Union City to see road improvements
Hoboken and Union City will see additional road improvements under a new round of Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) grants from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie to improve pedestrian safety, NJ.com reported.
$350,000 will be spent resurfacing sidewalks on Summit Avenue in Union City, while $750,000 will go toward structural repairs for Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken.
Juan Melli, the spokesman for Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, said parts of the northern end of Frank Sinatra Drive will be reconstructed. The money will be disbursed to Hudson County. Melli says the north end of Frank Sinatra Drive is a county road.
According to NJ.com, municipalities apply for LAIF grants from the Department of Transportation as demand arises throughout the year. The grants are meant to help maintain important infrastructure without the pain of a bond or local tax increase.
Palisades Medical Center announces schedule of upcoming classes
Classes include Newborn Baby Care, Keys to Successful Breastfeeding, Friends and Family CPR, and a two-day course in Childbirth Education, covering the process of labor, including understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance, and procedures after birth. The Childbirth Education series also includes a tour of Palisades Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit.
Costs range from $35 per couple to $150 per couple depending on the class. Additional information is available at www.palisadesmedical.org. The Palisades Medical Center is at 7600 River Road in North Bergen. To register or for more information, call Robin Petrick at (201) 295-4823.
Third Annual Moth Night takes place on July 21
Learn all about moths – those amazing cousins of butterflies – at the Meadowlands Commission’s Third Annual Moth Night in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Representatives from National Moth Week will present a short talk on moths and why they are so spectacular yet misunderstood. Then check out the NMW’s industrial-strength mercury vapor lamps and white sheets to identify and admire the various species. The goal of the event, which is part of National Moth Week, is to raise awareness of these seldom seen insects and celebrate biodiversity. This free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society, will take place from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Monday, July 21. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Rain date: Tuesday, July 22. To RSVP, call (201) 230-4983.
NJMC fifth annual Butterfly Day set for Sunday, July 27
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will host its Fifth Annual Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event includes frequent butterfly walks led by butterfly experts, short talks and slide shows, a scavenger hunt and butterfly costume contest for kids, and information tables.
Butterfly Day is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) and the North Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. The BCAS will have tables set up with information on butterfly identification, binoculars and gardening to attract butterflies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Food will not be sold at Butterfly Day. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact Jim Wright at (201) 460-2002.