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BIRD WATCHING – Herons are among the birds that might be seen during the free third-Tuesday-of-the-month bird walk on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 230-4983. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.)
BIRD WATCHING – Herons are among the birds that might be seen during the free third-Tuesday-of-the-month bird walk on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or (201) 230-4983. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. (Photo courtesy of New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.)
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Two still recovering after Route 3 car accident that killed three others


An early morning, one-car accident on Route 3 in North Bergen on Aug. 10, killed three people, including the car’s driver, and sent two others to the hospital.

The two survivors were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment, according to police, who identified them as an 18-year-old Jersey City man and a 23-year-old man from Weehawken. As of Aug. 14, the 18-year-old man was still being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The other man was released on Aug. 11.

“At about 4 a.m., we responded to a very serious one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 3 East just before the turn on to 495 East, the main thoroughfare leading to the Lincoln Tunnel,” said Deputy Chief Gerald Sanzari in a statement on Aug. 10.

The vehicle involved in the accident was a 2008 Dodge Charger, transporting five men between the ages of 18 to 31, according to police.

Joshua Mayorga, 23, of Union City, Jammal Mann, 31, of Newark, and Tariq M. DeMoss, 22, of North Bergen were identified as the deceased by police and township spokesman Philip Swibinski.

“Four out of the five were ejected from the vehicle,” Sanzari said. “One of the occupants was found about 10 feet from the crash, several feet above the ground in a wooded area. The driver was killed as a result of this accident. He was the only occupant who was not ejected. He was wearing his seat belt.”

The deputy chief said that the two surviving occupants had been sitting in the back seat.

A police statement said that investigators are seeking to determine whether alcohol, drugs, and/or speeding were factors, “However, this cannot be determined at this time, until toxicology reports are received,” Sanzari said.

“They’re [North Bergen police] still investigating, along with the Hudson County Police and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office,” Swibinski said on Aug. 12. Police were still awaiting the toxicology reports, he said.

Award-winning actors to appear in ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ on waterfront Summer Concerts on the Hudson will present a free celebration of the Great White Way on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken waterfront.

Performers scheduled to participate include: Beth Leavel (Tony Award, The Drowsy Chaperone), Vivian Reed (Tony nominee, Bubbling Brown Sugar and Marie Christine), Joshua Henry (Tony nominee, The Scottsboro Boys), John Bolton (A Christmas Story), Max Von Essen (Evita), Tari Kelly (Anything Goes), Jeff McCarthy (Beauty and The Beast), and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones).

The concert will include classic Broadway song and dance, with a special tribute to Jersey City native and Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).

The Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC), a New Jersey not-for-profit, presents this summer-long series of concerts to the public. Limited seating is available. However, audience members are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and are encouraged to picnic on the lawn.

The concert series is co-sponsored by the Hudson Reporter.

Lincoln Harbor Park is easily accessible by car, NJ Transit Bus no. 158, and NY Waterway ferry. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be rescheduled for the following night.

For more information, directions, late-breaking concert news, and updates, check the HRPAC website, www.hrpac.org, or call the concert information line at (201) 716-4540.

Author/historian visits library on Aug. 21 for unique lighthouse tour

Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and speaker specializing in local regional history, will visit the Library on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. for one of his unique “illustrated tours,” this time on “Lighthouses.” He visited the library earlier this summer for a presentation on the Jersey Shore.

As part of this event, he will explain the history of lighthouses, from the ancient Pharos of Alexandria to the modern world, show how they were built and how they work, and share the stories of some of the brave men and women who tended the lights. The program will be illustrated with original photographs of lighthouses along the East Coast, Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and Great Lakes, plus vintage images of historic and vanished lights.

Woyce’s presentations are based on his various books. The evening will include a lecture by Woyce as well as a digital slide show including both original photography and historic images. His unique ‘tours’ are based on his books on various subjects. The presentation will last approximately one hour, and will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.

Hamilton Park Concert Series

Susan Scherman, General Manager/Conductor of The Robert Lawrence Orchestra and a Weehawken resident, will present The Robert Lawrence Quartet, at "The Hamilton Park Concert Series,” on Thursday evening, Aug. 22, 2013: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free. Bring a lawn chair +/or blanket, snacks, and a great camera for the world famous views of the NYC skyline and up and down the Hudson River. A tri-pod works best for excellent photos. American Standard hits will be performed by: Alan Brady and Weehawken resident-Sax/Woodwinds (formerly with The Mantovani Orchestra), Flip Peters-Guitar, Kevin Brown-Bass and Greg Burrows-Drums. A night not to be missed. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie! In case of rain, the venue will be re-booked.

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