first_imgKids participated in a scavenger hunt at the North Bergen Public Library April 12. See briefs for more information. North Bergen pool discount for early registrationEarly registration discounts for the North Bergen Municipal Pool are available now. Register soon to receive discounts of as much as $50. In addition, residents who register by Saturday, April 28 will receive three free guest passes. Rates this year remain at the same level as the last two years, after being reduced by 25 percent across the board to make them more affordable. Discounts apply to individuals, families, or seniors.Members must be North Bergen residents who show two forms of proof of residency. All children must be registered with birth certificates.Residents can register from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Rec Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave., or from 4 to 9 p.m. at the pool, 2111 91st St. Registration will also be available at the pool from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.After May 14 prices return to regular rates. For more information contact the Recreation Center at (201) 861-9601. ×Kids participated in a scavenger hunt at the North Bergen Public Library April 12. See briefs for more information.center_img Attend a Healthy Living Seminar at the Library on April 24Join this informative event at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 24 featuring a ShopRite dietitian and a vegan chef who will teach you how to eat right so you can live right.The North Bergen Free Public Library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. For more information call (201) 867-4751 or visit ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ for free at the North Bergen Public LibraryEveryone is invited to come enjoy the movie “Spider-Man Homecoming” at the North Bergen Free Public Library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.Admission and refreshments are free. The North Bergen Free Public Library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. Call (201) 869-4715 for more details.Hudson Chamber partners with local organizations to better serve county businessesThe Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development has been newly formed by five county organizations dedicated to building the capacity of local area businesses. The consortium intends to support business growth and development through the design, planning and coordinated delivery of educational programs to better serve entrepreneurs, start-ups, early stage, and mature businesses.The consortium, which will provide access to educational programs throughout Hudson County, is comprised of the following founding partners: Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson County Community College Center for Business and Industry, Hudson County, Economic Development Corporation, the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity, and NJ Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University.The consortium also intends to support the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity in its efforts to assist businesses in becoming eligible for certifications and in gaining access to procurement opportunities at the county, state and federal levels and in the private sector.“The chamber is excited to partner with organizations that have a proven track record of delivering excellent educational programming for area businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Maria Nieves, president & CEO of the Hudson County Chamber.The consortium’s first initiative is the launch of spring educational programs that include classes in basic financial management, accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, and Excel for business and finance professionals. Spring classes began in March and will continue through June and are open to the public. Information about class offerings, dates and locations, as well as how to register is available at For information about the Hudson County Chamber, please call (201) 386-0699 x 220 or visit Annual Meadowlands Comedy FestivalThe Fourth Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival, from Wednesday, April 25 until Saturday, April 28, will take place entirely in the center of town in Secaucus.As a lifelong resident of Secaucus Joe Loesner, creator of the Meadowlands Comedy Club, wanted to continue to bring high quality entertainment to his hometown.Opening night will take place at a Secaucus landmark, Charlie’s Corner, 1254 Paterson Plank Rd., at 9 p.m. Charlie’s Corner has been in business over 50 years and was the setting for Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” video.Opening night at Charlie’s Corner will feature first-time performers including Tyler Moore from Boston, Mass., Walter Miller from Syracuse N.Y., and Joseph Rimetello from Brooklyn.Thursday night, April 26, will take place at Black Jack Mulligans, 146 Front St., Secaucus, at 9 p.m. This show will be the first ever alumni night featuring some of the talent from the past three years of the festival, including Andrew Lee, Hubert Howard, former resident Zac Amico, and all the way from England, “Mr. No Filter” Paul Fields.Friday night, April 27 at 9 p.m. the show will be at Noches De Colombia, 1309 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus. Hosting the show will be Mario Lucena, with featured comedians Kaitlyn Murphy, Secaucus school teacher Janet Regensberg, former Secaucus resident Keith Carnevale, and powerhouse Peaches Rodriguez, who performed at the Apollo in Harlem and opened for Arsenio Hall in Atlantic City. Also returning by popular demand is headliner Laz Vic.The final night of the festival, Saturday April 28, will be the Main Event at China Chef, 1322 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, at 9 p.m. On the final night 10 comedians will compete against America’s Stand Up Comedy Champion Lonnie Bray to become the undisputed Stand Up Comedy Champion. Among the competitors will be Donna Vaicels, Dusty York, and Nancy Levine, creator of “The Housewives of Secaucus.”The festival organizers will join forces with the Secaucus St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraising Committee. For tickets to all shows please visit or call (201) 893-9777 or go to

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