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The city raised a flag to promote the Buddy Baseball program. (SEE BRIEF)
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The city raised a flag to promote the Buddy Baseball program. (SEE BRIEF)

Buddy Baseball Flag Raising

A flag raising marked the start of Buddy Baseball for kids with special needs. On May 15, there will be a parade, breakfast, and three games at the 11th Street Field.

Registration deadline is April 1. Call 201-858-6127.

Millions of relief funds 

Of the roughly $424.6 million allocated to Hudson County in the federal American Rescue Plan, $39,2 million will go to Bayonne, the second highest in the county.

COVID-19 by the numbers

As of March 18, according to the OEM, there were about  200 active cases and nine patients at BMC.

Where to get tested

A drive-up site has opened in the parking lot behind Don Ahern Veterans Stadium near the foot of West 25th Street, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Walk-up testing is available.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, testing is from 1 to 7 p.m.; on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments needed. For more information, go to immcare.com.

Residents with an appointment from their physicians can be tested at BMC.

The RiteAid at 54th Street and Broadway offers free testing for all residents over 18 via drive-thru. Visit riteaid.com. No prescription required.

CityMD at 904 Bayonne Crossing Way offers tests for walk-ins only; call 551-497-5675.

Residents can get tested at Broadway Care Pharmacy at 516 Broadway (201-437-5100), and Total Care Pharmacy at 596 Broadwayn (201-535-5080).

Testing is available from Dr. Ahab Gabriel at 449 Ave. C, (201-374-1103 and Hudson DNA and Testing at 150 Pulaski St. (201 994-6594).

Call 551-214-3500 for an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health at 519 Broadway.

To test at BHMG United Medical at 988 Broadway, call 201-339-6111 or visit unitedmed.com.

CityMD and BMC are conducting antibody testing. Call 2-1-1 for a list of state sites.

2021 Earth Day cleanup planned 

Bayonne’s annual Earth Day cleanup will be on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year, the city is shifting back to its traditional in-person format and organizations and individuals may register as a team.

Memorial bench for fallen JCPD detective

The family of murdered Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals will memorialize him with a bench at DiDomenico-16th Street Park, where Seals often took his sister Toniann to go fishing or on ride bikes.

Donate to the fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/f/detective-joseph-seals-jcpd-memorial-bench. To donate outside of GoFundMe, send donations via Venmo to @detjoesealsmemorial.

Flag Football Clinic and League

A Flag Football Clinic and League will be held by Joy Full Zone for ages 8 through 12, running from March 27 through April 17 on Saturdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hudson County Park Field 3. Sign up during clinic hours or online.

The Combine and draft pick will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 24. The season begins May 1 at 9 a.m., running for eight weeks. It’s not required to participate in the clinic to participate in the league.

The clinic is $50, the league $100. For both, the price is $115. Register at JFZSports.com. For more information, call 201-283-0924 or e-mail JoyFullZone@gmail.com.