BAYONNE BRIEFS

Police need help identifying body pulled from the river

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, shortly after 12:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a body floating in the Hudson River near Newport Marina in Jersey City.

Responding Jersey City Police Officers found the body which was badly decomposed, and the Jersey City Fire Department removed it from the water, according to a press release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:45 p.m. Her identity is unknown.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.

Taste of Bayonne

The Bayonne Rotary Club will host a fundraiser called Taste of Bayonne, where attendees can sample a wide variety of Bayonne’s finest foods, beers, and wines.

The event will raise funds for humanitarian projects that the Rotary Club sponsors.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30. The event at the Bayonne Museum, 229 Broadway on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact the Rotary Club at 201-697-7558.

13-year-old allegedly steals pizza delivery car

According to the Bayonne Police Department, a 13-year-old boy from Jersey City allegedly stole a pizza delivery driver’s car, after it was left running outside Mona Lisa Pizzeria on Broadway.

The boy was charged with motor vehicle theft. He allegedly had two passengers from Bayonne with him on the getaway, one of whom was a 14-year-old girl. The other was 21-year-old Ndeye Makalou.

The passengers were charged with riding in a vehicle known to be stolen. Police reportedly stopped the car on Kennedy Boulevard around 34th Street.

Bayonne Branch NAACP Freedom Fund dinner

The Bayonne Branch NAACP will host its 92nd annual Freedom Fund Dinner at Chandelier, 1081 Broadway, on Nov. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

An NAACP Freedom Fund award will be presented to Bayonne Police Sergeant Steven Rhodes. National Action Network/ PoliticsNation host Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker.

The theme is “Civil Rights Matter Now More Than Ever.”

For more information, or to purchase a ticket, email Bayonnenaacp2019FF@gmail.com.

What grade did your hospital get?

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit that conducts an evaluation of hospitals across the United States to assess the rates of errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, and make them public, along with a grade based on those rates.

Hospitals that earned a B: CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center, CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center.

Hospitals that earned a C: Hudson Regional Hospital, in Secaucus, and Carepoint Health Christ Hospital, Jersey City.

Leapfrog’s data is based on patient surveys and self-reported data from hospitals. Their reports can be viewed at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

NJ State Council on the Arts offers new grant to organizations

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is offering a new grant to projects serving artists (PSAs) who live in New Jersey, as long as those projects meet the eligibility requirements.

Applicants may request up to 50 percent of the project’s expenses and be matched 1:1 ($1 earned or raised and spent per $1 received by the council).

Examples of eligible projects include specialized space for creating, practicing, or producing work; assistance or training in marketing, legal issues, accounting, insurance, technology; or artist career development skills.

The grant does not support the commissioning of new work, networking opportunities, or projects that mainly support, engage, or further compensate the leadership of an organization. Applicants unclear about the eligibility of a project should view guidelines at nj.gov/state/njsca/dos_njsca_grants.html.

A notice of intent to apply is due by Dec. 12. The application due date is Feb. 13, 2020.

For more information, visit artscouncil.nj.gov.