Christie: Super Bowl could return to region
Last week, Gov. Chris Christie stated that he wasn’t ruling out the idea of the Super Bowl making a return visit to the area. He was speaking on the “Boomer and Carton” sports radio show on WFAN 66-AM on May 23.
This year was the first time that the biggest game in sports took place in the New York-New Jersey area, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. The event brought masses of fans to the region, with celebrations spread over several states.
Prior to the event there were concerns about winter weather affecting the game. Transportation was also a concern, with significant backups in mass transportation encountered on the day of the event.
Still, Christie said that the NFL officials loved the area and that a return visit was possible.
Marie Borace, Hudson County Superintendent of Elections, dies
Local resident and longtime Hudson County Superintendent of Elections Marie Borace passed away on May 23. She was 70.
“Marie was a good friend and a dedicated public servant who was well known for her integrity and ability to work objectively with all people, regardless of their political affiliation,” said North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. ”Because of her professionalism, Marie was reappointed to her important position by both Republican and Democratic governors. She served Hudson County well and she will be missed.”
Borace was appointed Superintendent and Commissioner of Elections Hudson County in 1998 and served in that position until her death.
A lifelong resident of Hudson County, Borace was born on Aug. 29, 1943 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School in North Bergen and graduated in 1957. She was a 1961 graduate of Weehawken High School and a graduate of Claremont Business School. Her passion for politics led her to jobs at the Hudson County Board of Elections and North Bergen Department of Public Works.
Borace was diagnosed with cancer in December 2011 and had a lung removed. She was in remission until December 2012 and had been fighting the disease since then.
Spring into summer fun
Local Girl Scout Maria Gigante has organized a project to help hospitalized cancer patients by donating coloring books, crayons, puzzles, baby items, and more. She is holding an event in the Immaculate Conception gym on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, which will go toward purchasing items for donation.
There will be indoor and outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts for children. Pizza and snacks will be provided courtesy of local restaurants. Residents are welcome to drop off items for Presents for Patients.
Eighth grader Gigante organized the event as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project.
Support Weehawken High School Peer Leadership
A fundraiser for the Weehawken High School Peer Leadership group is being held on Monday, June 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Houlihan’s at 1200 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken.
The Weehawken High School Peer Leadership group is designed to get students involved in civic-related activities. The program instills a sense of pride in the community, both within school and in their daily lives.
Participants engage in activities throughout the community and raise money for charities such as the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
A portion of the proceeds from the event on June 2 will go to benefit Weehawken Peer Leadership.
First-Sunday-of-the-month bird walk and gallery reception
Celebrate the arrival of June with a free two-hour guided nature walk in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Walk around parts of the park, looking for shorebirds, raptors and other choice birds. The walk will be followed at noon by a reception in the park’s Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) for the Flyway Gallery show, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” featuring artwork, photography and archival images from the NJMC coffee-table book of the same name. The walk starts at 10 a.m. outside the MEC and is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS). Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 230-4983.
Last week’s cover story on the Secaucus Memorial Day parade included a photograph of Herb Curdgele identifying him as a WWII veteran. Mr. Curdgele is a veteran of the Korean War, not WWII. We regret the error.