Outdoor Dining Permits Available in Bayonne

          In order to support the local economy, Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council have announced that, beginning April 1, 2022, local food and/or beverage establishments may be able to establish temporary outdoor seating with the issuance of a temporary use permit. These permits may allow food and/or beverage establishments to expand the areas available for seating on a case-by-case basis.  These temporary use permits were approved for most establishments for the past two years through an active mercantile license from the City of Bayonne.  If a food and/or beverage establishment received approval in 2020 or 2021 for temporary outdoor dining, a new application is not required if the proposed use remains the same.  However, proof of 2022 insurance must be provided. If the business proposal has changed, a new application will be required. 

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Resilient Northeastern New Jersey will host community meeting to gather feedback on flood-risk reduction actions in Bayonne

BAYONNE, N.J., Mar. 25, 2022– Many residents in Bayonne reported experiencing flooding several times last year due to heavy rainstorms that inundated homes, streets, and businesses. As last year exhibited, the problem will only be compounded as climate change leads to more intense rainfall and rising sea levels. The City of Bayonne is beginning to address flooding with projects like the Fitzpatrick Park renovations to include stormwater management, and it has joined the Resilient Northeastern NJ partnership to promote collaboration on resilience at the regional level. A strategic, coordinated approach that includes capital projects, policy changes, and new services and programs at local, regional, and state scales will be needed to address current issues and prepare for these changing conditions. 

As part of its development of a regional resilience action plan, Resilient Northeastern NJ is hosting a community meeting on April 5th to work with Bayonne community members on specific possible solutions for reducing flood risk. The project team will share key considerations for a range of options developed so far and show how they could shape neighborhoods while addressing flooding and other climate hazards. Feedback will be integrated into the draft action plan that will be released in the Spring.

When: Tuesday, April 5th, 4 – 5:30 PM or 6:30 – 8 PM

Where: RSVP and access the virtual Zoom meeting at https://tinyurl.com/nenj-bay-mtg.Community members can also watch on Facebook live:https://www.facebook.com/ResilientNENJ.

Who: Those who live, work, or play in Bayonne are encouraged to attend and provide input on the resilience action plan. The meeting will be available in English and Spanish, with American Sign Language interpretation. Please email ResilientNENJ@dep.nj.gov or call 201-398-4333 with additional language, accessibility, or support needs.

Contact: Share questions or comments by email to ResilientNENJ@dep.nj.gov or by phone to 201-398-4333.

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING

Basic Life Support Training
This 4-hour Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers (BLS) uses a scenario-based approach to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that drive better outcomes for adult, child, and infant patients.
**This class fulfills the HCCC’sNursing Degree CPR requirement**
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Basic Life Support Certification Workshops:
Thursday, April 79:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 209:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 129:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Thursday, June 169:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 249:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 299:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Major Bayonne Paving Program to Begin on Avenue A and Several Side Streets

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that a major street-paving program is starting in Bayonne on or about Monday, March 28.

Preliminary work on handicap ramps and concrete will take place on several streets in the coming days. Milling and paving will come next in late April or early May, weather permitting.

Milling involves grinding up and removing the old street surface, so that new paving can begin. Signs will be posted on the appropriate streets to advise residents of the construction activity.

The $1,854,136.25 paving contract was awarded to the 4 Clean-Up contracting firm. The work is funded in part by a grant of $802,443 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The rest of the funding comes from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank).

Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne appreciates the state funding that will help us resurface streets throughout the community.” Mayor Davis continued, “Each year, the Department of Public Works prepares a list of streets that need to be resurfaced and then seeks to match those streets with available state or federal funds. We ask for the public’s patience with the paving process and look forward to its successful completion.”

The streets that will be resurfaced include Avenue A from North Street to 20th Street and from 26th Street to the avenue’s terminus at 36th Street; Prospect Avenue from 21st Street to 25th Street; 4th Street from Avenue C to Kennedy Boulevard; 9th Street from Broadway to Avenue C and from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue A; 11th Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue A; 18th Street from Avenue E to Broadway; 25th Street from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue C; 38th Street from Broadway to Avenue C; and 39th Street from Broadway to Avenue C.

Additional street-paving work is being planned and will be announced in the near future for additional streets in 2022 and 2023.

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Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) to Host a Series of Events to Benefit Ukraine Beginning March 24

JCTC to hold a charity concert on March 24 followed by film screenings on April 8

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) and Ukrainian JC, together with Ukrainian and Jersey City artists, unite for #StandWithUkraine Charity Concert on Thursday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. E.T., at JCTC Studios (165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City). Tickets are $50, and all proceeds support the people of Ukraine, children, refugees, and impacted artists living here and in Ukraine. 

Featured Artists

Ukrainian Village Voices (Ukraine)

Olena Jennings (Ukraine)

Vasyl Makhno (Ukraine)

Susan Justiniano / RescuePoetix (Jersey City Poet Laureate)

Oksana Rosenblum (Ukraine)

Fima Chupakhin and Acoustic Quartet (Ukraine)

Sylvana Joyce (Jersey City)

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Fulop Administration Announces Pre-registration for Youth Summer Camps Opens March 21, Locations in all 6 Wards

With Summer just a few months away,  Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins City Council members and the Department of Recreation and Youth Development to announce pre-registration for Jersey City’s free Summer Day Camp 2.0 for residents 7-14 years old. With over 2,000 campers anticipated for this year’s Summer Camp, the City will host six camps with locations in each ward. Pre-registration is from March 21, 2022, through March 27, 2022.

“It is especially critical to provide these City services that are not only fun and engaging but also provide a safe outlet for this age group that has had to endure unprecedented circumstances during their most formative years,” said Mayor Fulop. “What’s more, we’ve had great success staffing our camps with JC Youth Works employees who obtain paid work experience while mentoring younger camp participants from the same community. Everyone involved can really make the most of their summer vacation.”

Jersey City’s Summer Camp has been a long-standing success for over three decades. This year’s 2.0 experience puts emphasis on “starting anew” as the anticipated 2,000 campers participating this summer have spent the past two years learning behind computer screens with much less in-person social interaction due to the pandemic.

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City Covers Over Putin’s Name and Signature on Local September 11 Memorial and Ground-Breaking Marker

Covering Putin’s name and signature:
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis (at ground level) watches Public Works Director Tom Cotter (on back of monument) covering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s signature on Bayonne’s September 11 memorial.

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne has covered over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s name and signature on the September 11 memorial and ground-breaking marker at the former Military Ocean Terminal.  Mayor Davis said, “In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the enormous refugee crisis that he has caused, the City of Bayonne has covered President Putin’s name and signature until further notice.  We remain grateful to the Russian people for the memorial.  They did not start the war. Mr. Putin did.  The memorial will stay in place on our waterfront.  It is not going anywhere.” 

Mayor Davis added, “I would like to thank Public Works Director Tommy Cotter for finding a technique to cover Putin’s name and signature while still respecting those who perished on September 11, 2001.  The covering will cause no damage to the memorial, which is an outstanding landmark designed by Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli.”  Director Cotter covered over Putin’s name and signature on Monday, March 14. 

The ground-breaking ceremony for the memorial took place in 2005, when Putin visited the memorial site in Bayonne.  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton participated in the memorial’s dedication ceremony in 2006.   

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Hudson County Community College and Eastern Millwork Earn-While-You-Learn Apprenticeship Program Readies Next Generation of Skilled Woodworkers


Applications now being accepted for apprenticeship program acclaimed as ‘blueprint’ for New Jersey’s economy.
March 11, 2022, Jersey City, NJ – The famous designer, Charles Eames, said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” Unique details such as radius- and custom-profiled woodwork, and curved-surface cabinetry that distinguish architectural design, are highly desirable and can only be produced by skilled tradespeople. For centuries, this work was created strictly by hand. 

For nearly 30 years, Eastern Millwork, Inc. (EMI) has been an industry leader in high-end, automated woodwork manufacturing and installation. The company has successfully challenged the belief that high-quality woodworking could only be produced by hand, and utilizes technological innovations that deliver products of uncommon value without sacrificing Old World quality. As a specialized industry, EMI struggled to find skilled workers, and successfully partnered with Hudson County Community College (HCCC) to create the Holz Technik dual-education model to address this challenge. 

Hailed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as an example of the blueprint for the Garden State’s economic future, the federally registered EMI-HCCC Holz Technik apprenticeship program embraces talent and technology. The earn-while-you-learn program is modeled on proven European forms of education. Qualified high school students who are hired as apprentices each year split their time between practical, on-the-job experience and college coursework. 

Apprentices receive a tuition-free college education, a $24,500 starting salary with merit raises, and full benefits including health insurance, 401K profit sharing, and vacations/holidays. By the end of the fifth year, apprentices receive their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Advanced Manufacturing from HCCC, earn their bachelor’s degree in Technical Studies from Thomas Edison State University (TESU), receive a salary of $70,000, and have no college debt. 

HCCC is at the forefront of educating a workforce that contributes significantly to critical technological advances and drives regional economic growth. The HCCC-EMI partnership stems from the expansion of the College’s Workforce Development program, which also includes a trailblazing dual-education program with International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 that leads to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Technical Studies. “We are proud of our partnerships that help our community thrive and provide upcoming generations with resources to secure sustainable, well-paying careers without the burden of college debt,” said HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber.

Amber Gutierrez, a Union City High School graduate and a member of the Holz Technik Academy Class of 2024, was drawn to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields but did not want to be saddled with crippling college debt and the uncertainties of job searches. “I knew that once I graduated high school my focus would be taking care of myself. This opportunity is giving me the ability to do that,” she said in an interview at the start of her apprenticeship.

EMI Founder and CEO Andrew Campbell stated, “Our partnership with Hudson County Community College helps to fill a void. It opens doors for the young people of our community who have demonstrated promise and aptitude to earn a tuition-free college degree, and enjoy well-paying careers with many options. It also enables our company – and our industry – to provide value that importers cannot provide.”

“A lot of what Eastern Millwork does is very much in line with things that I have always been interested in, and as a bonus, it’s local here in New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a great sense of community for this place,” said Isaiah Montalvo, a member of the Holz Technik Class of 2024.

Applications for the HCCC-EMI education-apprenticeship program are now being accepted. Contact Al Williams at 201-360-4255 or awilliams@hccc.edufor more information.#  #   # 
Caption: Pictured here, Amber Guiterrez, student-apprentice in the Holz Technik Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program.

About Hudson County Community College
Hudson County Community College serves more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually. The College offers nearly 80 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 the 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.

About Eastern Millwork, Inc.
Located in Jersey City, NJ, Eastern Millwork, Inc. is an industry leader in custom and high-end automated woodwork manufacturing and installation. EMI clients include General Electric, New York University, Princeton Performing Arts Center, Rockefeller University, Goldman Sachs, Lenox Hill Hospital, Madison Square Garden, Prada, The Rainbow Room, Lincoln Center, Salvatore Ferragamo, The New York Times, and more.

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BAYONNE EARTH DAY CITY WIDE CLEANUP

Bayonne Earth Day 2022, .  The cleanup is citywide from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.   We will then have a celebration at 16th Street Park after the cleanup from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for all volunteers.  There will be a bounce house ride, food, and entertainment along with environmental awareness advocates promoting environmental education. If you would like to form a team and sponsor in any way, please let me know.  Please email me at bayonneuez@baynj.org or call me at 201-858-6357.

 Every year in April people come together for Earth Day.  This year we will be holding a citywide cleanup event in Bayonne on Saturday, April 30, 2022.  It is a day when people show support on pressing environmental issues while also encouraging others to be more aware on how keeping Bayonne Clean is a community effort. The City Council members and I host this cleanup to implement measures to protect the environment in our community and our surrounding waterways as well as to bring a sense of ownership to the residents.  The people of Bayonne love this City and it shows through this event!  We need the whole community involved.

Last year we had over 800 volunteers who assisted in this effort.  The cleanup is citywide from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.   We will then have a celebration at 16th Street Park after the cleanup from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for all volunteers.  There will be a bounce house ride, food, and entertainment along with environmental awareness advocates promoting environmental education. mental education.-Bayonne Mayor James Davis

It is an extremely important event that many people willingly participate in.  We hope you can help us by being a sponsor for this event. Our success will be your success!

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