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Social Media Certificate Program

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A presence on social media in conjunction with a business website ensures you and your business are searchable. The content shared on the social media platform allows potential customers to get to know you before they reach out. Experts advise companies to consider quality over quantity when it comes to their social media posts. Businesses need to understand the difference between sales and marketing.Source: Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Hudson County Community College’s Department of Continuing Education is proud to offer a New live, fully online Social Media Marketing Certificate program this Summer. The certificate program promises participants will learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and create marketing strategies you can take back and integrate into your communication and marketing skillset. Participants will analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate media strategies as an integral part of the overall marketing communications strategy throughout the program. The course will focus on how Social Media strategies can be used effectively in marketing communications programs, what Social Media platforms should/should not be used, how to build engagement, and how to measure, track, and evaluate performance and effectiveness.
Program benefits:Summarize the evolution of social media and its interaction with and effect on the media landscapeApply critical thinking and evaluation skills in assessing, applying, and participating in social mediaComprehend the current communication norms of social mediaUtilize current Social Media tools and channels and understand the Social Media participantDevelop strategic and tactical Social Media communication skillsDemonstrate presentation and writing skillsIdentify, analyze and apply new communication strategies and tactics
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Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Food Truck Festival that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 7, has been moved to Saturday, May 14, due to the rainy weather that has been predicted for May 7.

          The hours and location of the food truck festival will remain the same: from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Avenue E in Bayonne, between 22nd Street and 24th Street.  Only the date has been changed to Saturday, May 14.  Please adjust your calendars.

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COVID: recent paintings by Lou Carbone opens Saturday May 7, 2 – 5pm Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street

The Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson Street announces a new exhibit by Hoboken master painter Lou Carbone on Saturday, May 7, with an opening reception with the artist from 2 – 5pm. “COVID” consists of 25 16 x 20 acrylic paintings Lou did under quarantine. Lou Carbone’s “COVID” in the Museum’s Upper Gallery runs from Saturday, May 7 until Sunday, July 3. To see more of Lou’s work, click here.

With diverse influences that include cubism, surrealism and the Mexican muralists, Lou’s paintings are a series of pictorial spaces borne of personal experience as filtered through dreams and illusions. The images of anonymous figures in common settings depict ritual happening combined with feelings of sexual tension that are woven with a quiet elegant motion.

Each canvas is a merging of fact and fantasy that opens a window to animated yet mysterious places. Many of the objects and figures are structured, ordered and linear yet they create elements that have references to the mystical and spiritual, using multiple perspective and intense color. Lou has developed an assortment of visual symbols in an effort to pare cultural traditions and rituals to their essence and intensify the relationships between his subjects. His tools may be color, line and composition but the imagery is formed through the visceral process of thought.

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Bayonne Career & Job Expo APRIL 27TH, 2022 6-8PM

Calling ALL Job Seekers
Are You Looking for a Job or Career?

* Do You Want to Learn a Trade? * Are You Seeking to
Network with Employers?
Register NOW Online to Attend!
Employers Interested in Attending – E-mail:

Bayonne High School
Rich Korpi Ice Rink Gym k
667 Avenue A
Bayonne, NJ
Various Employers
Will be Recruiting
➢ Come Prepared
to Interview
➢ Neat Attire
➢ Bring 5-10 Copies of Your Resume

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Food Truck Festival Set for Bayonne on Saturday, May 7

Photo River View Observer 2018- taken when event first began in early afternoon, by 2pm Festival goers were over 2000 people

If you are the type of person who loves Food Truck food, you are in for a treat next month, because Mayor Jimmy Davis recently announced that Bayonne is hosting its third food truck festival on Saturday, May 7, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.  This year’s festival is the first since 2019.  The Coronavirus prevented the event from taking place in 2020 and 2021. Mayor Davis said, “We welcome the return of this popular community event. The food truck festival will offer people a day to try cuisine from the best food trucks in the region.  We look forward to seeing both Bayonne residents and out-of-town visitors as we bring the food trucks back to Avenue E.  The festival will welcome people to our community to celebrate the spring and to see how great Bayonne is.”  Mayor Davis continued, “The City of Bayonne encourages people to arrive by Light Rail at the 22nd Street Station.  It will be an easy way to come to the festival and see what Bayonne has to offer.”

Jersey City Project Eat
Photo 2018
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Bayonne Free Public Library Director JP Porcaro has announced a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro,” on Friday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Participants who attend all three modules will receive a certificate of participation, and all modules can be accessed at This is a follow-up to last year’s event, and all new topics will be addressed this year. The summit is hosted by Magro, a best-selling author, public speaker, and autism self-advocate. The program will include several panel discussions via Zoom as well as presentations for educators, therapists, and parents.

“As we celebrate April’s World Autism Month, I applaud the Bayonne Public Library for offering this event for our community,” Magro said. “As someone who used to be nonverbal and today has his doctorate and is a professional speaker, I’m excited about the opportunity to educate to help break down barriers.” Topics will include identifying misconceptions of autism; stereotyping; self-advocacy; advocacy for society and identifying resources. The summit will start with a welcome session, and then be separated into three modules with breaks between. Closing remarks start at 3:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session.

To register, go to

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Hudson County Community College to Mark 10th Anniversary of Its North Hudson Campus with Dedication to Congressman Albio Sires


Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, and
New Jersey Senator and Union City Mayor Brian Stack will join the celebration.

April 25, 2022, Jersey City, NJ – On a sunny September Wednesday in 2011, more than 100 individuals gathered outside 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, New Jersey to celebrate the grand opening of the $28.2 million Hudson County Community College (HCCC) North Hudson Higher Education Center (now the HCCC North Hudson Campus). Elected and appointed officials, college and university presidents, Hudson County area grade-school and high-school principals and counselors, and HCCC students, trustees, faculty, and staff came together for a day of festivities that included music, guided tours, ice cream socials, scavenger hunts, keepsake photos, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with formal remarks.

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          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he and the Bayonne City Council are inviting community members and groups to take part in a citywide Earth Day clean-up in Bayonne on Saturday, April 30.  Mayor Davis said, “Earth Day 2022 will provide residents a great opportunity to volunteer to clean up and beautify our city.  It’s a day when we can work together building community spirit and a cleaner Bayonne.” 

          Mayor Davis continued, “There was an impressive turnout of 800 volunteers throughout the community for our previous Earth Day clean-up.  I look forward to a continuation of that great effort in 2022.”

          City officials are inviting individuals, community organizations, and other groups of volunteers to sign up to clean a specific area of the community on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Interested organizations and individuals are invited to register as a team.  People can either form a team to participate, or the organizers can place individuals on a team near where they live.  In recent years, various teams, local businesses, and community groups have taken part.  Mayor Davis said, “We would like to encourage all of them to sign up again for the 2022 clean-up.  We would also welcome new groups and individuals to join in the Earth Day clean-up activities.”  Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible, in order to get a designated clean-up area.  The Department of Public Works is coordinating the clean-up with the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  To register, please contact Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at 

Any businesses or organizations that would like to co-sponsor the clean-up should contact Dee Dee. 

Teams will be asked to take photos of the garbage bags collected, so that they can be displayed on Facebook. The group with the most garbage bags will win a pizza party with Mayor Davis.  

          After taking part in the citywide clean-up, all participating teams and individuals are invited to an Earth Day celebration at the lower level of DiDomenico 16th Street Park, below the foot of West 16th Street, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.  The celebration will include a bounce house ride, food, and entertainment, along with advocates promoting environmental education.

Mayor Davis concluded, “We should all help our community and our planet on Earth Day and throughout the year.  Let’s have a successful, citywide clean-up on Saturday, April 30.”

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By Tris McCall

An Art exhibit featuring the works of the late Artist John Ruddy is being shown at Art 150 Gallery, 150 Bay Street, Jersey City . April 3rd to April 30th, 2022 Sundays from 1pm to 4pm

John Ruddy loved the color orange. Not the pale baby-aspirin orange of a sunrise, or even the urban orange of traffic cones — the shade he liked best was the reddish-orange of the roaring blaze. The paintings on view at “John Ruddy: Celebrating A Life Well Lived” pulsate with vibrant color: magenta suns, egg yolk yellows, glowing ectoplasm greens, Papa Smurf blues. It is Ruddy’s searing oranges, however, that make the most immediate impression. Sometimes he depicted fire outright. Sometimes he simply suggested conflagration, with hot colors leaping and spreading from shape to shape as fires do. Even some of his frames have curled edges reminiscent of flames. His retrospective exhibition sets the entire ART150 Gallery (150 Bay Street) ablaze.

Andrea Morin Currator of John Ruddy: Celebrating a Life Well Lived

Initially this seems logical. Ruddy, who died suddenly in December 2021 at 49, was a firefighter as well as a painter. He wasn’t a part-time alarm-answerer, either — Ruddy was a battalion chief in the Jersey City Fire Department. He was well acquainted with the danger of the roaring blaze. Yet it might be surprising that a man whose business involved quenching fires should invest his depictions of fire with so much life. Ruddy’s flames are saw-toothed and spike-tailed; they curve and snap and encircle his subjects, many of whom are fantastic creatures drawn from Indian and Near Eastern mythology. Curator Andrea Morin’s show, presented by ProArts, reveals John Ruddy to be a complicated, prickly character, unafraid of a challenge, a born adventurer utterly uninterested in aesthetic caution.   

Attending the Reception for the Opening of John Ruddy: Celebrating a Life Well Lived members of John’s family, his wife, Geeta (Nee Purohit )(Gray sweater) Daughter, Asha Grace Ruddy (Black sweater) Mother Grace Fallacara (Green sweater) Father, John Ruddy(Ret. BC JCFD) (standing behind Grace) John’s brother, Stephen Liberto (standing in back) and his Uncle, ( Far left) Vito Fallacara, Aunt Dee Poremski (Pink sweater) and ( Far right) cousin Russell Fallacara
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