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Hudson County Community College Continues NJPAC Partnership with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s Lunar New Year Celebration Event

JERSEY CITY, N.J. / February 6, 2018 – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs continues its year-long partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with a very special event.

The College invites the entire community to experience Asian culture and celebrate the Lunar New Year with a talk and demonstration presented by artist Nai-Ni Chen, featuring colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, and dancing dragons in a dazzling explosion of energy and motion.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Benjamin J. Dineen, III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery on the 6th Floor at 71 Sip Ave., Jersey City.

This, along with the programming of the HCCC-NJPAC partnership, is open to the entire Hudson County community with no charge for


An artist whose work defies categorization, Nai-Ni Chen is continually working on new ideas from worldwide influences.

The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Her mesmerizing and dramatic contemporary choreography has gained recognition among domestic and international presenters and festivals.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline.

The Company has mounted twenty national tours and seven tours abroad, and was recently honored with a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico.

Nai-Ni Chen dance productions have been presented in prestigious concert halls, such as the Joyce Theater in New York, Ordway Center in Minnesota, and the Cerritos Center in California. Internationally, Ms. Chen’s work was featured at the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival – both in Poland – and the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and China International Dance Festival.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company event on February 13th is part of HCCC Department of Cultural Affairs’ “Twilight Tuesday” series featuring artist receptions, demonstrations, faculty mixers, author readings, and workshops. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs Spring 2018 programs and events, please visit For additional information, contact Michelle Vitale at 201-360-4176, or email
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Starting or Growing A Veteran Owned Business

by Small Business Development Center At New Jersey City University
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Wed, February 21, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST

NJCU Vodra Hall, Room 101 Conference Room D

76 Audubon Ave

Jersey city, NJ 07305
(Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch will be served)
Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step two is the follow on Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and skill-ed business advisors from the SBA Network.

Please email if you’ve already attended Boots to Business and wish to sign-up.


Building has Wheelchair accessibility


Located on Culver Avenue, the Michael Gilligan Student Union garage offers two levels of NJCU campus parking beneath the building and an open lot.

Enter by turning right from Culver Avenue, approaching from West Side Avenue. (Approaching from Kennedy Boulevard, left turns are prohibited by the Jersey City Police Department.)
The adjacent open lot is accessed through the GSU Parking Garage.

Parking is free for prospective NJCU students with an appointment in Admissions. Please bring your ticket to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or to the Graduate Studies Office for validation.

Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. ‑ 11:00 p.m.
$10.00 ($8.00 pre-paid)


NJCU West Campus Parking is available just off Audubon and West Side Avenues.

Parking is free for prospective NJCU students with an appointment in Admissions. Please bring your ticket to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or to the Graduate Studies Office for validation.

Days and Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$7.00 ($4.00 pre-paid)

Street Parking

Street parking around campus is available 10am-3pm for free but very limited. (Must check for street signs)

For More Information:
Call: (201) 200-2156

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Call for Artists for Bayonne Art Installation Program

Mayor Jimmy Davis of Bayonne has announced that the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/ Special Improvement District (UEZ/SID) is seeking artists to participate in an art installation program.

Local artists are requested to submit a proposal for the Bayonne UEZ/SID art installation project.

Selected artists will have an opportunity to install custom artwork onto one of the utility boxes located on Broadway from 17th Street to 40th Street.

Please visit to download the official request for proposals (RFP) application packet.

If you have any questions, please

Contact:Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone
The deadline to submit art proposals is Wednesday, February 28th

This art installation program is made possible through the efforts of Mayor Jimmy Davis, the Bayonne Municipal Council, and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone and Special Improvement District.

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Bayonne’s Musical Mondays at the Museum Starts February 5th

The Eldad Tarmu Vibraphone Trio to Perform

Mayor Jimmy Davis and the City Council announced that the Musical Mondays at the Museum concert series is back for the 2018 season.

The series will include five concerts featuring a variety of musical styles.

The first concert of the season on Monday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m., will present music by the Eldad Tarmu Vibraphone trio. Eldad Tarmu is a vibraphonist, composer, and educator. He has performed in more than 25 countries at festivals and on concert tours. His instrument, the vibraphone, consists of tuned metal bars that are played by soft ballets striking the bars.
Eldad Tarmu is a jazz musician who has played jazz in combination with Afro-Latin, Middle Eastern, and chamber music.

The location of all concerts in the series is the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway, at the corner of 9th Street.

The doors will open for each concert at 6:00 p.m. Each event will provide free entertainment and light refreshments.

The concert series is sponsored by the City of Bayonne and Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District.

Upcoming concerts in the series will feature the Bantry Boys on March 5, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on March 12, Party of Five on April 9, and Rich Casella on May 7.

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Hoboken Property Owners Invited to Request Street Tree Planting

In preparation for the spring 2018 tree planting, the City of Hoboken’s Shade Tree Commission is seeking property owners who would like a tree planted in the sidewalk adjacent to their building and who will agree to care for and water the tree. Qualifying property owners can have a street tree planted in exchange for a suggested $100 contribution towards planting costs and a pledge to keep the tree well-watered.

The City has planted hundreds of street trees through the program in the last few years.

Property owners who would like a tree planted in a sidewalk tree pit in front of their home should complete the online request form at Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to available funding.

Each location requested will be surveyed by a professional from the Department of Environmental Services to ensure there are no conflicts with the surrounding infrastructure and that the site is a suitable one for a tree to grow and thrive.

Requests can be made for existing empty tree pits as well as paved sidewalk locations. If a tree pit does not exist, one will be opened. Trees will not be planted on private property; only in sidewalk tree pits.

Sent by City of Hoboken, NJ 94 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum Voted # 1 in America Named 2017 “American CemCemeCemetery iin Excellence”

NEWARK, N.J. – Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in North Arlington, New Jersey, a property of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, is the winner of the 2017 American Cemetery Excellence (ACE) Award. The award is presented by American Cemetery & Cremation magazine, a leading publication serving the funeral and cemetery industry, and recognizes the most outstanding cemeteries both within the United States and abroad.According to the magazine’s December issue, in which the winner was announced, “far more than just a final resting place, Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum offers a park-like setting, exquisite artwork, modern technology and a faith-inspired atmosphere. It’s easy to understand why Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum has been selected as our seventh annual American Cemetery Excellence award winner.”

“We received dozens of entries from cemeteries – all of them doing great things to serve their communities,” said Allison Sullivan, publisher of Kates-Boylston Publications. “But Holy Cross stood out in so many ways, and it truly exemplifies that cemeteries can continue to be relevant and beautiful.”“It is an honor to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Andrew P. Schafer, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries. “It recognizes our team’s commitment to our mission of faith and to the excellent service provided to bereaved families and our Catholic community.

We are very proud of this distinction.”Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum offers an environment in which families feel welcome and comforted at a time when they need it most. Established in 1915 to meet the needs of Catholic families, almost 300,000 individuals are interred in the 200-acre cemetery.The artwork, headstones and private family mausoleums at

Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum are evidence of timeless Catholic traditions that are deeply intertwined in the cemetery’s heritage. However, the cemetery also has moved full-speed ahead with cutting-edge technology and architecture, innovative product choices, excellent customer service and unsurpassed beauty and grandeur.

The cemetery is a unique and holy place that allows families to memorialize and remember their departed loved ones in a beautiful, inviting and faith-filled atmosphere. It is a holy place with a museum-like characteristic and is recognized as one of the most magnificent cemeteries in the country.Central to the cemetery is its 250,000-square-foot mausoleum – a modern marvel that spanned 37 years of construction and expansion. The Genesis Mausoleum Chapel, which was completed in 2013, features 90 major works of art, including numerous original statues, 100-year-old stained and etched glass and accompanying liturgical works of art.The breathtaking mausoleum expansion combines ancient scriptures and contemporary art in an effort to transform the unsettling reputation of cemeteries and mausoleums into a welcoming place filled with beautiful and meaningful symbols that inspire faith and hope.According to Schafer, it is the commitment to families and attention to detail that has contributed to the cemeteries unique and special qualities.

“It’s all about finding out what the needs are and filling them,” Schafer said. “Over the years we have tried to respond to our families’ needs to the best of our ability in a respectful, dignified way.”The cemetery was featured prominently in media coverage last fall when the town of North Arlington was named as one of Money magazine’s top 10 places to live in the U.S. According to The Record newspaper, “the working-class Bergen County municipality may be best known to outsiders for its vast Holy Cross Cemetery…”Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum was an ACE Award runner-up in 2016, as was Maryrest Cemetery and Mausoleum in Mahwah, New Jersey, one of Newark’s Archdiocesan cemeteries, which received the runner-up distinction in 2013.To learn more about Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum and the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, visit

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Jersey City Medical Center Employment and Education Expo

Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center is hosting an Employment and Education Expo on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Mary Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive. Jersey City, NJ 07305.  Hudson County residents looking for employment, a better job opportunity, or a new career direction will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this employment and education expo.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet face to face with local employers as well as schools offering specialized training to further prepare them for a sustainable career.

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Bayonne High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to Apply for Scholarship

Bayonne  Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that high school seniors and juniors who live in Bayonne are invited to take part in the Louis Bay Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.  The local competition
is open to high school juniors and seniors who are Bayonne residents who plan to continue their education after high school.  This scholarship program is sponsored statewide by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, which is offering three $1,000 scholarships
to winners from across the state.

 The purpose of this scholarship is to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer positions in municipal government while raising awareness of municipal government in general.  The scholarship
competition is named in honor of Louis Bay II, former Mayor of Hawthorne, New Jersey.  

 Qualified students who are residents of Bayonne need to do two things to enter the scholarship contest: 1) Fill out an application form, which is available at the Office of the Mayor.  2) Write an essay on the theme

“What My Municipal Government Does Best.” The essay should be based on the student’s perceptions and experiences with the City of Bayonne’s municipal government.  The essay should consider the public contributions of your municipal government.
The length of the essay should be approximately 500 words.  Essays must be submitted to Mayor Davis’s office in hard copy by Friday, March 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., along with the application form. 

                Judging will be based solely on the essay.  Please do not include any other information such as transcripts or references.  Judging criteria will include the appropriateness of the essay’s theme;
effective articulation of the theme; originality; technical composition; spelling; and syntax.
                A committee established by Mayor Davis will judge the essays submitted by Bayonne resident students.  The Bayonne committee will select the winning local entry.  By April 2, that entry will be
sent to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities in Trenton, along with a list of all other entrants, who will receive certificates of participation.  On May 4, the League of Municipalities will announce fifteen statewide finalists and three statewide
winners.  Between May 9 and May 25, awards will be presented to the three scholarship winners in local ceremonies around the state.   

                The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary organization created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information, resources, and brainpower.
The League is authorized by state statute, and has been serving local officials throughout New Jersey since 1915.  All of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are members of the League.  The highlight of the League’s activities is its annual conference, which is
held each November at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  At the 2017 League Conference, more than 16,000 delegates, participants, and guests attended, representing the largest municipal gathering in the country. 

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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop Increases CCTV System By More Than 100%

Boosting Surveillance Capabilities and Other Crime Deterrence Efforts

In 2018, forty additional cameras in ten locations will be installed throughout Jersey City, for a total of nearly 200 CCTV cameras citywide

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announce today Jersey City’s new CCTV camera system is expanding with the instillation of 40 additional cameras in high crime areas.  Phase II of the CCTV project will be completed in the new year, which includes extending fiber lines in accordance with plans to expand the system even further.

“We’ve been working to modernize the antiquated and unreliable CCTV system we inherited with an updated, state-of-the-art system strategically mapped out with multiple cameras covering our problem areas,” said Mayor Fulop.  “The cameras will enable surveillance in real-time and for review, considerably enhancing our efforts to increase public safety citywide.”

When Mayor Fulop took office in 2013, there were 50 functioning cameras throughout Jersey City.  Upon the completion of Phase I, there are now 107 new cameras.  With Phase II moving forward
in the new year, 40 additional cameras are currently being installed and implemented for a total of 197 cameras citywide.  Each of the new 147 cameras are operating at 5-times more clarity compared to the city’s former 1-megapixel technology.

Phase II includes 10 new locations totaling 40 cameras:

Dwight and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Winfield and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Bartholdi and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Fulton and Ocean Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Lexington and Bergen Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Bayview and Garfield Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Monticello and Brinkerhoff Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Monticello and Belmont Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Monticello and Jewitt Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Monticello and Gardner Avenues (4 HD Fixed Cameras)

Phase I and Phase II total approximately $850,000 and are a combination of Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funds and capital
budget funds.  The cameras serve not only to assist the police, but can also be used for evacuation and emergency scenarios.

Phase II also includes laying down fiber lines as well as extending them from existing lines to the new and future locations.

“These new cameras use the latest technology, strengthening our other crime reduction efforts as we continue to see downward trends in violent and nonviolent crimes,” said Mayor Fulop.  “Strategically placing the cameras in our problem areas is multifunctional, serving not only as a crime deterrent, but the surveillance footage can also serve as a crucial piece of evidence in court.”

“We realized we were spending an exorbitant amount of money constantly repairing the old cameras, and therefore decided it would be much more effective to start from scratch,” said
Director Shea.  “The previous system used one user controlled, pan-tilt-zoom camera per location, and was oftentimes pointing in the wrong direction at the time of an incident being investigated.  We moved to a system with four stationary cameras at each location, providing more coverage at each location.”

This first part of Phase II brings the city to the halfway mark of the administration’s overall goal of over 50 locations citywide.

Phase I of the CCTV project includes 6 parks and 13 street locations.  The prior system, which was comprised of 150 cameras, was installed
in phases between eight and fifteen years ago using Urban Enterprise Zone funds, which meant they were placed in business districts throughout the city – not the most effective locations. The locations for the new cameras are based on crime data identifying
areas of historically higher crime, our municipal parks and using feedback from the community. Additionally, the old cameras hadn’t been serviced in several years once the state withdrew UEZ revenue from municipalities, which meant at times a third or more
were out of service.


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