NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgLibrary ‘Comic Con’ to be held June 23The North Bergen Free Public Library will hold their second Comic Con event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at their uptown location. The free event will feature a costume contest, video games, a raffle with prizes, special guests, and other activities.For updates and more, visit the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave.Farmers Market returns to Braddock Park beginning June 24The popular Braddock Park Farmers Market returns to North Bergen beginning June 24. It will be held every Sunday from June 24 through Sept. 30 at the Veterans Memorial on 90th Street and Bergenline Avenue.This year’s farmers market will see returning vendors and some new vendors, as well as occasional entertainment. The market is sponsored by Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and Mayor Nicholas Sacco. Waive your library fines at the North Bergen Public LibraryThe North Bergen Free Public Library is holding an amnesty event for North Bergen and Guttenberg residents.Return all your overdue North Bergen items from June 17 through June 30 at either library location and the fines will be forgiven.The main library is at 8411 Bergenline Ave. The Kennedy Branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.Secaucus medical marijuana dispensary granted permission to openThe state Department of Health has granted the Harmony Dispensary medical marijuana facility a permit to open, according to a press release.The dispensary opened Monday, June 18. It operates seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The address is 600 Meadowlands Pkwy.Patients will have access to eight strains, initially, with more planned for coming months. The dispensary is also planning extractions for the future. Current offerings include whole flower marijuana in 1/8 and 1/4 ounce packages, and a convenience line of pre-ground flower in loose, pre-rolled form.The building is located a mile from the Secaucus Junction NJ Transit station, and is near local buses and highways to New York City.“It is high time that we begin to provide patients with our much-needed products, and our system of continuous planting and harvesting has already provided an inventory that should help alleviate any bottlenecks or pent-up demand in the state at this time,” said Harmony CEO Shaya Brodchandel, in the release. “We are now seeking to expand our production in anticipation of patient need continuing to increase.” Snoop Dogg to headline Jersey City Fourth of July celebrationThe Fourth of July celebrations being held in the Exchange Place area of Jersey City will feature rapper Snoop Dogg.Snoop Dogg is also a songwriter, record producer, television personality, and actor who has sold more 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.He will headline Jersey City’s fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day. The carnival-style spectacle will take place at the Hudson River Waterfront and the adjoining area surrounding Harborside, both of which have light rail stops for easy commutes from nearby towns.The free all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the scene of the state’s largest fireworks show.The celebration will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, continuous entertainment, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks. The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River.“I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period. Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar,” said Mayor Steven Fulop.50 Star Fireshow’s headlining stage, presented by title sponsor Private Internet Access, will be located in the Exchange Place Plaza.Spectators are encouraged to arrive by public transportation to the festival area, with easy access to PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Anyone attending the event should also be advised that any bags or backpacks brought into the designated area are subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.Register now for summer programs at the libraryThe North Bergen Free Public Library’s summer program registration for the main library and the Kennedy Branch is open now to North Bergen and Guttenberg residents. Proof of residency and library card are required. Registration is limited.Programs are available for adults and for children of all ages from babies to teens. Registration is open until July 7. Programs run from June 25 through Aug. 4 for adults, and July 9 through Aug. 18 for children.For more information contact the North Bergen Public Library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org. The main library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. and the Kennedy branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd. Secaucus medical marijuana dispensary granted permission to openThe state Department of Health recently granted the Harmony Dispensary medical marijuana facility in Secaucus a permit to open, according to a press release.The dispensary opened Monday, June 18. It operates seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The address is 600 Meadowlands Pkwy.Patients will have access to eight strains, initially, with more planned for coming months. The dispensary is also planning extractions for the future. Current offerings include whole flower marijuana in 1/8 and 1/4 ounce packages, and a convenience line of pre-ground flower in loose, pre-rolled form.The building is located a mile from the Secaucus Junction NJ Transit station, and is near local buses and highways to New York City.“It is high time that we begin to provide patients with our much-needed products, and our system of continuous planting and harvesting has already provided an inventory that should help alleviate any bottlenecks or pent-up demand in the state at this time,” said Harmony CEO Shaya Brodchandel, in the release. “We are now seeking to expand our production in anticipation of patient need continuing to increase.” North Bergen High School graduation is June 26North Bergen High School seniors will have their graduation Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m.The ceremony will take place at Bruins Stadium inside Braddock Park. Contact the school for admissions information and other details. North Hudson municipalities, including North Bergen and West New York, participated in the annual Flag Day Parade down Bergenline Avenue on June 14, including burning old, out-of-service flags. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)center_img ×North Hudson municipalities, including North Bergen and West New York, participated in the annual Flag Day Parade down Bergenline Avenue on June 14, including burning old, out-of-service flags. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)last_img read more