Chess Tournament will be Sunday

Union City will host its third annual Youth Chess Open on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Musto Center, 420 15th St., Union City, beginning at 1 p.m. There will also be a run-off from the last tournament, with the adult open section for second and third place in contention.
The top five children and top 23 adults will receive USCF memberships and participate in the rated open section this tournament.

WNY Lions Club needs donation for Thanksgiving

The Club of West New York Leones Cubanos, with the motto “We Serve” has as its mission to help children indigent, disabled, or with vision problems and to help communities. For the past 15 years they have made large donations at Thanksgiving. All club members bring meals and contribute money to the cause, and have also been voluntarily working at organizing for the past two months. The meals are distributed to four churches and a dining organization.
If you wish to donate call Manny Reyes at (201) 424-1201.

Park United Methodist Church to celebrate their ministry

On Sunday, Nov. 22 at 11:15 am, The Park United Methodist Church on Clifton Terrace in Weehawken will have a special service to celebrate their ministry, The Light. They will have special performances and a reception will follow.
The Light Ministry’s purpose is to help those in need with not only their food pantry, personal need and baby care items, but also with spiritual materials, local job listings, couponing classes as well as resources for new parents.

Biker melee ends in four stabbings, gunshots fired

A post-Halloween party by the Lost Boyz, a motorcycle club based in North Bergen, erupted into violence at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, leaving four people wounded with knives and at least 11 shots fired.
The occasion was an open party sponsored by the Lost Boyz on 85th Street and Mazzoni Place with members of other clubs including the Hell’s Angels, Thug Riders, Brick City Riders, Free Spirits, Hoboken Motorcycle Club, and Lowriders in attendance. Police were alerted after a fight apparently broke out. When officers arrived they found more than 100 members of different motorcycle clubs outside the clubhouse. Some were injured, while others had driven themselves to the hospital.
Due to the size of the crowd, additional police units were requested through mutual aid and police responded from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Fairview, Cliffside, West New York, Guttenberg, Jersey City, and the New Jersey State Police.
Initial reports indicated that nine shots were fired, but a later canvass of the area turned up a total of eleven casings. No gunshot injuries were reported. Numerous knives were recovered, along with a handgun and a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine, according to reports. The wounded individuals were from the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club.
A multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway with the involvement of the Newark Real-time Crime Center run by the New Jersey State Police. North Bergen police indicated that they are amassing evidence and hope to make arrests very soon.

Free vaccine dates posted for adults

Upcoming dates for the Adult Free Vaccine Program have been posted on the North Bergen website ( The vaccines are sponsored by the public health department servicing Guttenberg, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, and West New York.
The goal is to provide free adult vaccines to residents in the service area who meet the listed requirements. The program will be one day per month per site. Residents who meet the listed requirements may visit other sites on their scheduled day/time.

14-year-old girl hit by school bus

A 14-year-old North Bergen girl was taken to Jersey City Medical Center after being hit by a school bus on Nov. 10. She suffered only minor abrasions and bruises to her legs and no serious injuries, according to police.
The girl was reportedly racing to catch her own school bus, which was heading north on Bergen Turnpike. She crossed in front of another school bus traveling south at 45th Street at about 7:30 a.m. There was no cross walk at the location and the driver didn’t see her, police said. No charges are likely to be filed against the driver.
Police and North Bergen EMS responded to the scene and transported her to the Jersey City Medical Center, where she was considered to be in stable condition.

High Tech Business & Technology Club members offered business internships

High Tech’s Business & Technology Club recently invited Jay Savulich, managing director of programs at Rising Tide Capital of Jersey City, to share his business acumen with Dr. Syed Abbasi’s students and club members.
Technical education proves essential for business majors to succeed in today’s competitive business workplace, noted Savulich, who has visited Dr. Abbasi’s students numerous times in the past few years. He encouraged Dr. Abbasi’s students to take full advantage of the myriad internships available in the business world so that they could learn the ways to become successful entrepreneurs, and offered the High Tech business students internships at Rising Tide Capital.
“This was an informative presentation from which the business majors benefited tremendously,” said Abbasi, moderator for the club. “I’d like to thank Mr. Savulich for making this presentation and his generous offer to students for internships.”

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