Three water mains, like the one seen here being installed in Hoboken, ruptured on Tuesday, leaving 130 residents without water.
Clarification on Kuhl’s Tavern
In the June 14 edition of the Bayonne Community News, we referred to Kuhl’s Tavern as an “unofficial headquarters for political dissidents,” to which Kevin Kuhl, owner of Kuhl’s Tavern, took offense. He says his tavern has no political affiliations, makes no endorsements, and shows no preference for patrons based on political identities. We regret the description. Kuhl elaborated on his views in a Letter to the Editor this week. See page 26.
Turbine unit catches fire on Hook Road
A Bayonne firefighter was injured and an employee was evacuated during a two-alarm industrial fire on Monday, June 19, that came from a large turbine unit in a building on the Bayonne Plant Holdings Cogeneration site on Hook Road, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver. Firefighters used two hose-lines to extinguish the fire in under 45 minutes. The injured firefighter was transported to Bayonne Medical Center for treatment and was later released. A fire investigator determined the fire was accidental.
NY Post: Don’t fire ex-dominatrix cop, considering 8 mayors went to jail
It’s always shocking when New York City newspapers acknowledge that there’s a state one mile west of them, so it’s worth reading the June 18 editorial in the New York Post.
In an opinion piece titled, “Why the ex-dominatrix cop is no embarrassment to Hudson County,” the editors maintain that at her June 22 hearing, a county sheriff’s officer should be allowed to keep her job, though she appeared in a film as a dominatrix five years ago. The piece points out that she didn’t do anything illegal, the people involved were consenting adults, and she had to make a little cash during the last years of a now-annulled marriage. She has said that that person is not “who I am now.”
The editorial notes, “After all, the county in recent years has seen well over a dozen politicians imprisoned for corruption, including past mayors of North Bergen, Union City, Secaucus, Hoboken and Jersey City. Actually, that’s two past mayors each for Hoboken and Jersey City.”
The editorial continues, “Then there’s the sexting scandal in Bayonne” and goes on to explain the recent matter covered in the Bayonne Community News.
The editorial concludes, “Seems to us, Hudson County has already weathered far bigger embarrassments than one cop’s exotic past.”
Master Plan workshop
Bayonne has released its final Master Plan seven years after releasing its last plan. It is available for free download on the city website and outlines Bayonne’s comprehensive urban planning goals.
The plan suggests changes to zoning rules that determine what developers can build and where, and how much parking to provide. The city welcomes all input and feedback from the community. A Master Plan Workshop will be hosted at City Hall on Monday, June 26.
Bayonne Medical Center to offer Pizza Master food for visitors and staff
Responding to the requests of visitors and employees, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center will offer a selection of catered dishes from a well-known Bayonne restaurant on weekends during a month-long trial period.
“Something new is coming,” said Catherine Shull Fernald, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer. “For the convenience of our visitors and staff, BMC is partnering with Pizza Masters.”
During July, on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., dishes from the longtime local restaurant will be featured in the hospital cafeteria. Lunch and dinner entrees will focus on those than can be served from the grill. Breakfast items will be offered from the restaurant’s catering menu.
Visitors and employees can enjoy the dishes while dining in. Employees can also call in advance to order their meals to eat before their shifts begin or to take home once their shifts are completed.
With positive reviews, the program could become a permanent one at Bayonne Medical Center.
“This is testing the waters of an innovative approach to customer service, and we will welcome feedback,” Shull Fernald said.
Christ Hospital holding ‘Lunch and Learn’ about lung disease on June 21
CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital will hold its second free seminar on dealing with lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Wednesday, June 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The subjects to be discussed will include proper nutrition and food label reading. The event will include hands-on demonstrations and a question-and-answer period.
A free, healthy lunch will be provided for participants.
Those interested in attending should preregister by emailing Holly.Goroff@CarePointhealth.org or Nancy.Aleman@CarePointHealth.org.
Anyone seeking additional information may call Nancy Aleman, Director of Community Outreach, at (201) 341-1310.
Christ Hospital is at 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City.
Bayonne Library to show Singin’ in the Rain on June 28
The Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of free summer movies on most Wednesdays through August 16 at 1 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is at 31st Street and Avenue C. Singin’ in theRain will be presented on Wednesday, June 28. Singin’ in the Rain is a musical comedy that deals with Hollywood’s transition from silent movies to talking pictures. That film is being shown as a tribute to Debbie Reynolds, who plays Kathy Selden in the movie. Reynolds passed away in 2016. Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor starred with Reynolds in the film. There will be no film shown on Wednesday, July 5, since that date is during the July 4 holiday period.
Blood Drive Saturday, June 24 at Catholic War Veterans Post 1612
The Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, in partnership with the American Red Cross and Bayonne Community Bank, are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the CWV Post at 18 West 23rd Street. A local Boy Scout troop will serve food throughout.
The Red Cross suggests prospective donors make an appointment before donating. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “CWV Post 1612.”