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LIBERTY SAVINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH RESILIENT JC IN TRUE CREDIT UNION SPIRIT

Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union

(Pictured from left to right) Dr. Alexander Mirescu, Vice President Resilient JC,  Maria Solorzano, President/CEO Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union, Karen Velasquez, Marketing/Business Development Officer Liberty Savings FCU, And Simon Pereira Shorey, President Resilient JC

Jersey City, NJ-In the wake of such recent natural disasters as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria and the terrorist events of recent years, recovery planning and resilience for cities is becoming an even more vital topic for community discussion. Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union under the guidance of its newly appointed CEO, Maria Solorzano, recognized this and seized the opportunity to partner with Resilient JC in their endeavors for Jersey City in Hudson County.  Continue reading LIBERTY SAVINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH RESILIENT JC IN TRUE CREDIT UNION SPIRIT

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CAREPOINT HEALTH-HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DONATES STUDENT LAPTOPS

 

Carepoint donates laptops

CAREPOINT COMPUTER DONATIONS: Representatives of CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center and TRUE Mentors pose with children and the new computers. Pictured (from left) are: TRUE Mentors Board Treasurer James Sproule; Chris Lopez; HUMC Chief Operating Officer Ann Logan, PhD, RN; Pedro Gonzalez; TRUE Mentors Executive Director Katie Eades; and TRUE Mentors volunteer Peter Uwandi.

HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY — CarePoint Health–Hoboken University Medical Center donated 10 laptops for students in the TRUE Mentors program with a presentation at the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School.

TRUE Mentors is a Hoboken nonprofit offering a one-to-one mentoring program which matches children aged 7 to 17 with adult community leaders. Continue reading CAREPOINT HEALTH-HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DONATES STUDENT LAPTOPS

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Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. Are Inducted Into Don Nagel’s Isshin-Ryu Karate Hall of Fame with Recognitions Awards for Their U.W.A. Champion Students

            Ralph Passero and Austin Wright On October 14th 2017, Bayonne’s Team Wright received recognition awards as Isshyn-Ryu World Hanshis. Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. were inducted into A.O.K.A., Inc. Isshin-Ryu Karate Hall of Fame for their years of dedication, loyalty, championship winnings. The Wrights are three Generations of Isshin-Ryu Karate Students who are NJ Strong, with three locations in Bayonne and Jersey City, New Jersey!

            Top Rated Instructors and Competitors that received Recognition Awards were: Kenneth Jackson Sr., Outstanding Sensei, Outstanding Isshin-Ryu Warrior Competitor, Kenneth Jackson Jr., and Junior Competitor of the year is Samir O’Neill. All competitors have won numerous1st places in Various Isshin-Ryu Sanctioned Tournaments Kumite, Kata, and Weapons over the last decade. Dennis and Austin Wright Sr. are few of Isshin-Ryu Karate’s best! International World Champions, in Kickboxing, Karate, and Jujitsu and Self Defense. Dennis and Austin Wright were both given the one of the highest recognitions Inductions known as the “Guardians of Isshin-Ryu.”

          Mr. Wright gets an award

  All students train under the direct supervision of Grand Masters (Hanshi) Austin Wright Sr., who is an original A.O.K.A. member. Austin is the Highest Ranking School Owner of Isshin-Ryu Karate 8th Dan in Bayonne, NJ. Mr. Austin Wright holds a 9th Dan Grade in Judo.-Jujitsu Combative Arts and a Soke-Dai Rank 10th Dan in Universal Warrior Martial Arts.

For more information on beginners classes, call (201)437-1820, or visit www.karatenjmma.com.

 

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City of Bayonne and Community Volunteers Help the Needy for Thanksgiving

 

Bayonne Turkey Give-away Bayonne  Mayor Davis, Council Members, and community volunteers help the needy:  Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council Members, and community volunteers helped unload and distribute 100 frozen turkeys for residents in need.  Mayor Davis and the Council Members donate turkeys annually to St. Henry’s Church. The event took place at St. Henry’s School building.  Pictured in approximate left to right order: First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Laura Stanlaw, Leanna Karlicki, Pat Stanlaw, Mike Stanlaw, Bill Stanlaw, City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Marie Pope (Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry, St. Henry’s Parish), Yesenia Luciano, Rich Marchitto, Mickey Gonzalez, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Abdul Butt, and Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace.

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New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF NOVEMBER 24, 2017
 New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction
The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
 
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
  • During the evenings of 11/30/17 and 12/01/17, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, temporary traffic holds of northbound Avenue E at 52nd Street and Toll Plaza traffic entering the Turnpike will be utilized to erect new sign structures. This work will be supported by State and Bayonne Police.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the Fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues.
  • New roadway construction continues on the west side and east side of Avenue E, from 52nd Street to 51st Street.

  • A new work zone was created in the Toll Plaza area in support of new sign structure work.

Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)

  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • Ramp roadway construction continues.
  • Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.

Ramp Area East of Route 440

  • New ramp construction continues.
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If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email info@njta14a.com anytime. Thank you.
 
For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website.
 
For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here
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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.

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

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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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