Bayonne Native Seeking Donations to Keep Asian Children’s Mission in Operation

By Joe Passantino 

BAYONNE – Jude Tiner wants to leave a legacy. And he’s looking for Bayonne’s and Hudson County’s help to do so.

The Bayonne native has been a big supporter of Tekno Tropheo, a religious mission in Occidental Mindoro, the Philippines, which cares for 50 children five years old and older. Tiner became enamored with the facility when visiting there in 2006.

Jude Tiner and the Children of Tekno Tropheo
ALL FOR THE CHILDREN: Bayonne native Jude Tiner is reaching out to Bayonne and North Jersey residents to again support the charity that is most dear to his heart; the Tekno Tropheo mission in the Philippines, which takes care of dozens of orphaned children.

Located in the Abra de ilog, the area was once known for its mining of gold. Local tribal people called the Mangyans live modestly in the town.

Jude Tiner and Meraly
HEART-WARMING STORY: Tiner’s love of the Abra de ilog orphabns began with with Meraly Mariano, who needed a life-saving heart operation in the U.S. He worked to get funding for her travel, as well as for St. Joseph’s Children Hospital to perform the surgery at no charge.

Tiner’s interest in Tekno Tropheo was spurred after he heard about it from his church at the time, Iglesia De Doicos Pentacostle on Prospect Avenue. He was told about a young girl with a genetic heart disease who would not live much longer if she did not get a heart procedure, one she could not get in Asia. Continue reading Bayonne Native Seeking Donations to Keep Asian Children’s Mission in Operation

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JC FRIDAYS CELEBRATES THE WINTER SEASON WITH A FULL LINEUP OF ARTS EVENTS

TAKING PLACE ACROSS JERSEY CITY

Taking Place on Friday, December 1, 2017

A City-Wide, All-Day Celebration of Art & Culture in Jersey City

JC FRIDAYS

 Winter is quickly approaching, and Art House’s JC Fridays December 1st, 2017, will kick off the season with 25 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, December 1, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Held quarterly, thousands of residents pour out to experience these artists’ latest works and to revel in the joy art brings to the community.

Some highlights include (a complete list of events follows):

  • ART—6pm-10pm EONTA SPACE presents “Isabelle Garbani’s Mass Suicide.” Isabelle Garbani’s Mass Suicide, an environmental installation of consumerist by-products brought by the public to Eonta Space, and fashioned into a jungle of ropes (the most common of suicidal implements) reminds us to think long term about the wellbeing of our planet. Music by Cupkakos Moldinius. 34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour.

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Ribbon Cutting for Lenox, New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City

Mayor Fulop Joins Fields Development Group to Cut Ribbon  for Lenox  New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook Neighborhood

Mayor Steve Fulop Cuts Ribbon at Lenox
James Caulfield, Mayor Fulop and Robert Caulfield

Leasing is Underway for Luxury Tower’s 255 Residences

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and other Jersey City officials joined representatives of Fields Development Group yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of Lenox with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event marked the start of leasing at the new 15-story tower, which is the only new luxury residential development in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood.

Lenox in Jersey City

Located at 207 Van Vorst Street, Lenox comprises 255 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes that are complimented by a thoughtfully-curated collection of high-end amenities rarely found in the Jersey City market, as well as more than 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Continue reading Ribbon Cutting for Lenox, New Luxury Residential Building in Jersey City

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NJCU Presents ‘An Evening with Judith Jamison’ Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on November 15

Free Event in Skyline Room at NJCU School of Business

NJCU Presents ‘An Evening with Judith Jamison’
Dance icon Judith Jamison photo by Andrew Eccles

Jersey City, N.J., November 9, 2017 – New Jersey City University (NJCU) will present an evening with Judith Jamison – the iconic dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emeritus of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – on Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., at the NJCU School of Business, Skyline Room, Harborside 2, 200 Hudson Street in Jersey City.

As a dancer, Ms. Jamison became one of modern dance’s great performers and she was appointed Artistic Director of the company in 1989 at the request of Alvin Ailey, himself. During her tenure, she shaped the company into the foremost modern dance troupe in the country, and built a permanent home and school for them in Manhattan. Ms. Jamison has received many awards for her accomplishments as an artist and director, and she is being inducted into the 2017 Crain’s Hall of Fame this month, which honors leaders from business, philanthropy and the arts who have left a major impact on New York.

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Music Broadway Bayonne November 10, 2017

Music Broadway Bayonne for November 10th 2017,now in its tenth    week. Sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone  the Music on Broadway program brings music back to Bayonne  combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local. 
 
See who’s performing at these  four   participating  restaurants and Bistro and Tavern  for Friday, November 10, 2017
 
Music Broadway Bayonne November 10 2017
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Hudson County Community College Announcement

Hudson County Community College Announces the Retirement of Joseph D. Sansone, Appointment of Nicholas Chiaravalloti 

November 9, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. announced today that Joseph D. Sansone, the College’s Vice President for Planning and Development and Assistant to the President will retire effective February 28, 2018.

Dr. Gabert said the Board of Trustees has named Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti, J.D., Ed.D., to succeed Mr. Sansone. He will begin work at HCCC as Vice President for Planning and Development/Assistant to the President Designate effective December 1, 2017, and will assume full responsibility for that office on March 1, 2018.

Mr. Sansone is a lifelong resident of Hudson County. He attended Rutgers College and is a graduate of The American Institute of Banking. His career, which spans more than 50 years, began at First Jersey National Bank in Jersey City (which was later acquired by Natwest Bank), where he held senior positions in retail banking. Mr. Sansone worked for ChaseMellon Shareholder Services for several years as a Vice President of Correspondence and Lost Securities.

In 2001, Mr. Sansone joined Hudson County Community College as Executive Director of the College Foundation and was also named Vice President for Development and Assistant to the President. He is and has been active in several community and professional organizations, including Hudson Hospice, Rotary Club of Jersey City-Daybreak, the American Conference on Diversity, Securities Information Center of the SEC Lost Securities Program – New York, Institutional Advancement Affinity Group of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, Destination Jersey City, Northeast Jersey Bankers Association, West Hudson/South Bergen Optimist Club, Pavonia Girl Scout Council, Hoboken Salvation Army, and Hoboken Kiwanis.

HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq. said: “Joseph Sansone has been tireless in his efforts on behalf of the College’s students.  Under his leadership, the HCCC Foundation has flourished and grown in a way that benefits all the people of Hudson County and especially our Hudson County Community College students. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees when I say that we are very grateful to Joe, and wish him the very best.”

“For nearly twenty years Joe Sansone has been an integral part of the College’s administration,” said Dr. Gabert.  “Over the years, the Foundation has awarded more than 1,625 scholarships totaling more than $2,650,000 to deserving students. We now have a program to help incoming students prepare to succeed in their college work. Cultural enrichment programs are offered for the entire community. The Foundation Art Collection now includes more than 1,000 works of art. It has been my honor to work with Joe and we are eternally grateful for all he has done.”

“Dr. Chiaravalloti brings extensive knowledge of higher education and valuable experience in working with the people of our community to his new position at Hudson County Community College. We look forward to working with him and Joe Sansone during the transition period and the future,” Dr. Gabert stated.

A lifelong member of the Bayonne community who holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America, Dr. Chiaravalloti earned his law degree from Rutgers School of law, and Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Saint Peter’s University.  His professional academic experience includes serving for the past six years at Saint Peter’s University where he was Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership, Associate Vice President for International Outreach/Community Engagement, and a Father John Corridan Fellow.

Dr. Chiaravalloti’s legal experience includes founding the consulting firm ANJ, LLC, serving as a partner in the law firm of Weiner and Lesniak, LLP, founding and serving as partner of Magis Strategies and Chiaravalloti, LLC.  Chiaravalloti has served at the local, state and federal levels of government –  as Executive Director of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, and as State Director to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez. Since 2016, he has served as Assemblyman representing the constituents of New Jersey’s 31st Legislative District.

“Dr. Chiaravalloti’s dedication to the people of Hudson County, his appreciation of higher education, and his own background and professional experience are assets that will contribute to his new work at Hudson County Community College,” Mr. Netchert said. “We look forward to welcoming him, and to working with him in continuing the College’s important mission of providing high quality educational opportunities for all the people of our community.” 

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Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA Honored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis

Alexa Noone Miss New Jersey 2017
Proclamation honoring Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA 2018: Mayor Jimmy Davis presented a proclamation honoring Bayonne resident Alexa Noone, who was crowned recently as Miss New Jersey USA 2018. She will be making appearances at various state and local events during the coming year. Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Alexa Noone, and Mayor Davis.

               On Thursday, November 2, Mayor Jimmy Davis presented a proclamation to Alexa Noone, a Bayonne resident, who was crowned recently as Miss New Jersey USA 2018.  That title makes her a contender for Miss USA 2018.  The proclamation calls upon all residents “to congratulate her, and to wish her the best as she carries out the duties of Miss New Jersey USA 2018.” Ms. Noone said that she will be assisting various charities and doing volunteer work during her year as Miss New Jersey USA.  She expects to participate in various events in Bayonne and across the state.  She told City officials that the pageant organization has booked her to make appearances at several ceremonies and award events around New Jersey.  Continue reading Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA Honored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis

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Most Civilian Offices at Bayonne City Hall Closed for Election Day

 

            Most civilian offices at City Hall in Bayonne will be closed for Election Day, Tuesday, November 7.  The City Clerk’s Office will be open for purposes of election administration.

Bayonne Municipal Court will be closed.  Regular garbage pick-ups will take place on Broadway. Scrap metal recycling will take place throughout Bayonne. The Public Library will be open, because it serves as a polling place. The Constable Hook Recycling Drop-Off Site will be closed.

Street-sweeping and alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.  Parking meters and residential permit parking regulations will not be enforced.

Any municipal offices and services closed or suspended on Tuesday will be back in operation on Wednesday, November 8.

 

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