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HOLIDAY LIGHTS – The Xchange Holiday Lighting festivities were held on Sunday, Dec. 1. The family owners of Xchange invited all Secaucus residents to participate in their event. “If you have a chance to drive through after dark, do so,” said an attendee. “It is really beautiful.”
HOLIDAY LIGHTS – The Xchange Holiday Lighting festivities were held on Sunday, Dec. 1. The family owners of Xchange invited all Secaucus residents to participate in their event. “If you have a chance to drive through after dark, do so,” said an attendee. “It is really beautiful.”

Tween program to make ‘ocean in a bottle’ on Monday

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to stop by the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center to create their own ocean in the bottle craft on Monday, Dec. 9 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

“Children can create their oceans as gifts for the holidays or keep them for themselves,” said a library spokeswoman. “We ask that each participant bring a single plastic water bottle no larger than 16.9 fluid ounces.”

For additional information about library programs for children, email

Medical Center hosted Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Basket Brigade

More than 200 volunteers descended on Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center on Nov. 24 to assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need throughout the region as part of the Annual Basket Brigade sponsored by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The event, coordinated by the Chamber’s Contractor & Building Services Committee, utilizes the combination of donated food items and monetary donations to assemble the needed supplies for a Thanksgiving dinner.

“As one of the newest members of the Meadowlands Chamber, we were pleased to offer our facility for this worthy event as an extension of our commitment to serve our community,” said Lynn McVey, acting president and CEO of the medical center.

Each basket included a 10-pound turkey with roasting pan, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, fruit, juice boxes, and dessert. Basket content support came from corporate chamber members, regional business, and the public.

Recipients were identified by local governments and community assistance organizations, and delivery was made on an anonymous basis.

Reception on Thursday concludes Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will conclude this week with a special event on Thursday, Dec. 12.

That night at 6:30 p.m., a reception for all participating artists and their families will be held.

Certificates and awards, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded to each participant.

For more information, contact the library director at (201) 330-2083.

All Stars Project of New Jersey honors Constantino Milano of Hartz Mountain Industries

The All Stars Project of New Jersey honored Constantino “Gus” Milano, managing director of Hartz Mountain Industries, on Nov. 21 for his commitment to Newark’s young people at its ”Building Bridges, Creating Opportunities: A New Play for Newark” annual benefit dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

The event raised $700,000 for All Stars’ free, performance-based youth development programs.

Milano, who has been with Hartz Mountain for 32 years, recently joined the All Stars Project of New Jersey Board.

In the summer of 2012, Hartz Mountain Industries sponsored full-time paid summer internships at the firm’s headquarters in Secaucus for two young adult graduates of the All Stars’ Development School for Youth program, providing them with lessons in how to perform in professional environments.

Child advocate group holding informational session

Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County CASA (court appointed special advocate) is recruiting volunteers to advance the best interests of abused and neglected children.

An informational session, addressing the program and the role of its volunteers, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building, 595 Newark Ave., Jersey City.

For more information, call (201) 795-9855, e-mail or visit

Sixth Annual Legends Ball at Saint Peter’s University on Dec. 12

The Sixth Annual Legends Ball will be presented by the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce at Saint Peter’s University on Thursday, Dec. 12.

More than 300 guests will join the chamber to honor distinguished leaders in Hudson County for their long-term commitment and outstanding contributions to the business, cultural and educational life of the region.

The Legends Ball, designed to recognize the contributions of outstanding business and community leaders, highlights the revitalization of one of the state’s oldest regional chambers of commerce.

For tickets and additional information on the Sixth Annual Legends Ball, call (201) 386-0699, ext. 27 or visit

Meeting/election for reinstatement of a Hudson County Common Law Grand Jury

“We the People” will be holding an election for the reinstatement of the Common Law Grand Jury on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Union City Public Library, 324 43rd St. (entrance is on 43rd Street and New York Avenue).

“The Common Law Grand Jury is a little-known element of the United States Constitution that empowers sovereign persons, citizens, with a remarkable tool of self-governance and government oversight,” said spokesman Jayson Burg.

There will be a 35-minute presentation starting at 6:45 p.m., followed by a showing of hands vote. Participants will then be invited to register for the Common Law Grand Jury.

This event is hosted by Hudson County, New Jersey Liberty Alliance Chapter of the National Liberty Alliance.

For more information, call (201) 240-5351 or visit

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