HOBOKEN BRIEFS2/8/09

Reporter deadlines for Presidents’ Day, Feb. 16

A week from this coming Monday, the Hudson Reporter office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, for Presidents’ Day.
Therefore, some of the editorial, sales, and classified deadlines will change.
For the Wednesday, Feb. 18 issue of the Bayonne Community News and the Thursday, Feb. 19 issue of the Current, the advertising deadline is this coming Friday, Feb. 13, at noon.
For the Sunday, Feb. 22 issues, the deadlines remain the same.
If you have questions, call (201) 798-7800.

School board meeting and budget session

Superintendent Jack Raslowsky has scheduled a budget information session on Monday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at Calabro School, 524 Park Ave.
There will be a 30 minute presentation with an overview of the current budget and the ongoing budget process, followed by a 45 minute question and answer period.
According to a district release, the meeting will not be a presentation of the budget or a formal budget hearing.
For more information, call (201) 356-3601.
The regularly scheduled school board meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
According to reports, the long-debated Hola! dual-language immersion program will be on the agenda in some regard.

Arthur’s Landing in Weehawken closed

After 20 years on the Weehawken waterfront, Arthur’s Landing restaurant closed its doors on Feb. 3, citing the economic downturn. Owned by businessman Arthur Imperatore, who also founded NY Waterway ferry service, the restaurant provided high-end cuisine with spectacular views of New York City. Just last month, Arthur Landing took in survivors of Flight 1549 providing food, coffee, and warm clothing. The 200-seat restaurant employed 70 people.

FD self-defense class

The Hoboken Fire Department is offering self-defense classes beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Hoboken Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand St.
Nestor Matos, a Hoboken firefighter, is a certified 4th degree black belt and a karate and jujitsu trainer. Matos will be teaching the three-session course.
The class is free and will run every Tuesday for three weeks.
For more information, call Matos at (201) 779-9485.

Baseball and softball signups

Open registration for child and teen baseball and softball leagues is from Monday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Feb. 13. Signup sheets are at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand St. on the second floor, on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at the Wallace School gymnasium, 11th Street and Willow Ave., weekdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Age groups range from 7 to 15 years old. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency, like a utility bill.
Tryout dates for Little League baseball to follow. For more information, call (201) 420-2094 or e-mail recreation@hobokennj.org.

Jewish law course

Chabad of Hoboken is offering an interactive course allowing students to explore the Talmud’s thinking about Civil Law.
The new course will be offered at The Boys and Girls Club for six Wednesday evenings starting this week, Feb. 11.
The course costs $100 ($150 for a couple), says Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, course instructor.
Please visit www.myJLI.com for up-to-date information and to register.
For more information, call (201) 386-5222 or e-mail rabbi@chabadhoboken.com.