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Hudson County Community College Appoints Joseph Caniglia Executive Director of the North Hudson Campus

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has selected Professor Joseph Caniglia to serve as Executive Director of the College’s comprehensive North Hudson Campus in Union City, New Jersey.

“Professor Caniglia has served the College for many years in multiple capacities,” HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber stated. “We are confident that he will continue his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the growth of the North Hudson Campus in service to the residents of Union City and other communities in Hudson County.”

Nearly 3,000 students pursue studies at the HCCC North Hudson Campus each semester. In addition to classrooms with SMART-boards and Wi-Fi, the seven-story, nearly 100,000 square-foot building at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City houses a fully operational Library and Bookstore; an Enrollment Center with Enrollment Services, Bursar, Financial Aid, Testing and Assessment, Academic Advisement, and Community Education Offices; Academic Support Center; Computer, Science and Language Labs; Student Lounge; Outdoor Courtyard; and Multipurpose Room. A glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge connects the building to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Bergenline Avenue Transit Center.

Joseph Caniglia’s 25 years of experience as an educator includes service as a public-school teacher and administrator, Professor of English and Developmental Education, Interim Associate Dean for the College’s English, and English as a Second Language Division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercy College-Pace University, a Master of Science degree in Education and Reading from New Paltz University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Administration from Grambling State University, where he is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration.

“I believe passionately in education’s transformational impact,” Director Canigilia stated. “As the new Executive Director of the College’s North Hudson Campus, I will collaborate with staff and all members of the North Hudson and Journal Square campuses to support and encourage students to excel in their academic and personal careers.”

The HCCC North Hudson Campus offers 19 degree programs on site that can be completed from start to finish: Accounting AS; Business AA; Business Administration AS; Criminal Justice-Homeland Security AS; Early Childhood Education AAS; English AA; Environmental Studies AS; History AA; Sociology AA; Criminal Justice AS; Digital Art and Design Proficiency Certificate; Early Childhood Education AA; Early Childhood Education Child Development Associate (CDA) Coursework; Elementary/Secondary Education AA; Health Science AAS; Infant/Toddler CDA Professional Development; Liberal Arts AA; Psychology AA; and Special Education AA.

Information about courses offered at the HCCC North Hudson Campus may be obtained by emailing northhudsoncampus@hccc.edu.
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About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

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BAYONNE CHARITY FOOTBALL GAME TO BENEFIT 5 YEAR OLD CONNOR DELACRUZ

Bayonne Municipal City Council members attend the benefit for Connor Delacruz from left to right: 1stT Ward Council Member; Neil Carroll III, 3rd Ward Council Member; Gary LaPelusa Sr., Connor’s momMegan Delacruz and Council Member at Large; Juan M. Perez

The Woodrow Wilson PTO and the City of Bayonne, Recreation held a charity football game to benefit 5 year old Connor Delacruz in his fight against Myloid Leukemia (AML)

Childhood acute myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnoraml blood cells.

At the October 23rd event a large crowd turned out to support Connor and his family besides the charity game there was also a 50/50 and drawings to win gifts.

If you wish to donate to the Charity Event, dontations can be made via Check payable to WOODROW WILSON PTO via Venmo @woodrowwilsonschoolpto or PAYPAL www.schoolpto@gmail.com

Please note #Connorscrew on your donation for more information on donating please call 201-683-1660

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Jersey City and Liberty Science Center Groundbreaking ceremony on SciTech Scity today, Oct. 22, 2021

 

NJ Governor Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Fulop, Hudson County Executive DeGise, and LSC President & CEO Hoffman to Headline Groundbreaking Ceremony for 30-Acre Innovation Campus Dedicated to Creating a Brighter Future through Science 

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins Governor Phil Murphy, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, and Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman to broke ground on the 30-acre “City of Tomorrow” innovation campus called SciTech Scity, which will launch and grow world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine public school STEM education. SciTech Scity will bring together scientists, community leaders, teachers, students, innovators, and entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-kind setting that will become a sought-after destination for inspiration and innovation. 

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JERSEY CITY THEATER CENTER EVENT SHOWCASES JERSEY CITY SUMMER YOUTH MURAL ARTS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The evening features a documentary film screening and gallery art exhibition featuring students’ work 

JERSEY CITY—October 14, 2021—Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) hosts a gallery art exhibition opening and short documentary film screening of “Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads” featuring the work of 2021 Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program participants on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Ave., Jersey City).

The Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program is a hands-on, intensive muralist workshop for young artists led by fine artist and filmmaker Duda Penteado fine artist and muralist Catherine Hart, both from Jersey City. Thirty students ages 13 to 25 participated in 2021’s six-week program, chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants. The student artists installed a 100-foot by 30-foot mural at James J. Ferris High School (35 Colgate St., Jersey City), inspired by the 22 sister cities across 19 countries with whom Jersey City has a sister city relationship.

“Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads,” a short documentary film directed by Penteado and produced by Unshakeable Productions, captures the creative process of the student artists, who formed small teams to work on specific sections of the wall. Throughout the six weeks, participants received instruction on public art techniques, concept development, surface preparation, design enlargement, paint application, and preservation of outdoor art.

“The mural is meant to inspire dialogue within the community of Jersey City. The students worked together with the art instructors putting together the final layout that would be placed on the wall, selecting inspiring figures, places, and cultural elements from the different cities and countries,” said Penteado. “The program instills in students a comprehensive work ethic that is essential to a future career as professional artists,” adds JCTC’s executive producer Olga Levina.

This is a free event; advance registration is encouraged: https://www.seetickets.us/event/JC-Youth-Mural-Program/449065. A cash bar will be available, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. In addition, attendees can purchase student art.

2021 program participants are as follows: Ysabelle Abis, Roshard Ali, Cheyne Anderson, Dawson Anderson, Imani Anighoro, Coda Camaya, Frank Gadson, Viktoria Gaiser, Rakeelah Gardner, Claire Goldfinger, Barbara Gochis, Leigh Isaac, Nicole Isaac, William Kunga, Muhammad Masood, Amina Masum, Ria Monga, Exodus Medina, Phoenix Medina, Maya Phillips, Colby Reed, Zhania Scull, Muhammad Shahid, Isha Sidibay, Eja Simms, Nina Uy, and Sandra Youssef. 

The program team includes Brooke Hansson, Director, Jersey City Mural Arts Program; Duda Penteado, Creative Director, Jersey City Youth Summer Public Art Program; Catherine Hart, Assistant Creative Director, Jersey City Youth Summer Public Art Program; Maya Sanders, Artist and Senior Project Coordinator; LucPaul Adams, Artist and Junior Project Coordinator; and Bukola Adeleye, Artist and Junior Project Coordinator.

About Jersey City Mural Arts Program

Jersey City Mural Arts Program’s mission is to activate and inspire through public art. Since 2013, over 200 large-scale murals have been painted throughout the city by a mix of local, national, and international artists. For more information: https://jcmap.org/

About Jersey City Theater Center 

Founded in 2006, Jersey City Theater Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about important issues of our times through the arts. For more information: https://jctcenter.org

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Hudson County Community College Receives 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award

Caption for photo –  Pictured from left are David Mathis, ACCT Chair; Dr. Yvonne Barnes, ACCT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair; Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President; Bakari G. Lee, Esq., Vice Chair of the HCCC Board of Trustees; and J. Noah Brown, ACCT President and CEO. 


HCCC delegation accepts the honor at ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) accepted the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Equity Award for Northeastern United States. The award was presented at the Regional Awards Luncheon of the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego, California. This recognition honors the College’s leadership in setting policies within the last five years that promote and enhance opportunities for institutional diversity, inclusion, and equity for women, persons of color, LGBTQs, and members of any other underrepresented and underserved population.

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Hudson County Community College Invites Prospective Students to Attend Fall 2021 Open House

Registration can be completed on line

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host the Fall 2021 Open House on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the new HCCC Student Center, 81 Sip Avenue, just across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center in Jersey City.

Attendees will be able to explore the College’s academic and student-related offerings; meet faculty, alumni, and staff; and tour the HCCC Journal Square campus. Chefs from the College’s award-winning Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) will conduct cooking demonstrations. Students and staff will provide information about free resources for academic and personal success.

The College’s Financial Aid counselors will furnish information about the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) free tuition program, as well a variety of scholarships. Enrollment advisors will assist with completing the online application, and the $25 application fee will be waived for those who apply that day.  

Registration for the Open House is required and may be completed online at
https://tinyurl.com/HCCC-OH.

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About Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

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tree planting in halecky -immt park bayonne

Tree planting in Halecky-IMTT Park: Mayor Jimmy Davis and Public Works Director Tom Cotter joined Public Works employees and members of NB Earth Speaks for the planting of two pin oak trees in Halecky-IMTT Park.  The park is located on Bayonne’s East Side.  The park was proposed by former Council Member John Halecky as a buffer between industrial and residential areas. NB Earth Speaks is an environmental and conservation organization based in North Bergen.  The group donated six trees to Bayonne.  The four trees not planted in the park were placed in four of Bayonne’s residential neighborhoods.

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Bayonne Historical Society

Saturday, October 23, 2021,

12-4 pm at the Chandelier Restaurant

Honoring: Father John “Padre” Fencik, Joseph L. Makowski and Daniel Ward

1081 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

     Honoring: the late Edith Rebecca Ferrell, Woman of Achievement

Honoring: Father John “Padre” Fencik, Joseph L. Makowski and Daniel Ward

Men of Achievement

    

Men of Achievement

“An icon and a friend,” were the words used by Mayor Jimmy Davis to describe longtime Bayonne resident Edith Ferrell. Edith, passed away on February 8, 2020, just four days after her 70th birthday. “Edith was a fixture in our community, as she dedicated her life to the betterment of our city. Edith lived to serve, and she did that very well.”

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BAYONNE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Covid-19 in Bayonne?

Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from serious illness, hospitalization, or death in the event you contract the Coronavirus.  In Bayonne, the Health Department reports that we have 29 residents who are currently Covid-19 positive at this time.  We have one (1) Covid-19 positive resident currently admitted to the Bayonne Medical Center.

How can I be vaccinated?

Anyone over the age of 12 (Pfizer) or 18 (Moderna, J&J) is now eligible to be vaccinated.  Please go to the Korpi Ice Rink (behind BHS) to receive your vaccine. Pfizer will be given on Tuesdays (9am – 5pm) and Thursdays (11am -7pm) for anyone over the age of 12.  Moderna will be given on only on Wednesdays (9am -5pm) for adults over 18.  Bayonne has over 83% of our adult (over 18) population fully vaccinated with approximately 83,000 doses administered.  Hudson County has the highest 12-17yr old population vaccinated with over 83% receiving at least one dose.

Covid-19 Testing

The City of Bayonne is now offering testing (both PCR and Rapid antigen) at the Bayonne Museum at 229 Broadway.  This testing will be done on Thursdays (1pm – 7pm) and Sundays (9am – 3pm).  No appointment needed.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS FALL FEST

Celebrate the spooky season with us this October at Liberty Science Center! Fall Fest is Oct. 9-31!

Jersey City home of Liberty Science center

We’ve got tons of indoor and outdoor adventures for your family and friends. Pick out the perfect pumpkin in NJ’s largest indoor Pumpkin Patch – you can even use an endoscope to see what’s inside a pumpkin! Stroll through the Spooky Pathway, where you’ll encounter spiders, bats, skeletons, and other not-so-scary souls. Discover the fascinating lives of cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, and millipedes at the Creepy Crawler Corner. Enjoy the Monsters of the Night Sky astronomy show or the Halloween Laser Show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, and work it out on the dance floor at our Monster Mash Dance Party.

Outside, be sure to make your way through the fan-favorite Spider Maze (it’s back!) and then dig for fossils in our new outdoor space, Dino Dig Adventure. You’ll also find fun fall treats and drinks to enjoy!

The fun wraps up at the Fall Fest Finale, a big weekend of trick-or-treating, costumes, and more on Oct. 30 and 31.

Treat yourself to the perfect fall visit in October at Liberty Science Center! Click here to get tickets now.

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