NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
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FREE EVENTS – The North Bergen Public Library is holding several free events this month, including a holiday celebration and open mic night.
FREE EVENTS – The North Bergen Public Library is holding several free events this month, including a holiday celebration and open mic night.
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Latest Appleview development hearing postponed

The latest Planning Board meeting to discuss the proposed Appleview development in North Bergen was set to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, but it has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 3.

The proposed Appleview condo development is controversial for a number of reasons. Residents are concerned that it will be built near a high-pressure natural gas line. It’s also being built at the Palisades Cliffs, and preservationists are concerned about removing portions of the land.

The town and county planning boards have been holding hearings on the application for over three years.

North Bergen library hosts free events

The Library’s free annual holiday celebration will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Guests can look forward to a free photo with Santa along with a keychain, live music, snow cones, goodie bags, air hockey and arcade basketball. The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave.

For further information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.

Literature Lives, a monthly reading series and Open Mic night, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. The featured readers will be Joel Allegretti, Claudia Cortese, and the host of the event, Wilson Santos. The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave.

For further information visit facebook.com/theartsandliterature.

School choruses to perform

The Horace Mann School chorus will perform at the Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for the 11 a.m. show. To learn how to obtain tickets visit www.northbergen.k12.nj.us/horacemann.

Franklin School chorus will perform as the opening act at Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

North Bergen food and coat drive

Employees of the township of North Bergen, with support from the North Bergen Parking Authority and North Bergen Free Public Library, are collecting non-perishable foods and coats of all sizes for those in need in the town’s community. Donations can be made now through Friday, Dec. 14 at the following locations:

NB Town Hall, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.

NB Nutrition Center, 1441 45th St.

NB Parking Authority, 4225 Bergen Turnpike

NB Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.

Gospel Tabernacle Church, 5029 Kennedy Blvd.

Our Lady of Fatima church, 8016 Kennedy Blvd.

Palisades Medical Center runs health seminar

Palisades Medical Center will have a health seminar, presented in English and Spanish, on weight loss surgical options on Thursday, Dec. 13 at their facility. The featured speaker will be Stefanie Vaimakis, MD, FACS, FASMBS. Check-in registration will be at 6:30 p.m. and the seminar will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission, food, refreshments, parking, transportation will be free. Transportation will be available from 60 Street and Bergenline Ave. starting at 5:30 p.m.

For further information contact Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s ‘Rockin’ in the Ocean’

Guests can start off the holiday season with “Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band” and their favorite ocean stars such as Starfish. Join the NJMC for rock, swing and doo-wop songs about the oceans’ inhabitants on Sunday Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission for “Rockin’ in the Ocean” is $7 per person and $5 for MEC members which is open to all ages. It will be held at Meadowlands Environment Center which is located at Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.

For further information call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

The Arthritis Foundation teams up with Hudson County hospitals to fight arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation has teamed up with Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical center to present the Jersey City Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Sunday, Dec. 9. This annual nationwide event is a way to begin the holiday season while raising awareness of America’s leading cause of disability. It is also a way to obtain funds for research, health education and government advocacy to improve the lives of people with arthritis.

The event will take place on Dec. 9 at Michael Anthony’s Waterfront Restaurant. For more information, to register or form a team, or to volunteer on event day visit www.jerseycityjbr.kintera.org or call (732) 284-4300.

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