City of Hoboken Auctioning Abandoned Bicycles September 25 – October 13

Hoboken Abandoned Bike Auction
this photo does not show actual bikes at auction

The City of Hoboken is auctioning off abandoned bicycles via www.govdeals.com starting September 25th and ending October 13th. To view photos and descriptions of bicycles and to place a bid, visit: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.AdvSearchResultsNew&agency=2678

The bicycles being auctioned do not match descriptions in police reports for stolen bicycles.

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Passantino Wins Eight Awards from New Jersey Journalism Organization

BAYONNE, NJ – Freelance journalist Joseph Passantino won eight awards from the Garden State Journalism Association in its 70th Annual Memorial Journalism Awards competition.

Three of his honors were for work performed for the Hudson Reporter newspaper group, and five were for the TAPinto Bayonne news website.

Passantino received the Hildy Johnson Award for his story, “Smack Surges in Hudson County,” which appeared in The Weehawken Reporter. The GSJA bestows the honor for the “outstanding print or broadcast news story of the year.”

Along with Hudson Reporter colleague Al Sullivan, Passantino took home a second-place award in the Print/Investigative Reporting category for “Electronic Cheating? School District Investigates Possible Smart Phone Cheats.” The story ran in the Bayonne Community News.

Passantino wins eight  awards
“Snow Daze”- Photo by Joe Passantino

Passantino won second place in the Photography, Essay category for “Snow Daze; After the Blizzard,” which ran in the Bayonne Community News. The photo series chronicled the city following a 20-inch snowfall.

For TAPinto Bayonne, Passantino won in the photography categories of Spot News, General News, and Portraits & Personalities.

In Spot News, he won first place for his photo titled “Sad Day,” taken following an apparent suicide in a downtown Bayonne park.

In General News, Passantino took both first and second places for “Just Super,” a picture of a super moon taken from The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, and for “A Tale of Two Bridges.”

Passantino wins eight awards
“My Turn” photo by
Joe Passantino
Passantino wins eight  awards
“May I Help You”
photo by Joe Passantino

In Portraits & Personalities, he again took the two top spots; for “My Turn,” where he captured the image of a child waiting anxiously for his father to share ice cream, and “May I Help You?”, a shot of a dog “manning” the counter in a veterinarian’s office.

The honors were presented for work completed in 2016.

CAPTIONS:

  • 1. Snow Daze
  • 2. My Turn
  • 3. May I Help You?
  • 4. Just Super
  • 5. Sad Day
  • 6. A Tale of Two Bridges

 

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Help Puerto Rico and Mexico Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

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Donate Essential Items at Jersey City Community Event

Saturday

Additional Drop Off Locations Citywide to be
Announced in Coming Days    

With the residents of Mexico and Puerto Rico experiencing this week two

 of the worst natural disasters to befall their countries, the Jersey
City community is banding together to help collect much-needed relief
items.  The first of several donation
drives will be held from 6 p.m. to 11:30
p.m. Saturday during a community event hosted by Councilman-At-Large Daniel
Rivera on Grove Street.  The event, a Latin Jazz night, will also
serve as a drop off point for relief items where attendees or the community at
large can donate goods.

Community leaders will also be holding a meeting Saturday morning
to coordinate logistics for citywide donation sites for next week.  That information will be made available
following the meeting, so please stay tuned for additional information.

Examples
of needed items are: bottled water, non-perishable food items, batteries and
flashlights, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash,
soap, body wash, baby wipes, hand sanitizers, diapers, first aid kits, phone
chargers. No clothing or bedding at this time please. 

“Jersey City has one of the largest Puerto
Rican communities outside of Puerto Rico, with deep ties to the island where
many family members still live,” said Mayor
Fulop.  “We also have a large Mexican
community and know that both countries need help to recover from these
devastating disasters.  The Jersey City
community is one that always comes together to support those in need and we will be working together
 to help Puerto Rico and Mexico.”

“With the island without power and very
little news being delivered, our Puerto Rican community here in Jersey City wants
to get to action as quickly as possible to help loved ones and those affected
by this hurricane,” said Councilman
Rivera.  “The devastation is absolute
and we saw this as an opportunity to kick off our relief mission as we all
continue to pray for the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico.”

When:
          6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

Where:           Grove Street, between Newark
Avenue and First Street City City of Jersey City

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop

 Councilman At Large
Daniel Rivera

Members of the Municipal
Council Jersey City

 Jersey City community

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BAYONNE MAYOR DAVIS ANNOUNCES PLAN RESPOND AMAZON RFP

 

Bayonne and Amazon

Bayonne  Mayor James Davis announced recently that the City plans to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) issued by Amazon for the creation of the second headquarters in the United States.

Mayor Davis stated, “Given the fact that the City of Bayonne has over 200 acres of undeveloped land on the former Military Ocean Terminal-Bayonne (MOTBY), I believe we are uniquely positioned to respond to this request.” Bayonne’s ongoing transformation from a city of industry to a city of innovation and technology fits perfectly with Amazon’s objectives and, quite frankly, the City of Bayonne meets or exceeds every one of the logistical, cultural, communal and operational criteria set forth in Amazon’s RFP.  Simply stated, “I believe there are no other municipalities offering anything close to what Bayonne has to offer.”

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Bayonne Baytown Benefit Concert Friday September 22nd, 2017

Bayonne to Baytown Concert

Exciting Update Regarding Bayonne to Baytown Benefit Concert on Friday, September 22: Bayonne resident Award Winning Actress Tammy Blanchard will sign autographs with other celebrities and appear on stage and also appearing  American Idol Star Jackie Nese will perform

Bayonne to Baytown Concert
Actress Tammy Blanchard
Bayonne to Baytown Concert
Jackie Nese

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne resident Award Winning Actress Tammy Blanchard: Tallulah,  Into the Woods, The Good Shepherd, Rabbit Hole and many other screen  stage and television  roles will be on hand for the Benefit Concert to sign autographs, appear on stage  and lend a hand to support Bayonne  in helping Baytown Texas.

Also  American Idol star Jackie Nese and her dancers will be performing and signing autographs at the Bayonne to Baytown benefit concert on Friday, September 22. Jackie is a rising star who ignites the passion in her young hip audiences with every performance. Along with Nashville star Joe Bayer, The Blue Dawg Band, Rocco and the Mob, and various other performers, she will rock the house.

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Bayonne Mayor Davis Announces Plans To Respond Amazon RFP

Mayor James Davis announced today that
the City plans to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) issued by Amazon for the creation of the second headquarters in the United States.

Mayor Davis stated, “Given the fact that the City of Bayonne has over 200 acres of undeveloped land on the former Military Ocean Terminal-Bayonne (MOTBY), I believe
we are uniquely positioned to respond to this request.” Bayonne’s ongoing transformation from a city of industry to a city of innovation and technology fits perfectly with Amazon’s objectives and, quite frankly, the City of Bayonne meets or exceeds every one
of the logistical, cultural, communal and operational criteria set forth in Amazon’s RFP.  Simply stated, “I believe there are no other municipalities offering anything close to what Bayonne has to offer.”

The area being offered by Bayonne as the location for Amazon HQ2 sits on the Hudson River steps away from the Hudson Bergen Light Rail, adjacent to Route 440, within
easy reach of three major airports and two Amtrak train stations with a soon-to-be-finished direct access to the New Jersey Turnpike.  The area currently has plans for development of residential and retail space on a portion of the former base that would fit
in with Amazon’s goal of the headquarters being part of a thriving community. The area also offers great growth potential with many old warehouses and other abandoned industrial sites nearby.

Amazon’s current corporate headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington and its Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, has announced that Amazon is looking to set up a second
corporate headquarters outside of Seattle.  “Amazon is looking for a city located in a metropolitan area of 1 million or more people,” Davis added, “with a diverse, educated population, ample recreational opportunities and quick access to mass transit, major
highways, international airports and major universities.  Sounds to me like Mr. Bezos wants to come to Bayonne.”

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Staff members at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington pause in front of the cemetery’s 9-11 Memorial Monument

Holy Cross Mausoleum 911

Staff members at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington pause in front of the cemetery’s 9-11 Memorial Monument for a moment of silence and prayers to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center and Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93. Workers at each of eight archdiocesan properties of Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, gather to commemorate the 9-11 anniversary each year since the tragedy. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries)

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We’ve updated our audition information and wanted to send you the update. Also, we have some exciting changes for the upcoming season that we will be sharing soon. 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT


SINGERS WANTED: JOIN CANTIGAS WOMEN’S CHOIR
FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

HOBOKEN, N.J. – September 7, 2017Cantigas Women’s Choir seeks skilled and committed singers for its upcoming 2017-2018 season. The Hudson County women’s chorus brings a diverse community of women together  — from all ages and all backgrounds —  to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing and perform a broad spectrum of global music, both classic and contemporary.

The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mustard Seed School at 422 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Auditions will be held on Thursdays in Hoboken in September.


Cantigas is seeking women of all vocal ranges. Sight reading skills are strongly desirable, but not required. Ability to sing in tune and blend in classical style is essential.


Interested singers should contact Artistic Director Joan Litman by e-mail at joanlitman@gmail.com.


Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a “cantiga,” is composed of 50 women of varying ages and backgrounds, and brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing. The group performs a broad spectrum of global music. In addition to its own biannual concerts, the group performs for community groups, including at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, Alaris Health at Hamilton Park in Jersey City, and on behalf of the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. Litman founded the group in September 2002.


Joan Isaacs Litman, founding Artistic Director of Cantigas Women’s Choir, has been a music educator and choral director in the New York metropolitan area for many years. With a longing to stimulate interest and appreciation of less understood cultures, Joan has researched traditional songs of the Middle East. In recent years, she has taught and guest conducted in Spain, Syria, Lebanon, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. For many years, Joan served on the music faculty of the United Nations International School in Manhattan. She is presently Artist-in-Residence at the Mustard Seed School, where she is also a founder and Music Director Emerita.




Cantigas Official Web Site: www.cantigas.net


Twitter: @cantigaschoir Facebook: facebook.com/CantigasChoir

Instagram: cantigaschoir



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Bayonne to Baytown Fundraiser September 22, 2017

Nashville and New Jersey Musicians to Play in Bayonne to Benefit Baytown, Texas Hurricane Victims

Mayor Jimmy Davis of Bayonne announced that plans are taking shape for the Bayonne to Baytown Benefit Concert which is set for Friday, September 22, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park. Proceeds will benefit the flood victims in Baytown, Texas. 

Mayor Davis said, “This concert will give Bayonne residents a special opportunity to help the residents of Baytown. I know we can count the generosity of our residents at this time of great need in Texas.”

A variety of musicians will play at the concert free of
play at the concert free of charge. Bands will play at the amphitheater that is the site of Bayonne’s Summer Sounds concert series. Nationally known Nashville recording artist Joe Bayer plays country and country rock music. He was named Entertainer of the Year by County Blast Radio in 2015. He has performed at clubs in the metropolitan area, and played last year at the Bayonne Community Museum.

Rocco and the Mob is a New Jersey-based, seven-piece band that plays classic rock. The Mob is a tight rhythm section fueled by driving horns.

The Blue Dawg Band is a Bayonne-based group that is known for playing blues and classic rock at local venues. Band member Terry Young recruited the talent for the benefit concert.

Several other local musical acts will take part in the program, and will be announced. The Artist Avenue Performers will sing the National Anthem, under the direction of Melissa Rada.

Mayor Davis will serve as master of ceremonies.
The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), Bayonne’s community action organization, will accept donations of any size in lieu of a set admission fee. Checks should be made payable to the BEOF with “Baytown” written in the memo portion of the check. Donations can also be made online at beof.org. To make online donations on the BEOF website, please follow the logo for Hurricane Harvey donations and click on it. That will bring you to the donation page. The BEOF will act as the recipient of tax-deductible donations to assist the people of Baytown. The BEOF will disburse funds to Baytown following the concert. Admission to the concert will be based on a free-will offering. No donation will be considered too large or too small. At the concert, there will be a table set up to accept electronic donations. Cash donations will also be accepted, but checks and electronic donations are preferred for reasons of security and tax-deductibility. To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Recreation 

Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129. Local vendors who are willing to donate their profits to the BEOF for the Bayonne to Baytown project should contact Mr. Amadeo to apply to participate in the September 22 event.

To ensure sufficient seating for the event, members of the audience are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

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Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

Clergy will Provide Support & Comfort as well as access to Social Services

Chaplain Program Supported by a $10,000 Grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations.

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a new program to use local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations. The program is supported by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

“Other cities nationally and in New Jersey are successfully using chaplains to provide timely and compassionate response,” said Mayor Fulop. “We care when our residents are hurting, and the Chaplains provide support to help people at a time of crisis or loss. These are people in the community who they know and trust, and who could provide assistance at a time when they need it most.” Continue reading Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

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