Friday, April 28, 2017

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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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ORDER IN THE COURT: Make Way for Father/Daughter Attorneys Trevor Corso and Karyn Corso Lusskin

By GRETCHEN HENKEL We knew that Karyn Lusskin was the president of the Friends of the Secaucus Public Library, the daughter of Trevor and the late Naomi Corso, the wife of Andrew Lusskin, and mother of Amanda and Nicole, but was surprised to learn that she, like her father, is an attorney. We discovered this […]

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School Board Reorganizes

The reorganization meeting of the Secaucus Board of Education was held January 4 at Huber Street School. Three trustees were sworn into the nine-member body: Kathy Huber-O’Connell and Jack McStowe, who were re-elected in the November 8, 2016, election, and newcomer Sharon Dellafave. Business Administrator/Secretary Grace Yeo officiated the swearing-in ceremony. Once the newly sworn-in […]

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Secaucus Fire Chiefs Sworn in at New Year’s Day Council Meeting

—John Gerbasio Joins Town Council— The Mayor and Town Council held its reorganization meeting on New Year’s Day at 11 o’clock in the morning. Firefighters, police officers, family members, and others streamed into Council Chambers to witness the swearing-in ceremony of the three Secaucus fire chiefs and of John Gerbasio as First Ward councilman. Councilwoman […]

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Nothing But Praise for Exiting School Board President Gerbasio

The Secaucus Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, Dec. 15, at Huber Street School. It was bitter cold that night, but the school’s multipurpose room soon became warm and cozy as trustees, school principals, administrators, and teachers offered kind and heartfelt words to John Gerbasio, current board president, as he presided […]

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Larry Gichan recognized for years of service to Board of Adjustment

The Mayor and Town Council met two days before Thanksgiving, on November 22, at Town Hall. Lifelong resident Larry Gichan was recognized for his many years of service as a member of the town’s Board of Adjustment. He received a plaque from Mayor Mike Gonnelli and was joined by his wife, Mary, and other family […]

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