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way to go staffing bayonne NEWEST LOCATION ribbon cutting

Photo Source: Bayonne Mayor Davis

Way to Go Staffing has been doing business for the last six years in the city of Bayonne, on Saturday, January 9th the opening of their new office location at 725 Broadway Bayonne became official with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony attended by Bayonne Mayor James Davis, and members of the Bayonne Municipal Council and Way to Go Staff.

Way to Go Staffing meets the needs of venues/banquet halls lacking in proper staffing, and/or find hassle in assigning shifts for events

Way To Go Staffing is a premium wait staff and bartending agency that provides professional service. Their servers are well-trained and knowledgeable in the various aspects that go into providing world class service at any event.

Way to go Staffing hires people with strong resumes and recommendations. Their r staff follows a strict set of principles that ensures world-class service.-

Way To Go Staffing sends staff captains; qualified, to oversee that all tasks are executed in a timely efficient manner and to enforce our principal set of rules. This differentiates them from other agencies who do not take the time to select only the highly qualified employees and assign appropriate staff captains.

Way to Go Staffing

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State Awards Bayonne $100,000 for City Pool Improvements

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded the City of Bayonne a recreation improvement grant of $100,000.  Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne would like to thank Governor Murphy, Lt. Governor Oliver, and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for this generous grant.  The funding will be used to upgrade the DiDomenico Municipal Pool facility.”

The pool is located on West 16th Street between Avenue A and Newark Bay in DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  The original version of the facility was constructed in 1956 under the leadership of former Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico, after whom the pool and the surrounding park are named.

          The grant to Bayonne, one of 162 announced by the Department of Community Affairs, is a Local Recreation Improvement Grant.  Counties, municipalities, and school districts were all eligible to apply for these grants, which are competitive.  DCA awarded a total of $10 million of funding in this round of grants.  Parks, recreation centers, and stadiums are among the facilities that will benefit across New Jersey. 

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner, said, “DCA is proud to assist local governments in repairing and upgrading their parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities into spaces that promote people’s physical and mental well-being.”  Lt. Oliver continued, “A big part of what makes a community healthy and vibrant is giving residents the opportunity to take a walk, play a game, and participate in sports and other activities with friends and neighbors in a safe and accessible place.”

Jacquelyn Suarez, the Director of the New Jersey Division of Local Services, said, “The Division of local Government Services developed this program, in part, to provide quality outdoor recreational space for the residents of underserved communities.”  She continued, “This need has been especially heightened over the last couple of years as people searched for outdoor spaces to help alleviate the significant stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic.”

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Silverman and the Hamilton Square Condominium Association presents Color Continues”  Featuring m.dreeland 

Above image credit: “Milk Cloud #105″ Acrylic and Paper 36″ x 36”, 2021 @mdreeland

SILVERMAN and
The Hamilton Square Condominium Association Present:

“Color Continues” 
Featuring m.dreeland 

Curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
6-8pm

Hamilton Square Condominiums
232 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ  07302
201.435.8000

Masks are required for this event.

Exhibition on view in the lobby from January 5, 2022 – April 30, 2022.

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Lowe’s Home Improvement Sponsors Beautification Projects in Bayonne

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Lowe’s Home Improvement has sponsored two beautification projects in Bayonne, one by the 14 A Turnpike interchange and the other at DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  Lowe’s carried out the community programs as part of its Heroes Project, a company volunteer program. Lowe’s contacted the Bayonne Department of Public Works to find out some ways in which they could be helpful to the community.  After consulting with Public Works Director Tom Cotter, the Lowe’s volunteers began their work in two parts of Bayonne during the month of October. 

          The first Lowe’s project took place around the Bayonne welcome sign that is located immediately south of the 14 A Turnpike interchange.  The volunteers from Lowe’s installed shrubs and mums (flowers) near the Turnpike.  The goal of the work was to improve the appearance of the entry way to Bayonne. 

          The second Lowe’s project focused on the garden by the special needs playground on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  The Lowe’s volunteers placed shrubs, mums, bales of hay, and pumpkins there.  The purpose of this activity was to enhance the appearance of the park with an autumn theme.

          The following Lowe’s employees worked on the beautification projects:

Audrey Santiago, Myrna Santiago, Roshell Lopez, John Frade, Hector Lorenzo, Marlene Vasquez, Patrick Middleton, Brian Oblitas, Kharique McNeil, Kim Lista, Yuri Dyusseken, Akeem Montantine (operation manager), and Lamont Smith (store manager).

Mayor Davis said, “On behalf of the City of Bayonne, we would like to thank the volunteers from the Lowe’s Heroes Project for their generosity to Bayonne.  The two projects help improve the appearance of Bayonne. We are very appreciative of their efforts to give back to the community.  We look forward to working together with Lowe’s on other beatification projects in the near future.”

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The Most Popular Halloween Costume in New Jersey and Your State

by Bailey Caldwell on October 15, 2021

Witches and Dinosaurs rule the nation

 Halloween is the one day a year that you can transform into someone (or something) you’ve never been before. In 2021, Americans are getting creative with their costumes—prepare to see a few doctors, blockbuster movie characters, and even mythical animals roaming the streets. 

For the fourth year in a row, the team at All Home Connections found the most popular Halloween costume in each state. This year, witches and dinosaurs rule the nation, with a combined 22 states either looking to cast a spell or return to their Jurassic roots.

Whether you’ll attend an outdoor bash or stream the newest scary movie on your couch, here’s a look at the biggest costume trends of the year, so you can decide if you’ll join the crowd or try something new. 

The Breakdown

Referencing Google’s top Halloween costume list from 2020 and other trending costumes, All Home Connections analyzed current Google Trends data to create a projection of 2021’s most popular costumes per state.

Freaky Facts 

  • Nearly a third of states (14 total) are searching for witches this year, so if you see a lot of Sabrina Spellmans or the Charmed sisters walking around, you’re probably not the only one.
  • This year we had a larger variety of costumes than in 2020, with 20 completely different costumes searched across the nation compared to last year’s 12.
  • Last year, costumes with face-coverings prevailed—Spiderman was the most popular in 8 states in our 2020 report. 
  • Proving that movies released on streaming platforms still make a mark on pop culture, superhero icons like Black Widow and Wonder Woman made the map for 2021.
  • 25% of the costumes we found are types of mythical creatures.
  • Americans spent roughly $800,000 less on Halloween candy in 2020 than in 2019—can we expect the same change this year?
  • Of the over 140 million Americans who celebrate Halloween each year, many spend over $90 a person on their costume.

For the entire list by State https://www.attsavings.com/resources/entertainment/popular-halloween-costume-in-your-state/ 

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Hudson County Community College Appoints Joseph Caniglia Executive Director of the North Hudson Campus

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has selected Professor Joseph Caniglia to serve as Executive Director of the College’s comprehensive North Hudson Campus in Union City, New Jersey.

“Professor Caniglia has served the College for many years in multiple capacities,” HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber stated. “We are confident that he will continue his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the growth of the North Hudson Campus in service to the residents of Union City and other communities in Hudson County.”

Nearly 3,000 students pursue studies at the HCCC North Hudson Campus each semester. In addition to classrooms with SMART-boards and Wi-Fi, the seven-story, nearly 100,000 square-foot building at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City houses a fully operational Library and Bookstore; an Enrollment Center with Enrollment Services, Bursar, Financial Aid, Testing and Assessment, Academic Advisement, and Community Education Offices; Academic Support Center; Computer, Science and Language Labs; Student Lounge; Outdoor Courtyard; and Multipurpose Room. A glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge connects the building to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Bergenline Avenue Transit Center.

Joseph Caniglia’s 25 years of experience as an educator includes service as a public-school teacher and administrator, Professor of English and Developmental Education, Interim Associate Dean for the College’s English, and English as a Second Language Division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercy College-Pace University, a Master of Science degree in Education and Reading from New Paltz University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Administration from Grambling State University, where he is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration.

“I believe passionately in education’s transformational impact,” Director Canigilia stated. “As the new Executive Director of the College’s North Hudson Campus, I will collaborate with staff and all members of the North Hudson and Journal Square campuses to support and encourage students to excel in their academic and personal careers.”

The HCCC North Hudson Campus offers 19 degree programs on site that can be completed from start to finish: Accounting AS; Business AA; Business Administration AS; Criminal Justice-Homeland Security AS; Early Childhood Education AAS; English AA; Environmental Studies AS; History AA; Sociology AA; Criminal Justice AS; Digital Art and Design Proficiency Certificate; Early Childhood Education AA; Early Childhood Education Child Development Associate (CDA) Coursework; Elementary/Secondary Education AA; Health Science AAS; Infant/Toddler CDA Professional Development; Liberal Arts AA; Psychology AA; and Special Education AA.

Information about courses offered at the HCCC North Hudson Campus may be obtained by emailing northhudsoncampus@hccc.edu.
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About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts. The HCCC Culinary/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94% of HCCC Nursing program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social and economic mobility.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education.

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BAYONNE CHARITY FOOTBALL GAME TO BENEFIT 5 YEAR OLD CONNOR DELACRUZ

Bayonne Municipal City Council members attend the benefit for Connor Delacruz from left to right: 1stT Ward Council Member; Neil Carroll III, 3rd Ward Council Member; Gary LaPelusa Sr., Connor’s momMegan Delacruz and Council Member at Large; Juan M. Perez

The Woodrow Wilson PTO and the City of Bayonne, Recreation held a charity football game to benefit 5 year old Connor Delacruz in his fight against Myloid Leukemia (AML)

Childhood acute myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnoraml blood cells.

At the October 23rd event a large crowd turned out to support Connor and his family besides the charity game there was also a 50/50 and drawings to win gifts.

If you wish to donate to the Charity Event, dontations can be made via Check payable to WOODROW WILSON PTO via Venmo @woodrowwilsonschoolpto or PAYPAL www.schoolpto@gmail.com

Please note #Connorscrew on your donation for more information on donating please call 201-683-1660

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Jersey City and Liberty Science Center Groundbreaking ceremony on SciTech Scity today, Oct. 22, 2021

 

NJ Governor Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Fulop, Hudson County Executive DeGise, and LSC President & CEO Hoffman to Headline Groundbreaking Ceremony for 30-Acre Innovation Campus Dedicated to Creating a Brighter Future through Science 

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins Governor Phil Murphy, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, and Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman to broke ground on the 30-acre “City of Tomorrow” innovation campus called SciTech Scity, which will launch and grow world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine public school STEM education. SciTech Scity will bring together scientists, community leaders, teachers, students, innovators, and entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-kind setting that will become a sought-after destination for inspiration and innovation. 

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JERSEY CITY THEATER CENTER EVENT SHOWCASES JERSEY CITY SUMMER YOUTH MURAL ARTS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The evening features a documentary film screening and gallery art exhibition featuring students’ work 

JERSEY CITY—October 14, 2021—Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) hosts a gallery art exhibition opening and short documentary film screening of “Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads” featuring the work of 2021 Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program participants on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Ave., Jersey City).

The Jersey City Summer Youth Mural Arts Program is a hands-on, intensive muralist workshop for young artists led by fine artist and filmmaker Duda Penteado fine artist and muralist Catherine Hart, both from Jersey City. Thirty students ages 13 to 25 participated in 2021’s six-week program, chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants. The student artists installed a 100-foot by 30-foot mural at James J. Ferris High School (35 Colgate St., Jersey City), inspired by the 22 sister cities across 19 countries with whom Jersey City has a sister city relationship.

“Sister Cities: Discovering Common Threads,” a short documentary film directed by Penteado and produced by Unshakeable Productions, captures the creative process of the student artists, who formed small teams to work on specific sections of the wall. Throughout the six weeks, participants received instruction on public art techniques, concept development, surface preparation, design enlargement, paint application, and preservation of outdoor art.

“The mural is meant to inspire dialogue within the community of Jersey City. The students worked together with the art instructors putting together the final layout that would be placed on the wall, selecting inspiring figures, places, and cultural elements from the different cities and countries,” said Penteado. “The program instills in students a comprehensive work ethic that is essential to a future career as professional artists,” adds JCTC’s executive producer Olga Levina.

This is a free event; advance registration is encouraged: https://www.seetickets.us/event/JC-Youth-Mural-Program/449065. A cash bar will be available, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. In addition, attendees can purchase student art.

2021 program participants are as follows: Ysabelle Abis, Roshard Ali, Cheyne Anderson, Dawson Anderson, Imani Anighoro, Coda Camaya, Frank Gadson, Viktoria Gaiser, Rakeelah Gardner, Claire Goldfinger, Barbara Gochis, Leigh Isaac, Nicole Isaac, William Kunga, Muhammad Masood, Amina Masum, Ria Monga, Exodus Medina, Phoenix Medina, Maya Phillips, Colby Reed, Zhania Scull, Muhammad Shahid, Isha Sidibay, Eja Simms, Nina Uy, and Sandra Youssef. 

The program team includes Brooke Hansson, Director, Jersey City Mural Arts Program; Duda Penteado, Creative Director, Jersey City Youth Summer Public Art Program; Catherine Hart, Assistant Creative Director, Jersey City Youth Summer Public Art Program; Maya Sanders, Artist and Senior Project Coordinator; LucPaul Adams, Artist and Junior Project Coordinator; and Bukola Adeleye, Artist and Junior Project Coordinator.

About Jersey City Mural Arts Program

Jersey City Mural Arts Program’s mission is to activate and inspire through public art. Since 2013, over 200 large-scale murals have been painted throughout the city by a mix of local, national, and international artists. For more information: https://jcmap.org/

About Jersey City Theater Center 

Founded in 2006, Jersey City Theater Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about important issues of our times through the arts. For more information: https://jctcenter.org

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