Secaucus Animal Shelter to run open house
The Secaucus Animal Shelter will hold an adoption/open house on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter, located at 525 Meadowlands Parkway. Free animal care product give-a-ways and light refreshments will be provided.
For further information please call the shelter at 201-348-3213 or Susan Pirro at 201 563-2161.
United Water raising rates
Last week, United Water officials announced that certain Hudson County communities, including Secaucus, will see their monthly water bills increase from $38.57 to $41.76.
According to published reports, the increases are due to nearly $81 million in new water system improvements, which included the Haworth Water Treatment Plant upgrade. United Water provides water for about 200,000 customers in Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Passaic and Sussex Counties.
Secaucus resident and marathon runner Leslie Mayer is 72 years old, not 75 as was printed in an August 1, 2010 story in the Secaucus Reporter.
Stack denounces jitney bus inspection process
Last week, State Sen. and Union City Mayor Brian Stack responded to recent media stories, including one published two weeks ago in The Reporter, about the operation and inspection of jitneys or “mini-buses” in the area.
In a released statement, Stack said he “wholeheartedly” disagrees with the method in which the mini-buses were recently inspected in Hudson County, and called the nature of the inspections “discriminatory” because New Jersey Transit buses are not subject to the same surprise inspections by law enforcement agencies.
“The purpose of inspections should be to offer an opportunity to correct unsafe driving conditions by alerting vehicle operators to needed repairs,” said Stack. He added that he hopes to examine the potential for legislation that protects both riders and the industry.
It’s an industry, according to Stack, which has become “absolutely necessary in regions where a high volume of residents travel by way of mass transportation” because New Jersey Transit has failed to provide adequate service to commuters.