Has Town Hall snubbed former Mayor Dennis Elwell?
A photo of Secaucus’ 13th mayor was conspicuously absent last Tuesday from the case that holds pictures of each of the town’s mayors dating back to Jacob P. Huber, the municipality’s first leader who served from 1900 to 1906. (Each photo is also accompanied by a brass plate that gives the years each mayor served.)
An empty white space marks the spot where, until recently, the handsome photo of a smiling Elwell hung next to his predecessor, Anthony Just, who served as mayor from 1992 to 2000.
Elwell resigned from office in August of last year after he was arrested in the July 2009 political corruption bust that snared 46 political and religious leaders in New Jersey and New York, including former Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano.
But Secaucus’ many conspiracy theorists needn’t take to the online message board to anonymously vent their anger.
When asked about the removal of Elwell’s photo, current Mayor Michael Gonnelli – long an Elwell rival and foe – said the photo was taken down only temporarily to add the year 2009 to his brass plate.
Jeremy Rafal concert at library
Pianist Jeremy Rafal will perform a piano concert at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center this Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Rafal is currently pursuing his doctorate at Indiana University with a full scholarship as a recipient of the Chancellor’s Fellowship. He is now under the tutelage of fellow pianist Karen Shaw.
Rafal’s repertoire for this concert includes “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, two pieces by Filipino composer Buencamino Sr. and three Petrarch Sonnets and Dante Sonata by Liszt.
Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus. For more information, call (201) 330-2083.
Holiday Hudson Reporter advertising deadlines
Because of the holidays the next two weeks, the Hudson Reporter newspapers will have special advertising and editorial deadlines.
For the Wednesday, Dec. 22 edition of the Bayonne Community News and the Thursday, Dec. 23 Midweek Reporter, the editorial deadline is Monday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. and the classified deadline is 12 noon. The Midweek’s display ad deadline is Monday, Dec. 20, at 12 noon.
For the Sunday, Dec. 26 editions of the Reporter newspapers, the display ad and classified deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24. It will reopen Monday, Dec. 27.
For the Wednesday, Dec. 29 edition of the Bayonne Community News and the Thursday, Dec. 30 edition of the Midweek Reporter, the classified and display advertising deadline and editorial deadline is 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 27.
For the Sunday, Jan. 2 editions of the Reporter newspapers, the editorial deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m., and the advertising and classified deadline is 12 noon.
That week the office will be closed on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31.It will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3.
If you have questions about these deadlines or any other issue, please call (201) 798-7800. Also check www.hudsonreporter.com.