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The 2020 Children of Faith Parade and Multicultural Festival honorees in Bayonne

Honored at City Hall

The honorees of the 2020 Children of Faith Parade and Multicultural Festival were presented with proclamations.

They are Isaac Hernandez Dominguez; Abraham Hernandez Dominguez; Minister Evaristo Velez Gonzalez; Minister Salvador Teron; Tiana Taylor; Daleyza Rincon; Nassir Morales; Allison Sanchez; and Emely Sanchez.

Also pictured are Rev. Dorothy Patterson of the Wallace Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, and First Ward Council Member Neil Carroll.

BFD Holds 9/11 Ceremony

The Bayonne Fire Department held its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony in front of headquarters on Sept. 11.

Mayor Davis, City Council-President Nadrowski, Councilmen Perez and LaPelusa, Public Safety Director Kubert, Fire Chief Weaver, Police Chief Geisler, Deputy Police Chief Scerbo, and Fire Chaplain Fencik attended.

Remembering the fallen 

In the BCN story “Hudson County honors 9/11 victims,” one name was inadvertently omitted: Jane Folger, who died when Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA.

She will not be forgotten.

Bottle attack

A woman, 42, reported that a female allegedly struck her in the head with a glass bottle while with a friend in the area of 34th Street and Avenue E on Sept. 6, according to the BPD.

The attack caused lacerations to the face and head. The actor allegedly fled the scene.

Bike Club’s Moonlight Ride  

The Division of Recreation Bike Club will have its first night ride through Stephen Gregg Park on September 26 at 7:30 p.m., meeting at the lower level of the 48th Street entrance, in front of the bike path.

Glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces will be distributed.The BPD will escort the ride. Registration is free and can be done onsite.

Undocumented immigrants eligible for licenses

On Sept. 1, a bill was signed into law that would extend licensure eligibility to undocumented immigrants. It will expand access to skilled jobs requiring licenses. Bill sponsors included NJ Assembly member Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson).

Firefighters rescue ‘combative’ woman 

The BFD rescued a woman from Newark Bay on Sept. 3, according to Deputy Fire Chief Bill Bartos.

The BFD launched two marine units to the area near Veterans Stadium at 8:47 p.m. amid a torrential downpour. The woman, who was 200 to 300 yards offshore, evaded rescuers, Bartos said.

Two BFD swimmers also attempted a rescue.

At about 10 p.m., BFD personnel pulled her aboard. She was transported to the 16th Street boat dock. McCabe Ambulance transported her to an area hospital.

Bayonne shows R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is an an acronym for Recreation, Education, Sport, Participant, Enthusiasm, Community, Together.

The five-week outdoor program, open to Bayonne students in the first through eighth grades, combines study hall, athletics, and structured activities while in a creative and fun social setting.

It will meet at 16th Street Park upper and lower levels, weather permitting, Monday through Thursday, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. through Oct. 16.

The tentative schedule includes an optional study hall from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Sports and other activities are from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained. Depending on the status of the virus, the program may be postponed or canceled.

For more information, call 201-858-6127 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

‘Scoop and Run’ bill approved by Assembly

“Scoop and Run” legislation, approved by the NJ Assembly, would allow police officers trained as first responders to transport victims of gun violence to hospitals before the arrival of ambulances.

It now heads to the Senate for approval.

Inserra Shop-Rite to hold food drive 

Inserra Shop-Rite at 26th Street and Avenue C will hold an in-store food drive for the Bayonne Food Bank through Sept. 18.

Inserra asks customers to purchase nonperishable food items or gift cards for the Bayonne Food Bank.

They can drop off cards and nonperishable food items in “a safe and socially distanced setting” at the Shop-Rite store.

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