Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that there will be free parking for the entire month of December in all Bayonne Parking Utility lots for non-commercial vehicles. The program will be in effect through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Parking charges in the lots will resume for non-commercial vehicles on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mayor Davis said, “The purpose of the free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop in Bayonne during the holiday season.”
Mayor Davis thanked the Bayonne Parking Utility for supporting the annual free parking policy again this year. He said, “The Parking Utility deserves our thanks for offering free parking to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2018 holiday season.”
The free parking program does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters. All commercial and non-commercial drivers must continue feeding the meters on the streets. The paid permit program for commercial vehicles that park overnight in the lots will remain in effect.
November 26, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – As a rule, the first 150 days set the tone and pace of a presidency and often indicate priorities that will be pursued. Recently, Dr. Chris Reber marked the 150th day of his term as president of Hudson County Community College (HCCC). In the five-plus months since taking office, he has been moving forward nonstop with optimism and enthusiasm.
Since July, Reber has conducted a “listening tour” that has involved more than 100 meetings with faculty, staff, students and community leaders and yielded an understanding of those constituents’ perspectives, concerns, hopes and ideas. He has been preparing for collective bargaining negotiations and working with faculty and staff to ensure for the College’s successful reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Continue reading HCCC President Chris Reber: Building Upon the Success of the First 150 Days→
NEWARK, NJ — Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, kicks off its 15th annual Christmas Food Drive to assist those in need this season. Non-perishable food items such as cereal boxes or soup cans will be distributed to local food pantries to help feed those who are less fortunate. Donations may be brought to Archdiocesan cemetery and mausoleum offices during business hours from now through January 6, 2019. A list of cemetery locations is available at www.rcancem.org. Financial donations also are accepted online at www.rcancem.org/donate.
“Feeding the hungry is one of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy and performing this charitable act of loving kindness on behalf of a deceased loved one is a caring gift that truly honors their memory in a tangible way,” says Andrew P. Schafer, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark.
The annual food drive has aided two local organizations in recent years: the Newark-based Missionary Sisters of Charity, founded by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, which provides food and shelter for women in the community; and the Emergency Food and Nutrition Network in East Orange, which provides assistance and emergency food supplies to 50 food centers in the Archdiocese.
About Catholic Cemeteries
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark has served Catholic families for over 160 years and recognizes the deep religious significance of the Corporal Work of Mercy involved in the burial of a loved one and the sanctity of the Order of Christian Funerals. Catholic Cemeteries tends to the needs of individuals and families before, at the time of, and after the death of a loved one. This includes caring assistance with cemetery pre-planning, compassionate support of a family and service for a loved one’s interment in a holy place, support throughout bereavement, and perpetual cemetery care, thereafter. The Archdiocese of Newark oversees 11 Catholic cemeteries that have been a vital part of the Catholic community. More than one million loved ones are buried in its cemeteries and daily and perpetual care is provided for the sanctified land on which they occupy.
November 18, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – Jersey City Arts Council honors excellence and impact in the Arts with a celebration at White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Avenue on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets are $125 online; $150 at the door and includes open bar and scrumptious food, provided by Midnight Market. Purchase tickets online at www.jerseycityartscouncil.org/awards-celebration.
JERSEY CITY – According to a national study, 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during the holidays resulted from drunk drivers compared to 28 percent the rest of the year. Between Thanksgiving and
New Year’s Day, more than two times more people die in alcohol-related crashes. With more people expected to be traveling during this Thanksgiving weekend, the Jersey City Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint to deter and detect motorists
who choose to drink and drive.
As part of the Jersey City Comprehensive Traffic Safety Program, the Jersey City Police Department has been awarded the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund in the amount of $11,731. These funds are
awarded through the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety to support DWI Enforcement initiatives within local jurisdictions.
Law enforcement officials will be evaluating drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Police officers will also target impaired drivers by observing moving violations such as no seatbelt, reckless
driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and cell phone use.
“Our message is simple –
Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk,” says Police Chief Michael Kelly. “We encourage anyone planning on drinking this Thanksgiving weekend, or anytime for that matter, to be responsible and designate either a sober driver, arrange for an Uber ride,
or use the transit system. Sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols will be implemented throughout the upcoming holidays. So chances are if you are impaired, you will be caught and arrested.”
On November 20th, 2018 Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne City Council and Santa Claus, along with hundreds of Bayonne residents with their children took part in the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
In cooperation with the Bayonne UEZ’s Terrence Malloy, Dee Dee Bottino and Camille Burgos and verious city agencies as always the event was a major success.
There were performances by the Bayonne High School Jazz Ensemble and Christmas Carols were sung by All Saints Academy Choir.
The event also provided a petting zoo with Sheep, Llamas, cows which was a huge hit with the children.
Santa arrived on a Bayonne Fire Department truck which had the children calling out for Santa as he made his way up to the stage, greeted by Mayor Davis.
Here are some photos from the event
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Jersey City Medical Center commemorated Veterans Day on Tuesday with a special flag raising ceremony to honor hospital staff that served or are in service in the United States Armed Forces. Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center led the ceremony and recognized a dozen veterans from the different military branches.
“Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, sacrifice, and invaluable service to our country,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO, Jersey City Medical Center. “To all the veterans on staff, Jersey City Medical Center is fortunate to have such highly talented and dedicated individuals serving our patients and families every day and providing the highest level of care to our community.”
The City of Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center officially recognized and honored Transgender Awareness Week on Thursday, November 8 at Jersey City, City Hall Chambers at the event Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Michael Billy, CEO, Hudson Pride Center,Elizabeth Schedl COO, Hudson Pride Center
Jennifer Love, Performance Artist and Trans-Rights Activist Sedrick Giacobe, Trans Youth Activist
Transgender Week occurs from November 12 – 19, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. Transgender Awareness Week celebrates and uplifts the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the challenges they face in loving and living full lives.
Hudson Pride Center, located in Jersey City, is the largest and only full-service LGBTQ+ Community Center in New Jersey. Hudson Pride addresses social issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and advocates for change through community education and awareness, mobilizing community members through rallies, and creating safe and vibrant spaces for our members to live authentically, and celebrate their gender identities, sexuality, and lives.
Theater Company Blindfolds Audience; Focuses on Other Senses
By Sally Deering
Theater artist Amanda Levie believes audiences should see theater on an even-playing field. So, several years ago, Levie founded the No Peeking Theatre company in Jersey City, where audiences “watch” the show wearing blindfolds.
“They experience the play through taste, sound, touch and smell,” Levie says.
1st Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter Resigns, Will be named as DPW Director
BAYONNE, NJ — Mayor Jimmy Davis is announcing that the City of Bayonne will undergo a reorganization this year with the departure of Tommy Cotter as First Ward Council Member and the request by Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gary Chmielewski to take on a new role within the city. “I am sorry to see Tommy step down as a Council Member. He has been a great representative for the First Ward and an outstanding advocate for the entire City. I am glad that he has agreed to take the position as the DPW Director. I am confident that he will serve the needs of the residents and will make sure that we continue to focus on the needed upgrades to our open space,” said Mayor Davis. Council Member Cotter’s resignation will take effect November 12.
“It has been my pleasure to serve as a Council Member under Mayor Davis. I have been lucky to be part of a great Council team that has been able to kickstart development at MOTBY and invest in our parks,” exclaimed Cotter. “I also feel honored that the Mayor has asked me to step in and head the DPW. For me, there is nothing I like better then serving my community. I look forward to working with all of the dedicated employees and being part of the next stage of progress in this City.” Council Member Cotter was first elected in May of 2014 and has focused on the park and bridge improvements in the First Ward and throughout the City. Continue reading Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term→
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