Witnesses sought in Weehawken car accident
People connected to a man hit by a vehicle on Boulevard East in Weehawken on Sept. 21 are seeking possible witnesses as well as the person who helped the victim.
The man was struck by a 2004 White Volvo S40 on at about 11:10 p.m. on a rainy Saturday evening. He was crossing the street at the intersection of Boulevard East and Fulton Street. People connected to the man are looking for the good Samaritan who stayed and cared for him until EMT arrived. No one took her name, not on the police report or anywhere.
“I am also looking for anyone who may have seen or knows anything about this accident,” Richard Hoffman said. Anyone with information should contact him at 732 249-2036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org -- Al Sullivan
Freeholder/Author Bill O’Dea to discuss ‘Hagueville’ book
The Weehawken Public Library will host Hudson County Freeholder Bill O'Dea at the Senior Citizens Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave., on Tuesday evening, Oct. 15 for a signing and Q & A session for his latest book, The Legacy of Haguesville.
In the book, O’Dea has condensed his extensive accumulated wisdom and experiences in the local political arena into a fictional account of life in the political lane in Hudson County.
O’Dea says The Legacy of Haguesville, a nod to Jersey City’s powerful former mayor Frank “Boss” Hague, is a satirical look at the rough-and-tumble world of local government, politics and the inner workings of campaigns as seen through a mythical election for a congressional seat in New Jersey in 2002.
The novel is laced with “historical fiction” from the late 1960s and early 1970s taken from the exploits of the ‘Hudson County Political Machine,’ an organization that in its heyday rivaled Cook County Chicago as the most ruthless and well oiled political operation in America. It is also the story of redemption for a fallen political figure trying to right the wrongs from his past by backing the efforts of Joe Davis, a 1,000 to a shot “Rocky”-type candidate who finds the courage to take on an entrenched 12-term congressman.
Previously, O’Dea wrote a sit com pilot called “Meet The Pitts” which won an award at the New York International Film Festival in 2006. He is also currently working on a children's book, “Block 56.” the story of a group of teenagers who are community activists and solve a mystery involving a vacant lot in their neighborhood.
Now serving his sixth full term on the Hudson County Board of Freeholders, this Jersey City native also has previous experience as an elected official, having served two consecutive terms, in 1985 and 1989, as a Jersey City Councilman. Currently he is also on the Hudson County Schools of Technology Board of School Estimate and Deputy Executive Director of the Elizabeth Development Company.
For more information on his appearance, contact the Library at 201-863-7823.
Free help at community fair
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free Community Fair for residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg. The fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. 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 and more! For additional information, please call 201-617-4484 or visit www.dvinek.org.
the following Sunday, Oct. 21, in Union City. If you are interested, check out http://hudsoncountychess.tripod.com/.