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Secaucus officials participated in a ribbon cutting for The Harper at Harmon Meadow on Jan. 29. See briefs for more information.
Secaucus officials participated in a ribbon cutting for The Harper at Harmon Meadow on Jan. 29. See briefs for more information.
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Hartz Mountain Industries opens The Harper at Harmon Meadow

Principals from Hartz Mountain Industries recently welcomed Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli and fellow municipal officials to celebrate the grand opening of The Harper at Harmon Meadow, a new luxury rental 469-unit community.

“Hartz Mountain Industries continues to be an incredible partner in the economic development of Secaucus,” said Mayor Gonnelli in a press release. “Their commitment to the town’s smart growth has, in part, helped create one of the region’s most desirable and meaningful mixed-use communities here at Harmon Meadow. The Harper will continue to shape this dynamic retail and residential center by adding high quality, upscale rental homes to a location brimming with activity.”

Secaucus police arrest juvenile in connection with string of alleged burglaries

Secaucus police arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Manalapan on Jan. 29 in connection with a series of previous alleged thefts in town, according to a Police Department release. He has been charged with seven counts of burglary, six counts of theft, two counts of criminal attempt, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, and receiving stolen property. He also has an outstanding warrant from Monmouth County.

Custody was transferred over to the Union County Juvenile Detention Center.

On Jan. 24, residents from Maple and Born Streets made multiple calls to Secaucus officers, claiming that their sheds were broken into, one home was burglarized, and a car and motorcycle were stolen.

That led police to arrest a 14-year-old from Jersey City that same day. He was charged with six counts of burglary, five counts of theft, obstructing justice, resisting arrest, two counts of receiving stolen property, conspiracy, and two counts of criminal attempt and possession of burglary tools. Officers also transported the 14-year-old to the Union County Juvenile Detention Center.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration dates set

School registration for the 2018-2019 will take place on Feb. 13 and 14 (Pre-K) and Feb. 21 and 22 (K), from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all days. Both registrations can be done at the main offices of both Clarendon and Huber Street Schools, located at 685 5th St. and 1520 Paterson Plank Rd., respectively. Visit www.sboe.org for more information.

Community garden registration is now open

2018 registration is now open for the Community Garden at the Xchange in Laurel Hill County Park and the Community Garden at Fountain Park. Plots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your plot, please fill out the online application form at http://secaucusnj.gov/community-gardens.html.

Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers

Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives.

They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Food and Shelter Coalition Meeting set for March 13

All interested persons are invited to attend a Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the Food and Shelter Coalition to discuss food and shelter concerns and share ideas. The meeting is an opportunity to advocate to state and federal lawmakers to promote responsible public policies to improve quality and access to food for thousands of people.

The National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty currently estimates that each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human habitation.

At least 7.4 million have lost their own homes and are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity.

The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at Old Bergen Church, 1 Highland Ave., Jersey City (take the elevator and press 1). For more information contact chairperson La-Trenda Ross at (201) 618-5745 or (201) 420-3000 ext. 2543, or email ltross@xbp.dhs.state.nj.us.

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