Up to 2,000 were still without power on Tuesday
PS&EG reported that as many as 2,000 residents of Hudson County were without power as of press time on Tuesday, due to Hurricane Irene. Towns were still clearing up flooding and downed trees.
The town of Secaucus reported having had to rescue people by boat when the Hackensack River flooded.
Two storm-related deaths were reported. A 60-year-old North Bergen man died from injuries after he fell Saturday night while clearing leaves out of his gutter in preparation for the storm. Also, a postal worker in Kearny died after leaving his flooded car and accidentally walking into deep floodwaters near a hidden storm drain.
Weather forecasters were predicting another possible storm to come – Hurricane Katia – but as of Tuesday it was far in the South Atlantic and its eventual track was unknown.
‘JC Fridays’ art event returns Sept. 9
Art House Productions will hold its next “JC Fridays” citywide event on Friday, Sept. 9. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings, including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are admission-free and open to the public.
As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City abounds with artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent, and JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works.Held quarterly, thousands of residents pour in to experience the latest works from these creative personalities and to revel in the joy that art brings to the community.
For a breakdown of all the events by neighborhood, visit www.jcfridays.com.
Sponsors for the event include The Jersey City Reporter, Jersey City Magazine, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Division of Cultural Affairs, the PATH system, Provident Bank, Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce, Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (paid for in part by the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Program), and Historic Downtown SID.
Hudson School play rescheduled for this weekend
Beginning Friday, an adaptation of Electra by Hudson teacher Adam Sentoni will be performed in the Hudson School's theater in Hoboken. It’s a four-person adaptation inspired by the Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides plays starring Hudson School alumna Zoe Mann as Electra, Woody Proctor as Orestes, Ellen Kelley as Clytemnestra and Adam Sentoni as the Chorus, Aegisthus and Apollo. This is our first production of this show and we are looking to move it to other venues down the road!
Performances will be Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.
The school is located at 601 Park Ave. in Hoboken. Tickets are $10. See www.sentoni.com/electra for more.
NAMI to offer educational programs
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is presenting a 12-week family-to-family education program to those who have family members that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, co-occurring brain and addictive disorder.
Course topics will include clinical treatment of the disorders and helpful coping mechanisms for the families.
Classes will be held every Wednesday in Union City for a 12-week period beginning Sept. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information and a class schedule, call Martha at 201-861-0614 or Mary at 201-766-2369. Registration is required. All materials are supplied.
Also, NAMI meets monthly in Hudson County and holds meetings in both Spanish and English. To find out more, contact Martha or Mary at the numbers above.
Hudson County CASA recruiting volunteers
The Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, or CASA, is currently recruiting volunteers to help advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Volunteers will be trained to represent children in court as well as safeguard the interests of foster care children. Hudson County’s foster care system currently has nearly 700 children.
An information session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
For more information, call 291-795-985, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.