Santa Claus is coming to town on Dec. 13

Join the 16th Annual Santa Parade on Sunday, Dec. 13, presented by the firefighters and fire officers of North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue. The parade starts at noon on Bergenline Avenue from 85th Street to 32nd Street. This event is held in conjunction with the towns of North Bergen, Guttenberg, Union City, West New York, and Weehawken.

Church benefit concert on Dec. 8 will raise funds for stained glass restoration

Enjoy an evening of contemporary, classical, and sacred music and song with internationally-acclaimed musicians and vocalists at the Sounds of Fatima Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the 2,500-square-foot stained glass window that adorns the front of the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Meet the artists and your neighbors after the concert in O’Gorman Hall with refreshments and fellowship. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office (across the street from the church) or on Sundays after each mass. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church is located at 8011 Kennedy Blvd.
Our Lady of Fatima Church can be reached by buses number 88 or 154. Free parking is also available in the church’s lots. For information contact Our Lady of Fatima rectory at (201) 869-7244.

HCST honors five previous members, welcomes new trustee

The Hudson County Schools of Technology Board of Education presented plaques to five former members at their reorganization meeting on Nov. 2. Honored for their contributions to the district were Rev. Edward Allen, Neil Carroll, Peter Fischbach, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, and Sebastian D’Amico, who recently passed away and was represented by his family. Combined, the five served on the board for several decades.
“Each one of these distinguished former board members contributed greatly to the success of our district, whether through their strategic recommendations and counseling or simply through their excellent leadership over the years,” said Superintendent of Schools Frank Gargiulo. “They deserve this recognition for their years of service to the students of Hudson County.”
The board also welcomed a new trustee at the meeting, which was held at the district’s North Hudson Center. Hector Zulueta was officially sworn in to the board to replace retiring Board Member Peter Fischbach. A business owner and entrepreneur who works in the jewelry industry, Zulueta is a lifelong North Bergen resident and father of three children, one of whom attends HCST’s High Tech High School. This gives him a unique perspective on the district that will help him contribute positively to the board.
“I am very excited to begin this new role as a member of the Hudson County Schools of Technology Board of Education and to be a part of the wonderful things that are happening here in the district,” said Zulueta. “As a parent I am able to see first-hand the tremendous educational experience that is offered to students here and I look forward to helping improve it even more.”
During the reorganization meeting Craig Guy was re-elected as board president and Hugo Cabrera was elected as board vice president, replacing Peter Fischbach. The ceremony was also attended by North Bergen Mayor and State Senator Nicholas Sacco, HCST Board Secretary Joseph Muniz, board members, family, friends, and staff.

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