THE NEST IS GAINING MORE SPACE!
by MATTHEW AMATO
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Councilwoman Susan Pirro of Secaucus announces that her daughter Christie, and boyfriend Matthew Mattia, are to be married!
Councilwoman Susan Pirro of Secaucus announces that her daughter Christie, and boyfriend Matthew Mattia, are to be married!
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Councilwoman Susan Pirro of Secaucus has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter Christie Pirro to groom-to-be Matthew Mattia, who has a Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing from Rider University in Princeton and also is employed at the Bank of America in the same locale.

Bride-to-be Christe Pirro is a graduate of The College of New Jersey located in Ewing, with a Bachelors Degree in Finance, and is employed as a financial analyst at the Johnson & Johnson Company in central New Jersey. A Sept. 28, 2012 wedding is planned, and sisters Loren and Cheryl are both lending their time and help along with their lovely grandmother Mary Shababb, for the happy event.

Councilwoman Pirro also tells us that she has been involved with the animal shelter, and will also be involved with the Annual Community Ball at the Crowne Plaza on Nov. 19 in regards to the Tomorrow’s Children Fund. She has also been attending municipal meetings with Mayor Michael Gonnelli and is learning municipal government from all different ways of learning, and she can see that Mayor Gonnelli is an honorable fast learner. Councilwoman Pirro also tells us that she oversees senior citizens problems whenever and wherever approached, and she does not intend to let them down, she will work to find solutions to them.

Councilwoman Pirro, who is also the benefits administrator for the Union City Board of Education, also says that “independent and party politics” have a difference of thought and approach. However, it is the people that are to be served, and that makes the craft of government all worthwhile.

To the entire Pirro Family – All The Best!

This columnist reached-out for retired North Bergen employee Barbara Haberman and she tells us that she is doing much better since her retirement, with less stress, etc. Great to hear that you are doing better, and that you are still reading “On The Streets Where We Live!” Bee Goode, and feel better, Barbara!

Reverend Manuel D. Rios, administrator and pastor of Saint Rocco/Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Churches, located in Union City and North Bergen respectively, is celebrating his 25th Jubilee in the priesthood, announced Archbishop John J. Myers of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. Best wishes Father Rios!

Gilbert Flores of Weehawken, a professional tobacconist at Havana on the Hudson, has been inducted into The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association. Now Mr. Flores, it is true that Santa Claus and Frosty The Snowman are your best customers around the holiday season, with their traditional wood and corn-carved pipes, respectively! Good luck, Mr. Flores!

Jennifer Tsonas, a gifted/enrichment teacher at the Anna L. Klein School in Guttenberg, and also a town resident, was recently named a “Gina Ginsberg Riggs Fellow” by The Gifted Child Society at the University of Connecticut. Surely Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff is well pleased. Bravo!

We hear that Taryn J. Stanton of West New York has completed baccalaureate studies in Zoology at the State University of New York /Oswego, in upstate New York. Congrats to you, and keep going along with your studies!

Commentary: Recently driving by the North Hudson Fire and Rescue service building along the Hudson River going north, I noticed that the building was not fully named, with its full address and name of the street, which also begs to be known as to what municipality it is addressed into!?!? To Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, whom I believe is chairman of the board there, perhaps an advertisement in the newspaper, a letter to the editor, or an addressed street marker attached to the building or beside it somewhere would be most proper. Just a suggestion Mayor Turner, just a suggestion! And Away We Go!

And so it goes … until next time …see you around town …MATT.



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