Commissioner to appear in one-man play

The show “Lucio… less Cuban than ever” will open on Oct. 15 in New York City. The show centers on Union City Commissioner Lucio Fernandez’s life story, from being born in Cuba, growing up in New Jersey, to becoming a commissioner.
In the show, Fernandez discusses the challenges of being an artist while serving as a “politician.” He also jokes about being a Cuban-American singing Broadway tunes, and being an artist in the world of “machismo.”
The opening night of his performance will be Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner). The show will be held on Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W. 42nd St., in New York City. Admission is $25.00 with a $15 food/beverage minimum. You can purchase tickets by calling (212) 868-4444 or at

Historical Society will explore history of St. Michael’s Monastery in UC

The Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society will present “The History of St. Michael’s Monastery” on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hudson Korean Presbyterian Church (formerly St. Michael’s) at 2019 West St., Union City. Built between 1869 and 1875, St. Michael’s is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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VITAS Innovative Hospice Care seeks volunteers

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of New Jersey North is looking for volunteers in Hudson County. Volunteers will visit patients in nursing homes, assisted living communities, and residences in order to provide support. Tasks include taking care of household chores and spending time with the patients.
Volunteers will be trained in listening skills and family dynamics. They will also learn the appropriate way to communicate with terminally ill patients and their families.
To register for a free volunteer orientation class or for more information, contact Barbara Adams-Plyer at (973) 422-5343 or e-mail

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission welcomes new CFO

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) hired a new director of finance and chief fiscal officer, Frank Elenio. He will fill in the role held previously by Irfan Bora who retired in July after 31-years with the Commission. Elenio has 25 years of financial expertise in the public and private sectors and he has spearheaded the growth and expansion of several multi-million dollar companies.
Elenio’s areas of expertise include government accounting, financial planning, analysis and reporting, audit and regulatory compliance, credit and asset management, and cost controls and savings. He began his career at Ernst & Young. Elenio, a certified public accountant, earned a master’s of business administration from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Montclair State University. He resides in Ridgefield with his wife and teenage son and daughter. Elenio is a member of the borough’s volunteer fire department and President of the Ridgefield Borough Athletic Organization.

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