Weehawken mom sentenced to three years in prison in connection with abandoned baby
A Weehawken resident and former West New York teacher was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday after her 28-day-old daughter was found seriously injured and abandoned near Weehawken High School in June 2011.
The 38-year-old resident of Jefferson Street in Weehawken was also required to forfeit her teaching license and is banned from public employment, according to NJ.com. The woman had accumulated a 419 day jail credit since her arrest and will have 510 left to serve before being eligible for parole, the article said.
In June 2012, the woman admitted to the aggravated assault of her child, according to NJ.com. The child was allegedly thrown. The child suffered brain damage from the incident and is dealing with medical complications as a result.
The newspaper story said that Reyes was taking medication for mental health issues, but went off it while she was pregnant, thinking it would benefit the child.
According to an article run previously in the Hudson Reporter, on the morning of June 10, 2011, the seriously injured infant was found on the sidewalk in front of the high school. Police stopped the woman a few blocks away after she was observed driving erratically, after which she admitted to having abandoned the baby.
The child was treated at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen for skull and facial fractures along with numerous cuts and bruises, after which she was airlifted to New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
The child now lives with her father, NJ.com reported.
Formula One Grand Prix of America president steps down
Tom Cotter, who has been president of Formula One Grand Prix of America for less than a year, announced Monday he is stepping down, in a statement issued by the race’s promoters. He has been one of the driving forces behind the Formula One race set to run through roads in Weehawken and West New York in June 2013.
“Over the last eight months I’ve had the good fortune to lead a group of professionals in bringing Formula One racing to the New Jersey and New York region,” Cotter said in the statement. He said the group has moved the project forward rapidly, “but now, it’s time to return home to North Carolina.”
Cotter plans to attend the race, he added, and his stepping down will not delay the event’s arrival in Hudson County.
The race is one of several major events to happen in this area in the next few years, including the 2014 Super Bowl.
Weehawken Recreation to hold adult tennis registration for fall
From Sept. 10 through Oct. 17, Weehawken Recreation will offer adult tennis lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. or 7:45 to 9 p.m.
From Sept. 11 through Oct. 18, lessons will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. or 7:45 to 9 p.m.
Lessons will consist of two 1 ¼ hour classes per week. Total cost is $120 for the six-week session.
Saturday morning lessons will also be offered from 8 to 9:30 a.m. from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Total cost is $60 for the six-week session.
All lessons will take place at the Weehawken Waterfront Complex, and all classes must be paid for when registering.
Please call (201) 319-6061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Weehawken to present Hamilton Park Concert Series
The Hamilton Park Concert Series, sponsored by Mayor Richard F. Turner, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation will be held Thursday nights at Hamilton Park on Boulevard East from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the following local musicians:
- Sept. 6, Matt Chertkoff on guitar
- Sept.13, Jillian Giacchi on vocals
HRPAC presents Bandagrande: The Big Band Theory
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will host Bandagrande: The Big Band Theory at Lincoln Harbor Park at 7 p.m. The rain date, if necessary, will be the following night.
Lead by bandleader, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time Grammy nominee Hector Martignon, this 18-piece big band fuses a wide variety to genres including Latin Jazz, Jazz, and Classical.
Special guest for this concert will be Grammy Award winning vibraphonist Dave Samuels of Spyro Gyra.
The concert series is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter.
For more info, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please visit (201) 716-4540, or visit www.hrpac.org.
Library to offer discount museum tickets
The Weehawken Free Public Library is offering discounted tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Each ticket will cost $6 and is redeemed for free general admission and one special exhibition, film or live animal exhibition of the purchaser’s choice.
The American Museum of Natural History, which is located at Central Park West and 79th Street in New York City, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.
To purchase the discounted tickets you must be a resident of Weehawken. For further information and to purchase tickets, stop by the Library’s Second Floor Desk located at 49 Hauxhurst Ave.
Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in fall
On Oct. 3, the Weehawken Weekenders will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.
On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.
The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.
All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.
Weehawken Seniors Club seeks new members
The Weehawken Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members. They meet on the first and third Friday afternoons of each month.
Why not come and spend a couple of hours in an air conditioned room, and visit with your old friends? Refreshments will be served, a “Share the Wealth” drawing will be held, and games will be played.
In addition, the club holds special holiday dinners, luncheons, and other events and activities. New members are only strangers the first time they come. Those interested can call (201) 867-5126.
New method announced for reporting sewer-related emergencies
The North Hudson Sewerage Authority (NHSA) announced that customers now have two new ways to report sewer-related emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The new system also allows customers to track the status of those issues until they are resolved.
Customers in the NHSA service area, which includes Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and West New York, can now either call an emergency telephone hotline number, (866) 689-3970, or submit an online form available through the Authority’s website at www.nhudsonsa.com (click on the “Contact Us/Report A Problem” link on left side of the home page), to report emergency issues such as sewer odors, sewer backups in the home or a business, suspected breaks in a sanitary sewer or storm drain, missing manhole covers or other sewer-related issues.
“We are very pleased to inaugurate this state-of-the-art reporting system, which makes it easier for our customers to report emergency issues,” NHSA Chairman Richard J. Wolff said. “We particularly like the tracking feature, which allows customers to get updates on the status of these issues as they are being addressed.
“This Authority has a very long track record of employing best practices in engineering, wastewater management, environmental policy, and financial and operational management,” Wolff continued. “This is another example of our commitment to remain the best-managed wastewater authority in the state of New Jersey.”
When reporting a problem through either the hotline or online, customers will be asked to provide the location and specific details of the problem. They also will be asked to provide contact information such as their name, phone number and email address so NHSA staff can contact them regarding the status of the problem.
The information is then used to create a work order, and customers will be offered the order number for their records and to track the status of their request.
Once an issue has been identified through the hotline or online form, it is prioritized and assigned to NHSA staff for resolution. After the problem is corrected, the work order is closed, and the customer will be advised of its resolution if they have provided contact information. Using the work order number, customers also can use the hotline to get updates on their issues prior to resolution.
These tools are intended for emergency problems only; customers should call the NHSA’s main telephone number, (201) 963-6043, between the regular business hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or send an email to email@example.com, for routine matters.