Culhane named WNY Irish Resident of the Year
West New York Police Captain James Patrick Culhane was proclaimed the town’s Irish Resident of the Year by Mayor Felix Roque in a ceremony on March 20. Culhane, a West New York resident since 1959, was one of ten children raised by Robert William and Kathleen “Kitty” Culhane. Culhane’s family immigrated to New Jersey from Counties Clare and County Tipperary in Ireland. He attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School in town and joined the police force in 1984.
WNY advocacy group plans community fair
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free Community Fair on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York, NJ. Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg are welcome to attend. During the fair free bags of groceries and baby supplies such as diapers and wipes will be distributed. There will also be free blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, information about health insurance, vouchers for free mammograms and prostate exams, and more! For additional information, please call (201) 617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.
Cuban Lions and Palisades Medical holding free health fair in WNY
The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed up with Palisades Medical Center to offer a free health clinic and information fair on Sunday, April 7 at the Lions’ new community room located at 514 52nd Street in West New York (between Bergenline Ave. and Kennedy Blvd.) It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Physicians will be available to answer questions and provide health tests and screenings on the following: blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, sleep disorder information, eye/vision information, and glaucoma.
Rug store to go out of business
Overstock Rugs, a 10,000 square foot warehouse located at 20 Wood Avenue in Secaucus, is holding a huge “Going Out of Business Forever Sale” starting March 28. Due to challenging economic conditions, the store will close its doors and must sell off all its remaining thousands of decorative and antique Oriental rugs. They say they are offering up to 75 percent off of many rugs. They say that interior desgigners and decorators will get even bigger discounts on multiple rugs. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For directions and more information, call 201-330-1212 or visit www.overstockrugs.us.
Disaster recovery group to sponsor Red Cross readiness group
SERVPRO, a disaster recovery and cleanup company based in Hoboken that has additional offices in Union City, signed on as a national sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating program, it was announced this week. The program, a free, self-guided tutorial for businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies, according to Lance Harvey, owner of SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City in Hoboken.
“This partnership just makes perfect sense,” said Harvey, “and truly completes the readiness equation for businesses and other property owners in the Hoboken area. The American Red Cross Ready Rating Program allows individuals to assess their readiness for a disaster, so they can take all necessary steps before disaster strikes to protect their property from damage and loss.
“But, when disaster does strike, knowing what to do and who to call saves time – and fast response is key to minimizing damage and downtime,” he continued. “That’s where SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Program can help. Together, these two programs offer maximum peace of mind to businesses and other organizations.”
Tom Henegan, the Red Cross’ manager of business continuity programs, said that the partnership will allow businesses to take recovery efforts into their own hands.
“Through the generosity of SERVPRO, the Red Cross will be empowering workplaces to re-open more quickly after natural or man-made disasters such as water main breaks, medical emergencies, power outages, tornados, floods and hurricanes through the Ready Rating Program,” he said.
With the approaching spring season comes the threat of severe weather, such as high winds, downpours, flash flooding, fires caused by lightning strikes and even tornadoes spawned by thunderstorms – SERVPRO urges all Hoboken property owners to visit the American Red Cross Ready Rating website now at http://readyrating.org to complete a 123-point self-assessment of their level of preparedness for weather-related or other emergencies. Aligned with the federal government's Private Sector Preparedness standards, the Ready Rating assessment offers businesses, organizations and schools access to tools, tips and best practices to help improve their level of preparedness.