Nearby town blamed for ‘syrup’ smell in Manhattan

A strange, sweet smell that wafted over parts of New York City, Brooklyn, and Staten Island in 2005 and again recently was determined last week to not be a terroristic threat, but most likely the product of a fragrance factory in North Bergen, according to the New York Times. New York City Mayor Bloomberg said in a press conference that the risk was taken seriously because of “this day and age.”
Reports said that the source was likely fenugreek seeds, an herb that the factory uses to produce fragrances.
The first occurrence happened in Oct. 2005. At the time, some said it might have come from the swamps in the Meadowlands.

Winter luncheon for seniors

Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council invite all seniors to the Winter Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 21 at noon in the community room of 525 Gregory Ave. There will be food and music provided by Ray Mayday. For more information, please call (201) 319-6060.

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.

Weehawken Weekenders

The Weehawken Weekenders will visit Lancaster, Pa. for the Easter presentation of “Behold The Lamb,” on Wednesday, April 1. Tickets are $117 per person and include the show, family-style dinner at Bird-in-Hand Pennsylvania Dutch Restaurant, transportation, and a morning snack. For more information or to sign up for this trip, please call (201) 319-6059.

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