The Bayonne St. Patrickâ€™s Parade Committee has announced Gabrielle Figueroa is its 2023 Grand Marshal. The Bayonne parade will take place on Sunday, March 19. Gaby is the daughter of Nuala and Andres (Chico) Figueroa, sister of Kathleen and Michael, and granddaughter of 1993 Grand Marshal Kathleen Oâ€™Keeffe. A lifelong Hudson County resident, Gabrielle is a proud alumna of Holy Family Academy. She earned her Bachelorâ€™s and Masterâ€™s degrees at the College of New Jersey in Sociology and School Counseling, and works as a school counselor at Roosevelt Elementary School in Kearny.
On Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 11am â€“ 2pm, the Peninsula Womenâ€™s Club will host their 2nd Annual Women of Achievement Brunch.Â The Brunch will be held at The Chandelier located at 1081 Broadway, Bayonne NJ and the cost is $35.00 per person.
The Clubâ€™s motto is â€œstriving for a better communityâ€ and the brunch honors a woman, as well as a young woman, who they feel lives this motto.Â Madeline Lo Re, a local business owner, has worked within our community to bring awareness to others for various cancer treatments and precautions.Â Briel Peters, a high school Junior, is involved with her community, school and Church with many different activities.Â PWC celebrates these women for all they do for our community.
On Wednesday, February 12th Mayor Mark Smith of Bayonne and supporters gathered at the Chandelier Restaurant to kick off Smith’s 2014 run for Mayor.
With the threat of a major snow storm looming an enthusiastic crowd of Â supporters Â were on hand to hear Â Mayor Smith Â announce his 2014 Council running mates which did not change from his current administration and to hear Former NJ Governor Richard Codey speak of Â the accomplishments of Mayor Smith’s current administration and the promise to Â “Move Bayonne Forward” for the next four years.
Photos by River View Observer photographer Steve A MackÂ
Â A jubilant Mayor Mark Smith thanks his supporters at Bayonne’s Chandelier Restaurant after winningÂ the May 11th election for Mayor. Smith beat out New Jersey State Assemblyman and former Bayonne Councilman Anthony Chiappone and former Bayonne PolicemanÂ Leonard Kantor to serve as Mayor for the next four years.
(Photo Steve A. Mack. com )Â Â
Smith originally won the Mayor ship 17 months ago to fulfill the remaining term of former Mayor Joe Doria who at that time left his position as Mayor to work in the administration of then Governor Jon Corzine asÂ Commissioner Â of the Department of Community Affairs.
Smith’s “Moving Bayonne Forward” campaignÂ resonated with BayonneÂ voters especially in the areas of holding down property taxes,Â reducing city governmentÂ through attritionÂ which was a promise he made and kept and his campaign promise in the coming four years to preserve Bayonne’s small town charm.
The Mayor said in his closing remarks at his celebration party “Tonight we party and celebrate, tomorrow we get down to work in creating the dream toÂ move Â Bayonne forward”
Three Â of Mayor Smith running mates Council at Large candidate and current Councilman Terry Ruane won re-election as did Debra Czerwienski and first time council candidate Joe Hurley wonÂ in the second ward, and Mayor MarkÂ Smiths’ other two council picks Ray Greeves of the third ward will be in a run- off against current Councilman Gary La Pelusa and Agnes Gillespie will be in aÂ run -offÂ with independent Candidate Thomas Cotter for the First ward.