Hudson County Community College Brings Classes to Students with Off-Site Courses for Fall 2018 Semester

Convenient locations include Harrison, Kearny, Union City, and Bayonne; application fee will be waived with online code.

Hudson County Community College Brings Classes to Students with Off-Site Courses for Fall 2018 Semester

July 11, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is offering college-level classes for the upcoming Fall semester on weekday evenings in Harrison, Kearny, Union City, and Bayonne. The classes will provide residents with flexibility and ease in taking basic and required courses in a variety of subjects close to home at convenient times.  Classes are scheduled for September 25 through December 19. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Brings Classes to Students with Off-Site Courses for Fall 2018 Semester

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US Navy Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Mathew Delgado from Bayonne Wins Event

SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 1, 2018) Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Matthew Delgado, from Bayonne, New Jersey, high fives Cmdr. Leroy Mitchell, the commanding officer of the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) after winning a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) event on the ship’s flight deck. Benfold is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)180701-N-GR120-0042https://www.flickr.com/photos/navyoutreach/29341459028/in/dateposted-public/_____________

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Hudson County Community College Welcomes New President

July 5, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – On Monday, July 2, 2018, Christopher Reber, Ph.D., began serving as president of Hudson County Community College (HCCC).  He succeeds Glen Gabert, Ph.D. who was president at the College for 25 years and retired June 30.

Hudson County Community College Welcomes New President
Christopher Reber, Ph.D. is the new president of Hudson County Community College

Dr. Reber comes to HCCC from Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) near Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as president from July 2014 to June 2018.  Prior to CCBC, Dr. Reber was the Executive Dean of Venango College of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he was the chief executive and academic officer. His career also includes 18 years at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he served on the senior management team as the Chief Development, University Relations, and Alumni Affairs Officer during a successful $50 million capital campaign; and Chief Student Affairs Officer during a period of major college growth.

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Hudson County Hosts Powerhouse Latina Music and Dance Acts in Concert Wednesday, July 18th at 7 pm. Tickets Available Now!

Hudson County Hosts Powerhouse Latina Music and Dance Acts in Concert Wednesday, July 18th at 7 pm. Tickets Available Now! 

Jersey City, NJ—Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders are proud to announce an evening of dynamic live music headlined by two sizzling acts, to be presented Wednesday, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Rotunda of the historic Brennan Court House (583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City).

The evening will open with a performance by the Brazilian singer/songwriter Monika Oliveira. Born in Belem do Para and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira has been performing in the New York area for more than twenty years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage with a mastery of Jazz to create what critics describe as a “sultry variation on both … that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate.” Joined by the Brazilians Trio, she will take the stage at 7 pm.

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Joseph Scott Of Jersey City Medical Center Named Board Chair of America’s Essential Hospitals

Jersey City, NJ – Joseph Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been appointed chair of the Board of America’s Essential Hospitals. America’s Essential Hospitals, representing over 325 members, is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated excellence in health care for all, regardless of social or economic circumstance, and advances the work of hospitals and health systems committed to ensuring access to care and optimal health for America’s most vulnerable people.

Scott has served as a Board member for America’s Essential Hospitals since 2015.

“America’s Essential Hospitals plays a fundamental role in ensuring that our most vulnerable patients have access to the most high-quality care,” said Scott. “Eliminating health care disparities across the communities we serve has been a key driver for both Jersey City Medical Center and the RWJBarnabas Health system as a whole. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with leaders from across the country to advance the work of safety-net hospitals and health systems and ensure access to quality care for all.”

Scott has served as the President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center since 2008 and has helped the hospital to achieve a number of accolades, including twelve “A” ratings from the Leapfrog Group for hospital safety and five consecutive “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” awards from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). A year after Scott began his role as President and CEO, the hospital was awarded Magnet Designation and in 2017, Jersey City Medical Center received its third consecutive designation.

In addition to his role as President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, Scott also serves as the EVP of the Office of Health Care Transformation for RWJBarnabas Health. In that role, he oversees the system’s strategic plan and implementation of the system’s population health strategy. Additionally, Scott is a member of the New Jersey City University Board and is immediate past chair of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey where he has served on the board since 2008. He is the former Chair of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to assuming his position at Jersey City Medical Center, Scott served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broward General Medical Center. He began his career at Broward Health as Director of Pharmacy of Coral Springs Medical Center.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in 1978. He later went on to earn his master’s degree in Health and Health Care Administration and Management from St. Thomas University in 2000. Scott has been a resident of Jersey City, New Jersey for the past ten years.

About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area of more than five million residents. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization. RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for its outstanding quality and safety.

About America’s Essential Hospitals
America’s Essential Hospitals champions excellence in health care for all, regardless of social or economic circumstance, and advances the work of hospitals and health systems committed to ensuring access to care and optimal health for America’s most vulnerable people. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

Our more than 325 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care through trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care.

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Holy Cross Cemetery Receives 2018 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award

Cemetery’s 1936 Office Building Wins Preservation Project Award —

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. – At a recent awards ceremony, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark
was presented with the 2018 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award in the category of
Continuing Preservation and Use for its Holy Cross Cemetery 1936 Office Building Preservation Project in North Arlington.

The Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually by Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board
of Chosen Freeholders, the Department of Parks, the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board.

Joseph Verzi, Assistant Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries, was on hand to accept the award.

“The essence of historic preservation is exemplified uniquely in our cemeteries because they serve as a primary place of remembrance
of those we loved,” said Verzi. “The names we place on cemetery markers, monuments, and walls of columbaria and mausoleums indicate where the remains of our loved ones reside, and we can find them and tell others how to find them in our historic office building
at Holy Cross Cemetery. As such, we are honored to receive this award and thank the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board for recognizing the historic significance of our cemetery office building
and how much it has meant to our community.”

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Holy Cross Cemetery’s office building was added to the cemetery grounds in 1936, almost three decades after farm owners sold the property to the Archdiocese of Newark
to help establish a final and fine resting place for the area’s Catholic community. Little did the farmers know that one-fifth of North Arlington, or roughly 208 acres, would become the largest Catholic Cemetery in New
Jersey, with over 300 thousand memorials. This equates to about 20 interments for every single living person in the town. Central to the cemetery’s operations has been the historic Holy Cross Office building.
By 2012, the building was showing its age from 80 years of wear and tear resulting from water infiltration, acid rain, and nonexistent insulation. Additionally, the vast
and continuously growing numbers of archives required additional interior space to safeguard the records of those who had passed on and were memorialized therein. The humble building, just steps off busy Ridge Road, had
been a familiar comfort to generations of grieving Catholics crossing its threshold to conduct the final business of a passed life.
Understanding this, the Archdiocese of Newark decided to fully commit to the preservation of this cemetery records office building.

Within three-and-a-half-years, the project was planned and designed and preservation of the original building and construction of its addition were completed. During
this time, the original building was brought into compliance with modern building codes, thereby extending the structure’s useful life into the foreseeable future. The building reopened in 2017 and continues to be a central resource for genealogists researching
the Holy Cross Cemetery archives, which contain over 300,000 memorials. As stated in the Historic Preservation Awards program, “the new addition would not compete with the beauty of the 1936 building, but would extend its useful life and use materials and
architecture sympathetic to the dignity of the original.”

Holy Cross Cemetery was the recipient of another prestigious award earlier this year: the 2017-2018 American Cemetery Excellence (ACE) Award. The award, presented by
American Cemetery & Cremation magazine, a funeral and cemetery industry publication, recognizes the most outstanding cemeteries around the world. According to the magazine, “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.”

Holy Cross Cemetery also 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…”

To learn more about Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum and the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark, visit
www.rcancem.org.

Pictured:
Joseph Verzi, Assistant Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries (center), accepting the Bergen County Historic Preservation Award in the category of Continuing Preservation and Use for the Holy Cross
Cemetery 1936 Office Building Preservation Project in North Arlington.

Pictured:
Holy Cross Cemetery’s office building was added to the cemetery grounds in 1936, almost three decades after farm owners sold the property to the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.

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The newly preserved and historic Holy Cross office building is a central resource for genealogists. It still contains the well preserved, but now digitally rendered, archives of the entire necropolis’ 301,000+ inhabitants
dating back to 1905.

MORE HISTORIC PHOTOS AT

https://www.rcancem.org/holy-cross-cemetery-receives-2018-bergen-county-historic-preservation-award/

Photos courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark.

Thank you,
Maria

Maria Margiotta, M.Sc.
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, N.J. 07104
Tel. 973-497-7987 | Cell. 201-306-8695
Maria.Margiotta@rcan.org
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Bayonne’s Mayor Davis and City Council Sworn in for Second Terms

Bayonne Mayor Davis and City Council Sworn in for Second term
At City Inauguration Ceremony: Pictured left to right in foreground: U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Mayor Jimmy Davis. Shown left to right in background: First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, former State Senator Ray Lesniak (Union County), Hudson County Democratic Chair Amy DeGise, Hudson County Clerk Junior Maldonado, Kearny Mayor Al Santos, Mike Wilson of Post 19, and City Clerk Robert F. Sloan.

            Before an audience of more than 250 people in the City Council Chambers on Sunday, July 1, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne’s five City Council Members took their oaths of office for new terms in municipal government.  The event featured remarks by Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, and former City Council President Joseph Makowski.  There were also prayers and reflections by Coptic Orthodox Vice Pope and Bishop David, Pastor Dorothy Patterson of the Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, and Father John Fencik of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church. The City’s Chief Financial Officer and former Mayor Terrence Malloy served as master of ceremonies.

            Originally scheduled to be held outdoors, the inaugural ceremony was moved to the Council chambers, due to the severe heat. Continue reading Bayonne’s Mayor Davis and City Council Sworn in for Second Terms

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Ed & Mary’s Pints for Pups and let’s not forget kittens

Ed & Mary’s Pints for Pups and let’s not forget about kittens.

Ed & Mary’s located at 174 Cole Street in downtown Jersey City and Liberty Humane Society along with Guinness would like you to join them at their fundraiser to raise money for animals who need homes.

The purchase of a $5 ticket, enjoy one free Guinness and all proceeds from the event goes to charity.

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Bayonne Seeks Non-profit Groups for National Night Out August 7

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne is seeking local non-profit organizations to take part in National Night Out in Bayonne on the evening of Tuesday, August 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. National Night Out is a nationwide event that is designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime. The event will feature food and family fun.
Non-profit organizations that might be interested in participating in National Night Out in Bayonne should contact Dee Dee Bottino at the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at bayonneuez@baynj.org. Spaces for participating organizations are limited, because the event will cover only a two-block portion of Broadway. National Night Out 2018 in Bayonne will take place on Broadway between 21st Street and 23rd Street.
The event is being organized by the Bayonne Police Department and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District. Several businesses are sponsoring National Night Out. They will be announced in a subsequent story. Participating businesses and non-profit organizations will be allowed to distribute promotional items. Food and beverages will be available free of charge. No goods or services will be allowed to be sold at the event.

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