The Royal Caribbean ship, on which 600 people were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness, had departed from the Cape Liberty Cruise port in Bayonne on Jan. 21, according to an online report.
While on its Caribbean cruise, some passengers and crew members of the Explorer of the Seas reported vomiting and diarrhea, the story on CNN.com said.
The ship was expected to return to its home port on Jan. 30, at which time it would receive a thorough “sanitization program,” according to the website.
Grace Sale grand opening takes place on Saturday
What began as a church basement ministry several years ago has expanded again as Grace Sale, run by Grace Lutheran Church, moves to a new location at Avenue C and 18th Street, on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The store, which sells affordable, new merchandise, will host a special grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides the opportunity to browse through the store to pick out a favorite blouse or knick-knack, there will be refreshments and special drawings.
“This is a community ministry, and we are very grateful to be able to offer these goods at very reasonable prices,” said Rev. Gary Grindeland, church pastor. “It is great to see the common good that is lifted up through this boutique, especially when we support recovery efforts in the community, whether it be hurricane or fire.”
The move from the store’s 235 Broadway site was made so more people can be accommodated, with the new space nearly double the previous site’s.
The store will be open six days a week; Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free admission for children 18 and under at Liberty Science Center on Feb. 1
Kid’s Day at Liberty Science Center, sponsored by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee,
will provide children with the opportunity to experience a day of football, fun, and science for free.
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee announced that it will cover the cost of admission for all children 18 years old and under who visit Liberty Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. The museum is currently featuring “Gridiron Glory,” a traveling exhibition of artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 5,000-square-foot interactive multimedia exhibit features more than 200 objects, including the Vince Lombardi Trophy, select showings of original Hall of Fame busts, new material from NFL Films, and a specially designed “Hometown Heroes” zone that pays tribute to the New York Giants and New York Jets teams.
Liberty Science Center is also featuring the Training Camp gallery, at which guests can test their physical skills on authentic equipment as they throw, jump, and kick their way through the 1,200-square-foot exhibit.
All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout their visit.
LSC is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Adult tickets cost $19.75. The center is at 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, and is easily accessible via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Parking costs $7 per car; no buses will be permitted on Feb. 1.
For more information, visit www.lsc.org.