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Super Soccer Saturday Set for Bayonne on Saturday, August 20

          The Bayonne High School Soccer Program announced that the first annual Super Soccer Saturday will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m., at Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium.  The stadium is located by Newark Bay near the foot of West 25th Street. 

The event will include several soccer games that will feature current Bayonne High School soccer players, BHS alumni players, and veterans of Bayonne Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) Travel Teams.  The games will include BYSA Youth Travel Teams: Boys under 9; Boys under 12; Girls under 9; Girls under 10; Girls under 12; and Girls under 19.  There will also be a Bayonne High School Boys Varsity game and a Bayonne High School Girls Varsity game.  The Bayonne High School Alumni game will feature Team Arszulowicz vs. Team Breyan, which are named after two pioneering Bayonne High School Soccer Coaches. Ray Arszulowicz initiated the Girls Soccer Program and served as Girls Soccer Coach for many years.  He also served as Boys Soccer Assistant Coach. Jim Breyan was an early Bayonne High School Boys Soccer Coach.  Under his leadership, the Boys Soccer Program gained notoriety on both the county and state levels.

Super Soccer Saturday will also feature prizes, a concession stand, contests, food trucks, raffles, and more.  All proceeds will benefit the Bayonne High School Soccer Program.  

The event is being hosted by the Bayonne High School Girls Soccer Parents Booster Club, which is called SPORT-BHS. Club President Jim Mock said, “I would like to encourage the entire Bayonne community to join us for a great day of soccer and fun on Saturday, August 20.  We look forward to bringing together current and former players from Bayonne High School and the BYSA, along with soccer fans from the community.  Come join us to support our great high school soccer players.”

This event was originally planned prior to the COVID pandemic and was shelved after the virus outbreak. Mr. Mock said, “The time now seems perfect with the entire BHS Soccer Program evolving with the addition of new coaches at all levels.  The Boys Head Coach is Jim McCaffery.  The Girls Head Coach is Victor Pesantez. We are hopeful that this event will become an annual celebration.”  He continued, “Our mission for this event is evident in our slogan, Bringing Bayonne Together.  Having a day of soccer showcasing the many teams that represent Bayonne will hopefully increase the support for our high school program.”

          Follow the BHS Soccer Program on Facebook at S.P.O.R.T.-B.H.S.  You can show your Bayonne pride by wearing maroon and white, Bayonne High School’s colors.

Local Actress Tammy Blanchard Visits Bayonne City Hall

Bayonne Mayor James Davis and Actress Tammy Blanchard at Bayonne City Hall
Bayonne Mayor James Davis and Actress Tammy Blanchard at Bayonne City Hall


Tammy Blanchard  loves her hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. The Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress makes no secret of her love for the City of Bayonne. Check any of her interviews  and you will always find a reference to Bayonne  and her love for the people and the places the City has to offer.

Ms. Blanchard co-star of the recently released   INTO THE WOODS, and the soon to be released suspense film THE INVITATION stopped by Bayonne City Hall on Tuesday, April 28th and met with Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis.

Mayor Davis and Ms. Blanchard discussed the future of the arts in Bayonne and the Bayonne school system which Ms. Blanchard attended both grammar school and high school in Bayonne.

In 2014 Ms. Blanchard was inducted in to the Bayonne High School Hall of Fame for Arts & Entertainment.

Tammy Blanchard INTO THE WOODS Interview




Lenardo and Ogbin Lead the All Saint’s Panthers to Victory in the Bayonne Lou Scudder City Championship

All Saints Catholic Academy takes the win over the undefeated Nicholas Oresko Jaguars at the Bayonne City Grammar School Championship on Tuesday night in front of a packed house at Bayonne High School.

Dionna Lenardo lead the scoring for All Saints with 8 points, along with Gabby Ogbin scoring 6, to help All Saints, No.2 in the City , earn a 20-19 victory against Oresko No. 1 . Continue reading Lenardo and Ogbin Lead the All Saint’s Panthers to Victory in the Bayonne Lou Scudder City Championship

Bayonne High School Art Students create T-Shirt Designs

T-ShirtDesignwinners-2013 In photo – L to R:   Kester Canda, Abraam Tawfik

.The original designs of two BHS Computer Graphics students were selected for the annual Senior Day and Project Graduation T-Shirts.

 Abraam Tawfik’s design was chosen for the Senior Day T-shirt and distributed to all seniors on Monday, June 17 to be worn at the annual event held at Veteran’s Stadium that day.  Once Abraam was informed that his design was chosen, he was directed to create a second design for the back of the shirt which read “B.H.S. and I.M.T.T.  Partners in Education”.

 Kester Canda’s design for the Project Graduation T-shirt was worn by all those who attended the event after the 2013 BHS graduation ceremony.

 Over 45 designs from the Computer Graphics classes were submitted for consideration under the direction of Mrs. Charlann Meluso, Computer Graphics teacher. Both Abraam and Kester each received a $25 award for their efforts.



Bayonne High School Drama Society Junior’s Presentation of the Little Mermaid Worth Going Out in a Storm to See

On Friday night February 8th at Bayonne High School, the Bayonne High School Drama Society Juniors presented a fantastic show for the 200 plus people in attendance who braved the cold and snow to see the Little Mermaid.

Worthy of any Broadway production from elaborate costumes and scenery these youngsters in this production directed by Lori Alexander and Laura Craig made the trip out worthwhile for the audience.

Our River View Observr photographer was at the show and took these photos and video .

The Little Mermaid will also be shown on Saturday at 2pm and 7pm- February 9th, and Sunday at 2pm February 10th.

Alexander X.O’Connor Auditorium at Bayonne High School

Tickets $10 for children $12 for adults


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Bayonne High School Presents “A Christmas Carol”

River View Observer Best Pick for Local High School Theatrical Production for the Christmas Season!bay-drama-society-scroogebay-drama-2-scrooge               PERFORMANCE     DATES: 

Dec. 3 & 4 -7pm

Dec. 5 -2pm


All performances held in the Alexander X. O’Connor Auditorium at Bayonne High School
$12 Adult
$10 Student/Senior

For tickets to “A Christmas Carol” please visit our website at www.bhsdramasociety.com or call the box office at (201) 858-0071.
The BHS Drama Society  Parents Association are sellling 50/50s, “Win Scrooge’s Money.” The cost of each 50/50 is $100.00.
Only 200 tickets are being sold. If all tickts are sold, the winner will take home $10,000,00.
If anyone would like to purchase one, please call 201-858-0071 or email
[email protected] and leave your name and number and the
BHS Drama Society  Parents Association will get back to you.
Tickets will be drawn on Sunday December 5th, 2010 by Scrooge himself after the final performance of “A Christmas Carol.” 

Bayonne, New Jersey-Annual Columbus Day Parade

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon the City of Bayonne held its annual Columbus Day parade. Our River View Observer photographer  was there and shot these photos…
Photos by Newsboi

Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith smiles for our camera
Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith smiles for our camera

Asseblyman Jason O'Donnel and son Jack smile during the parade
Asseblyman Jason O'Donnel and son Jack smile during the parade

2010 Miss Columbus
2010 Miss Columbus



Continue reading Bayonne, New Jersey-Annual Columbus Day Parade


emergart2010-finalAmanda Unger and Lilian Makar were presented with awards for their artwork in the 22nd Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit sponsored by the Art Administrators of New Jersey. This exhibit featured artwork produced by students who are studying art in high schools throughout the state of New Jersey.


             Amanda, a junior, and Computer Graphics student of Mrs. Charlann Meluso, received a Merit Award for her image titled “Your Favorite Drug”.   It was a digital image of a snap shot of a prescription drug bottle spilling jewels onto a hand that is reaching into the photo, creating an illusion of a third dimension. Continue reading BAYONNE HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS AT EMERGING 2010 Art Competition

American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting

Gail Godesky-Publicity Chair & Sponsorship Chair Speaks to Bayonne City Council on Behalf of the American Cancer Society -Bayonne 2010 Relay for Life 

gail-godesky-new-addressing-bay-city-council1At a recent Bayonne City Council meeting Gail Godesky Publicity Chairwoman & Sponsorship Chair for the American Cancer Society’s -Relay for Life addressed the Bayonne City Council in asking for the fee to be waived for the use of Ahern’s Veteran Stadium in Bayonne for the 201o Bayonne Relay For Life -which is tentatively scheduled for June 11- 12th, 2010

In her address to the Bayonne City Council, Ms. Godesky had this to say after addressing each of the council-members in attendance…

 “My name is Gail Godesky; I am born and raised in a great city-Bayonne. As some of you know my sister Lori Starke passed away at 49 years old on February 22nd, 2008 and my mom Lorraine Godesky at the age of  77 passed away February 17th, 2009 from the terrible disease we call cancer for lack of a better word and from a disease that kills and not quietly but rather angrily.

Cancer shows no preference-it has struck old, young, mothers, father’s, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and dear friends.

Since the passing of my family members I have been very involved in the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. Our team is called the EVERYDAY ANGELS. Continue reading American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting