Celebrating a century

Lifelong Bayonne resident Marianne Wegrzynski recently celebrated her 100th Birthday. The lifelong Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Parishioner celebrated her 100th Birthday with Reverend Paul Dolinski and her granddaughter, Andrea Miksza, and received an apostolic blessing from Pope Francis.

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Happy birthday, Marriane!

Field of Heroes is just around the corner

Boy Scout Troop 25, which is led by Matt Klimansky, was recently joined by Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Commander Glen J. Flora, and Joe and Carol Kochanski at a promotional booth ahead of Bayonne’s Field of Heroes Ceremony.

U.S. Army Major Bryan Jones will be this year’s keynote speaker. This year’s honorees are Theodore Garelick, Jon Christopher Jacobson, Barry David Jones, and Cornelius Carroll, Jr.

Flags will be placed in the Field of Heroes, on the lawn of Bayonne High School.

Flags are $5, and can be purchased through the end of October using a form that can be filled out at The funds will be donated to the Joyce-Herbert VFW Post 226 Veteran’s Museum.

Mayor Jimmy Davis and legislators meet with NJ Health Commissioner

Mayor Jimmy Davis, Senator Sandra Cunningham, and Assembly members Nicholas Chiaravalotti and Angela McKnight met with New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to discuss what would happen if Bayonne Medical Center were to close.

During the meeting, a spokesperson for Davis stressed that losing an acute care hospital in Bayonne would deprive residents of access to healthcare services. In an emergency situation, he argued that the closure of Bayonne’s only full-service hospital could be the difference between life and death.

“Commissoiner Persichilli understands the urgency of this situation and several unique factors that make saving our hospital absolutely critical,” Davis said. “She is aware we will do everything in our power to keep Bayonne Medical Center open and that this fight is only just beginning.”

Bayonne PD has safety tips for Halloween

The Bayonne Police Department is prepared for Halloween celebrations, and issued an advisory with safety tips for the holiday. Uniformed officers will be assigned to directed patrols in high volume pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas, as well as the city’s annual Halloween Parade, which is scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m., on Broadway between 2nd and 25th Streets.

The BPD urges trick or treaters to use flashlights, stick to familiar neighborhoods, stay on sidewalks, cross at corners with traffic signals, avoid entering roadways from between parked cars, avoid phone use while crossing the street, watch one’s step if wearing loose costumes, and have an adult inspect all candy prior to consumption.

Adults are urged to leave outdoor lights on so that stairs and walkways are visible, remove debris from stairs and walkways, keep pets away from the door when trick-or-treaters arrive, drive slowly, and hold young children’s hands while crossing the street.

Bayonne’s special needs sports program

The Division of Recreation has announced a schedule for the Speacial Needs Sports Program of 2019-2020. All sports will take place at the Bayonne High School Ice Rink/ Basketball Court complex.

Nov. 10 – Pillo Hockey, 12 p.m.
Nov. 24 – Basketball, 12 p.m.
Dec. 14 – Bowling at Hudson Lanes, 11 a.m.
Dec. 21 – Zumba, Ultimate Sports, Holiday Party, 5 p.m.
Jan. 12 – Indoor soccer, 11 a.m.
Feb. 1 – Football/ Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m.
March 15 – Basketball/ March Madness Party, 11 a.m.
May 2 – Opening Day of Buddy Baseball at 11th Street Field

Dates and times are subject to change

Hudson County Sheriff’s Office makes 38 arrests in warrant sweep

The Hudson County Sheriff’s office has arrested 38 accused criminals as part of an “Autumn Sweep” operation. Three additional warrant sweeps will be conducted in the coming days, “in order to keep local residents safe and ensure that accused criminals stand trial and are not allowed to evade the criminal justice system,” a spokesperson for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office said.

“By taking these alleged criminals off our streets, we are ensuring the safety of all our residents and improving the quality of life in our communities,” Sheriff Frank X. Schillari said. “My office is sending a clear message that if you break the law and commit a crime, there are consequences.”

The charges involved in the 38 arrests included aggravated assault with a firearm, robbery, terroristic threats, criminal sexual contact, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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