Weehawken clerk’s office open late for voter registration

The Township Clerk’s Office will be open for one evening on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Town Hall on Park Avenue.
The office is open late for voter’s registration for the general elections to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Registration for Weehawken Recreation Program to be held this week

Dates provided in last week’s newspaper for Recreation Program registration were incorrect.
Registration for the Weehawken Fall/Winter Recreation Program will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Wednesday, October 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 400 Park Avenue. For a schedule of available classes, please visit www.weehawken-nj.us.
Registration is open to all residents—proof of residency is required upon registering. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs with fees must be paid at the time of registration by cash or check only.
Parents must register their own children. For further information, please call the Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061.

Union City man in coma after alleged Weehawken hit-and-run

A Union City resident was left in a coma after an alleged hit-and-run crash on Sept. 26 on the Weehawken-Union City border, according to a newspaper story.
A 25-year-old Fairview resident allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Highpoint and Palisade Avenue, Weehawken Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Fulcher said in the article, but there were no drugs or alcohol involved. The resident’s vehicle hit a minivan. A 39-year-old passenger in the minivan remains in a coma in Palisades Medical Center

Weehawken provides parking for NJ Transit buses after PA expansion denied

The Port Authority has rejected a proposed $800 million expansion of the Port Authority garage in New York City that houses NJ Transit buses while they are not being used, according to NorthJersey.com. The extra parking would have reduced the excess highway traffic (particularly on Rte. 495) created by hundreds of empty busses forced to circle their routes, according to the story.
The Port Authority is only able to house around 5 percent of the 500 busses that run between New York City and New Jersey. Consequently, NJ Transit has had to find parking in Weehakwen, North Bergen, and beyond, which creates complications with dispatching and causes further travel delays, the story says.

Salvation Army calls for food donations

The Salvation Army’s Union City Corps requests food donations for its soup kitchens and food pantries in Weehawken, West New York and Union City.
Donations should be brought to 515 43rd St. in Union City between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and should consist of larger, non-perishable canned goods, spices, coffee, tea, sugar, and paper products. A pickup service is available for larger donations.

NAMI Hudson County will hold educational courses

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hudson County is conducting an educational course for parents, caregivers, and adolescents living with mental illness. The topics will include ADHD, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, major depression, and more. It will also focus on communication skills, problem solving, crisis preparation, and the biology of mental illness.
The free six-week course will commence Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Family Support Office in Jersey City. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and babysitting will be provided.
To register, contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614, or Carol Williamson at the FSO office at (201) 915-5140 ext. 22. Interested parties can also register by sending an e-mail to namihudson@msn.com.
NAMI also holds separate monthly support meetings in Spanish and English. Contact Martha Silva (above) for more information.

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