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

Greencore fined £40,000+ after worker severs fingers

first_imgGreencore Food To Go has said it “deeply regrets” an incident last April where a worker had two fingers severed by a mixing machine at its Spalding site. The company was fined more than £40,000 at Boston Magistrates Court on Monday, 2 November for breaches of Regulation 11 of the Provision of Use of Work Regulations 1998 and Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, in connection with the incident.The Court heard that the employee was cleaning the machine when his hand came into contact with the paddles, severing two fingers on 21 April 2014.The issue of access to the dangerous parts of the machine had been raised by a supervisor at the site in 2013, but the company had failed to take the necessary action, the Court was told.The injured worker, who wanted to remain anonymous, had not received training on the machine.The prosecution was brought by the Health and Safety Executive, which found the guarding standard of the mixer fell below what was required by law and gave rise to significant risk.The standards that the company needed to apply were widely available, long published and easily understood, it said.The company was fined £20,000 for each offence and was ordered to pay full costs of £1,037. It also had to pay a victim surcharge of £120.No compensation was granted by the court because the company had settled this out of court.A spokesman told British Baker: “Greencore takes the safety and well-being of its people very seriously. We deeply regret the injury sustained by our colleague. We have cooperated fully with the HSE and as a result of the investigation have further strengthened our already robust health and safety procedures.” Greencore Food to Go manufactures pre-packed sandwiches, wraps, rolls, baguettes, prepared salads and other food products.last_img read more