Tree planting in Halecky-IMTT park
Mayor Jimmy Davis and Director of Public Works Tom Cotter joined Public Works employees and members of NB Earth Speaks in planting two oak trees in Halecky-IMTT Park. The park is located east of Bayonne. The park was proposed by former council member John Halecky as a buffer between industrial and residential areas.
NB Earth Speaks is an environmental and conservation organization based in North Bergen. The group donated six trees to Bayonne. The four trees not planted in the park have been placed in four residential areas of Bayonne.
African-American Museum of Stoutsburg Sourland presents at BHS
On Tuesday, October 19, students in Mr. Woods’ African-American history class at the Lycée de Bayonne attended a virtual presentation, “A Proud Legacy: The African-American Presence in the Sourland Mountain Region and Surroundings” by Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck.
Buck and Mills are the co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and the authors of If These Stones could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey (2018). The presenters and their work have been featured in The New York Times.
Jersey City Students Achieve First Place in Scholarship Program
Three students from McNair Academic High School in Jersey City won first place in the 2021 Solar Landscape and Sustainable Jersey City Community Sustainability Challenge scholarships. Students Harsh Patel, Eshaan Sharma and Ankit Mithbavkar won first place for their proposal for more sustainable irrigation of community gardens.
Together, Solar Landscape and Sustainable Jersey City awarded a total of $ 20,000 to 23 New Jersey students who participated in Solar Landscape’s Green Ambassador Program, which provides training for high school students interested in clean energy. After attending five online webinars hosted by Solar Landscape, students submitted videos describing an idea that improves an existing product by making it more sustainable or a plan that will strengthen a community’s sustainability efforts.
The program is part of Solar Landscape’s training and workforce development efforts to support the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy’s community solar pilot program. Solar Landscape has also spearheaded workforce training initiatives across the state to help develop and train the workforce needed to support the growing energy economy. New Jersey’s own.
Earlier this year, Solar Power World named Kate Gold, Director of Community Engagement at Solar Landscape, Top Solar Changemaker 2021 for her leadership in workforce development.
Hudson County students at the following schools received Honorable Mentions for their submissions: Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, Jersey City; Institute of Infinity, Jersey City.
WomenRising has set a new date for the celebration of the service
WomenRising recently made the decision to postpone its annual celebration of service to January 2022 with a virtual program. Gift cards will be provided to Sponsors and Registered Guests to enjoy dinner at Liberty House Restaurant.
If you haven’t yet purchased your ticket, newspaper ad or sponsorship, there is still time to do so at https://www.womenrising.org/gala. For more information, contact [email protected]
Pink Mask Tricky Tray Benefits Breast Cancer Programs
Dr Julie DiGioia and Dr Stephen Hall hosted a delicate fundraising evening to benefit Hudson County breast cancer programs on Thursday, October 14 at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten in Jersey City.
The event raised nearly $ 25,000 with the help of volunteers, community members, cancer survivors, caregivers, oncology teams, friends and family.
Dr. DiGioia is a breast cancer surgeon and survivor dedicated to community outreach and access to care. Her husband, Dr Stephen Hall, is a breast reconstructive surgeon and chief of plastic surgery at Jersey City Medical Center / RWJBarnabas Health. They share an oncoplastic surgery practice at Summit Overlook Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, and Englewood Health in Journal Square, Jersey City.
Students obtain academic distinctions
Suiki Lau of Jersey City received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
The New York Institute of Technology has recognized the following Jersey City students who serve on the boards of directors of the university’s many student clubs and organizations. These include: Harshada Anil Phadol, who sits on the board of the Developer Student Club; Sai Srija Edara, who sits on the board of the Developer Student Club; Urmi Gaurang Parmar, Board Member of the Graduate Students Association; Preet Saumil, who sits on the board of directors of NYIT Ventures; Jinal Chirag Dave, board member of the Society of Women Engineers; Simran Sanju Kadam, Board Member of the South Asian Society Association.
HCCC receives 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award
On Thursday, October 14, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) accepted the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Equity Award for the Northeastern United States. The award was presented at the ACCT 52nd Annual Leadership Regional Awards Luncheon in San Diego, California. This recognition honors the College’s leadership in developing policies over the past five years that promote and enhance opportunities for diversity, inclusion and institutional equity for women, people of color, LGBTQ and members. any other under-represented and underserved population.
A delegation from Hudson County Community College, led by Dr Christopher Reber, President of HCCC, attended the awards ceremony.
William J. Netchert, chairman of the board of trustees of HCCC, said that because the college serves one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in the United States, student success and related issues diversity, equity and inclusion – particularly in increasing access to high quality and transformative educational and economic programs and services – are top priorities.
Hudson County Community College also recently received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest publication focused on diversity in higher education. The annual award recognizes colleges and universities in the United States that demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC is one of eight community colleges among the 101 recipients.