Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Bayonne Historical Society

Saturday, October 23, 2021,

12-4 pm at the Chandelier Restaurant

Honoring: Father John “Padre” Fencik, Joseph L. Makowski and Daniel Ward

1081 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

     Honoring: the late Edith Rebecca Ferrell, Woman of Achievement

Honoring: Father John “Padre” Fencik, Joseph L. Makowski and Daniel Ward

Men of Achievement

    

Men of Achievement

“An icon and a friend,” were the words used by Mayor Jimmy Davis to describe longtime Bayonne resident Edith Ferrell. Edith, passed away on February 8, 2020, just four days after her 70th birthday. “Edith was a fixture in our community, as she dedicated her life to the betterment of our city. Edith lived to serve, and she did that very well.”

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BAYONNE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Covid-19 in Bayonne?

Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from serious illness, hospitalization, or death in the event you contract the Coronavirus.  In Bayonne, the Health Department reports that we have 29 residents who are currently Covid-19 positive at this time.  We have one (1) Covid-19 positive resident currently admitted to the Bayonne Medical Center.

How can I be vaccinated?

Anyone over the age of 12 (Pfizer) or 18 (Moderna, J&J) is now eligible to be vaccinated.  Please go to the Korpi Ice Rink (behind BHS) to receive your vaccine. Pfizer will be given on Tuesdays (9am – 5pm) and Thursdays (11am -7pm) for anyone over the age of 12.  Moderna will be given on only on Wednesdays (9am -5pm) for adults over 18.  Bayonne has over 83% of our adult (over 18) population fully vaccinated with approximately 83,000 doses administered.  Hudson County has the highest 12-17yr old population vaccinated with over 83% receiving at least one dose.

Covid-19 Testing

The City of Bayonne is now offering testing (both PCR and Rapid antigen) at the Bayonne Museum at 229 Broadway.  This testing will be done on Thursdays (1pm – 7pm) and Sundays (9am – 3pm).  No appointment needed.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS FALL FEST

Celebrate the spooky season with us this October at Liberty Science Center! Fall Fest is Oct. 9-31!

Jersey City home of Liberty Science center

We’ve got tons of indoor and outdoor adventures for your family and friends. Pick out the perfect pumpkin in NJ’s largest indoor Pumpkin Patch – you can even use an endoscope to see what’s inside a pumpkin! Stroll through the Spooky Pathway, where you’ll encounter spiders, bats, skeletons, and other not-so-scary souls. Discover the fascinating lives of cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, and millipedes at the Creepy Crawler Corner. Enjoy the Monsters of the Night Sky astronomy show or the Halloween Laser Show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, and work it out on the dance floor at our Monster Mash Dance Party.

Outside, be sure to make your way through the fan-favorite Spider Maze (it’s back!) and then dig for fossils in our new outdoor space, Dino Dig Adventure. You’ll also find fun fall treats and drinks to enjoy!

The fun wraps up at the Fall Fest Finale, a big weekend of trick-or-treating, costumes, and more on Oct. 30 and 31.

Treat yourself to the perfect fall visit in October at Liberty Science Center! Click here to get tickets now.

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Hudson County Community College Celebrates Grand Opening of New Student Center

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) officially celebrated the grand opening of its new Student Center at 81 Sip Avenue in Jersey City on Thursday, September 30, 2021. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 12:00 noon with HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber officiating. Food tastings from Libby’s Home Kitchen and Starbucks, which are located in the Student Center, were available for students throughout the day. Attendees explored the new Student Center through self-guided tours.

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BAYONNE LEAF RECYCLING BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 LEAF BAGS NOW AVAILABLE

Leaf bag may not look like this

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced the City of Bayonne will conduct curbside pick-up of autumn leaves on ten Mondays in the fall, beginning Monday, October 11. The pick-ups will take place citywide on ten Mondays through December 13, 2021.  Residents may place leaves in special ecology-friendly leaf bags, in barrels, or in paper bags.  Plastic bags are unacceptable and will be rejected for pick-up.      Effective Monday, October 4, the ecology-friendly leaf bags can be picked up at the front doors of City Hall, the 4th Street Senior Center, and the 56th Street Senior Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.  City employees will issue one packet of five bags per household at a time.  The 4th Street Senior Center is located at 16 West 4th Street and Story Court.  The 56th Street Senior Center is located at 56th Street and Avenue B.

          The term “leaves” means foliage only.  Specifically excluded from this definition are grass clippings, hedge clippings, tree parts, shrubbery and other types of vegetative waste. 

          Leaf collection will start early on designated Mondays, beginning October 11, at 6:00 a.m., so residents should put their leaves out on Sunday evenings to ensure pick-up. 

Mayor Davis stated, “I would like to encourage Bayonne residents to pick up the leaf bags at the front doors of City Hall or at either of our senior centers.  Thank you for cleaning up around your property, helping our environment, and taking part in our leaf recycling program.”

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Hudson County Community College Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award



HCCC one of just eight community colleges in the country 
to be awarded this national honor.


September 22, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The annual award recognizes colleges and universities in the United States that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC is one of just eight community colleges among the 101 award recipients. 

“This significant national recognition is another point of pride made possible by the leadership and support of the College’s Board of Trustees, and the engagement and outstanding dedication and contributions of the entire HCCC family,” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher M. Reber.

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees – and best practices for both, continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look 
for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in the United States. In 2019, Dr. Reber established the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI), a team of 40 students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and external community members. PACDEI, through collaborations and partnerships, has played an essential role in the organic development of an inclusive institutional climate. At the time of PACDEI’s inception, HCCC administered a College-wide climate survey. The survey results informed the development of four Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) overarching goals that served as the foundation of PACDEI’s comprehensive DEI Action Plan. These DEI goals are interwoven in the College’s updated Mission, Vision, and Values statements, and the Board of Trustees’ Goals, Academic Master Plan, 2021-24 Strategic Plan, and Student Success Action Plan. 

In July, the College established the HCCC Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Yeurys Pujols was appointed the College’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition to leading and supporting the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – which also includes Accessibility Services, Cultural Affairs, and oversight of Title IX operations – Mr. Pujols is charged with promoting an institutional climate that embraces and celebrates differences while championing equitable and inclusive practices, policies, and procedures in all activities for all community members. This includes working with various HCCC offices and divisions to establish guidelines and practices for recruitment and hiring, screening committee policies, promotion considerations, and succession planning; creating clear and transparent processes for safety, security, and incident reporting that are free of intimidation and respectful of confidentiality; and building community and a sense of belonging for students by advancing their academic development, professional growth, and personal transformation. 

“These activities will promote and expand an institutional culture in which every person is celebrated, every voice is encouraged to contribute to shaping our institutional climate, and an equity mindset is infused and embedded into every part of the College,” Mr. Pujols stated.

HCCC has also been selected to receive the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Equity Award for the Northeastern United States. That award will be presented on October 14, 2021, at the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego, California. 

Complete information about Hudson County Community College may be found at www.hccc.edu. Additional information about the 2021 HEED Award is available at insightintodiversity.com. #   #   # 
Photo Caption:  Hudson County Community College students are pictured at an induction ceremony of the College’s chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the National English Honor Society for two-year colleges.


About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

AboutINSIGHT into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine is the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education today and is well-known for its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses. In addition to its online job board, INSIGHT Into Diversity presents timely, thought-provoking news and feature stories on matters of diversity and inclusion across higher education and beyond. Articles include interviews with innovators and experts, as well as profiles of best practices and exemplary programs. Readers will also discover career opportunities that connect job seekers with institutions and businesses that embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce. Current, archived, and digital issues ofINSIGHT Into Diversity magazine are available online at insightintodiversity.com

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Hudson County Community College Foundation Subscription Dining Series Offers World Class Dining for Business Leaders, Community Members


 Proceeds benefit deserving HCCC students; 
all NJ COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
 October 1, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites businesspeople, community leaders, and area residents to enjoy the delicious, professionally prepared cuisine and attentive service of the Fall 2021 Subscription Dining Series. Proceeds from the Series provide deserving HCCC students with financial assistance.
 
This season’s Subscription Dining Series will take place over the course of eight Fridays – October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021; and November 5, 12, and 19, 2021. The luncheons will be served in the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) at 161 Newkirk Street – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. Public parking is available directly across the street. 
 
The acclaimed HCCC CAI Executive Chef, chef instructors, and students plan, prepare, and serve elegant meals for tables of up to four diners. Each meal includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine by the glass or bottle are available and must be purchased with cash or credit card at the time of service. 
 
COVID-19 guidelines are in place and strictly enforced. Face masks must be worn, and social distancing practiced. Hudson County Community College implements health and sanitizing protocols that exceed the COVID-19 safety requirements of the CDC and New Jersey.
 
The fee for a table of four for all eight dates is $995, or about $31 per person per seating. Reservations may be secured by contacting Mirta Sanchez at 201-360-4004 or msanchez@hccc.edu
 
The HCCC Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) corporation providing tax-exempt status to contributors. Founded in 1997, the HCCC Foundation generates financial support for the College and its students by developing needs-based and merit scholarships. The HCCC Foundation supplies seed funding for innovative faculty programs and contributes to the College’s physical expansion. In addition, the Foundation supports cultural enrichment programming for area residents, and the HCCC Foundation Art Collection that now includes more than 1,600 works of art by nationally and internationally renowned artists.#  #   # 
 
 
About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.
 
HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.
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Bayonne’s Interactive History and Heritage Trail

City officials and educators visited a stop at Dennis P. Collins Park on Bayonne’s new history and heritage trail.  Tourists, students, and local pedestrians can learn more about Bayonne and the history of particular sites by scanning the QR code shown in the photo.  Bayonne High School students researched the history of various sites and produced a local booklet.  This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.  Pictured left to right: Dan Ward, Director of Social Studies, Bayonne Board of Education; Mayor Jimmy Davis; Neil Carroll III, First Ward Council Member and Social Studies teacher at Washington Community School; and Kelly Sweeney, Social Studies teacher, Bayonne High School.   

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Hudson County Community College President Named to 2021 NJBIZEducation Power 50

                                                          
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is proud to announce that HCCC President Dr. Christopher M. Reber has been named to the NJBIZ Education Power 50 List for 2021. The list recognizes education leaders who are responsible for managing New Jersey higher education organizations, making policies that affect the institutions, or who are directly responsible for imparting knowledge to students, apprentices, and the community at large. This year’s list honors the ways educators, and colleges and universities, demonstrated resiliency and forward thinking in navigating the pandemic and ongoing public health emergency.
 
The NJBIZ profile notes: “…Reber gained wide attention when the school cancelled the debt incurred by 2,000 students over three semesters during the pandemic.” In an August interview, Dr. Reber told NJBIZ: “The number one goal we have is to try to avoid students dropping out. Because of the nature of our student body, the likelihood [is high] that if they stop now, they’ll never come back to us or to any higher degree.” 
 
Under Dr. Reber’s leadership since the COVID-19 pandemic began HCCC has supported food pantries on the Journal Square and North Hudson campuses; distributed more than 1,100 Chromebooks and laptop computers as well as 50 Hot Spots; made more than 5,500 reheatable meals prepared by the College’s Culinary Arts Institute available to the College and Hudson County communities; offered courses, programs and services remotely and online; launched a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program that provided $100 to 3,000 students who demonstrated they were fully vaccinated; partnered with the North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) to administer COVID-19 vaccines on the HCCC North Hudson and Journal Square campuses; offered financial counseling and emergency assistance to students; and much more.
 
“I am honored to be recognized by NJBIZ and acknowledged with my esteemed colleagues,” Dr. Reber stated. “I share this honor with everyone at HCCC – trustees, students, faculty and staff. As our students often say, ‘Hudson is Home.’ We are a family and work together to ensure a culture of care that supports all of our members and our neighbors in the community is fully realized at all times.”
 
Dr. Reber became the eighth president of HCCC in July 2018, and has made student success, and equity, diversity and inclusion the hallmarks of his administration. Prior to arriving at HCCC, Dr. Reber served as president of Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) near Pittsburgh, PA. Earlier in his career, he served for 12 years as Executive Dean of Venango College of Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His career also includes 18 years at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he served as the Chief Development, University Relations and Alumni Relations Officer; and as Chief Student Affairs Officer. He also led continuing and cooperative education programs at Lakeland Community College near Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Dr. Reber holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College; a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a post-graduate certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
 
TheNJBIZ profile on Dr. Reber and the other NJBIZEducation Power 50 may be viewed at https://njbiz.com/2021-njbiz-education-power-50-z/.#   #   # 
About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. 
The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.

 
HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education
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Fulop ADMINISTRATION Announces FEMA Disaster Assessment Teams to Jersey City to Assist Residents Recovering from Ida

27TH Annual JCAST

– Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to announce FEMA Disaster Assessment Teams will visit all six wards to provide direct outreach and resources to Jersey City residents still recovering following the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which brought severe flooding, wind, and other related damage to the area on September 1st and 2nd.  

“A lot of our residents’ homes were hit hard by the storm.  That’s why we fought to make sure the federal funding was made available to our residents,” said Mayor Fulop. “Jersey City residents are already struggling after a year and a half of financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we want to help everyone get the financial assistance that is available and that they are entitled to following Ida.”   

The City’s Mobile Community Resource Unit (otherwise used as a mobile vaccination site) will be used by FEMA to establish Disaster Recovery Centers to provide direct support to residents registering for FEMA’s Individual Assistance programs. The Resource Unit will provide a visible, fixed location for area residents to speak with FEMA representatives and report their claims. At the same time, DSA teams, made up of FEMA representatives, will canvas the surrounding neighborhoods for outreach and assessment.   

The Disaster Recovery Centers and DSA teams will be deployed in all six wards on the following dates:   

Monday, September 20, 2021  

Locations:  

9 a.m. – Staging area St. Paul’s Avenue & Palisade Avenue  

1 p.m. – Staging area Bowers Street & Palisade Avenue  

Tuesday, September 21, 2021  

Locations:  

9 a.m. – Staging area Division St & Newark Avenue  

1 p.m – Staging areas Garfield Avenue & Bayview Avenue  

Residents can learn more about federal resources, eligibility, and registration for Individual Assistance claims through FEMA’s website at disasterassistance.gov.   

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