Reporter holiday ad deadlines, office closings
The offices of the Hudson Reporter will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2014, in observance of New Year's Day. The office will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2.
Thus, the advertising and editorial deadlines for the Hudson Reporter newspapers will change.
For the Wednesday, Jan. 1 Bayonne Community News, the deadline for editorial content is Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. and the deadlines for classified and display advertising are noon that day.
Instead of the regular North Bergen Reporter, Secaucus Reporter, Weehawken Reporter, Union City Reporter, West New York Reporter, Hoboken Reporter, and Jersey City Reporter for Jan. 5, the Hudson Reporter will be publishing our annual county-wide “Year in Review” that Sunday. That special edition will not contain letters to the editor. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m., for editorial content, and the deadlines for classified and display advertising are Monday, Dec. 30 at noon.
Comcast Foundation awards grants to two Hudson County non-profits
The Comcast Foundation announced on Dec. 18 that it had awarded $34,000 in grants to two non-profit organizations in Hudson County.
The local recipients are the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County, which received a $25,000 grant to support its Club Tech, and the Union League of Hudson County, which received $9,000 for its Technology Training for Youth program.
“The Comcast Foundation is proud to award these grants to our partner organizations to improve the lives of our local neighbors,” said Charisse R. Lillie, vice president of community investment for Comcast Corporation and president of the Comcast Foundation. “Through this support, we remain committed to closing the digital divide, empowering young people to become leaders, and engaging our employees and local citizens in volunteerism.”
State conservation poster contest seeking entrants
New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people. The theme for this year’s poster is “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil.”
Students may compete in the following age groups: Grades 2-3; Grades 4-6; Grades 6-8; and Grades 9-12. First place winners in each category will receive $200 savings bonds; second-place $100 bonds; and third-place $50 bonds.
Entries by students residing in or attending school (grades 2-12) in Hudson, Essex, and Passaic counties will be accepted at the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District until Feb. 28.
All first-place winners will be entered into the National Association of Conservation Districts Poster Contest.
The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Committee, the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, and the state’s 15 Soil Conservation Districts, which work to conserve and manage soil and water resources in the state.
To find your local Soil Conservation District, go to www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/conservdistricts.html. All entries must be submitted through the local districts. For more information and the entry form, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/conservationpostercontest.pdf.
Secaucus news store sells winning $12.8 million lottery ticket
The single winning ticket for the Dec. 12 Pick 6 drawing -- at $12.8 million, the largest of the year – was sold in Secaucus, state lottery officials announced Dec. 13. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 31, 36, and 40.
The ticket was bought at the Faber News & Gift shop at the Secaucus Junction train station.
A sum of 894,061 tickets was sold for that drawing, according to New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 11 people won $4,063 for matching five numbers.
NY/NJ Super Bowl host committee releases updated ‘Join the Huddle’ calendar
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee has announced an updated calendar for the “Join the Huddle” tour presented by P.C. Richard & Son, the first-ever mobile tour associated with a Super Bowl.
The tour is traveling throughout New Jersey and New York over the next two months, carrying a unique game-day experience for residents and fans.
Hudson County stops will be Jan. 8 in Secaucus, at the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, and Jan. 15 in Jersey City, at the P.C. Richard & Son Superstore. The tour will visit Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and seven other counties in the Garden State.
Jersey Cares collecting gently used coats at Secaucus drop-off site
Make someone happy. Take that new or gently used winter coat and donate it to Jersey Cares for its 18th annual coat drive.
Until Dec. 31, Jersey Cares will collect “gently used” winter coats for men, women, and children at its Secaucus drop-off site; the Lenox Outlet, 60 Enterprise Ave. North, from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call (201) 319-1980.