Three ordinances up for public hearing
The Bayonne City Council will hear public comments on three ordinances at its Wednesday, June 23, council meeting.
One ordinance will designate Usowicz House for historic preservation, as recommended by the Historic Preservation Commission.
The second ordinance will amend current animal control rules to establish a program that would trap, neuter, return, and feed feral cats.
Thirdly, the council is proposing to remove an age restriction for tenants at the Thomas W. Zito Building, which currently provides housing only for senior citizens. The 87 unit housing complex would remain affordable housing, overseen by the Bayonne Housing Authority, but would not be restricted to people above 65. The council meeting will be held in City Hall’s council chambers at Avenue C and 27th Street at 7 p.m.
Teachers go to New Orleans
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy announced that a group of third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers from the local Bayonne area will enhance their math and science teaching skills by participating in the New Orleans Academy in July.
Golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, and ExxonMobil, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions, bring teachers from across the country together for a week-long, all-expense-paid professional development program designed to hone teaching skills, enhance curricula, and discover innovative new ways to inspire students in math and science.
The teachers chosen from the Bayonne area include: Matthew Prevot, Mary J. Donohoe School; Emily Shade, Robinson Elementary; Fallon Kaczka, Dr. Walter F. Robinson School; Danielle Killmer, Mary J. Donohoe School; Linda Detto, P. G. Vroom School; Jennie Riccio, P. G. Vroom School; Maria Iapicca, Woodrow Wilson School; Kathiann Krott, Philip G. Vroom School; and Gerald Murphy, Philip G. Vroom School.
“Since the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy was launched in 2004, we have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the education community,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Each year, the Academy offers advanced training in science and mathematics instruction for 600 elementary school teachers who teach grades three through five, chosen from communities around the country where Mickelson plays in PGA tournaments or where ExxonMobil maintains significant operations.
Gilda’s Club to host Johnny Mathis
In an effort to offer support for families suffering with cancer, DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick and & Cole, LLP; Dearheart Charitable Foundation Inc.; and the Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey will host an “Evening with Johnny Mathis” on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.
To reserve tickets or for more information, call (201) 421-4692.
Gilda's Club Northern New Jersey provides cancer-support services throughout Hudson County and Northern New Jersey, and more information can be found at www.gildasclubnnj.org.
The Hudson County Schools of Technology will be holding a reunion bash for all graduating classes on Friday, July 16, at Casino in the Park in Lincoln Park in Jersey City from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per person. For more information, contact Linda Quentzel at (201) 662-6794.
In last week’s education section of the Bayonne Community News, Julia Anne Szymanski’s name was mistakenly spelled wrong for First Honor Roll for grade four in an article on page 19, entitled “Bailey announces honor roll.” Also, in the article entitled “Horace Mann names honor students” on page 18, two students who received honors were mistakenly omitted from the list: First Honors for grade four, Cashmere O’Hare; and First Honors for grade eight, Hannah McMullan.