If you live in Secaucus and are a painter, photographer, mixed media artist, sculptor, or have any other artistic abilities, Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Town Council would like to highlight your talent. All work will be viewed, selected by a jury, and received at The Town Hall by Thursday, April 11. The artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
For more information contact Lee Penna at (201) 330-2083 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Kids’ Theme Nights’
Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Town Council present Kids’ Theme Nights at the Recreation Center located at 1200 Koelle Blvd. On Sunday, March 24, “Spring Has Sprung” will be celebrated from 5 to 8 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Charity basketball event
Clarendon teachers will play Huber Street teachers for charity in a 4-on-4 half-court basketball event that will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The basketball event will be held at the Recreation Center on Koelle Blvd. Donations of $5 or five cans of food will be collected and proceeds will go towards Secaucus Sandy Storm families. Due to limited seating, only the first 125 will be admitted.
For tickets contact Clarendon and Huber Street. For sponsorships contact Don Evanson at (201) 902-9742.
Raising money for multiple sclerosis
Help the Kilroy family raise money for multiple sclerosis at Cheeseburger in Paradise located at 700 Plaza Drive in Secaucus on Monday, April 1 from 4 to 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy food while supporting a cause. Cheeseburger in Paradise will donate a percentage of your food and beverage total.
School district will hold elections April 16
The number of school districts with April school elections has dwindled to 41, as more than 500 school districts in New Jersey will hold their elections in November instead.
Thirty-three communities opted to move their elections to November starting in 2013, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported on Wednesday, March 6.
The Hudson County districts conducting school elections on April 16 are: North Bergen, Secaucus, and Weehawken.
In January 2012, a new law gave local boards of education, municipal governing bodies, and voters the option to move the annual school election from April to the November General Election. In 2012, 468 school districts conducted November elections. This year, the number of districts with November elections will increase to 501.
The law was designed to increase participation in the non-partisan school board elections, which typically attracted about 15 percent of registered voters each April. It provides communities with two additional incentives to move their school elections to November.
School boards with November elections do not have to submit their proposed base budgets to voters, as long as the budget remains at or below the state’s 2-percent tax levy cap. Supporters of the November election option cite the savings made possible by eliminating the additional election in April. Prior to the law’s enactment, the bill’s sponsors estimated the statewide cost of the April school elections at more than $7 million.