Creative Art Center opens
Community leaders joined owner Naquasha Hawkins for the grand opening of Qua’s Creative Art Center at 275 Broadway. The center has classes and studio space for kids, adults, and seniors.
Senior Center reopens
The 56th Street Senior Center will reopen May 24. activities will be outdoors, weather permitting. CDC guidelines will be followed. Call Ralph Savo at 201-437-5996 or Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.
Pee Wee Basketball
Registration for the Pee Wee Basketball League will take place May 24 through 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Veterans Stadium. The season begins September 11.
Cost is $60 per player, $100 per two or more children for brothers or sisters, residents only, first through eighth grades.
Call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.
PAL Basketball will begin registration May 10, Mondays through Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m. at the PAL. Program starts in July. Call 201-858-6966; ext.11/13 for more information. Those who registered before COVID-19 are already signed up.
Beware of scams
Scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with bogus claims about being from the City of Bayonne, a medical practice, or other legitimate-sounding offices. They mask their real phone numbers by using the numbers of others.
“If anyone requests personal information, payment via gift card, bitcoin, money transfer, etc., it is probably a scam,” states the BPD. “Hang up.”
To report a crime or an attempted scam, call 201-858-6900. To report an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Members of the Polish community joined elected officials for a flag-raising in honor of the Polish Constitution, signed May 3, 1791.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has identified the man found dead in a tarp in a wooded area off Route 440. He is Jose Rivera, 41, of New York City. The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have yet been made.