Jersey City opens pre-registration for Summer Day Camp 2.0
Jersey City is opening pre-registration for their free Summer Day Camp 2.0 for residents 7-14 years old, with the city hosting six camps with locations in each ward. The summer camp consists of weekly activities such as financial literacy, wellness, skating, swimming and more. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily.
Pre-registration is open from March 21 to 27 at jcrec.recdesk.com/Community/Home. Following the pre-registration period, week-to-week camp registration will begin on April 4 until all available spots are filled. To register in person or for any registration assistance, call the Recreation Division at 201-547-5003.
Summer Camp 2.0 will begin on July 5 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..
Hoboken High School wins best overall school delegation at Model U.N. Debate Competition
Hoboken High School’s Model United Nations Team won the Best Overall School Delegation at the 2022 St. Peter’s University Model United Nations Debate Competition. The competition was held over a two-day in-person event in Jersey City.
North Bergen Art and Writing Contest
The North Bergen Public Library invites all children and adults to join the “I♥NB” Art and Writing Contest. Submit an original piece of artwork or essay celebrating North Bergen to win a $25 gift card and library swag.
The theme is “I♥NB,” and eligible categories include: digital art, physical art, videos up to 45 seconds, or written compositions up to 500 words. Winners will be awarded in each category for grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, and adults.
Submit entries by 8 p.m. on March 28 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person at any NB Library location. Include name, grade, school, phone number, and email address. Must be a North Bergen resident to submit. For a full set of rules, visit the library’s website at www.nbpl.org.
This contest is part of North Bergen’s celebration of Local Government Week, and entries will be displayed in the Main Library during Local Government Week, from April 4 to 8.
Canard Café Bar to open in Jersey City Urby
Canard Café Bar, a French-inspired café, is opening a new location on March 19 in Jersey City Urby, located at 200 Greene Street in the lobby. The establishment will feature breakfast, lunch and dessert items, as well as drink items.
North Bergen honors local merchant
Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Township Commissioners issued a proclamation at a meeting on March 9, naming March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and honoring resident Bob Ceragno for his ongoing commitment to raising awareness of the disease.
The American Cancer Society indicates that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women, and is expected to cause about 50,630 deaths during 2022. Colorectal cancer affects individuals of all racial and ethnic groups, and more than 90% of cases occur in people who are 45 years old or older.
Regular colorectal cancer screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to prevention, since screening may detect abnormal precancerous growths and can also find early stages of cancer, when there is a greater chance that treatment will be most effective and lead to a cure.
Ceragno, a survivor of Colorectal Cancer as a result of early screening, has been tirelessly working for years to promote awareness of the disease and to raise funds to research and find effective treatments. The mayor presented a plaque commending Ceragno for his courage and dedication at his North Bergen store, Eye Contact Vision Center, on Friday, March 11. Joining in the presentation were Commissioners Julio Marenco and Allen Pascual, Police Chief Peter Fasilis, and others.
Union City to dedicate COVID-19 memorial
Union City will dedicate a COVID-19 memorial to all those who have perished from the COVID-19 Pandemic on at 7 p.m. March 25 at Ellsworth Park at 23rd Street and Palisade Avenue.