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HCCC Fall Open House Provides Assistance and Information

Information is available on the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant free tuition program at November 17 event on the College’s North Hudson Campus; application fee waived.

The Fall 2018 Open House at Hudson County Community College (HCCC).
Program includes: Application and Admissions Assistance, Financial Aid and Scholarships Assistance (including Community College Opportunity Grant – free tuition program for eligible individuals), Academic Programs and Students Services Fair, Quick Steps to Enrollment, and Campus Tours. The $25 application fee will be waived for those who apply at the event.

HCCC Director of Admissions Matthew Fessler will discuss the HCCC FOCUS on providing a flexible learning environment, outstanding academic programs, cost-effective education, unlimited transfer and career opportunities, and supportive student services. HCCC Dean of Enrollment Lisa Dougherty will lead a panel discussion and Q & A session.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff and to explore student clubs and organizations.

Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HCCC North Hudson Campus, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ – adjacent to the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Bergenline Ave.

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Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center Partner

Official Recognition of Transgender Awareness Week

The City of Jersey City
and Hudson Pride Center will officially recognize and honor Transgender Awareness Week, which occurs from November 12 – 19, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. Transgender Awareness Week celebrates and uplifts
the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the challenges they face in loving and living full lives.

Hudson Pride Center, located in Jersey City, is the largest and only full-service LGBTQ+ Community Center in New Jersey. Hudson Pride
addresses social issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and advocates for change through community education and awareness, mobilizing community members through rallies, and creating safe and vibrant spaces for our members to live authentically, and celebrate
their gender identities, sexuality, and lives.

Thursday,
November 8, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
City Hall Chambers
280 Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Mayor Steven M. Fulop
Michael Billy, CEO, Hudson Pride Center
Elizabeth Schedl COO, Hudson Pride Center
Jennifer Love, Performance Artist and Trans-Rights Activist
Sedrick Giacobe, Trans Youth Activist

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Public Darkroom, OBSCURA DARKROOM Opening Newark, NJ

Obscura Darkroom Newark
 
PUBLIC ASKED TO GET INVOLVED -read how!
A public darkroom, Obscura Darkroom, will open in Newark, NJ in January 2019. Located in the University Heights neighborhood, Obscura will provide open darkroom hours, memberships for unlimited facilities usage, and classes for both adults and teens. In addition to being a darkroom, Obscura will also offer a photographic arts gallery to showcase work by facility and community members.
 

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Jersey City Health and Human Services and Municipal Court to Launch Veterans Justce Initiative

Will CONNECT MILITARY VETERANS TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Mayor Steven M. Fulop, a U.S. Marine Veteran, will help kick off the Veterans Justice Initiative, a collaboration between the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and the Hersey City

Municipal Court that will aim to more directly connect the City’s military service members to social services. The Initiative will offer veteran specific services to Jersey City’s veterans and seeks to expand the City’s Veteran Services
Unit, by reaching more veterans at the centrally located Courthouse. Service providers will be available for housing, health, education and employment on a regular, monthly basis for the veteran community to access.

Friday, November 2,
2018, 10 a.m.

Jersey City Municipal Court
365 Summit Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Mayor Steven M. Fulop Jake Hudnut, Chief Prosecutor, City of Jersey City

Stacey Flanigan
Director of Health & Human Services, City of Jersey City

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Bridge Art Gallery Presents Diwali Art Exhibit Bayonne Library

Bridge Art Gallery  and the Bayonne Library under the supervision of its new Librarian JP Poccaro hosted the opening of Diwali Art Exhibition 2018.

The 2018 Diwali Art Exhibit will showcase a exclusive collection of artwork from various artists.

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Artists who’s works are being exhibited at the Diwali Art Exhibit
Bithika Adhikary, Alpana Mittal “Tejarwini” Susan Issac,Nupur Nishith
and not shown Mitali Jain

About Diwali- A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018

Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Bayonne Librarian JP Poccaro and Bayonne Chamber President Jack Kennedy at Diwali Art Exhibit
Diwali Art Exhibit 2018
Cheryl and Christopher Mack from Bridge Art Gallery in Bayonne

If You Go 

Bayonne Library  697 Ave. C Bayonne 07002

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Bayonne to Hold Italian Night With Food and Music on Thursday, November 1

 

     Bayonne Italian night

       Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne will hold an Italian celebration on Thursday night, November 1.  The celebration will include a dinner and band music at the Villa Maria, 417 Broadway, Bayonne, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The event is being presented by Mayor Davis and the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), Bayonne’s community action agency. Mayor Davis said, “We would like to invite everyone to the second annual Italian celebration to benefit the BEOF.  It promises to be a fun occasion with great food and entertainment. This event will provide a great opportunity to enjoy Italian-American culture.  We look forward to seeing you there.”

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Marist High School Bayonne Presents The Haunted High School

 
 
 
Bayonne, NJ – Marist High School will present The Haunted High School, taking place at 1241 Kennedy Boulevard on October 26 and 27 from 6:00-10:00pm. 
 
This event is for ages 12 and up. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $10 on the Marist website at www.marist.org/student-life/haunted-house. Tickets at the door will be $12. Food and beverages to be served.
 
The Marist Parent Association and Student Council have teamed up to make this event a success. With the theme of the event being a Haunted High School, we can expect terrifying characters from our daily lives reimagined in ways we see in nightmares. This event is sure to excite and scare…if you dare!
 
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Mangiare! Learn Pasta and Wine Pairing at Hudson County Community College

 

Hudson County Community College Wine Pairing event

Four-hour class perfect for novices and gourmets.

 

   Pasta and Wine Pairing class will give attendees, from novice cooks to    true gourmets, a new view on preparing pastas and sauces made from                                 scratch. Students will then learn how to pair the mouthwatering meals    with the right wine. Cost is $60. Registration may be done online at                                     tinyurl.com/Hcccculinary1819 or by calling 201-360-4262.

 

   Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Continuing Education & Workforce Development.

 

Friday, October 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  The award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts Institute, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.

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Bayonne’s Team Wright’s UWA Martial Arts “Breaks Record” Earns Fifteen, 1st Place A.O.K.A. World Karate Championship Titles.

                On Saturday October 13, 2018, Bayonne Team Wright’s UWA Martial Arts Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ Academies combined forces to break their previous record of fourteen 1st place Titles. Our previous record of 1st places was ten. The Tournament’s Director was Hanshi (Grand Master) Ralph Passero, 9th Dan in Isshin-Ryu and the President of the Don Nagle’s A.O.K.A. Inc. (American Okinawan Karate Association). Dr. Michael Wanko, Superintendent of the Bayonne Board of Education, is the CEO.

                Various Karate Styles of Martial Arts World Wide are invited to the 61st Annual Don Nagle’s A.O.K.A. Inc. Tournament.  Hanshi Dennis A. Wright, 1st Generation, could not make it this year however, his son Hanshi Austin Wright Sr., 2nd Generation and children Austin Jr., 5th Dan, Priscilla 3rd Dan and Gabriel 1st Dan Wright 3rd Generation of the A.O.K.A. were in attendance as well.  Team Wright Coaches were Sensei Kenneth Jackson Jr. and Sr. who attended and judged the competition to support the Tournament.

World Titles Team Wright won:

Chloe Rivas – Placed 1st in Sparring, 3rd in Weapons and Kata

Efrain Rivas – Placed 1st in Sparring and 1st Kata and 2nd in Weapons.

Mark Abdelmalak – Placed 4th in Sparring

Martin Abdelmalak – Placed 4th in Kata

Chance Fisher – Placed 1st in Sparring and 1st Kata

Thomas Puskas – Placed 1st in Kata

Patrick Puskas – Placed 1st in Kata and 2nd in Sparring

Cassandra Jedrzejczyk – Placed 1st in Sparring and 1st Kata

Joshua Baello – Placed 1st in Sparring and 2nd Kata

Declan McCormick – Placed 1st in Kata and 2nd in Sparring

Owen Fernandez – Placed 1st in Sparring and 2nd in Kata

Rishi Anand – Placed 1st in Sparring and 1st Kata

UWA WINS AWARDS

(From left to right : Sensei Dr. John Franconeri, Hanshi Ralph Passero, Sensei Priscilla Wright, and Austin Wright Sr.)


(Shihan Austin Wright Sr. with his son Gabriel Wright.)

All students are trained under the direct supervision of Grand Master Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. All students train at both UWA Martial Arts in the Bayonne Head Quarters and the Jersey City Branch Academies. Information on Traditional Kickboxing, Karate, and JuJitsu Team Training or Beginners Classes. Please call (201)437-1820. Walk-ins are welcome. We are family friendly. We also have adult MMA fitness.

Honorable mentions: Gabriel Wright

 

 

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