Free conference to examine issues facing LGBTQIA community
April 17, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – As issues facing the LGBTQIA community evolve, individuals learn to embrace self-expression, foster inclusiveness, and unify communities through understanding and acceptance.
On Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will present the Third Annual LGBTQIA Conference. Entitled “Back 2 Basics,” the conference will be held in the HCCC Library Building – 71 Sip Ave in Jersey City, and will address a multitude of topics facing the LGBTQIA community.
Part of the College’s celebration of LBGTQIA Month, “Back 2 Basics” is presented by the Office of Student Activities and the HCCC Georgia Brooks Stonewall Project. The conference is open to students, faculty, and the general public. Tickets are free, but registration is preferred.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is co-sponsoring a health fair with Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The health fair will take place in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 630 Avenue C, which is located between 27th and 28th Streets. The fair will include free health screenings, health education, and assistance with health insurance.
Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne believes in promoting the health of our residents. I would like to encourage people to come by on Tuesday to take advantage of the services offered at the health fair. I would like to thank Bayonne Medical Center for co-sponsoring this important event.”
The free health screenings will cover cholesterol; blood pressure; breast examinations; A1C/blood glucose; and peripheral arterial disease.
Health education programs will cover diet and nutrition; stroke prevention education and screening; and general health.
Doctors will participate in the health fair, and will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings.
Assistance with questions and answers about health insurance will be available.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that City officials joined developers and others for two ground-breaking ceremonies at the former Military Ocean Terminal (MOT) on April 11.
Across from the new fire station on Chosin Few Way, City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski began the Costco ground-breaking ceremony by saying, “Today is a great day for Bayonne.” She reminded the audience that major construction was beginning at the former MOT “after eighteen years of false starts.” Costco has a chain of warehouse department stores that offer consumer goods and multi-pump gas stations to the buying public. Council President Ashe-Nadrowski said that the new development would mean jobs for Bayonne residents and the arrival of ferry service. “More and more good things are happening for Bayonne,” she said.
Council President Ashe-Nadrowski pointed out that BCB Community Bank, a Bayonne-based financial business, is providing the financing for the Costco construction. BCB President Thomas Coughlin exclaimed, “What an exciting time for Bayonne!” He thanked the BCB loan team for working on the financial package for the store’s construction. Mr. Coughlin also thanked Mayor Davis for bringing Costco to Bayonne.
Joseph Forgione, President and CEO of JMF Properties, the developer, said that he first met with Mayor Davis two years ago. At that time, Forgione said, Mayor Davis asked him to bring a Costco store to Bayonne. Now that construction is starting, Mr. Forgione said, “It’s exciting for Bayonne.”
Mayor Davis thanked Council President Ashe-Nadrowski and the rest of the City Council Members for supporting economic development in Bayonne. Mayor Davis noted that various people had made “many promises over the last eighteen years” concerning the former Military Ocean Terminal. Mayor Davis said, “We are finally delivering on those promises.” He pointed out that during the period of Bayonne’s ownership of the former military base, Bayonne has received little money from that property. Mayor Davis said that now the land would be providing jobs and helping the finances of the City. He referred to Costco as “one of the top employers,” and said that today was “a big day” and “a great day.” Mayor Davis thanked BCB Community Bank for working with the City of Bayonne on the Costco development.
Following the spoken remarks, City officials, the developer, and BCB representatives posed with a construction worker and a piece of heavy equipment that broke ground for Costco.
After the ceremony at the Costco site, City officials moved to Atlantic Realty’s property in the Bayonne Bay area for a second ground-breaking ceremony. Atlantic Realty will be constructing a 525-unit luxury townhouse development that will include a clubhouse. Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises and former President of Atlantic Realty, thanked Mayor Davis “for his leadership.” Mayor Davis said that the Atlantic Realty development would create “a new revenue stream for Bayonne,” and would also attract new residents to the community. He thanked the City Council, Land Use Administrator Lillian Glazewski, and engineering consultant Andy Reichle for their work on the project. City officials joined the management of Atlantic Realty for a ground-breaking with ceremonial shovels.
The Atlantic Realty development will include townhouse buildings designed by Berkowsky and Associates of Cranbury, New Jersey, and a clubhouse designed by the Appel Design Group of Livingston, New Jersey.
Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has a special opportunity for those who wish to expand their cooking expertise and explore the unique ingredients, techniques, and authentic skills of creating ice cream.
The College will hold an Ice Cream Creations class on Sunday, April 22 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will be held in the kitchens of the award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts Institute, located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. Space is limited, and cost is $35 per person.
Come make delicious frozen treats from scratch. You will discover how they are flavored, ripened, and churned. Learn all about the concept behind the process of making ice creams, gelatos, and sorbets.
Those who wish to attend may register online at www.tinyurl.com/hcccculinaryspring2018 or by calling 201-360-4262. Payment by credit card, money order, cash, or check payments is due at time of registration.
More information may be obtained by calling HCCC Continuing Education at 201-360-4224 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, March 18th in Newton, New Jersey, Team Wright out kicked, out punched, and out shouted their opponents to take home numerous first place titles at King’s Karate Tournament.
Our newest Rising White Belt Karate Stars were Nico Sampson (Wright’s nephew) and Mr. John Daniel (white belt) who both took first place in their kumite Novice Divisions. John Daniel came short of winning the “Grand Championship” after beating the Yellow Belt Champ, Green Belt Champ, Brown Belt Champ, and another Brown Belt for a close match for the final Grand Championship. John and Nico represented Team Wright as a strong dominating force for the “Bayonne Warriors,” says Head Coach and Trainer Hanshi Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. In addition, Kenneth Jackson Jr.—black belt—was the 2017 Defending Division Grand Champion. He became Runner Up this year. He lost a close match 5-4 for the 2018 Grand Championship. Sensei Jackson also placed 2nd in Kata.
Other Karate Stars:
Effrain Rivas– Yellow Belt 1st Place Kumite
Novice Division, Declan McCormick- 1st Place Kata, 2nd Place Weapons and 3rd Place Sparring
Angel Cuatlayol– 1st Place in Kata and 4th in Sparring
Chloe Rivas- 2nd Place in Kata
Rishi Anand- 1st Place in Brown Belt Kids Division and 1st Kata Division
Michael Barrantes– 1st Place Green Belt Division
Coaches who attended were Kenneth Jackson Sr. and UWA International Director Grand Master Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. who is also a World Champion and former USAF Instructor. For more information on Championship Training, call (201)437-1820 or check out our website www.karatenjmma.com.
Jersey City indie pop singer Giselle has joined thousands across the country in entering NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk Contest. Every year, NPR’s Tiny Desk Series hosts a national contest through YouTube, offering undiscovered talent the opportunity to win a Tiny Desk performance at NPR in Washington, D.C., a US tour with NPR and Lagunitas, and an appearance at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another.
Giselle, accompanied by her band, delivered a live performance of her song “Patience” as entry into the contest, with the help of local filmmakers and creatives who assisted with the video’s production. The video was filmed at Jersey City’s vibrant and newly-opened restaurant, Frankie.
Giselle is originally from Miami, FL but later found herself leaving school and heading to the bright lights of New York City to pursue a singing career. Though classically trained in opera, Giselle’s vocal style evolved as she began charting new territories as a songwriter.
Giselle is perhaps most notable for singing the 2015 viral hit “diarreah song” featured on FX, which collectively garnered nearly 500,000 views on YouTube. Giselle’s newest mixtape, “not ready to grow up” however, signifies the pop singer’s evolution with dynamic vocals and dark, vulnerable themes. While Giselle has performed in venues all over the country, her local performances have included the 2017 Freedom Fireworks Festival, Art House Productions’ 2016 Snow Ball Gala, The ALZ NJ Jersey City Walk, and events at New York Red Bulls Arena, Loew’s Jersey Theatre, and Barclays Center.
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Five Films Feature Mermaids, Wrestlers, and a Pregnant Olympic Hopeful
By Sally Deering
Filmmaker Delaney Buffett took a film crew to Florida to interview ‘mermaids’ swishing their tales in underwater ballets at the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid theater for her documentary THE SPRING. This award-winning documentary short can be seen — along with four other shorts by women filmmakers — at Hudson County Community College’s first-ever Indie Film Festival on Thurs, Mar. 15, Thurs, Apr. 12, Tues, Apr. 17, and Sat, Apr. 28.
Along with Delaney Buffett, the filmmakers are all up-and-comers, many of them grads from local films schools who have had their films screened at the Tribecca Film Festival and other competitions. Every day of the HCCC festival, all five films will be shown. They are: First Match, directed by Olivia Newman about a determined 14-year-old wrestler who prepares for her first co-ed match. Kid Warrior, directed by Vanessa Black, which follows a teen activist who has taken on major oil companies in the fight against climate change.
New Deep South: Kayla, directed by Rosie Haber – a series that explores the LGBTQ culture emerging in the American South; Run Mama Run, directed by Daniele Anastasion about an elite track athlete who continues to train for the Olympic trials while pregnant; and, Delaney Buffett’s The Spring, about the women of Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid theater.
Filmmaker Delaney Buffett
“I’m from South Florida, I grew up there,” Delaney Buffett says. “My parents told me about Weeki Wachee Springs when I was a kid. I remember I was discussing it with my dad. (Delaney’s father is Jimmy Buffett of “Margaritaville” fame.) I didn’t believe him at first. I went on their website and talked to a couple of friends who made films. We were breaking out, making short-form content and short-form documentaries. My best friend Katie Corwin, and then my other friend, my roommate Chloe Corner and the rest of the crew of women went down there with me and we shot it there.” Continue reading LIGHTS! CAMERAS! WOMEN! HCCC Celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Film Festival→
Goal to Educate Over 100 Local Seniors During National Nutrition Month
Free “Lunch & Learn Series” Focuses on Healthy Nutrition to help Senior Citizens Live Longer, Healthier Lives
March is National Nutrition Month and CarePoint Health is teaming up with AngelaCARES Inc. and Inserra ShopRite to help educate over 100 local senior citizens about steps they can take to improve their health through better nutrition to lead longer, healthier lives through a free seminar as part of its Lunch & Learn Series at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23 atThe Bethune Center at 140 MLK Drive.
The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will include a healthy lunch provided by CarePoint Health and Inserra ShopRite nutritionist Lynette Hem-Lee will discuss such topics as how to eat and live healthy, reduce cholesterol, manage diabetes, boost energy and strengthen the immune system, improve skin conditions and think more clearly. Continue reading CarePoint Health Teams Up with AngelaCARES Inc. and Inserra ShopRite→
Hudson County Community College Invites Job Seekers to Get an Edge on a New Career at the College’s April 17 Job Fair
There are those who have created professional profiles on LinkedIn and combed through job search sites like Indeed, but find their resumes seem to get lost in an online shuffle. Now is the time for those individuals to polish their elevator speeches and pitch them directly to prospective employers at the upcoming Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Job Fair.
Job fairs continue to be one of the most effective ways for current students, college graduates, and seasoned professionals to find employment. The face-to-face interaction with company representatives provides a direct link to launch a new career path.
Hudson County Community College will host the FREE Job Fair on Tuesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to HCCC students and graduates seeking employment as well as the entire community. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 job seekers.