Bayonne Briefs

Brunch to Crunch Cancer is May 7

The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention is holding a “Brunch to Crunch Cancer” on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Chandelier Restaurant, 1081 Broadway, Bayonne. Shopping vendors will be on site between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Julie DiGioia, an attending breast surgeon at Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Jersey City Medical Center. She is the chief of surgical oncology and is the medical director of the Christie Kerr Women’s Center at Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health. Tickets are $50. Call (201) 437-9100 to reserve your seat.
The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make cancer-prevention programs available to the community. Its focus is to grant access to the tests and/or screenings necessary to those individuals who may otherwise be denied, those who are uninsured and above the poverty level. It is the foundation’s goal to make Mammography, PSA, Colonoscopy, Oral and Skin Cancer screenings available to them.

PSE&G work diverts traffic on JFK

This week from April 11-15, PSE&G crews will be installing conduits on the Bergen-Linden Corridor at two locations on JFK Boulevard:

• Conduit installation between West 3rd and 7th Streets
• Conduit installation between West 14th and 20th Streets

As the project crosses intersections, a Bayonne extra-duty traffic control officer will assist motorists who need to access their homes.
For questions about the project, you can send an email to or call PSE&G’s BLC customer service tnumber at 1 (800) 541-9020.
You can visit and a Bayonne-specific link is listed under the heading “What’s Happening in Your Town.”
Updates are also provided on the “Bayonne Traffic” Facebook page.

Bayonne Home Town Fair is back for its second year

The 2nd Annual Bayonne Home Town Fair will be held on June 11 and the 12 on Broadway between 21st and 25th Streets .
The organizers are looking for vendors and sponsors, so if you have a business or an organization that wants to participate in the fair, see the contact information below:
Food Vendors: Joseph Barbero at
All Other Vendors: Carrissa Golomb at (201) 779-1101 or via email at
Sponsors: Cindi Guarini at

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge to close 90 minutes earlier every night starting April 18

The Bayonne Bridge will be closing 90 minutes earlier starting April 18. The bridge opens at 5 a.m. and had been closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. It will now close to traffic at 7 p.m. on those nights. The opening time of 5 a.m. remains the same.
“Raise the Roadway” is a $1.3 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge from a height of 151 feet to 215 feet in order to fit larger ships underneath.
The Goethals Bridge will remain the detour route while the Bayonne Bridge is closed.
The S89 Limited Bus that departs at 7:40 p.m. to Morningstar Road/Walker Street in Staten Island from the 34th Street Light Rail Station in Bayonne will detour over the Goethals Bridge.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration begins

September 2016’s Pre-K and Kindergarten classes begin registering on April 18. Pre-registration packets are available at Bayonne High School at the Processing Center, Door #3 from 9-11 a.m. on April 18, 1-3 p.m.; on April 19, 9-11 a.m.; and 1-3 p.m. on April 20. Registration forms may be picked up before the date of registration and completed at home and brought into the Board of Education. Forms are also available for download online at . Registration closes September 30, 2016.
Your child must be 4 years of age on or before October 1, 2016 to register for Pre-K.
Your child must be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2016 to register for Kindergarten.
Please be sure to remember
Immunization record (original plus one copy)
Birth certificate or passport (original plus two copies)

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