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Luckily, there was no rain on this parade.
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City officials led the creepy congregation.
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Superheroes and super villains alike were on hand.
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Luckily, there was no rain on this parade.
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City officials led the creepy congregation.
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Superheroes and super villains alike were on hand.

A haunting on Broadway

Dozens of marchers, matched by hundreds of spectators, formed a creepy congregation that proceeded down Broadway in the early hours of Halloween night. While the wet weather may have put a damper on late-night frights, the weather held up long enough for Bayonne residents to join city officials to put on a show. First responders cleared out the streets to make sure things went off without a hitch.

Superheroes and characters from animated movies were abundant, along with more traditional ghouls, ghosts, and murderers. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was this year’s hot item.

Medicare open enrollment forum

The Bayonne Office on Aging will host a Medicare open enrollment forum on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Council Chambers, 630 Ave. C.

The forum is designed to prepare local seniors for the open enrollment period for Medicare. That period began on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, for coverage that will begin on Jan. 1, 2020.

The forum will give residents the opportunity to review their current Medicare coverage, and compare plan options. Those options include Part D prescription drug plans and lowering premium costs in 2020. Forum participants will also be able to get information on PAAD and Senior Gold Discount programs.

Members of the public can make appointments for one-on-one help from the Bayonne Office on Aging. There will be a Q&A session, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the Bayonne Office on Aging at 201-858-6119.

Chess club will practice twice monthly

The Division of Recreation’s Chess Club will hold two practices twice monthly until June. The club will meet on the first and third Saturdays each month at noon in the Bayonne Public Library near the side entrance.

The club is open to all Bayonne residents between the ages of 6 and 17, and welcomes both beginners and experienced players. Chess boards will be provided. There is a $25 membership fee, and chess players can register in the Division of Recreation office at City Hall, Room 13, 630 Ave. C on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email bayonnerec@aol.com.

Hudson Hospice Paint and Sip

The Auxiliary of Hudson Hospice Volunteers will host a Paint & Sip event on Nov. 14 at Kuhl’s Bar & Grill, 53 Prospect Ave.

The event will feature a get-together for those looking to hone their painting skills, while mixing and mingling. Light refreshments will be served, and the bar menu and cocktails will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $40, and proceeds will go toward Hudson Hospice, a nonprofit that connects those in need to hospice care programs, and provides volunteer services and financial assistance.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 201-433-6225.

Alleged Bronx Zoo Lion Woman appeared in Hudson County court 

Myah Autry, a 32-year-old woman who allegedly appeared in a viral video climbing into a lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, appeared in Kearny municipal court on Oct. 31, for a charge of shoplifting less than $200 worth of items from a store, court records show.

After dealing with that charge, Autry spoke with reporters from NBC New York about why she allegedly climbed into the exhibit.

“I would say it’s a lot more spiritual,” Autry told reporters outside the court building. “I am the lion now, can’t you tell? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? Do your history.”

She told reporters that she eventually plans to turn herself in to the NYPD, which named her as the suspect in the criminal trespassing related to the viral video shortly after its release.