Weehawken Women’s Club to host talk on climate change

Are climate change and global warming a hoax, or reality? The Weehawken Women’s Club invites you to its October meeting Monday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at the Weehawken Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave., Weehawken.

The “Hoax or Reality” talk will be conducted by Monika Verma Sikand, Ph.D., Departemnt of Physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.

Funding for 12 new Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers announced

On Monday, Oct. 3, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th Dist.) announced a $1.5 million federal grant award to hire 12 new sheriff’s officers in Hudson County, according to a press release from the U.S. Congress. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office, is part of the COPS Hiring Program, which promotes public safety through community policing. CHP grants go directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

Free breast cancer seminar Oct. 19

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hackensack UMC Palisades and their World Class Physicians from John Theurer Cancer Center will host a free health seminar on breast cancer Wednesday, Oct. 19. Attendees will hear experts discuss current research, early detection and prevention, and treatment options for breast cancer. The free seminar starts at 6:30 p.m. with free food and refreshments. Free parking and transportation is also provided. Transportation leaves from 60th Street and Bergenline Avenue at 5:30 p.m. HackensackUMC Palisades is located on 7600 River Road. To register contact Nikki at (201) 854-5702.

Halloween at the Meadowlands Oct. 27

Celebrate Halloween at DeKorte Park on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, crafts, and activities throughout the evening, including hayrides and the Witch’s Den. Take your kids on the Historical Figures of the Meadowlands Not-So Spooky Walk where they’ll meet the Pirates who inhabited the region in the 1600’s, Muskrat Trappers, Pig Farmers and other distinctive figures that give the Meadowlands its unique personality. The event is $8 per person, and registration is required. Walks are recommended for children ages 5 through 12 and last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. When registering, please select your Not-So-Spooky Walk time slot, but don’t forget to come early and enjoy all the activities. Don’t forget your costume also. Registration and pre-payment required, those can register at njsea.com. For more information call or visit 201-460-8300 or info@njmeadowlands.gov

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