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Guitarist Rich Casella Bayonne Musical Monday’s May 7th

Mayor Jimmy Davis and the City Council announced that Bayonne’s Musical Mondays at the Museum concert series is continuing on Monday, May 7, at 6:30
p.m., with music by guitarist Rich Casella. He is the founder and teacher at the Guitar Den, a local guitar school. Mr. Casella and his band have played at clubs and bars throughout the region.

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 the concert at 6:00 p.m. Each concert event provides free entertainment and light refreshments. The concert series is sponsored by the City of Bayonne and Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District.

The concert with Rich Casella on May 7 is the final Musical Mondays concert this season.

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First Annual Bayonne Food Truck Festival

Bayonne’s Avenue E between 22nd and 24th street is the site for Bayonne’s First Annual Food Truck Fest hosted by Jersey Girl Productions.The event which runs from 12 noon to 6pm Saturday, April 28th has many food trucks with so.ething the entire family will enjoy.Plus live entertainment.Here are some photos from the event.

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Hudson County Community College Presents Third Annual Get LGBTQIA Conference on April 20

Hudson County Community College Jobs Fair 2018

Free conference to examine issues facing LGBTQIA community

 

April 17, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – As issues facing the LGBTQIA community evolve, individuals learn to embrace self-expression, foster inclusiveness, and unify communities through understanding and acceptance.

On Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will present the Third Annual LGBTQIA Conference. Entitled “Back 2 Basics,” the conference will be held in the HCCC Library Building – 71 Sip Ave in Jersey City, and will address a multitude of topics facing the LGBTQIA community.

Part of the College’s celebration of LBGTQIA Month, “Back 2 Basics” is presented by the Office of Student Activities and the HCCC Georgia Brooks Stonewall Project. The conference is open to students, faculty, and the general public. Tickets are free, but registration is preferred.

Several workshops are designed to engage participants in the LBGTQIA community and encourage others, especially individuals who are part of the historically marginalized voices. The workshops include: Continue reading Hudson County Community College Presents Third Annual Get LGBTQIA Conference on April 20

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Bayonne Health Fair Tuesday, April 24

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is co-sponsoring a health fair with Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The health fair will take place in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 630 Avenue C, which is located between 27th and 28th Streets.   The fair will include free health screenings, health education, and assistance with health insurance.

Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne believes in promoting the health of our residents.  I would like to encourage people to come by on Tuesday to take advantage of the services offered at the health fair.  I would like to thank Bayonne Medical Center for co-sponsoring this important event.”

The free health screenings will cover cholesterol; blood pressure; breast examinations; A1C/blood glucose; and peripheral arterial disease. 

Health education programs will cover diet and nutrition; stroke prevention education and screening; and general health. 

Doctors will participate in the health fair, and will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings.

Assistance with questions and answers about health insurance will be available.

 

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Ground-Breaking Ceremonies Held for Costco and Atlantic Realty at Former MOT

Costco Groundbreaking Bayonne
Ground-Breaking for Costco: Pictured in background: Heavy equipment operator Louis Collins. Pictured in foreground: Joseph Forgione, developer, President of JMF Properties; Council Member At-Large Juan Perez; Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace; Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa; Mayor Jimmy Davis; Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski; Cindi Galvin, BCB Community Bank; Thomas Coughlin, President, BCB Community Bank; First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter; and Kenneth O’Neill, BCB Community Bank. The Costco will be located between Chosin Few Way and Route 440 on the former Military Ocean Terminal.

Commercial and Residential Construction Begin

            Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that City officials joined developers and others for two ground-breaking ceremonies at the former Military Ocean Terminal (MOT) on April 11.

            Across from the new fire station on Chosin Few Way, City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski began the Costco ground-breaking ceremony by saying, “Today is a great day for Bayonne.”  She reminded the audience that major construction was beginning at the former MOT “after eighteen years of false starts.”  Costco has a chain of warehouse department stores that offer consumer goods and multi-pump gas stations to the buying public. Council President Ashe-Nadrowski said that the new development would mean jobs for Bayonne residents and the arrival of ferry service.  “More and more good things are happening for Bayonne,” she said. 

Council President Ashe-Nadrowski pointed out that BCB Community Bank, a Bayonne-based financial business, is providing the financing for the Costco construction.  BCB President Thomas Coughlin exclaimed, “What an exciting time for Bayonne!”  He thanked the BCB loan team for working on the financial package for the store’s construction.  Mr. Coughlin also thanked Mayor Davis for bringing Costco to Bayonne.

Joseph Forgione, President and CEO of JMF Properties, the developer, said that he first met with Mayor Davis two years ago.  At that time, Forgione said, Mayor Davis asked him to bring a Costco store to Bayonne.  Now that construction is starting, Mr. Forgione said, “It’s exciting for Bayonne.” 

Mayor Davis thanked Council President Ashe-Nadrowski and the rest of the City Council Members for supporting economic development in Bayonne.  Mayor Davis noted that various people had made “many promises over the last eighteen years” concerning the former Military Ocean Terminal.  Mayor Davis said, “We are finally delivering on those promises.”  He pointed out that during the period of Bayonne’s ownership of the former military base, Bayonne has received little money from that property.  Mayor Davis said that now the land would be providing jobs and helping the finances of the City.  He referred to Costco as “one of the top employers,” and said that today was “a big day” and “a great day.”  Mayor Davis thanked BCB Community Bank for working with the City of Bayonne on the Costco development.

Following the spoken remarks, City officials, the developer, and BCB representatives posed with a construction worker and a piece of heavy equipment that broke ground for Costco.

 

Atlantic Realty Ground breaking
Ground-Breaking for Atlantic Realty: Mayor Davis, City Council Members, and executives of Atlantic Realty broke ground for a 525 unit townhouse development that will also include a clubhouse. The development will be located in the Bayonne Bay section of the former Military Ocean Terminal.

After the ceremony at the Costco site, City officials moved to Atlantic Realty’s property in the Bayonne Bay area for a second ground-breaking ceremony.  Atlantic Realty will be constructing a 525-unit luxury townhouse development that will include a clubhouse.  Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises and former President of Atlantic Realty, thanked Mayor Davis “for his leadership.”   Mayor Davis said that the Atlantic Realty development would create “a new revenue stream for Bayonne,” and would also attract new residents to the community.  He thanked the City Council, Land Use Administrator Lillian Glazewski, and engineering consultant Andy Reichle for their work on the project.  City officials joined the management of Atlantic Realty for a ground-breaking with ceremonial shovels.

The Atlantic Realty development will include townhouse buildings designed by Berkowsky and Associates of Cranbury, New Jersey, and a clubhouse designed by the Appel Design Group of Livingston, New Jersey.

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Music Broadway Bayonne, April 20, 2018

Friday is just around the corner which means things to do and see with family and friends.

Bayonne is quickly becoming the place to visit on Friday evenings with Music on Broadway.

Wonderful food and excellent entertainment, available for your TGIF night.

Brought to you by Mayor James Davis and Bayonne UEZ.

Restaurants, Cafe’s and taverns, offer a friendly atmosphere.

So visit Bayonne tbis Friday evening.

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Hudson County Community College invites the community to learn how to make ice cream

Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has a special opportunity for those who wish to expand their cooking expertise and explore the unique ingredients, techniques, and authentic skills of creating ice cream.

The College will hold an Ice Cream Creations class on Sunday, April 22 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will be held in the kitchens of the award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts Institute, located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. Space is limited, and cost is $35 per person.

Come make delicious frozen treats from scratch. You will discover how they are flavored, ripened, and churned. Learn all about the concept behind the process of making ice creams, gelatos, and sorbets.

Those who wish to attend may register online at www.tinyurl.com/hcccculinaryspring2018 or by calling 201-360-4262. Payment by credit card, money order, cash, or check payments is due at time of registration.

More information may be obtained by calling HCCC Continuing Education at 201-360-4224 or emailing communityeducation@hccc.edu.
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