Weekenders plan cruise
The Weehawken Weekenders are once again planning a cruise for June of 2015, out of Bayonne. It will be a nine-day cruise to the Caribbean. They will be visiting the islands of Bermuda, St. Martaan, San Juan, and Royal Caribbean's private island of Labadee. They will be sailing on the Liberty of the Seas. Anyone interested in going can contact the Weekenders at 201-319-6059 for any information.
Support Weehawken High School Peer Leadership
A fundraiser for the Weehawken High School Peer Leadership group is being held on Monday, June 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Houlihan’s at 1200 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken.
The Weehawken High School Peer Leadership group is designed to get students involved in civic-related activities. The program instills a sense of pride in the community, both within school and in their daily lives.
Participants engage in activities throughout the community and raise money for charities such as the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
A portion of the proceeds from the event on June 2 will go to benefit Weehawken Peer Leadership.
Marie Borace, Hudson County superintendent of elections, dies
Local resident and longtime Hudson County Superintendent of Elections Marie Borace passed away on May 23. She was 70.
“Marie was a good friend and a dedicated public servant who was well known for her integrity and ability to work objectively with all people, regardless of their political affiliation,” said Mayor Nicholas Sacco. “Because of her professionalism, Marie was reappointed to her important position by both Republican and Democratic governors. She served Hudson County well and she will be missed.”
Borace was appointed Superintendent and Commissioner of Elections Hudson County in 1998 and served in that position until her death.
A lifelong resident of North Bergen, Borace was born on Aug. 29, 1943 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School in North Bergen and graduated in 1957. She was a 1961 graduate of Weehawken High School and a graduate of Claremont Business School. Her passion for politics led her to jobs at the Hudson County Board of Elections and North Bergen Department of Public Works.
Borace was diagnosed with cancer in December 2011 and had a lung removed. She was in remission until December 2012 and had been fighting the disease since then.
Christie: Super Bowl could return to region
Last week, Gov. Chris Christie stated that he wasn’t ruling out the idea of the Super Bowl making a return visit to the area. He was speaking on the “Boomer and Carton” sports radio show on WFAN 66-AM on May 23.
This year was the first time that the biggest game in sports took place in the New York-New Jersey area, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. The event brought masses of fans to the region, with celebrations spread over several states.
Prior to the event there were concerns about winter weather affecting the game. Transportation was also a concern, with significant backups in mass transportation encountered on the day of the event.
Still, Christie said that the NFL officials loved the area and that a return visit was possible.
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces Summer Senior Programs
The season kicks off with a DeKorte Park Plant Walk on Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m. The two-hour walk will be led by botanist Edith Wallace and Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) President Don Torino. The walk is also open to the general public.
Residents can also enjoy Meadowlands District parks and natural areas on foot by joining one of the NJMC’s twice-monthly guided nature and bird walks. The two-hour walks, and a bonus birding boat tour, begin at 10 a.m. at the following dates and locations:
June 1: DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst (followed by a noon reception for the Flyway Gallery show, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” featuring images from the NJMC’s acclaimed coffee-table book).
June 17: Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus.
Visitors can enjoy an entire summer of stargazing at the NJMC’s William D. McDowell Observatory. The observatory is open to the public every Monday and Wednesday night year-long, weather permitting and excluding holidays. The observatory features a research-grade telescope housed within a six-meter retractable dome. Observatory staff ensure that you get the best views and explain all you need to know about what you’re seeing. Summer hours are 9 to 10:30 p.m. in June and July, and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in August. The observatory also hosts “Let’s Talk Astronomy” learning sessions on most Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. The sessions are $5; MEC members free. Visitors must be able to climb 25 steps to reach the observatory.