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GO, DOG. GO! – The production will run until Sunday Oct. 14 at Mile Square Theatre. (See brief)
GO, DOG. GO! – The production will run until Sunday Oct. 14 at Mile Square Theatre. (See brief)
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Eighth Annual Pet Fair & Parade is today (Sunday)

The Hoboken Museum will hold a Pet Fair & Parade on Sunday Oct. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Maxwell Place Pier, featuring many local businesses.

The event will take place near 12th Street and will feature costume contests, talent competitions and more than 20 local pet service providers. The event will also offer a low-cost microchip clinic sponsored by the NJSPCA for just $25. The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag from event sponsors and admission is free.

The Annual Pet Parade will begin at 1 p.m. For more info call (201) 656-2240.

Rebuild Hoboken Charter School benefit

A benefit and auction to rebuild Hoboken Charter School will take place Monday Oct. 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the W Hotel, 225 River Street. The event is $90 per person and a portion of the ticket and auction items are tax deductible. Tickets are available online at www.HCS-PA.org. Alcoholic beverages are courtesy of Sparrow Wine and Liquor Company.

‘Go, Dog. Go!’ will also benefit charter school

Mile Square Theatre is staging a musical and comical production of P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book, “Go, Dog. Go!” Proceeds from the opening performance on Sept. 28 will benefit the Hoboken Charter School. The production will run until Oct. 14. Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Mile Square Theatre is located at 720 Monroe St, Hoboken. For more information or tickets call Jackie Burton (201) 888-3352.

Eighth Annual All Schools Open House is Tuesday

Hoboken Family Alliance will host the Eighth Annual All Schools Open House on Tuesday Oct. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Hoboken High School gym. The event is organized by HFA with the help of the Hoboken Board of Education and the Hudson County Alliance of Independent Schools. During the forum, parents evaluate school options for their children in Hoboken and surrounding areas.

The event is free for HFA members and $10 for non-members.

DaVinci Charter School application denied

The state Department of Education announced Monday that it has denied all but two of the schools that applied for charters this year. Among those denied was the proposed school for Hoboken called DaVinci Charter, which was to be a math and science-oriented school. For past articles on the DaVinci proposal, use the archives at hudsonreporter.com.

WNY pol says not sure whether NB workers were on payroll when they painted his office

West New York Commissioner County Wiley held a press conference in his new campaign headquarters on 58th Street and Hudson Avenue in West New York Thursday afternoon to address the allegations that he used Department of Public Works employees from neighboring North Bergen to paint his office in the summer of 2011.

The matter is significant because Wiley’s father, former North Bergen Department of Public Works Superintendent James Wiley, recently pleaded guilty to using the North Bergen DPW workers to do work on his personal home on town time. Sometimes, those men even earned overtime, paid for by the taxpayers.

A citizens' group that is politically opposed to the current North Bergen administration claimed Wednesday that two West New York DPW workers have signed letters stating they saw several North Bergen DPW workers painting Commissioner Wiley’s Town Hall office last fall. They held a press conference during which the group’s attorney handed out these letters that contained statements that they saw the North Bergen DPW workers painting Count Wiley’s office.

Two weeks ago, Count Wiley – who is at political odds with West New York Mayor Felix Roque – announced his plans to hold a recall election and run for mayor himself. Roque was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the alleged hacking into a political opponent’s website in August.

“I have nothing to hide from West New York, I’ve always been honest, I’ve always been truthful to the people here,” Count Wiley said at his Thursday press conference. “When I came in here four years ago to work hard and put my hard won effort and work to clean up the previous administration, we’ve come back into the same administration again under Roque.”

Wiley stated that his office had been in a severe state of disrepair, and that the ceiling tiles were 30 years old. Rather than replace them, he wished to save money and paint them, he said, but that the West New York DPW did not have the proper equipment. So he borrowed the equipment from North Bergen DPW as a part of an unofficial “shared service agreement” wherein towns “help each other out if they need it,” he said.

Once the equipment arrived, he continued, the West New York DPW workers didn’t know how to use it, so they called upon two North Bergen workers to paint the ceiling.

The issue is whether or not those workers were being paid by the town of North Bergen at the time they painted the ceiling.

“Any help we can give each other, we don’t refuse each other,” he said. “To be honest, I can’t answer whether or not the men were on the payroll.”

Hoboken Comedy Festival features Judah Friedlander, others

The Hoboken Comedy Festival kicks off on Wednesday Oct. 10 and will run for five consecutive nights in different venues around town. This year’s headliners include Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Ted Alexandro (Letterman), Chuck Nice (VH1’s Best Week Ever), Greer Barnes (Chapelle Show), Jon Fisch (Tonight Show) and Dustin Chafin (Showtime) along with other special guests and performers.

The Hoboken Comedy Festival will be donating $1 per ticket to the Liberty Humane Society. Shows will be held at various locations Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information contact Dan Frigolette at (917) 292-5441 or (201) 898-0772 or email dfrigolette@gmail.com.

Golf outing to raise funds for Hoboken Catholic Academy

Hoboken Catholic Academy is partially subsidized through fundraisers. One of their largest annual fundraisers is a golf outing, which will be held this year on Friday Oct. 12 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlake Country Club, 25 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood.

There will be publicity opportunities for your business, monetary or merchandise donation options, a 50/50 raffle, and golf packages designed for an individual or group. If you are interested in taking part, contact Mike Tennaro at (201) 659-4175 or at mtbull0507@hotmail.com.

Hoboken Family Alliance Fall Swap Meet

Hoboken Family Alliance will host a Fall Swap Meet at Hoboken High School on Saturday Oct. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free for HFA members and there is a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Items can be dropped off from 9 to 11 a.m. and HFA will accept gently-used clothing and items for children of all ages, newborn to size 14. You will be issued credits for each item and then use credits for purchase of other items. Maternity clothes, children’s apparel, shoes, toys, books and other baby gear will be accepted.

Excess items that do not sell along with formula diapers, medicines or food will be donated to In Jesus Name Charities and H.O.P.E.S. If you’d like to donate and cannot attend the swap, please email hfaphilanthropy@yahoo.com

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