Sen. Robert Menendez and NHCAC unveil their dental suite in WNY
Senator Robert Menendez and the staff of the North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 21 to celebrate the opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art dental center in West New York.
The center used a $1.2 million federal grant to turn their former 195 sq. ft. office into a 2,400 square foot suite, which will much better accommodate and perhaps even double the center’s 7,000 annual dental patients, according to NHCAC President Chris Irizarry. The suite, which takes up an entire floor, will employ electronic record-keeping and digital radiography, provide education on the importance of dental health, and is child-friendly.
“Dental care is incredibly important, particularly to young people,” Sen. Menendez said, “in terms of the quality of their lives and their ability to perform to their God-given potential.”
The NHCAC treats needy residents throughout Hudson County, on a sliding scale.
In honor of Menendez’s long-term dedication to the NHCAC, a new inlaid-wood sign was unveiled in the downstairs pavilion that read “United States Senator Robert Menendez Pavilion.” This replaced the old blue plastic sign that read “Congressman,” which was Menendez’s previous position.
Charity to hold fundraiser at Chart House
“Jersey Cares Celebrates: Room for Dessert!” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Chart House in Weehakwen.
Jersey Cares is a charity organization that helps busy professionals who wish to volunteer throughout New Jersey. There will be a dessert tasting featuring delicious hors d'oeuvres, a full dinner buffet, and an auction to celebrate notable individuals who work hard to effect positive change in the community.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.jerseycares.org or call (973) 424-1091.
Direction of 47th Street in UC reversed in name of safety
Union City officials have reversed the direction of traffic on 47th Street between Kennedy Blvd. and Bergenline Ave.
The street used to run east to west, as do a majority of the uptown streets. Reversing the direction gives emergency vehicles easier access to the adjoining neighborhood and therefore increases public safety.
It also helps to alleviate the increased traffic resulting from the opening of Hudson County Community College and the Light Rail station.
Hudson Theatre Works will feature local playwrights
Hudson Theatre Works will be holding readings of new plays by some of New Jersey's best playwrights on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in November. The readings will be held at the Park Performing Arts Center on 560 32nd St. in Union City.
The suggested donation is $10. Please visit www.hudsontheatreworks.org for more information.
Daytime commercial vehicle parking restrictions in UC lifted
On Oct. 18, the Union City Board of Commissioners lifted the restriction on daytime parking for commercial vehicles on public streets, effective immediately.
Parking for commercial vehicles remains prohibited between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Park Players to hold auditions
The Park Players, a Hudson County Theatre group, are casting for their 2012 season. The players expect to have two shows, “An Evening at Antonia’s” a musical revue and “Two by Two,” a Broadway musical based on Glifford Odet’s play “The Flowering Peach”
Auditions will take place 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Monday, Nov. 14 at the Church of the Good at 1576 Palisade Ave. in Fort Lee.
Currently in their 32nd season, the Players recently performed “And Then There was Nun” at Antonia’s by the Park restaurant in July.
Please call (201) 941-6030 or (201) 736-0878 for more info, or visit www.parkplayers.com