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Pastor Sergio Nadres (left) and Parochial Vicar, Father Juan Rojas (right) join new Trustee of Saint Vincent DePaul Parish Catherine Cortese Laszkow in celebration. (SEE BRIEF)

New parish trustee

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archdiocese of Newark announces that Catherine Cortese Laszkow is the new Trustee of Saint Vincent DePaul Parish.

Resilient Northeastern New Jersey will host community meeting to gather feedback on flood-risk reduction actions in Bayonne

Many residents in Bayonne reported experiencing flooding several times last year due to heavy rainstorms that inundated homes, streets, and businesses. As last year exhibited, the problem will only be compounded as climate change leads to more intense rainfall and rising sea levels.

The City of Bayonne has joined the Resilient Northeastern NJ partnership to promote collaboration on resilience at the regional level. As part of its development of a regional resilience action plan, Resilient Northeastern NJ is hosting a community meeting on April 5 to to work with Bayonne community members on specific possible solutions for reducing flood risk.

When: Tuesday, April 5th,  4 – 5:30 PM or 6:30 – 8 PM

Where: RSVP and access the virtual Zoom meeting at https://tinyurl.com/nenj-bay-mtg.

Community members can also watch on Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/ResilientNENJ.

Who: Those who live, work, or play in Bayonne are encouraged to attend and provide input on the resilience action plan. The meeting will be available in English and Spanish, with American Sign Language interpretation. Please email ResilientNENJ@dep.nj.gov or call 201-398-4333 with additional language, accessibility, or support needs.

Contact: Share questions or comments by email to ResilientNENJ@dep.nj.gov or by phone to 201-398-4333.

Annual Easter Egg and Bunny Hop Race

The Bayonne Division of Recreation will hold its Annual Easter Egg and Bunny Hop Race on Saturday, April 16 at Gorman Field on West 1st Street. The race is open to Bayonne children, broken down by four age brackets: three and four year olds, five and six year olds, seven to nine year olds, and 10 to 12 year olds.

Ages three and four will race at 10 a.m.; ages five and six will race at 10:30 a.m.; ages seven to nine will race at 11 a.m.; and ages 10 to 12 will race at 11:30 a.m. There is no registration fee. Register at the field the day of the race. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in all divisions. This event is not an Easter Egg Hunt. For further information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email bayonnerec@aol.com.

Bells en route for repair

The bells from the former St Joseph’s Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Bayonne recently departed to Cincinnati, Ohio where the bells will be polished and prepared for their new home in the soon-to-be-constructed clock and bell tower in Fitzpatrick Park. Mayor James Davis’s Administration saved the bells, so that they would be preserved for future generations.

Annual dinner dance returns

Bayonne’s Friends of the Handicapped’s annual dinner dance is making a return in 2022. The 43rd Annual Dinner Dance will be held on May 6 at the Knights of Columbus, 667 Avenue C, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $75.00 per ticket, and there will be a buffet, an open bar, and music by Rock Bottom Band. To purchase tickets to the event, or for any questions, contact Bob at 201-456-7865 or Sue at 551-208-7152. For more information, email friendsofthehandicapped@gmail.com.

9/11 monument to be unveiled

Bayonne will hold an unveiling ceremony for its 20th anniversary September 11th Memorial on Wednesday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor James Davis has announced. The ceremony will take place in front of Bayonne City Hall, which is located at 630 Avenue C, between 27th and 28th Streets. The public is invited to attend.

“Bayonne played an important role in providing emergency response on September 11, 2001 and in the days that followed the attack on the World Trade Center,” Davis said. “It is most appropriate that the new memorial will include a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.”

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