If there's one universal truth, it's that all of our bodies begin changing at some point. That's especially true for women who are over the age of 50. One day it seems like we're rolling out of bed with a pep in our step. The next, our emotions are out of control, our weight won't go down, and we constantly have hot flashes. If that sounds like you, don't worry â millions of other women worldwide are going through the same difficulties.
The fact of the matter is these symptoms are part of a natural process women go through. This change, called menopause, marks the end of a woman's ability to reproduce and menstruate. The average age for this to occur is 51, though it officially begins a year after a woman's final period. During this transition to menopause, estrogen and other hormones in a woman's body start to deplete When those hormones deplete, frequent and sometimes severe symptoms can manifest:
The symptoms of hormone deficiency can be scary for both women and their partners. That makes dealing with a hormone deficiency tricky because many symptoms are tied to nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, and toxins in your body.
However, if you're getting older and dealing with some of the symptoms listed above, have hope. A solution to your hormone problems may be closer than you think. Hormone replacement therapy for women may help correct imbalances caused by menopause. These effective, safe treatments help many women throughout the menopause process and may even help them reclaim their youth.
To live a healthy life, hormone stability is very important for women. That's where the beauty of HRT treatments for women begins to shine because it balances hormones that would otherwise be altered due to menopause.
HRT treatments for women represent a revolutionary step toward living life without the pitfalls of old age. However, at Juventee, we understand that no two women, and by proxy, patients, are the same. That's why our team of doctors and specialists provide personalized treatment options for women, combining holistic treatment, nutrition, fitness plans, and more to supplement our HRT treatments.
Is HRT the answer if you feel exhausted, overweight, and moody? That's the million-dollar question that we're asked almost every day. And to be honest, it's hard to say without a comprehensive exam by an HRT expert at Juventee. What we can say is that when a woman's hormones are better balanced during menopause, she has a much better chance of enjoying life without the crippling symptoms that other women feel.
At Juventee, helping women reclaim their vitality and love of life is our top priority. While some HRT clinics see patients as nothing more than a means to make money, our team is cut from a different cloth.
The key to balancing your hormones and improving your well-being is a process that we have refined over time. The Juventee HRT process consists of a comprehensive review of your health and hormonal status. Our team then customizes your plan and prescribes treatments, procedures, and supplements under the guidance of our local HRT experts.
At Juventee, we want to revitalize your health by promoting balance, energy, intimacy, and beauty. We start by assessing your baseline biomarkers and implementing a personalized plan to help you feel like your younger self. Our in-depth process covers many factors, almost like a web. Each component of that web works in conjunction with others to make up how you feel. If one area is out of sync, women can experience unwanted fluctuations in their weight, energy, emotions, libido, and more. Juventee is committed to evaluating our patient's overall health so that we may bring vitality and happiness to as many aspects of their lives as possible.
We've mentioned all the greatness that can come with an HRT regimen from Juventee, but what exactly are the benefits of HRT for women? Let's take a look.
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Unlike some HRT clinics, Juventee's HRT programs are carefully crafted and personalized for each patient. There are no cookie-cutter solutions at our office. Instead, we assess each individual's needs and customize treatments to help their bodies as they age. We replace hormones that are deficient and restore them to their physiological state using HRT pellets.
These hormone pellets are prescription hormones inserted under the skin through a simple in-office procedure. Each pellet is about as large as a big grain of rice. Once inserted, our HRT pellets get to work quickly. With this treatment, patients don't have to worry about applying greasy creams or swallowing pills. Instead, our pellets are metabolized by the body. That way, patients don't stress over taking too much or too little.
Remember, at Juventee, our goal isn't just to balance your hormones â it's to completely optimize your health and well-being. You won't ever have to worry about our doctors writing you a prescription and sending you on your way without any additional communication. Instead, we aim to be part of our patient's journey back to health and work with all of our HRT patients to do so.
Hormone imbalance causes a litany of issues. But with hormone replacement therapy, females can better process calcium, keep their cholesterol levels safe, and maintain a healthy vagina. By replenishing the body's estrogen levels, HRT may relieve symptoms of menopause and even optimize bone health.
But that's just the start. At Juventee, our patients report many benefits of taking HRT for women:
If you're ready to feel better and enjoy the vitality of your youth, Juventee is here to help you every step of the way. It all starts with an in-person evaluation, where our team will determine if HRT is right for you.
For many women, menopause is a difficult time filled with ups, downs, and hormonal hurdles to overcome. While menopausal issues are well-known by some, other women only know that menopause can affect their hormones. The reality is that going through menopause can mean more than moodiness and hot flashes.
At Juventee, we're big believers that a little knowledge can go a long way. With that in mind, if you're going through menopause or are approaching "that" age, consider these common issues. First, let's examine some alternative causes of menopause beyond age:
The most common reason for menopause is diminished, unbalanced hormones. However, menopause can also result from:
Now that we've examined some of the ways that menopause manifests, let's look at some common problems that females regularly endure:
If you're going through menopause and feel like life is a tiresome burden, you're not alone. Studies show that 15% of women go through depression to some degree during menopause. What many women don't learn is that depression may start much earlier, during perimenopause or even earlier.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, even without perimenopause and menopause as a factor. With that said, keep the following signs in mind. If you notice any, it might be time to speak with a physician:
If you notice any of the signs above, it's important that you understand that you're not weak or broken. You're going through a very normal emotional experience, which may be caused by hormone deficiency. However, with proper treatment from your doctor, depression doesn't have to rule your life.
You don't have to have hormonal imbalances to have mood swings. Indeed, everyone gets moody from time to time. For women going through menopause, however, mood swings can be extreme and happen often. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go together, resulting in unusual emotional changes and even issues like insomnia.
Estrogen production, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, affects serotonin production, which regulates mood. When both hormones are deficient, mood swings can become quite prevalent.
Fortunately, HRT treatments in West New York, NJ, work wonders for women because they work to regulate hormones like estrogen. With HRT from Juventee, women don't have to settle for the negative consequences that drastic mood swings can cause.
Hot flashes: whether you're a man or a woman, you've probably heard of them. Hot flashes are very common issues associated with menopause and manifest as intense, sudden feelings of heat across the upper body. Some last a few seconds while others last many minutes, making them uncomfortable and inconvenient at all times. A few common symptoms of hot flashes include:
Usually, a lack of estrogen causes hot flashes in menopausal women. Low levels of estrogen negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, or the part of the brain that regulates appetite and body temperature. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to assume incorrectly that the body is too hot. When it does, it dilates a woman's blood vessels to boost blood flow.
Fortunately, most women don't have to settle for the intense, unwanted feelings they endure with hot flashes. HRT pellet treatment from Juventee helps to stabilize hormones which may lessen the effects that hot flashes cause.
Staying healthy and fit is a challenge for anybody living in modern America. For women with hormonal imbalances, however, it's even harder. Weight gain is a concerning issue during menopause, but it can be manageable with a physician-led diet, exercise, and HRT treatments from Juventee.
HRT patients at Juventee benefit from health plans that keep hormones in check, making weight loss a real possibility. But which hormones need to be regulated to help avoid weight gain?
Millions of adults around the U.S. suffer from low sex drive, but that doesn't make it any more embarrassing to talk about. For many women going through pre-menopause and menopause, it's an unfortunate side effect of unbalanced hormones. Thankfully, HRT may help women maintain a healthy libido, even after 50. But what causes lowered sexual desire in women as they age?
The hormones responsible for low libido in females are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, resulting in lowered libido in some women. Lower progesterone production can also cause weight gain, exhaustion, and other symptoms common during menopause. Reduced estrogen levels during menopause may lead to vaginal dryness and even loss of muscle tension.
Testosterone is referred to as a male hormone, but it contributes to important health functionality in women as well. Female testosterone heightens sexual responses and intensifies orgasms. When the ovaries can't produce sufficient levels of testosterone, low sex drive can happen.
The inside of a woman's bones is broken down and rebuilt by bone cells in an ongoing process called remodeling. This process is crucial for maintaining bone strength and health.
However, due to the loss of estrogen during menopause, this important process becomes unbalanced. Less bone is formed, and more bone is broken down. This advanced state of bone loss can be worrying for women, especially if they had an early menopause. With time, women may develop osteoporosis and a greater chance of breaking bones as they age.
Fortunately, HRT for women can actually mimic estrogen and progesterone, which may help prevent bone loss and lower chances of osteoporosis in women. That's huge news for women around the U.S., many of whom are battling early bone loss due to a lack calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients crucial to bone health.
If you are considering HRT treatments for women in West New York, NJ, you need a team of hormone replacement experts by your side. At Juventee, our knowledgeable HRT doctors are ready to help. Our team will answer your initial questions, conduct necessary testing, and craft a customized program designed to alleviate the challenges you're facing as a woman going through menopause.
With a healthy diet, exercise, positive life choices, and hormone replacement therapy, unveiling the new "you" is easier than you might think. Contact our office today to get started on your journey to optimal health and well-being.
Hillburn, N.Y. (2/25/23) The Dominican University New York women's lacrosse team earned their first win of the 2023 season over non-conference opponent the University of the District of Columbia this afternoon by a score of 19-0 at the Torne Valley Sports Complex.With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 1-1 overall on the season.Grace DeStasio (West Hempstead, N.Y.) and ...
Hillburn, N.Y. (2/25/23) The Dominican University New York women's lacrosse team earned their first win of the 2023 season over non-conference opponent the University of the District of Columbia this afternoon by a score of 19-0 at the Torne Valley Sports Complex.
With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 1-1 overall on the season.
Grace DeStasio (West Hempstead, N.Y.) and Erica Ortiz (Slate Hill, N.Y.) each scored a team-high three goals. DeStasio also added one assist and took five shots. Ortiz recorded two assists in the win.
Anna Kaminskey (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and Ellie Brouwer (West Long Branch, N.J.) each scored two goals for Dominican. Madelyn Grella (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) recorded a team-high seven assists and scored one goal. Caitlyn Costello (Seaford, N.Y.) recorded five assists and also scored one goal.
Lea Henke (Rocky Point, N.Y.) took a team-high six shots and scored one goal. Jordana Tomasetti (Middletown, N.J.) and Josie Lettieri (Deer Park, N.Y.) each finished with one goal.
Sydney Strohmayer (Rocky Point, N.Y. ), Kristine Romero (West Hempstead, N.Y.), Julia Mitterando (Mastic, N.Y.), and Jada Garcia (Old Bridge, N.J.) all added one goal in the win.
Kristinamarie Kaszovitz (Hicksville, N.Y.) earned her first win of the season in goal for the Lady Chargers in 29:41 of action. Kathryn Ehrlinger (Levittown, N.Y.) and Katharina Cohen (Sparta, N.J.) also saw game action in goal. Cohen recorded one save in 15:00 of game action.
The Lady Chargers will return to action on Wednesday, March 1st on the road against St. Thomas University at 6:00 PM.
The aim of Dominican University New York is to promote educational excellence, leadership, and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community and its needs. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt, the university is an independent institution of higher learning, Catholic in origin and heritage. In the Dominican tradition, it fosters the active, shared pursuit of truth and embodies an ideal of education rooted in the values of reflective understanding and compassionate involvement. Committed to building its programs upon a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, the university maintains a student-centered climate and serves a diverse community of students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The university empowers this community of learners to excel, lead and serve with integrity and to engage responsibly in the pursuit of a more just, ethical and sustainable world. Dominican also sponsors 17 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Dominican University New York, please visit www.duny.edu.
Among the words you don't hear often these days — "cuspidor," "britches," "floppy disk" — is an old favorite from 100 years ago."Chautauqua" is a town in western New York. But it also used to be the name of a lecture circuit.Back in the days before PBS, traveling speakers, usually equipped with a magic lantern, would fan out across the country giving talks about China, the Holy Land, The Galveston Flood — anything that might draw crowds to the local opry h...
Among the words you don't hear often these days — "cuspidor," "britches," "floppy disk" — is an old favorite from 100 years ago.
"Chautauqua" is a town in western New York. But it also used to be the name of a lecture circuit.
Back in the days before PBS, traveling speakers, usually equipped with a magic lantern, would fan out across the country giving talks about China, the Holy Land, The Galveston Flood — anything that might draw crowds to the local opry house or grange hall.
About time someone brought this tradition back. And Wheeler Antabanez, a Montclair resident, is just the guy to do it.
"Walking the Old Boonton Line: A Photographic Journey on the Abandoned Rails of New Jersey" is a talk and video presentation he has evolved from his experience as author and urban explorer. And it's the closest thing to a Chautauqua lecture you'll find this side of Chautauqua itself (this type of presentation began there in 1874).
With the aid of you-are-there footage and live narration, he'll take you on a virtual trip down 9 miles of forgotten North Jersey railroad track, with its endless scenic delights: abandoned factories, decaying drawbridges, creepy tunnels. And you'll have the perfect guide.
"I've been describing this to people as, 'You know when your relatives go on vacation and they come back with a slide show? This is that, but it's interesting,' " Antabanez said.
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The shows will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, at Silver Stream Studio, a small venue (22 seats) in Upper Montclair.
"Walking the Old Boonton Line" is not typical Chautauqua material. But then, Antabanez is not your typical public speaker.
Author of "Walking the Newark Branch" and "13 From the Swamp," a frequent contributor to Weird NJ magazine, Antabanez makes it his business to look into the things other people look away from.
Abandoned railroad tracks, decaying infrastructure, polluted waterways, rusting drawbridges stuck permanently in the "up" position — that's the stuff that jazzes him. And, looked at through his eyes, it is sort of beautiful.
"It's still gorgeous out there on the railroad tracks," said Antabanez, originally from West Caldwell. "When I'm out there, I'm experiencing the woods in all their beauty, even though it's corrupted by all this decay."
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And the 9.5 miles of the old Boonton line is of exceptional interest — not least because it no longer exists. Antabanez got in there just under the wire. About a month ago, those old tracks were torn up to make way for the coming Essex/Hudson Greenway.
With the aid of his storytelling skills, his video camera and his drone — yes, he did aerial photography — Antabanez will take his audience up the tracks and through the backside of a dozen towns, including Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus and Jersey City.
The climax of it all is The Bergen Arches, aka the Erie Cut. It's a part of Jersey City few people see now.
"It's a series of bridges and tunnels that holds up the infrastructure above it," he said. "It's been abandoned since the 1950s."
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What he wasn't able to explore himself, he sent his drone down to capture.
"There are these huge tunnels cut through the rock of Jersey City," he said. "If you have a drone, you can fly right down there. I flew right underneath, right into the bowels of Jersey City."
Go: "Walking the Old Boonton Line: A Photographic Journey on the Abandoned Rails of New Jersey." 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 24, Silver Stream Studio, 594 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, $5, advance tickets only; Wtobl.brownpapertickets.com.
Kyley Gary-Grayson scored 19 points to go with four steals as ninth-seeded West Orange cruised to a 59-27 victory over eighth-seeded Memorial in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament in West New York.Anaya Karriem had nine points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for West Orange (16-11), which used a 16-7 second quarter to pull away and take a 13-point lead into halftime. Mya Bushrod scored 12 points and Adrienne TaylorKamara added 10. West Orange advances to face top-seeded Union City, No. 16 in the NJ.c...
Kyley Gary-Grayson scored 19 points to go with four steals as ninth-seeded West Orange cruised to a 59-27 victory over eighth-seeded Memorial in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament in West New York.
Anaya Karriem had nine points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for West Orange (16-11), which used a 16-7 second quarter to pull away and take a 13-point lead into halftime. Mya Bushrod scored 12 points and Adrienne TaylorKamara added 10. West Orange advances to face top-seeded Union City, No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Memorial falls to 17-9.
Columbia 46, Montclair 21
Talia Baptiste’s 14 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals lifted 12th-seeded Columbia to a 46-21 victory over fifth-seeded Montclair in Montclair.
Jaime Levi had nine points with four assists and Shana Desir added seven points and five rebounds for Columbia (11-14), which sprinted out to a 25-point first half lead. Columbia plays fourth-seeded Kearny in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Montclair falls to 16-10.
Fair Lawn 59, Hackensack 45
Faith Erasmo led all scorers with 19 points, making four 3-pointers as sixth-seeded Fair Lawn defeated 11th-seeded Hackensack, 59-45, in Fair Lawn.
Melanie Malkasyan had 12 points and Isabella Fontanez added 10 for Fair Lawn (13-12), which used a 15-8 third quarter to pull away. Fair Lawn plays third-seeded Paterson Eastside in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Renee Lucky-Heard scored 15 points for Hackensack (8-17) and Camille Whiting had eight.
No. 16 Union City 54, Passaic 30
Jaida Guerra scored 24 points as top-seeded Union City, No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated 16th-seeded Passaic, 54-30, in Union City.
Guerra and Alice Altomare made four 3-pointers apiece for Union City (18-6), which jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead. Altomare finished with 14 points. Union City, the defending sectional champion, hosts ninth-seeded West Orange in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Jessaiah Reynoso made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points for Passaic (10-15).
Kearny 50, Ridgewood 38
Maci Covello and Ava Hyams both had double-doubles as fourth-seeded Kearny defeated 13th-seeded Ridgewood, 50-38, in Kearny.
Covello finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while Hyams added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Kearny (21-6). Freshman Mariel Ruiz matched her career-high with 11 points to go with six rebounds and four steals. Kearny hosts 12th-seeded Columbia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Ridgewood falls to 9-17.
North Star Academy 60, Passaic Tech 47
Alma Abubakari’s 20 points and seven rebounds lifted seventh-seeded North Star Academy to a 60-47 victory over 10th-seeded Passaic Tech in Newark.
Ariel Walker had 11 points and 11 rebounds for North Star Academy (15-9). Carryn Grand Pierre had 10 points and six rebounds and Genesis Mack added 10 points in the win. North Star Academy plays second-seeded Morristown in the quarterfinals.
Passaic Tech falls to 10-17.
Morristown 59, Paterson Kennedy 27
Cameron McGinley scored a game-high 18 points as second-seeded Morristown breezed to a 59-27 victory over 15th-seeded Paterson Kennedy in Morristown.
Maya Summerville had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for Morristown (15-9), which opened the game on a 12-0 run. Kasey Bush added 12 points and six rebounds. Morristown hosts seventh-seeded North Star Academy in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Kimaada Melvin paced Paterson Kennedy (12-15) with 14 points.
Paterson Eastside 68, Bloomfield 27
Alexis Chambers had 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals as third-seeded Paterson Eastside rolled to a 68-27 victory over 14th-seeded Bloomfield in Paterson.
Nyasia Pauldo added 16 points, four assists and four steals for Paterson Eastside (22-5), which used a 28-4 second quarter to break the game wide open. Nevaeh Banks had 16 points with four steals and Symiaha Brown-Cobb chipped in eight points and seven assists. Paterson Eastside hosts sixth-seeded Fair Lawn in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Bloomfield falls to 11-14.
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According to ATTOM’s newly released Q1 2023 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, 1,284,048 residential properties in the U.S. sit vacant, representing 1.3 percent, or one in 79 homes, across the nation.ATTOM’s latest vacant prop...
According to ATTOM’s newly released Q1 2023 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, 1,284,048 residential properties in the U.S. sit vacant, representing 1.3 percent, or one in 79 homes, across the nation.
ATTOM’s latest vacant properties analysis also revealed that 298,533 residential properties in the U.S. are in the process of foreclosure in Q1 2023. That figure is up 5 percent from Q4 2022 and 29.9 percent from Q1 2022. The report noted that among those pre-foreclosure properties, 8,141 are zombie foreclosures, or pre-foreclosure properties abandoned by owners. That figure is up 5.4 percent Q4 2022 and 10.6 percent from Q1 2022 – marking increases in each of the last four quarters.
The Q1 2023 analysis also reported that while zombie foreclosures remain a rarity in most neighborhoods around the U.S., the biggest increases from Q4 2022 to Q1 2023 in states with at least 50 zombie properties, are in Iowa (zombie properties up 42 percent, from 160 to 227), Arizona (up 25 percent, from 40 to 50), Oklahoma (up 20 percent, from 118 to 142), Maryland (up 20 percent, from 150 to 180) and Massachusetts (up 17 percent, from 63 to 74).
Also according to the report, the biggest quarterly decreases among states with at least 50 zombie foreclosures are in Maine (zombie properties down 10 percent, from 67 to 60), Nevada (down 10 percent, from 101 to 91), Georgia (down 6 percent, from 83 to 78), Connecticut (down 3 percent, from 75 to 73) and Michigan (down 3 percent, from 76 to 74).
In this post, we take a deep dive into the data behind ATTOM’s Q1 2023 Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, we unveil the top 10 states with the greatest number of zombie foreclosures in Q1 2023. Those states include: New York (2,006 zombies); Florida (1,096 zombies); Ohio (846 zombies); Illinois (790 zombies); Pennsylvania (404 zombies); Indiana (317 zombies); California (250 zombies); Iowa (227 zombies); New Jersey (210 zombies); and Maryland (180 zombies).
Diving even deeper into the data behind ATTOM’s latest report, we unveil even more granular data by noting the top 10 U.S. metro areas with the greatest number of zombie foreclosures in Q1 2023. Those metros include: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (1,202 zombies); Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (455 zombies); Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (433 zombies); Cleveland-Elyria, OH (347 zombies); Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (256 zombies); Pittsburgh, PA (155 zombies); Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (151 zombies); Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (139 zombies); St. Louis, MO-IL (127 zombies); and Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (121 zombies).
ATTOM’s vacancy report analyzes publicly recorded real estate data collected by ATTOM — including foreclosure status, equity and owner-occupancy status — matched against monthly updated vacancy data. (See full methodology below). Vacancy data is available for U.S. residential properties at https://www.attomdata.com/solutions/marketing-lists/.
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Hudson County thrives on the occasional political contest to assert and reassert power and will pack the most into a local collision in any of its towns as a statement of countywide chessboard authority.North Bergen and Union City have been the twin solidified powers, respectively the realms of warlords Sacco and Stack for three and two decades.Weehawken, too, has quietly maintained a Turnerized concretized presence.Otherwise, elections subject the towns around these powers to change.Sometimes, it’s Jersey C...
Hudson County thrives on the occasional political contest to assert and reassert power and will pack the most into a local collision in any of its towns as a statement of countywide chessboard authority.
North Bergen and Union City have been the twin solidified powers, respectively the realms of warlords Sacco and Stack for three and two decades.
Weehawken, too, has quietly maintained a Turnerized concretized presence.
Otherwise, elections subject the towns around these powers to change.
Sometimes, it’s Jersey City. Sometimes, it’s Bayonne. Sometimes it’s Hoboken.
And sometimes it’s West New York.
Prior to 2007, the town was essentially stabilized, first by Anthony Defino (1971-1995) and then Albio Sires (1995 to 2006). Then came Sal Vega, the torchbearer of the Sires era, who served a full, single term (2007 to 2011) before his dethroning at the hands of Felix Roque.
The anti-establishment Roque served two terms (2011-2019) before getting upended by Gabe Rodriguez, who had the backing of Congressman (and former Mayor) Sires.
Now, after a single local term, Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez is going to the Assembly under the auspices of district-ruling Senator Stack, and Sires wants to return to the throne of local power, a local warlord in his own right, with the backing of Stack.
Roque wants back on that same throne, too, in an effort to elasticize West New York back to his post-Sires era.
But Sires and Roque aren’t the only men who want to run the town.
Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, an academic who labors with the support of at least a fragment (Joey Muniz) of the Sacco organization, also craves the job.
Keep in mind that the latest redistricting configuration replanted the town from Sacco’s district to Stack’s.
The election more than arouses the interest of the old neighboring warlords.
For his part, Roque continues to present as the unfettered wildcard.
Of course, unfettered in Hudson can literally lead to chains, as it once did for Roque, a political survivor in the daunting face of power.
This May nonpartisan election will grab most of the Hudson oxygen – and the scrutiny of the county’s political Caesars – over the coming months, as West New York tries to figure out which version of itself it wants to emerge from this gladiatorial clash.
Here’s the question…