Sacco on Governor Christie: ‘Cancelling the ARC Tunnel was a horrible mistake’
North Bergen Mayor and State Sen. Nicholas Sacco has criticized Gov. Christopher Christie’s decision to cancel the ARC tunnel project. The statement comes in light of a report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office last month that maintains that the project may not have been as much of a financial burden on New Jersey taxpayers as the governor’s office had anticipated.
“Cancelling the ARC Tunnel was a horrible mistake when it happened and these new findings make that decision look even worse,” said Sacco in a statement. “Losing this project cost us thousands of jobs during the height of the recession and set our region’s transportation infrastructure back decades.
Instead of taking cars off the roads and investing in mass transit our state took a tremendous step backwards.”
According to media reports, Christie denounced the report, saying, “The federal government was wrong before, and they are wrong again,” he said.
Palisades Medical Center offers free seminar to public
Palisades Medical Center will offer a free seminar on balance and vestibular rehabilitation Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Palisades’ Auditorium at 7600 River Road.
The event will feature physical therapist Diane Matlick, a vestibular rehab specialist, as the guest speaker. Matlick will instruct attendees about the right treatment for various balance and vestibular problems.
Free transportation is available from 60th Street and Kennedy Boulevard starting at 5:30 p.m. on. For more information or to register for the seminar, call (201) 520-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Bergen library holds foreclosure seminar
The North Bergen Free Public Library, at 8411 Bergenline Ave., will hold a free “Short Sale Seminar” Wednesday, April 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Information will be provided from brokers, attorneys, and other experts for those facing financial hardship, or looking to prevent foreclosure.
Interested parties can call (201) 233-9464 or (201) 446-0331.
Jason Liebman will perform at North Bergen Library
Acoustic soloist Jason Liebman will perform at the North Bergen Library Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. Libeman will perform the music of Matchbox Twenty, U2, Coldplay, The Beatles and more.
Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit www.nbpl.org or www.jasonlmusic.com for more information.
State Fair Meadowlands returns this summer
State Fair Meadowlands, New Jersey’s largest annual family friendly event, is set to return for 17 days of “everything-under-the-sun” fun this summer, running from June 22 through July 8 at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford. This year’s fair will feature free entertainment, rides, games and food for all ages. The fair includes the State Fair Kid Zone, an amusement area for children; the new Live Shark Experience show; and fireworks shows on July 3 and July 4.
State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in the New York metro area, with over 150 rides and attractions occupying over 35 acres of fairgrounds and parking. The fair will have rides for everyone, from tots to thrill-seeking daredevils, games, shows, live concerts and shopping. Also at the fair will be the original Batcopter, which will provide rides offering panoramic views of the fair and nearby New York City.
In addition, special discounts and promotions are available this year, including opening Dollar Night, Kids Go Free Night, Midnight Madness, Cheap Cheap Night and Patron Appreciation Day. Info about these promotions is available at: http://www.njfair.com/bargain_nights.php.
Fair hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to midnight. Special hours on July 3 are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on July 4, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Friday, June 22, opening night, gates open at 4 p.m. This year, the fair is offering free parking Monday through Wednesday, and $4 all other days, including July 4. On June 22, opening night, parking is $1. Advance tickets are on sale now through June 20 and can be bought online at www.njfair.com or by calling (973) 450-1073. Special group packages are also available. For more information, visit: www.njfair.com.