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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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THANKSGIVING: What’s It All About?

BY C.L. ANDERSON In my opinion, the first recorded and spontaneous celebration of Thanksgiving, which took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621, was about two things at least. First, it was about thanks for a prosperous harvest, and thanks for good fortune—for all kinds of blessings that allow us to survive and thrive. Second, it […]

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Secaucus Veterans Honored at Ceremony on Veterans’ Day

The town’s annual Veterans’ Day observance was held Friday morning, November 11, at Town Hall. Traditionally, if the weather holds, the event is held on Town Hall grounds with the World War I monument serving as backdrop. Friday was bright and sunny, not too cold, but the wind was ferocious in its intensity, causing the […]

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Town Inherits Drinking Water Problem at Early Learning Center

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. This famous line from Coleridge’s epic poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” sums up the situation at the Secaucus Board of Education’s new Early Learning Center at 40 Mill Ridge Road. The school opened in September for pre-kindergarten students. It was formerly a state school for […]

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It’s a dog’s world, at least in Secaucus!

Is Secaucus going to the dogs? Hardly. But are pet owners taking their dogs to the dog parks in town? Let’s hope so. As Mayor Mike Gonnelli announced at the October 25 meeting of the town council, there are four dog parks located throughout town; hence, the need to amend the town ordinance in regard […]

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Mayor, fire chief, teacher, custodian, assemblyman earn ‘Showcase’ honors

By GRETCHEN HENKEL The Secaucus Board of Education held its regular monthly public meeting at Huber Street School on the evening of October 20. All the board members were present. In the audience were school principals, teachers, administrators, and, Mayor Mike Gonnelli and Secaucus Fire Department Battalion Chief Carl Leppin whose wife, Anna Maria, is […]

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