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Team Wright Is Victorious and Takes Black Belt Grand Kumite Championship Cup at A.O.K.A. 62nd Isshin-Ryu Karate

Black Belt Kumite John Daniels Runner-Up for the Grand Championship, Kevin McGrath, Sensei Kenneth Jackson Grand Champion Cup Winner,Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr., Founder and Owner of Universal Warrior Arts Hanshi Ralph Passero President of AOKA
1st place Kumite winner Alejandra Gonzalez .

On Saturday September 28th, Universal Warrior Mixed Martial Arts Elite Team Wright from Hudson County (Bayonne & Jersey City) out kicked, out punched and out shined their opponents by bringing home 1st place titles at the “Don Nagle’s AOKA Inc. 2019 World Open Karate Championships” held in Bayonne, N.J. at Marist High School. Despite fierce competition and kicks to the head, Team Wright defeated various styles of Martial Arts, which included Karate, Taekwondo and Isshin-Ryu to name a few .
“ Elite Team Wright was on top of their end game by remaining Undefeated in the Adult male and Teen Female Kumite Fighting
Divisions “ says , Head NJ US National Team Coach and Trainer , Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. . Infact, Team

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Former Jersey City Mayors Join mayor steven fulop on 2020 census

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop 2nd from right with Mayor Jeremiah Healy (far right) Former Jersey City Mayor Gerald Mc Cann ( left of Mayor Fulop) Former Jerseu City Mayor L. Harvey Smith, Former Jersey City Mayor Bret Shundler, Former Jersey City Mayor Joe Rakowski and
center front Former Jersey City Mayor Marilyn Roman

JERSEY CITY –Mayor Steven Fulop has invited all living former Mayors to City Hall on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to participate in a historic Census 2020 awareness event. For the first time in the history of Jersey City, the current and former Mayors will join forces to advocate for the upcoming Census 2020 count, addressing the importance of the Census and how it ultimately effects the people, the culture, the infrastructure, and all other critical aspects that make Jersey City the great city it is today.

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Mayor Fulop Invites all Living Jersey City Mayors for Historic Event to Address Census 2020

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

JERSEY CITY –Mayor Steven Fulop has invited all living former Mayors to City Hall on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to participate in a historic Census 2020 awareness event. For the first time in the history of Jersey City, the current and former Mayors will join forces to advocate for the upcoming Census 2020 count, addressing the importance of the Census and how it ultimately effects the people, the culture, the infrastructure, and all other critical aspects that make Jersey City the great city it is today.

The U.S. constitution mandates that the federal government count every resident of the United States every 10 years. It’s estimated that for every resident not accounted for, the city will lose out on $15,000 in federal funding over the next ten years.  Mayor Fulop, understanding the importance of the Census and its implications for the next decade, spearheaded this historic event and has kept Jersey City at the forefront as this once-in-a-decade event nears.

“The goal is to come together and to show our community how important it is to be fully counted next spring. The Census impacts every aspect of our city and our community – from emergency response, to schools, to our congressional districts,” said Mayor Fulop. “An inaccurate count of Jersey City’s residents in the past has led to unfair and unequal political representation and inequitable access to vital public and private resources. That’s why we’re coming together – to make sure we are fully counted, every single resident.”

Wednesday’s event will start with a 9 a.m. breakfast of all the Mayors, hosted by Mayor Fulop inside City Hall.  Followed by a reception for city employees, the Mayors will then host a press conference at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the reasons for their coming together and highlighting the importance of Census 2020.

“I appreciate Mayor Fulop’s concern and attentiveness to this very important activity of identifying and counting all of our residents for the 2020 United States Census,” said former Mayor Gerald McCann and current Jersey City employee.  “As Mayor in 1989, again, I was also an active participant in the 1990 Census. The Census for all residents of the United States, but especially for Jersey City and Hudson County, is used for National budgeting purposes and makes available to our communities the funding needed for our residents.”

Confirmed Mayors attending Wednesday’s event include:

Steven Fulop               (2013 – present)

Jerramiah Healy          (2004 – 2013)

L. Harvey Smith         (May 2004 – Nov. 2004)

Bret Schundler            (1992 – 2001)

Joseph Rakowski        (July 1992 – Nov. 1992)

Marilyn Roman          (Feb. 1992 – June 1992)

Gerald McCann          (1981 – 1985) and (1989 – 1992)

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Jersey City to become 1st in NJ to Ban Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

Black Caucus within City Council join efforts with Board of Ed and Mayor to deter Youth Vaping Epidemic

Jersey City – Three members of the Jersey City Council (Joyce Waterman, Denise Ridley, Jermaine Robinson) have introduced legislation that would prohibit the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in an effort to protect Jersey City youth from the harmful products. Most popular amongst teenagers, the City of Jersey City is quickly moving ahead to implement a local ban, while officials on the federal and state level work on similar legislation to deter underage usage.

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Hudson County Community College and Jersey City Mayor’s Office to Host Information Session on Free College Tuition

 Information session on the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant will be held on Tuesday, December 3. 

October 31, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – A tuition-free college education is attainable for high school graduates as well as career changers, working parents, individuals seeking job advancement, and returning students.

Hudson County Community College (HCCC), in partnership with the Jersey City Mayor’s Office, will hold an Information Session about the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The session will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 280 Grove Street in Jersey City. A formal presentation will begin at
10 a.m. and end at noon.

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Local Jersey CITY bUSINESSES COME TOGETHER TO OFFER FIRST OF ITS KIND ALLERGY -FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN EVENT

Hazel Baby & Kids Owners Apply Personal Food Allergy Experience

to Help Others in the Community

Jersey City, NJ, October 31, 2019: Hazel Baby & Kids, a high-end infant and toddler boutique in downtown Jersey City, is kicking off its first neighborhood Teal Pumpkin trick-or-treat event this Halloween.  Store owners Elizabeth and Donovan Cain recognize that more and more children today are impacted by peanut, and other food allergies, making Halloween a tricky evening to navigate. Their son is impacted by several food allergies and the Cains are committed to providing Jersey City families with a safe and fun option on Halloween.

“Millions of children are living with life-threatening food allergies, which makes everyday family activities like Halloween a bit scarier, “said Hazel Baby & Kids owner Donovan Cain. “Most of the popular treats we see on holidays like Halloween include the top food allergens which in addition to peanuts, includes milk, eggs and wheat. We know firsthand the risks associated with Halloween for many local children and hope to provide the city with a safe way to enjoy the holiday this year.”

Hazel Baby & Kids’ flagship location on Montgomery Street in Jersey City will be the center of the Teal Pumpkin event on Halloween from 5pm – 7pm ET.  Steps away from the Grove Street PATH station, neighboring businesses including Hound About Town, Cool Vines, Luna, Frankie and The Hair Room JC, among others, have signed on to participate in this first-of-its-kind Jersey City Halloween celebration.  Inspired by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project, all participating shops will offer non-candy treats to children trick-or-treating on site.  Families will also be invited to participate in an allergy-friend trunk-or-treat extension of the event in a nearby parking lot. 

According to FARE, food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting 32 million Americans, and 1 in 13 children. In the U.S., the most common food allergens are milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy and wheat. Currently, there is no cure for food allergies.

For more information about food allergies and the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit foodallergy.org. To learn more about the upcoming Teal Pumpkin Event in Jersey City, contact Alyssa Birkhofer at Alyssa.Birkhofer@gmail.com

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Business VIEW-Oliveri & Sons INc.

110 Year old Hudson County Family Owned Business

Monica Prestia                 

Not many companies and organizations can say they’ve been around for 110 years, but this iconic Hudson County Family-Operated business can boast this honor and so much more.  A. Oliveri & Sons Inc is based at 4401 Dell Avenue in North Bergen, NJ.  They supply the Food Service Industry and deliver the finest ingredients to the Tri-state area’s premier pizzerias, bakeries, bagel stores, restaurants, smoothie & health food shops, food manufacturers + ethnic food stores.

Their passion and expertise of everyday foods and products has broadened and now include contemporary favorites like Acai, Gluten Free Products & an exclusive License to distribute Brewery Direct Malts for the burgeoning Craft Brewery Market in NY/NJ/CT.  A. Oliveri & Sons Inc is a pioneer and had the vision to bring Acai to the Tri-State area and is now the single largest distributor carrying all brands and pack sizes of this healthy Superfood.

Photo of Dom’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ
One of the iconic Bakeries A. Oliveri & Sons Inc supplies the finest ingredients to
 
Photo credit Hoboken Girl

A trusted member of the community that got its start as a flour and bakery supply distributor now operates in our backyard with a 40,000 square foot facility, a fleet of delivery trucks and over 15 delivery routes daily. In 1904, Anthony Oliveri began delivering flour to anticipating bakers on horse-drawn wagons in Hoboken – Technology and logistics have changed since then only to create a modern and stellar fleet of delivery trucks but their hands-on approach to customer service remains tried and true. Working with the tri-state’s most beloved bakeries, pizzerias and restaurants is a testament to their commitment and personalized attention.

A. Oliveri & Sons Inc provides its customers with knowledge and expertise on a variety of goods, including:  Low Fat, Blooming Best Flour (High-Gluten for Pizza), Sugar-Free, Kosher, Organic Sprouted (Keimkraft), Acai from Sambazon + Beer Malts.

Deliveries are low $300 minimum.  A. Oliveri & Sons Inc provides excellent, diverse selections, complimentary delivery and a commitment to high quality business relationships. Customers can also pick up orders between 5a-11a EST at the location. 

Please ask for John Sciancalepore with any thoughts or questions 201.319.9112.  http://aoliveriandsons.com/ https://www.instagram.com/oliveriandsons/

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Bridge Arts Festival Returns to Bayonne

CULTURAL CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL DEMONSTRATES CITY OF BAYONNE, MORE THAN JUST A BRIDGE

Arts, music, and culture will take center stage again in Bayonne during the third annual Bridge Arts Festival on Saturday, September 7 th . With an expected crowd of several thousand people from Bayonne, the NY Tristate area and beyond, the festival will entertain attendees in Dennis P. Collins Park, located on 1st Street adjacent to the Bayonne Bridge.

Festival co-founder Cheryl Mack said the 2019 festival will highlight the spirit of collaboration. “This year, we are thrilled to showcase our strong partnerships with many outstanding arts organizations like the Newark Arts Festival, Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, our on-going collaboration with Tempest Productions and of course our phenomenal relationship with the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies.” Mack said. “These relationships enhance our ability to continue to provide quality arts entertainment to the greater Bayonne Community.”

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