Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In a big unveiling, the new youth center at the Boys and Girls Club was opened last week.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Claire Moses
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Hoboken Boys and Girls Club youth center is officially back. A month ago, the floors were oily, furniture and materials were ruined and staffers were close to tears. Now, the walls are painted, the floor is new and the equipment is state of the art. The new center was unveiled last week, in a special segment of the Katie Couric Show with help from millionaire contractor Stephen Fanuka. The new youth center was built in four days with the help from volunteers and sponsored by Lowe's. "This room," Fanuka said during last week's taping at the Boys & Girls Club, "is officially yours again." The Boys and Girls Club kids piled into the new room last week, after being instructed to cheer as loudly as they can and to go enjoy the new toys. "…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
After recent suspension, the longtime employee says he's doing it for the sake of the kids.
The Boys and Girls Club in Hoboken has serious issues, said longtime counselor and basketball coach Mike Mincey. He said there’s not enough building security, there are mouse droppings on the first floor and the Kool-Aid the kids drink is prepared in a storage closet that reeks of cleaning products. “It just breaks my heart because we could be so much better,” said Mincey, 45, who was suspended from his job for a week earlier this winter. Mincey, a lifelong Jersey City resident, has worked at the Boys and Girls Club on Jefferson Street for 12 years. He was suspended from his job with pay for a week in early January, after a parent filed several complaints against him, he said. After rules for the recreational basketball draft were changed…
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Hoboken Dance Academy will perform holiday classic, with proceeds benefitting The Boys & Girls Club.
If there's anything that timelessly captures the spirit of the holiday season, it is Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Beloved the world over, the ballet musical comes to town this weekend, in a special performance by the young dancers of Hoboken Dance Academy. This tradition, now in its second year, will once again donate all proceeds to a worthy local cause – last year, $2,000 to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter; this year the recipient is the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County. This year, audiences are in for a treat, as two Broadway stars – Don Brewer ("Mamma Mia," "Les Misérables" and "The Pirate Queen") and Christeena Michelle Riggs ("Wicked," "Les Misérables" and "Jane Eyre") – will take the stage for a Christmas medley. Brewer is…