FBI searches for Jimmy Hoffa’s body in Jersey City
The FBI has launched an investigation into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, head of the Teamsters federation, at a landfill under Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City in late October, according to the New York Times. Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and his whereabouts were a national mystery.
North Bergen Winterfest
Annual Winter Festival celebrations will take place in North Bergen from 6-9:30 p.m. on December 2. Celebrations take place in Bergenline between 85th and 76th Streets. Buses are available from other locations in the city.
The Winter Festival begins with a parade on Bergenline Street followed by entertainment for all ages, including rides, games, snowboarding, rock climbing, petting, horse and buggy rides, food, music, gifts, face painting and other activities including photos with Santa on the Atlantic Karts, 77 and Bergenline Street. There will be other characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, The Grinch, The Black Panther, Alvin and others.
Hoboken Farmers Market Prize Recipe Contest Winners
The Hoboken Farmers’ Market awarded the winners of its 25 Season Recipe Contest with the market season ending November 23. The winners are Thaler Piccard, Caroline Levitt and Janie Wolfe. The market will return on June 7, 2022.
Jersey City Arts Council Receives $150,000 Grant
The Jersey City Council of Arts has received a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help recover from the pandemic. The center will use the funding to distribute grants in the community starting early next year.
Lighting a Christmas tree in Union City
Mayor Brian Stack, the Union City Board of Commissioners, Hudson County, and the Washington Park Association have announced that the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on December 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Washington Park in Union City.
Jennifer Morrell becomes Senator Menendez’s press secretary
Jennifer Morrell, a spokeswoman for the Hudson County District Attorney’s Office, has joined the office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez as his new press secretary. Morrell was previously a spokesperson for Jersey City, CarePoint Health, and was a former reporter for the Jersey Journal.
West New York tax sale
West New York announces the 2021 sale and prior year back taxes and other municipal fees through an online auction December 16 at 9 a.m. For a list of all packages, late payments, and costs, along with bidding instructions, visit westnewyork. newjerseytaxsale.com.
Food drive in North Bergen
The Robert Fulton School Student Council and Goodwill Ambassadors are sponsoring a food drive to help families in need. They collect non-perishable food, as well as dog and cat food.
Hand over your donation at the school’s front entrance at 7407 Hudson Avenue in North Bergen. All donations will go to local food banks. Donations accepted through December.