Thanksgiving marks the start of the season of giving. Many are donating their time, food, and services. Leticia Wise is helping to lead a food drive and soup kitchen at the Friendship Baptist Church, where a Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Teenagers volunteer to drop off food for seniors. The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Give Thanks Food Drive, donating six turkeys to all 10 food pantries in the city. It coordinated with Bayonne Medical Center to donate four truckloads of food to be distributed to pantries throughout the city and to the Senior Center on 4th Street. Click here for more.
Charles Ryan is the new trustee on the block at the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED). Barry Kushnir’s sudden resignation in July left an open seat, which Ryan won with 42 percent of the more than 9,000 votes cast. He won over Maria Valado by more than 500 votes, and John Cupo by slightly under 2,000. Click here for more.