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Union City holds senior luncheon

Seniors in Union City are invited to celebrate the Spring Seniors' Luncheon on Saturday, March 22 at noon at Colin Powell School at 15th Street & New York Avenue. Live music, delicious lunch, free admission. For more info, contact the Union City Senior Citizens Affairs Office at 201-348-5701.

WNY Cuban Lions Club Health Fair set for April 13

The West New York Cuban Lions Club has teamed with Palisades Medical Center to present its annual Community Health Fair. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the New Community Room, 514 52nd St. (Between Bergenline Ave. & Kennedy Blvd.) in West New York.

Free health tests and screenings will include blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, dental, eye/vision information, physical therapy, percentage of oxygen in the blood, diabetes, sleep disorder information, glaucoma screening, and more. Several physicians will be in attendance to answer questions. Attendees will receive free samples and giveaways.

For more information, contact Manny Reyes (201) 424-1201 or Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.

Hess tank properties to be sold

Three waterfront properties owned by Hess Corp. are going on sale. The company has announced that it is in negotiations to sell terminal sites in Secaucus, Edgewater, and Bogota.

The Edgewater site is located at 615 River Road, alongside the Hudson River, a prime location for real estate development. According to reports, the company closed tank operations at the 15-acre site about a year ago and drained the tanks.

The site in Secaucus consists of two parcels of land in the Harmon Cove development, located at 34 and 35 Meadowland Parkway. Altogether these properties total about 9.5 acres, mostly fronting the Hackensack River. The tanks have been removed and the area cleared.

The final site totals about five acres at 229 West Fort Lee Road in Bogota, also fronting on the Hackensack River. The site was decommissioned last year.

Hess is selling the properties as part of its strategy to exit the terminal business. The company has also announced plans to divest its gas stations.

The terminal sites were originally chosen due to their proximity to water, facilitating freighter transportation. All three properties offer valuable opportunities for real estate development, although the land will require significant remediation and approval from local authorities for redevelopment.

Free seminar on neck and back pain on March 25

All of us experience neck or back pain at some point in our lives. But for many people, this pain can be constant and severe. Fortunately, there are many conservative treatment options that can relieve neck and back pain without surgery. Exercises, mobilization, and education in posture have all been found to be extremely helpful in reducing pain and ultimately preventing pain from occurring in the first place. There are steps you can take to get “back on track” in living a life without pain. Come learn more at this free seminar with Dr. Rebecca Brown from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. The lecture and information will be provided in both English and Spanish.

Check-in/registration is at 6:30. Parking is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.

Free transportation is available from 60th St. & Bergenline Ave. starting at 5:30 p.m. The Palisades Medical Center is at 7600 River Road, North Bergen.

Eight-week hospice training course beginning

Do you want to do volunteer work that really makes a difference in the lives of the terminally ill and their families? Volunteer roles include companionship for the patients, emotional support for patient and family, errands, and telephone reassurance.

This volunteer training program consists of eight classes on eight consecutive Tuesdays. Participants MUST attend all eight classes, beginning April 1 and ending May 20.

Classes take place on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon or Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hudson Hospice Office, 93 Clerk St. in Jersey City.

For further information call Sister Carol at (201) 433-6225.

Franciscan Mystery Players presentation on April 6

The Franciscan Mystery Players, a group of young people, will present their version of The Way of the Cross at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 7615 Broadway, North Bergen, on April 6 at 4 p.m. The Mystery Play is not a “play” in the common sense, but is in fact a prayerful experience that uses special lighting, a stirring soundtrack, pantomime actions, and inspirational narration to portray the Stations of the Cross in a manner that invites each viewer to contemplate the meaning of the Passion and how it relates today.

Admission is free but a free-will offering as you leave after the performance will be appreciated. Your donation will help the FMP continue their ministry. All are welcome. It is suggested you arrive 15 minutes early.

Second evening of art and music to benefit Hudson Theatre Works

Hosted by CBS News Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles, a benefit event for Hudson Theatre Works will take place on March 26 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Park Avenue Bar & Grill, 3417 Park Ave., Union City.

Performers include Anthony Bez, classical guitar; Jeff Foote, tap dancer; the Alan Brady jazz duo; readings by Nancy Giles and Mike Folie and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Enjoy fabulous food and drinks and win prizes in the silent auction. Valet parking is available.

Tickets are $75. Donations are welcome. For tickets and more information visit or call (201) 401-3337.

Established in 2011, Hudson Theatre Works is a non-profit professional theatre company presenting affordable high-quality work with Off-Broadway values. Proceeds from the evening will benefit HTW’s mission of bringing professional theatre and education to audiences in Hudson County and North Jersey.

Survey addresses needs of those affected by Sandy

Superstorm Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012. Hudson Regional Health Commission (HRHC) has received a grant to conduct a health and well-being needs assessment for residents and business owners in Hudson County affected by Superstorm Sandy. Many people in Hudson County were affected by the storm to some extent, so HRHC encourages all residents and business owners to complete the short survey. This includes, but is not limited to, those who were victims of flooding, power loss, or are experiencing stress from the storm. Through this survey they hope to gain insight on the types of unmet needs that exist in the community. HRHC will then develop a plan to connect individuals to the services they may need for recovery.

Please share your thoughts by completing the following survey:

HRHC will also be conducting focus group discussions about the storm. Participants are encouraged to share any experiences they may have about Superstorm Sandy. Food and refreshments will be served and transportation costs will be reimbursed.

If you have any questions, or would like to participate in a Sandy focus group discussion, contact Paul Teodoro, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program Representative, at (201) 223-1133 or HRHC thanks you in advance for sharing your thoughts and helping to build a stronger Hudson County.

Spring Awakening at High Tech High School

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including best musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tribulations, and exhilaration of the teen years. Students will be not only acting, singing, and dancing, but also playing their own instruments and foraying into aerial work and tight choreography.

“The subject matter in Spring Awakening is mature and not recommended for anyone under 13, but hopefully with a powerful piece of theatre, we can enlighten, teach and appreciate the power and beauty of storytelling,” says Noah Dunton, junior from Jersey City. The musical is presented by the junior and senior majors of High Tech’s musical theatre department, who have also just been invited to represent the USA as one of 22 high schools across the country to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2015.

Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 27-29, at 7 p.m., with an additional performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 at

The HT Musical Theatre is at 8511 Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen.

This show is not recommended for anyone under 13.

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