In last week’s cover story, the owner of a Hoboken-based dog day care business complained that Mayor Richard Turner did not meet with him to discuss his concerns. Turner said that while he did not personally meet with him, the Weehawken town attorney, township manager, and chief construction official met with the business owner and his lawyer in advance of the public hearing to discuss their concerns.

Census shows Weehawken, UC populations drop, WNY’s rises

The 2010 Census results are out, and Hudson County has grown notably larger. However, some cities, like Weehawken and Union City, reflected a decline in population.
Weehawken and Union City were among the only three Hudson County municipalities to reflect a loss in population, with a 7 percent and 1 percent drop, respectively.
The Weehawken population dropped from 13,501 residents in 2000 to 12,554 in 2010, and the Union City population dropped from 67,088 to 66,455.
West New York was shown to have the second biggest increase, after Hoboken’s 30 percent jump, at 9 percent.
The number of residents increased from 45,768 residents in 2000 to 49,708 in 2010.
Overall, the county acquired 21,675 new residents since the 2000 Census. The county’s total population is now 634,266, making it the fourth largest county in the state.
Weehawken Recreation announces activities to beat ‘cabin fever’

Weehawken Recreation reminds residents that it offers adults 18 and over indoor activities, or “alternatives to cabin fever,” during these long winter months.
On Monday or Thursday evenings, residents 18 and older may attend Yoga class held in Weehawken High School from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Tuesday evenings, men 30 and over can play organized pick-up games of basketball in the Roosevelt School gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Tuesday evenings, Pilates class is held at the Senior Nutrition Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Wednesday evenings, Ballroom Dancing class is offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, and no partner necessary.
At Roosevelt School gym, take a brisk walk or light run around the newly refurbished two-lane indoor track Monday through Friday evenings between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. In addition, the Weehawken High School weight room is open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday evenings.
Also, residents are reminded to apply for or to renew their free memberships to use the fully equipped fitness center and pool at Stevens Institute of Technology. Applications must be done in person with two proofs of residency and photo ID at the recreation office located at 372 Park Ave.
All adult fitness classes in the 2011 Recreation Winter Program are free to Weehawken residents only with the exception of the “Health and Wellness Clinic”, a new five-week program with a $25fee beginning Thursday, Feb. 3. Registration is required.
For more information, please call the recreation department at 201-319-6061.

NJMC offers Herbal Tea Workshop Feb. 12

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is offering an Herbal Tea Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. for ages 14 and up. In the workshop, participants will make a special herbal tea blend to take home as Karen Breuel of Littlebrook Organic Farm discusses the therapeutic properties of several easy-to-grow herbs you can plant at home. She’ll also demonstrate how and when to harvest, dry and prepare the herbs for tea. Refreshments are included.
Price is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. The workshop is limited to 25 people.

NJMC and BCAS host hosts Valentine’s Day Bird Walk Feb. 13

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society will host a Valentine’s Day Bird Walk on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.
This free two-hour guided nature walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Participants will walk around the square-mile park, looking for wintering waterfowl and other birds of note. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release for this event. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 636-4022.

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