Recreation wrestling registration open

The Bayonne Division of Recreation will offer Beginners Wrestling Clinics for residents in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

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The clinics will take place every Monday and Wednesday, from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and 7 to 8 p.m. for returning wrestlers. The clinics will begin on Monday, November 2, 2022 and running until Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

All clinics will take place in the Wrestling Room at Bayonne High School. Sessions will not take place when schools are closed.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of wrestling as well as different wrestling techniques. Register online at:

The cost for the program is $75, and eery participant will receive a t-shirt. For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email

Route 440 reopens in both directions

Route 440 is open again in both directions in Bayonne and Jersey City following emergency construction to repair partially collapsed sewer mains, according to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

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Bayonne police make arrests

Bayonne police have been busy lately, dealing with everything from an alleged groping, to a stabbing, to shots fired.

Officers have arrested 67-year-old Czelaw Moscicki of Bayonne for allegedly groping a woman on September 19. Also on September 19, a 15-year-old female juvenile was taken into custody after allegedly being identified as the perpetrator of an aggravated assault that occurred on September 16. On September 18, police arrested 28-year-old Jay Romero of Bayonne after shots were allegedly fired.

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A child enjoys the Special Needs Game Room. Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Division of Recreation.

Special Needs Game Room open

As the school year has started, the Bayonne Division of Recreation has reminded residents that its Special Needs Game Room at the 4th Street Senior and Community Center is open on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The next dates the game room will be open is on October 8.

The game room features state of the art game room activities such as a pool table, a ping pong table, air hockey, shuffle boards, foosball and two atomic basketball shootouts, and numerous board games and arts crafts. The game room also includes a television, furniture, a refrigerator, and a new air conditioner.

“The special needs game room makes for the perfect social atmosphere. We are excited to give our special needs community an outlet for fun and most importantly, socialization.” stated Pete Amadeo, Superintendent of Recreation.

For more information on special needs programs and sports, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email

August library highlights

During the month of August, the Bayonne Public Library offered many programs and events.

For adults, the library offered four Tech Thursdays With Bill classes covering Zoom, basic computer use, and Gmail. There were also two English as a
Second Language (ESL) classes on Monday and Thursday nights.

For children, the library offered two art classes, in which students learned about charcoal and pastel drawing, drawing from life, collagraph printmaking, and monoprinting. There was a paint-by-number sticker picture and LEGO tower built in the Children’s Room, a keychain grab-and-go craft, and sand art design program in the courtyard. The library also had an end of summer celebration.

For the whole family, the library held a Family Literacy Celebration in conjunction with the Educational Arts Team. The library offered a month of contests including create your own library emoji and create your own bookmark.

The library offered five matinee movies and five Wednesday Family Night movies. There were nine open play nights for collaborative card and board gaming.

The most popular book titles during August for adults were: Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood and The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallory. The most popular children’s titles during the month were Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. O by Gege Akutami and Solo Leveling by Chugong.

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