs. Randina […]

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