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Cat Colony Rescued From 24th Street Home in Bayonne

Cat Colony photo
Not actual photo of cats rescued on 24th Street in Bayonne

 A Cat Colony was rescued recently from an abandoned home on 24th Street in Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis made the announcement recently  after receiving word from City Council Secretary Beth Polera in late 2016 that at least forty cats were living without humans in the home, Mayor Davis asked that the problem be addressed immediately.   City Community and Cultural Affairs Officer Dorothy Roszkowski, a member of the CARE Organization, set up a visit to the house with volunteers. The house, which is in foreclosure, is owned by a bank in Florida.  The bank gave permission to Roszkowski to enter the building to help the cats.  Continue reading Cat Colony Rescued From 24th Street Home in Bayonne

CarePoint Health Toy Drive

Bayonne Board of Ed

CAREPOINT DRIVE: CarePoint Health held a toy donation/clothing drive for the Bayonne Board of Education Special Services Department.

Those pictured include Bayonne Schools Superintendent Patricia McGeehan (fourth from left); Catherine Shull-Fernald (center), CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer; and Mohammad Shozub (fifth from right), CarePoint Site Manager, Patient Experience Department.



Party of Five Acappella Doo Wop Group to appear at Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival October 15th

Party of Five
Party of Five
Front Jack Sepede,
Joe Pupino, Joe Calamito, Jerry Lanzerotti, Bob Goetz












Party of Five a Acappella Doo Wop Vocal Group will appear at the Bergen Point Fall Festival the annual community Festival will feature Music Entertainment, Great Food, Inflatable rides, Caricaturist, Sand Art, Face Painting and more.

The Windwill Alliance will also host the following events: Basketball Throw in front of Highways Store, Pumpkin Painting on the Trinity Parish Lawn, The Windmill Center Bake Sale, Basket Raffles.

There will be a Dog Costume Contest at 12 noon

If You Go

October 15

Broadway from 5th street to Cottage Street in Bayonne

12 Noon-6 PM

For more information  call the Bayonne UEZ Office  201-858-6357




Bayonne’s Bridges Gymnastics Center team girls shined at their first meet of the season. The Pumpkin Cup meet was held at Bishop Ahern high school in Edison N.J.   . A very special congratulations goes out to 9 year old Emilie Mandaro and 9 year old Marie Little for qualifying into Bridges USAG optional level 6 team program.

Other team girls shining at the meet are their level 4 gymnasts Alexandria Rivera, Natalie Wondolowski, and Elizabeth Keller, along with their level 3 teammates Maya Sekulski, Isabella Vera , Alexsandra Hrynkiewicz and Snehi Vijaywargiya.

Bridges Gymnastics Photo is left to right. Marie Little, coach Jaclyn Poznansky and Emilie Mandaro For more information on the Bridges Gymnastics Center at 91 west 23rd street, call 201-339-0202.

New Jersey Turnpike Construction Update 14A Interchange

14A constuction project Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis  announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about the New Jersey Turnpike reconstruction of interchange 14A.

In the toll plaza area, toll lane and toll island construction are continuing on the west side. Nighttime closures of certain toll lanes are expected on weeknights for two weeks, starting August 13, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Other toll lanes will remain open in both directions during that period. Traffic flow will continue. Construction of a new building continues on the east side. Utility construction work is proceeding. Sign structure foundation work is moving ahead on the east side. Continue reading New Jersey Turnpike Construction Update 14A Interchange

Bayonne’s Tammy Blanchard in her first Disney film: INTO THE WOODS


An Interview with local actress Tammy Blanchard

INTO THE WOODS Punch, Baranski and Blanchard ,
Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski and Bayonne actress Tammy Blanchard in a scene from Disney’s INTO THE WOODS
Actress Tammy Blanchard at home before the INTO THE WOODS Premiere Dec. 8th, 2014 Photo: Ava Jean Entertainment(c)
Actress Tammy Blanchard at home before the INTO THE WOODS Premiere Dec. 8th, 2014
Photo: Ava Jean Entertainment(c)

After the presents have been opened on Christmas Day, it’s always fun to go out and catch a movie. That’s what Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Stephen Sondheim fans will be doing when the movie musical INTO THE WOODS opens nationwide on Dec. 25th.

Meryl Streep stars as the Wicked Witch and a troupe of wickedly talented stars including Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski and Bayonne’s Tammy Blanchard join her for a romp in the woods. “Be careful what you wish for” is the film’s tagline because although it’s about Grimm Fairy Tales, this is no kiddie movie. Sondheim and co-writer James Lapine have taken several fairy tale characters on loopy adventures where very adult things happen, and not every journey ends happily ever after.

Disney’s INTO THE WOODS is the filmed version of the Tony Award winning musical which debuted on Broadway in 1987 starring Bernadette Peters as the wicked witch, and directed by Hal Prince. It has been performed throughout the world, has had several revivals here and in London, and has taken almost 30 years to go from stage to screen.

During her career, Bayonne’s Tammy Blanchard earned Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of Judy Garland in LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND; ME AND MY SHADOWS; and two Tony Award nominations for supporting roles in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…(with “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe) and GYPSY starring Bernadette Peters. Continue reading Bayonne’s Tammy Blanchard in her first Disney film: INTO THE WOODS

CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Major Upgrade to the Emergency Department

Photo by Stephen Mack 

Investment of approximately $1,000,000 results in significant  Improvements to facilities Results in faster, more efficient delivery of medical services and patient care

Bayonne, New Jersey (November 6, 2014) –  CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and other elected officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center’s renovated Emergency Department. With an investment of close to one million dollars, the Emergency Department has created a facility designed to decrease wait times, handle increased patient volume and provide the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art environment.

Continue reading CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Major Upgrade to the Emergency Department

Take A Walk Through the Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival

The residents of Bayonne came out in numbers on Saturday October 18th, 2014 for the Bayonne Bergen Point Fall Festival.
The first festival for Bayonne in a few years and one that Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Urban Enterprise Director Terrence Malloy and the Bergen Point Merchants felt the city should have.
The festival featured music, entertainment,great food, inflatable rides,balloon sculpture and much more
So join our River View camera for walk through the festival

Oscar Winners Viewed Through a Local Lens


By Ricardo Kaulessar

Riverviewobserver.netThe 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 2 to honor excellence in filmmaking during the past year.

But you may be thinking that the Oscars will be handed out in Los Angeles, and I am here in Cliffside Park or Bayonne. What connection does it have to me?

Actually, those towns as well as some others in northern New Jersey have an interesting association with Oscar history.


Whenever Bayonne is mentioned in any sentence regarding the movies, what should come to mind are two things: Tom Cruise and alien invasion.

Anyone who’s a fan of the 2005 blockbuster hit, “War of the Worlds,” will remember that Cruise’s character and his family lived in the Peninsula City before fleeing for their lives. Much of the Bayonne filming for the Steven Spielberg movie that earned three Oscar nominations happened in the area of First Street and Kennedy Boulevard. Continue reading Oscar Winners Viewed Through a Local Lens


telly_site_bugs_silverBayonne resident Freddy Garcia Jr. a Television Editor, was awarded not one but two Telly Awards in the 34th Annual event for his outstanding work. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. In the Bronze category Freddy won for “Slauson Our Time”, a featurette on New York Jets football player Michael Slauson and his contributions to the non-profit organization Our Time, which help kids who stutter discover the power of their individual voices and gain the confidence needed to share them with the world.

In the Silver category he won for “Keller Family Fun”, a featurette on the day in the life of football player Dustin Keller and his brother. Freddy is Bayonne High School alumni who went on to study film and graduated with a BA from NJCU. He has been previously nominated for an Emmy for his editorial contributions to Sesame Street’s “Talk Listen Connect”, a series supplying resources and support for military families.