Subpoenas given to Weehawken Housing Authority
Executive Director of the Weehawken Housing Authority Robert DiVincent confirmed last week that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the governing body for public housing, has issued subpoenas to the Weehawken Housing Authority.
He said the subpoenas were for information related to contracts the authority had entered into. However, he denied rumors that some sort of criminal investigation was being conducted. DiVincent said he was “confident” that nothing illegal had transpired at the housing authority.
A HUD official in Newark said investigations of possible fraudulent activity are handled by the Inspector General’s Office in New York.
A spokesperson for the Inspector General’s Office did not return phone calls by press time.
School board elections Tuesday
Weehawken’s Board of Education election will take place this Tuesday, April 21, although all three open seats will be filled uncontested. Voting hours are 2 to 9 p.m.
Board President Richard Barsa, who has served for 19 years, is up for reelection with no opposition, as well as trustee Joseph Rutigliano. The seat of former trustee Alberto Cabrera, who resigned in March, will be filled by Paul Salandra.
County Identification Cards available
The County Identification Card program will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. until noon, allowing Weehawken residents to receive a County issued I.D. card for a $20 fee. Identification cards for seniors are free. To sign up and for a list of all necessary documents, please call the senior center at (201) 319-6060.
Senior Citizen prom
The annual Senior Citizen Prom will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Weehawken High School gymnasium. The event features music, food and an Egyptian theme. For more information, please call the senior center at (201) 319-6060 or to sign up for transportation.
The regular meeting of the Weehawken Library Board scheduled for April 27 has been rescheduled for Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library, 49 Hauxhurst Ave. in Weehawken. For more information, please call (201) 863-7823.
The Weehawken Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Second Floor Chambers of the Weehawken Municipal Building, 400 Park Ave. For more information, please call (201) 319-6005.
There will be a special meeting of the Weehawken Board of Adjustments on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Weehawken Municipal Building, 400 Park Ave. For more information, please call (201) 319-6005.
Anniversary Walk through Lincoln Tunnel
Registration for the Anniversary Walk through the Lincoln Tunnel in support of the NJ Special Olympics begins at 8 a.m. at the NJ Transit Bus parking lot, 500 Boulevard East. Early registration is available on-line at sonj.org. Registration is $20. All those who register under the team name of “Weehawken Township” will receive a free visor the day of the walk. For more information, visit www.150years.weehawkenhistory.org.