Giving Back

May 11, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ — This Thursday, May 14, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation Inc. (HCCF) kicks off its second annual #HudsonGives campaign—a 24-hour online fundraiser for nonprofits serving the local community. With an unprecedented need for community support, HCCF announced that 75 non-profit ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A sewing machine that had been collecting dust in Patricia Hosmer’s closet has become another critical tool in efforts to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the city that she has called home all her life. Telling TAPinto Bayonne that the Bayonne Mask-ER-Aid movement she helped ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While her classroom at Henry E. Harris has been empty for several weeks as a result of the COVID-19, longtime Pre-K teacher Missy Agresta has been hard at work making masks for frontline workers including members of the Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to raise $2000 to feed 200 low income elderly families as COVID-19 began to grip the community has grown to many times that size and now raised over $51,000 feeding more than 2,000 senior citizens  Assemblywoman Angela McKnight launched the campaign through her ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While the city’s schools remain closed due to the spread of coronavirus, the work continues, especially when it comes to distributing meals to students across the city. In an effort to support the health of her colleagues, Bayonne High School Teacher Leah Jessen donated 150 face masks ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - “We started Hunger Free Bayonne three years ago, me, my mother, and two of my friends out of the back seat of our cars,” said Stephanie Glover Wilson, founding member of a county-wide food distribution network for seniors, poor and others in need. “As we went along, we got bigger, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to assist those who might otherwise make use of various food pantries, the City of Bayonne is partnering with the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation to establish a city food bank. “This is for people who cannot get out to get food because of the COVID-19,” said ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While Bayonne High School senior Anthony Rubino is a few months away from enrolling in EMT school, a step towards his ultimate goal of become a police officer, the teenager, already a volunteer with the Bayonne Police Department as a member of their Police Explorer Troop, is seeking ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -Though health care professionals; police officers, firefighters, and EMTs; and Department of Public Works employees, those considered to be on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus, have never sought to be in the spotlight, this current public health crisis has thrust them ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Though their doors may be closing in June there’s plenty of generosity still coming out of Marist High School. On Monday, Peter Kane, the school’s president shared that he had donated personal protective devices and supplies, including  protective masks, gowns, sanitizing wipes ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis has invited Bayonne residents to kick-off the St. Patrick’s Day season at an event supporting the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF).  The event will take place on Friday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m., at the Bayonne Masonic Lodge, 888 Avenue C.  The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - For several local families displaced from their homes by fires last weeks Christmas might have been looking bleak. Unwilling to let any of the residents he represents as mayor go without, Jimmy Davis, perhaps channeling his inner Santa Claus, decided to do something about ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Ray Greaves, outgoing head of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) had a few unexpected guests as his annual Christmas party in Bayonne on Dec. 16. Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Rep. Albio Sires and  Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill were among the guests that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Frank Perrucci, Sr. didn’t fully realize the impact he would make when he founded the Concerned Citizens of Bayonne in 1970. According to his son, Frank, Jr., his father initially brought together a group of people to help him run for city council in the Third Ward. “He fought ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Members of Bayonne’s Boy Scouts Troops and Cub Scout Packs have announced an effort to stock local Bayonne food pantries for the holidays. The food drive, which has collected thousands of items in past years, will take place on Saturday, November 16, with scouts fanning out throughout ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Members of Bayonne’s Boy Scouts Troops and Cub Scout Packs have announced an effort to stock local Bayonne food pantries for the holidays. The food drive, which has collected thousands of items in past years, will take place on Saturday, November 16, with scouts fanning out throughout ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Local food pantries will once again benefit from efforts to restock shelves through the city’s annual Make a Difference Day food drive, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robery Geisler have announced. The food drive will begin on Monday and last through Wednesday, October 30 with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to help fill the need for donated blood Mayor James Davis and Library Director J.P. Porcaro have announced that the Bayonne Free Public Library will be having a blood drive on Monday, August 26. Potential donors are invited from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. According ...

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