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HAPPY HOLIDAYS – A North Bergen home is adorned for the holiday season.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS – A North Bergen home is adorned for the holiday season.

Julio Morejon, North Bergen prosecutor, is new Union City housing attorney

North Bergen municipal attorney and former West New York town attorney Julio Morejon was confirmed as the new attorney for the Union City Housing Authority at a meeting Tuesday night. Morejon was confirmed unanimously by the Housing Authority board, with Martin Martinetti abstaining.

Morejon will remain municipal attorney in North Bergen, he said after the meeting tonight, as well as at his private practice in Guttenberg.

“My position in North Bergen is part-time,” he said, “and the position in Union City will be billed based on how much I work. It is not salaried.”

Morejon hoped to become county prosecutor earlier this year.

Morejon worked as West New York’s town attorney from May 2011 until December 2011, and has been working in North Bergen since July of this year, according to his LinkedIn account.

Blogger acquitted

North Bergen blogger Harold “Hal” Turner filed a lawsuit in federal court in Newark on Nov. 21 claiming he was falsely arrested, wrongfully imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted, according to ABC News. Turner was arrested in June 2009 for allegedly threatening and inciting violence for urging readers of his blog to “take up arms and put down this tyranny by force” because Connecticut legislators were considering a law, later abandoned, giving lay people greater control over Catholic parish finances, a measure Turner considered unconstitutional. A jury acquitted Turner last year, and he is now suing Connecticut state government officials for $50 million.

According to ABC News, a spokeswoman for Attorney General George Jepsen declined to comment and said the office will respond to the allegations in court.

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission events

Terrific Turtles will teach children, through story, art and role-playing, what it is like to be a turtle in the marsh. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. Those who attend will also meet the resident turtles, learn how they eat, breathe and protect themselves. Admission is $10 for 1 adult and 1 child. For MEC members it is $8 for 1 adult and 1 child. The event is open to ages 3 to 4 and will be held at Meadowlands Environment Center in Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.

For more information call (201) 460-8300 or visit

The Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and BCAS is on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. This is a free two-hour guided walk of the recently reopened Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Guests will look for wintering waterfowl, including the Eurasian Green-winged teal and other birds of interest. For last minute weather updates, visit The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. All will have to sign a standard liability release.

To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or call (201) 230-4983.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will have a Special Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. to welcome the first day of winter. This will be an evening of astronomy and solstice traditions. Those who attend will build their own comet, make a Yule log, create and eat Asian rice-ball solstice treats and much more. Adults must accompany children and preregistration is required which is $5 per person and $4 for MEC members. The event is open to all ages and will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center at Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.

For more information call (201) 460-8300 or visit

Guttenberg for the holidays

The Town of Guttenberg extends wishes to all residents for a happy holiday season and a healthy new year. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the town will host its annual Santa Parade. Santa and his merry men and women will pass every block in town commencing at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, during the New Year the town will be looking to extend the programming for senior citizens in town. Any senior citizen who is interested in participating in the programming should call (201) 868-2315 at extension 152 to register for upcoming events.

From Dec. 17 at 7 a.m. to Jan. 2, 2013, all parking meters in the municipality will be free. However, regulations for resident parking will remain in effect.

Teen Movie Night

The North Bergen Free Public Library will have a Teen Movie Night on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 4 to 6: 30 p.m. in the lower level conference room. The movie will be “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and admission is free.

For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit

Franklin School makes donations

Franklin School teachers donated tricky tray baskets for their Winter Concert that was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The baskets were donated by the faculty and were sold at the concert. The baskets raised $320, which will be used for future music field trips.

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