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GROUP CHALLENGE -- Congratulations to the CKO WNY (Watchtowers) team for their participation in the Spartan Race last sunday September 08,2013 in Vernon, N.J., especially Luis and Mariela Paredes. Pictured: Lucas Root, Leidy Quintero, Alex Roman, Francisco Camacho, Maiela Rodriguez, Luis Paredes, Ina Miranda, Edgar Caraballo, Alba Banol, Loe Calderon, Danny Neri, Carlos Almeida, Tirzo Quintero, Gustavo . Leo Ospina and Jorge Bustillo.
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Hearing on West New York development scheduled for Monday

The West New York Zoning Board is scheduled to take a final vote this coming Monday at 6:30 on the Felice development. The meeting will be held at Town Hall at 428 60th St.

Developer Joseph Felice wants to build a 35-unit apartment complex on the empty lot on 6025 Boulevard East.

The proposal the maximum density allowed in the zoning rules. West New York allows a maximum of 80 units per acre for a given development. The Felice proposal averages to 166.4 units per acre.

For past stories on this issue, go to

Street to be named after local businessman, advocate

The town of West New York will dedicate the corner of Bergenline Avenue and 63rd Street on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. to Michael Parkes; local jeweler, businessman, and community advocate. The event is open to the public.

Health Fair being held for North Hudson residents

The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation is offering a free community fair on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St., West New York.

Residents of North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Union City, and Weehawken are welcome to attend.

There will be blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, and more.

For information, call (201) 617-4484 or visit

Palisades Medical Center releases schedule of free community health screenings

Palisades Medical Center’s has released dates for free health screenings that will be held in Guttenberg and North Bergen in the coming months.

All of the screenings and information will be about: blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, body mass index, sugar and cholesterol.

On Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a screening will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6823 Jackson St., Guttenberg; on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., one will be held at

the Woodcliff Reformed Church, 7605 Palisade Ave., North Bergen; and on Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a screening will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 9034 Barr Pl., North Bergen.

Palisades Medical Center partners with North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ to provide free health screenings and education programs.

The New Jersey Hospital Association recognized Palisades Medical Center's Community Outreach Program with its Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents.

Palisades Medical Center’s community outreach and education programs are generously funded in part by TD Charitable Foundation, Abbott Nutrition, the Aetna Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation and Schering-Plough Corporation.

For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeking donations

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange will be the site of Bowl for Kids’ Sake, an event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties.

Members of the group’s Leadership Council urged all who can to participate or make a donation.

For information, visit, call Sandra Ehrlich, Bowl for Kids’ Sake coordinator, at (973) 273-6311, or email

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