Watch for Assembly candidates forum on the Hudson Reporter website

The candidates for the 31st Assembly district seat recently squared off in a debate sponsored by The Hudson Reporter newspapers. The video of the debate should be available by midweek on our website, Just click on the link you’ll be directed to the entire debate.

Bayonne Walk for Life will be held on Sunday

Bayonne will hold its first “Walk For Life” on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Stephen R. Gregg County Park in Bayonne. All proceeds will benefit The Simpson-Baber Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County, Bayonne Community Mental Health Center, and the Madeline Fiadini Lore Foundation for Cancer Prevention.
Donations can be made payable to “Bayonne Walk for Life” and be mailed to UCP of Hudson County, 721 Broadway, Bayonne, N.J. 07002, attention: Vincent Lombardo. Donations must be received by Wednesday. For information call (201) 436-2200 ext 101.

PVSC Kicks-off 2010 Educational Outreach Program

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners’ (PVSC) Chairman Tony Luna announced today that the PVSC Educational Outreach Program kicked-off their 2010 school year at Horace Mann Elementary School while unveiling new internet chat technology.
Over 200 students filled Horace Mann’s multi-purpose room this morning to learn about steps they can take to help protect their local waterways. The multimedia, interactive presentation is part of the PVSC Educational Outreach Program, which maintains a full-time outreach staff visiting schools within the PVSC service area whose goal is to relay the importance of protecting our environment. PVSC staff also unveiled new technology which allowed the children in the school to communicate live via the internet to the captain of PVSC’s skimmer vessel as it patrolled the Passaic River. Students had the opportunity to ask the captain questions and learn how the vessel skims debris from the river. PVSC staff plans to expand this technology in the schools that schedule presentations through the remainder of the school year.
“The PVSC is honored to not only come and talk to students about ways they can help us keep our waterways clean, but also to listen to the innovative ideas they can teach us,” said PVSC Executive Director Wayne J. Forrest. “It is critical to teach our children the importance of engaging in the stewardship of our environment as they are the future leaders within our communities.”
To supplement the work done in the classroom the PVSC Educational Outreach Program also provides opportunities for students to organize their own stream bank cleanups, which enables the students to apply what they learned in the class to their own communities. Building on this service learning model, the PVSC partnered with the Bayonne School District in expanding their existing Cleaner and Greener Program to include cleanups along the shoreline surrounding the entire city, which includes participation from every school in the District.
The PVSC Educational Outreach Program maintains a full schedule every school year. Each program is age-specific and is available for grades K-12. The program has also expanded into the summer season, allowing staff to include camps.
“The City of Bayonne is pleased to continue to partner with the PVSC on both their river restoration efforts and their educational outreach programming,” said Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith. “I applaud all of our students in making the Cleaner and Greener Program the enormous success it has grown to become.”

Quick Chek hosts sub showdown on Oct. 16

Quick Chek will hold its first-ever Sub Showdown, a build-your-own-submarine sandwich recipe contest in which contestants will not only vie to win free Quick Chek subs for a year, but also the chance to have their recipe added to the chain’s wide menu of sub varieties and sold across their entire operating region.
Quick Chek’s Sub Showdown will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at the chain’s newest Bayonne, N.J., store located at 20-38 East 53rd Street just off Exit 14A of the N.J. Turnpike. There, participants will help to build their sub recipes and serve them to a team of four judges including Quick Chek Senior Category Manager – Food Service Jennifer Vespole; Quick Chek Category Manager Mandy Steindl-Kwiecien; Performance Food Group Corporate Chef Robert Conti; and a Quick Chek Facebook Fan. Ultimately, one contestant will be crowned the Quick Chek Sub Showdown grand prize winner.

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