Holiday Hudson Reporter advertising deadlines

Because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, some of the Hudson Reporter newspapers will have special advertising deadlines.
For The Secaucus Reporter, The North Bergen Reporter, The Union City Reporter, The West New York Reporter, and The Weehawken Reporter, the deadline for classified and display advertising is Tuesday, Nov. 22, at noon.
The Hoboken Reporter and The Jersey City Reporter, the deadline for display advertising is Wednesday. Nov. 23,at noon.
The office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, for the holiday. It will reopen on Friday, Nov. 25. If you have questions about these deadlines or any other issue, please call (201) 798-7800. Also check

Elwell sentencing postponed, along with that of political operative Manzo

The sentencing of former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, scheduled for last Tuesday, has been postponed along with that of former political associate and friend, Ronald Manzo, according to news reports. Elwell’s sentencing has been moved to Jan. 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. and Manzo’s sentencing was pushed back to March 26 at 1:30 p.m.
On July 6, a federal jury acquitted Elwell of conspiracy to commit extortion and attempted extortion, but convicted him on bribery, in connection with a government sting. Federal prosecutors claimed that Solomon Dwek, an FBI informant posing as a real estate developer, gave Elwell $10,000 cash through Ronald Manzo in order to get favoritism on development projects. Elwell has said he saw the money as a campaign contribution rather than a bribe.
Manzo pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit extortion, and then testified against his former friend Elwell. U.S. District Court Judge Jose L. Linares denied an attempt by former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell to have his bribery conviction overturned last month.

Local cats up for adoption this weekend

Local animal rescue groups will be showcasing their most adoptable felines at the Meadowlands Pet Expo all weekend. Hudson County’s own Liberty Humane Society and TLC Rescue are partnering at the expo, which takes place at the Meadowlands Expo Center at 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus.
Hours are Friday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Children under 12 admitted free Friday night only); Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit:

License plates show part of Secaucus

Supporters of environmental preservation in the Meadowlands can highlight the importance of wetland and wildlife protection and help make a difference with Meadowlands Conservation plates. The plates, sold online and at the State Motor Vehicle Commission offices, benefit the open space preservation efforts of the Meadowlands Conservation Trust (MCT). The plates feature a tranquil scene of a Great Egret and a Diamondback Terrapin in their marshland home along the Hackensack River with Laurel Hill in Secaucus rising in the background. Meadowlands Conservation license plates cost $50 and are available online at: or by phone at: (888) 486-3339.

High Tech High School will hold fundraiser

High Tech High School, at 2000 85th Street in North Bergen, will hold an “‘Everything’ Flea Market, Craft and Collectible Show” on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 to 5 p.m.
The fundraiser will have 50+ exhibitors displaying an array of quality merchandise such as sports collectibles, handbags, clothing, jewelry, gloves and scarves, gift items, dollar items, collectibles, and more.
The event will be held by JC Promotions, a professional fundraising company that produces flea markets, festivals, arts and crafts shows, and more throughout New Jersey. The company is offering 4 free spaces to any school organization interested in having an exhibitor space to sell their items.
Admission is free, and proceeds will go toward the HTHS Yearbook Fund. For more information on the fundraiser or to reserve an exhibit space, call (201) 998-1144 or e-mail

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