Lautenberg says he’s cancer free

With the passing of 92-year-old U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) on June 28, attention immediately turned last week to Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) who, at age 86, is now the oldest member of the Senate. Lautenberg was treated in March for B-cell lymphoma, a form of cancer of the immune system. According to the Associated Press, Lautenberg told Garden State Equality last week that his chemotherapy treatments were successful and he is now cancer-free.
Lautenberg was first elected to the Senate in 1982.

Residents display art at library

This month the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will hold its annual Residents Art Display exhibit in the second floor Panasonic Room. Each year this exhibit gives the community an opportunity to see the original art works of Secaucus residents. In previous years the show has included photography, painting, quilts, pottery, ceramics, handmade dolls, and other visual arts. The exhibit is free.
There will be a reception in the artists’ honor on Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center is located at 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus. For more information, call (201) 330-2083.

Driver safety class offered to seniors

The AARP, Liberty Health, and Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center will again offer New Jersey residents a Driver Safety Program.
The course, which will include classroom instruction on defensive driving and other techniques, has the potential to reduce points on a driver’s license, with the approval of the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles, and could also earn participants a rebate from their auto insurance companies.
The next course will take place on Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22 from 10 to 3 p.m. at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus. There is a $12 fee per person for AARP members. The fee is $14 for nonmembers. Attendance is required both days. For more information, call (201) 392-3266.

Blood drives in Secaucus, elsewhere

July will be a big month for blood donations in Hudson County. New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, will co-host four blood drives throughout Hudson County.
On Thursday, July 22 at 3 p.m., New Jersey Blood Services will co-host a drive at 111 River St. in Hoboken along with John Wiley & Sons.
Eight days later on Friday, July 30 there will a blood drive at 9 a.m. at Jersey City’s Newport Tower, 525 Washington Blvd. That same day there will be another drive at 3 p.m. at Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Blvd., in North Bergen. Finally, on Saturday, July 31, New Jersey Blood Services will co-host a drive at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple at 200 Penhorn Ave. in Secaucus at 9 a.m.
Every two seconds someone needs blood in America and one out of every three people will need a lifesaving blood transfusion at some time in their lives. One single blood donation can help save the lives of three people.
To schedule an appointment to give blood at any one of the drives, call (800) 933-2566 or visit There is a particular need for donors with O-negative blood.


The article “Towns’ affordable housing quotas may change” (June 27, 2010) stated that Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County renovated two homes on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. A Habitat representative said the organization actually built, rather than renovated, the homes.

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