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Hudson County Community College Extends Moratorium on Tuition and Fee Increases for Second Consecutive Year

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April 1, 2021, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Trustees have voted unanimously to freeze the costs of tuition and fees for the second consecutive year.

HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said the Board voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year. The extension will include this year’s Summer II and Fall semester classes, as well as the 2022 Winter, Spring, and Summer I sessions.

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BAYONNE OEM WEEKLY UPDATE COVID-19 VACCINATION

Have questions about getting vaccinated in Bayonne?

How can I be vaccinated?

There are numerous options.  The City of Bayonne is vaccinating residents at the Bayonne Medical Center and RWJ Barnabas Satellite Hospital.  You can call 201-858-6088 and leave your name, date of birth, and phone number and someone will call you to be scheduled.  The City of Bayonne is also vaccinating residents at the Bayonne Community Museum each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Appointments for this location open each Friday morning (12:01am) at bayonne.mhonsite.com.  Use authorization code: Bayonne21 to start the registration process. 

Hudson County is vaccinating Bayonne residents at the Hudson County OEM site in Kearny.  You can register for this site by going to hudsoncovidvax.org. 

There are numerous private locations now offering the vaccine.  These include: StopNShop, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Brockmans, Hudacko’s, RiteAid, and others.

I called the Bayonne number back in January, and I have not received a call yet.  Why is it taking so long?

As stated above, there are thousands of eligible residents.  This process takes time, as we schedule the maximum amount of people that our dosage allotment allows.  Now that there are more options, we expect the rate of vaccinations to increase quickly.  Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

Where can I get tested for Covid-19?

There are many places for you to be tested.  The City of Bayonne continues to perform PCR testing at Ahern Veterans Stadium.  This testing is done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm. 

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Bayonne Residents Need to Wrap Mattresses for Curbside Pick-Up

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Bayonne Mayor Davis advised Bayonne residents to wrap mattresses that they want to be picked up by sanitation crews. The mattresses can be wrapped either in plastic or in mattress covers. Mayor Davis said,

“Due to current health concerns, the mattresses must be wrapped for the protection of the sanitation workers.” The Bayonne Department of Public Works estimates that Bayonne residents dispose of five to twelve mattresses per week.

This issue has arisen recently, because some sanitation workers have bypassed unwrapped mattresses. City officials want to make sure that residents set out wrapped mattresses for curbside pick-up, so that they will be picked up and not become eyesores on local streets.

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The Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium announces the Call for Entries for the 47th Annual NJ Young Filmmakers Festival (NJYFF).

Opening day for the annual NJYFF Call for Entries is April 1, 2021, and the final deadline to enter a film is June 1st, 2021.  The jury will convene to choose the film awards and the T-Shirt/Logo Design winner on June 11th, and award notifications will be sent out on June 15th, 2021.

Due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic faced by so many students and their schools, the entry fee for this year’s 2021 festival has been lowered to $10.

The New Jersey Young Filmmakers Festival seeks short films and videos from students with a home base in NJ. NJYFF is an open-genre festival accepting films in all categories including Animation/Stop Motion, Documentary/Broadcast, Experimental, Narrative, and hybrids.

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Bayonne Landmark Comes Down, Holiday Tree and Trim

Holiday Tree and Trim a Bayonne Landmark located at 750 Broadway, Bayonne is being torn down, after closing more then ten years ago.

Originally opened in 1967 by Philip Minchello, Holiday Tree and Trim was known as a “Year-round Christmas wonderland,” by both customers and employees.

Once employing 75 full time workers the iconic store would have customers lined up many months in advance leading up to Christmas.

Mr. Minchello in a New York Time article was quoted saying that “December 26th was his busiest time.” and employes said working at Holiday Tree and Trim “didn’t feel like work at all.”

The store supplied artifical trees and a building filled with Holiday decorations of all types.

In the years since their closing the Bayonne landmark would remind Bayonne residents of Christmas’ gone by. However, the Holiday Tree and Trim tradition is still available through a website Christmastopia.com which was created in 1990 by Team Santa which has been involved in the Christmas industry for over 60 years in honor of passed members of Holiday Tree and Trim family, according to the Christmastopia website.

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Mayor Fulop Opens 6th Vaccination Site to Prioritize newly Eligible Frontline Workers

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Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce the opening of the City’s sixth vaccination site located near the Marin Boulevard Light Rail Station as New Jersey’s eligibility requirements expand to frontline workers, including all food and restaurant workers, grocery store workers, porters, hospitality workers, warehouse workers, those in the medical supply chain, and more.  In step, the additional site opening today will significantly increase access and provide priority for these frontline workers.   

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Bayonne Vaccination Volunteer Honored By City and County

Honoring a local vaccine volunteer:  The City of Bayonne and the County of Hudson are honoring Emilia Cruz, RN for her service as a volunteer vaccinator.

L to R – Dr. Vijay Singh, Suzanne Cavanaugh, RN, Emilia Cruz, RN, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Trina Boyd-Clyburn, Director of Nursing.

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the County of Hudson and the City of Bayonne are honoring Emilia Cruz, RN, for her service as volunteer vaccinator at Bayonne Medical Center.  Mayor Davis said, “Emilia Cruz called the City Hall nurses in the very start of the COVID vaccination clinic to offer her assistance on her time off to volunteer giving vaccines to Bayonne residents.  She works just about every day she has off helping in the clinic, putting her expertise to work for the people of Bayonne.  Emilia is truly worthy of being honored.”

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BAYONNE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT INFORMATION COVID -19 UPDATE

OEM WEEKLY UPDATE 3/25/21

The Bayonne OEM would like the residents of Bayonne to know…

Who can currently be vaccinated?

Healthcare workers, Public Safety Workers, Adults over 65, Any adult 18-64 with a serious medical condition, Teachers/Faculty/Staff of all grades (including PreK and Daycare), transportation workers, and many essential workers.  The NJ Dept of Health and the Governor determine vaccine eligibility.  More people will be added on 3/29. Please go to covid19.nj.gov for the complete list of eligible people.

Who do I contact to be vaccinated?

There are many options.  If you have called (201-858-6088) or emailed (bayvax@baynj.org) to get your vaccine, you do NOT need to do anything else.  Someone will call you to schedule your appointment.  Please be patient as there are thousands of eligible residents on this list.  A scheduler will call each person who has contacted us, however, it will take time as we can only schedule the number of residents that our dosage allotments allow.  Your appointment will be either at BMC at 29 East 29th or the RWJB site at 519 Broadway.

What if I don’t want to wait for a scheduler to call me?

You have many other options.  Mayor Davis and the City Council have just opened a second vaccine POD at the Bayonne Museum (229 Broadway).  Appointments for this site open up each Thursday for the following week. Vaccines are given only on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at this site.  You can register by going to http://bayonne.mhonsite.com.  The entire registration process for the museum is done online.  You can also go the Hudson County site in Kearny.  You can register for this location by going to http://hudsoncovidvax.org.  There are also other locations now offering the vaccine in Bayonne.  They are: Walmart, StopNShop, RiteAid, Walgreens, CVS, and Riverside Medical.  Please go to their websites to register at any of these locations.

I called the Bayonne number back in January, and I have not received a call yet.  Why is it taking so long?

As stated above, there are thousands of eligible residents.  This process takes time, as we schedule the maximum amount of people that our dosage allotment allows.  Now that there are more options, we expect the rate of vaccinations to increase quickly.  Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated!

What is the current status of Covid-19 in our city?

The Bayonne Department of Health continues to track all Bayonne residents that are currently positive for Covid-19.  These numbers have been fluctuating over the past several weeks, and we are currently under 200 residents that are Covid-19 Positive.  We are all reminded to continue to practice the safety tips that have been in place to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Where can I get tested for Covid-19?

There are many places for you to be tested.  The City of Bayonne continues to perform PCR testing at Ahern Veterans Stadium.  This testing is done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm. 

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