Bayonne Briefs

first_imgIn the June 14 edition of the Bayonne Community News, we referred to Kuhl’s Tavern as an “unofficial headquarters for political dissidents,” to which Kevin Kuhl, owner of Kuhl’s Tavern, took offense. He says his tavern has no political affiliations, makes no endorsements, and shows no preference for patrons based on political identities. We regret the description. Kuhl elaborated on his views in a Letter to the Editor this week. See page 26. Turbine unit catches fire on Hook RoadA Bayonne firefighter was injured and an employee was evacuated during a two-alarm industrial fire on Monday, June 19, that came from a large turbine unit in a building on the Bayonne Plant Holdings Cogeneration site on Hook Road, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver. Firefighters used two hose-lines to extinguish the fire in under 45 minutes. The injured firefighter was transported to Bayonne Medical Center for treatment and was later released. A fire investigator determined the fire was accidental.NY Post: Don’t fire ex-dominatrix cop, considering 8 mayors went to jailIt’s always shocking when New York City newspapers acknowledge that there’s a state one mile west of them, so it’s worth reading the June 18 editorial in the New York Post.In an opinion piece titled, “Why the ex-dominatrix cop is no embarrassment to Hudson County,” the editors maintain that at her June 22 hearing, a county sheriff’s officer should be allowed to keep her job, though she appeared in a film as a dominatrix five years ago. The piece points out that she didn’t do anything illegal, the people involved were consenting adults, and she had to make a little cash during the last years of a now-annulled marriage. She has said that that person is not “who I am now.”The editorial notes, “After all, the county in recent years has seen well over a dozen politicians imprisoned for corruption, including past mayors of North Bergen, Union City, Secaucus, Hoboken and Jersey City. Actually, that’s two past mayors each for Hoboken and Jersey City.”The editorial continues, “Then there’s the sexting scandal in Bayonne” and goes on to explain the recent matter covered in the Bayonne Community News.The editorial concludes, “Seems to us, Hudson County has already weathered far bigger embarrassments than one cop’s exotic past.”Master Plan workshopBayonne has released its final Master Plan seven years after releasing its last plan. It is available for free download on the city website and outlines Bayonne’s comprehensive urban planning goals.The plan suggests changes to zoning rules that determine what developers can build and where, and how much parking to provide. The city welcomes all input and feedback from the community. A Master Plan Workshop will be hosted at City Hall on Monday, June 26.Bayonne Medical Center to offer Pizza Master food for visitors and staffResponding to the requests of visitors and employees, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center will offer a selection of catered dishes from a well-known Bayonne restaurant on weekends during a month-long trial period.“Something new is coming,” said Catherine Shull Fernald, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer. “For the convenience of our visitors and staff, BMC is partnering with Pizza Masters.”During July, on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., dishes from the longtime local restaurant will be featured in the hospital cafeteria. Lunch and dinner entrees will focus on those than can be served from the grill. Breakfast items will be offered from the restaurant’s catering menu.Visitors and employees can enjoy the dishes while dining in. Employees can also call in advance to order their meals to eat before their shifts begin or to take home once their shifts are completed.With positive reviews, the program could become a permanent one at Bayonne Medical Center.“This is testing the waters of an innovative approach to customer service, and we will welcome feedback,” Shull Fernald said.Christ Hospital holding ‘Lunch and Learn’ about lung disease on June 21CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital will hold its second free seminar on dealing with lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Wednesday, June 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.The subjects to be discussed will include proper nutrition and food label reading. The event will include hands-on demonstrations and a question-and-answer period.A free, healthy lunch will be provided for participants.Those interested in attending should preregister by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] seeking additional information may call Nancy Aleman, Director of Community Outreach, at (201) 341-1310.Christ Hospital is at 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City.Bayonne Library to show Singin’ in the Rain on June 28The Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of free summer movies on most Wednesdays through August 16 at 1 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is at 31st Street and Avenue C. Singin’ in theRain will be presented on Wednesday, June 28. Singin’ in the Rain is a musical comedy that deals with Hollywood’s transition from silent movies to talking pictures. That film is being shown as a tribute to Debbie Reynolds, who plays Kathy Selden in the movie. Reynolds passed away in 2016. Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor starred with Reynolds in the film. There will be no film shown on Wednesday, July 5, since that date is during the July 4 holiday period. Blood Drive Saturday, June 24 at Catholic War Veterans Post 1612The Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, in partnership with the American Red Cross and Bayonne Community Bank, are hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the CWV Post at 18 West 23rd Street. A local Boy Scout troop will serve food throughout.The Red Cross suggests prospective donors make an appointment before donating. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at and enter the sponsor code “CWV Post 1612.” × Three water mains, like the one seen here being installed in Hoboken, ruptured on Tuesday, leaving 130 residents without water.Clarification on Kuhl’s Tavernlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgArtemis Investment Management – Raheel Altaf has joined Artemis Investment Management as a fund manager. He will work alongside Philip Wolstencroft and Peter Saacke, managing the three funds they run: Artemis Capital, European Growth and Global Growth. Altaf was a portfolio manager at Fulcrum Asset Management until December 2013, and before then portfolio manager at Fidelity International. ERI Scientific Beta – ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index unit of the EDHEC-Risk Institute, has announced the make-up of its international executive management team covering Boston, London, Nice, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo. The team consists of Noël Amenc, Lionel Martellini, Patrice Retkowsky, Reynald Mauguin, Mélanie Ruiz, Candice Lebastard, Felix Goltz and Peter O’Kelly. Insight Investment – Svein Floden has been hired by Insight Investment as head of business development for liquid alternatives in the Americas. He will report to the UK asset manager’s global head of distribution Philip Anker. Floden joins Insight from Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management, where he was most recently head of hedge fund sales and marketing for Wealth Management Americas. Before working at Deutsche, he was at Citigroup’s Private Bank in New York.Standard Life Investments/Jupiter – Matthew Williams is joining Standard Life Investments as manager of its Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity Unconstrained fund. He will be supported by Ronnie Petrie, head of global emerging markets. Williams has been deputy manager of the GEM Equity Unconstrained SICAV since the fund started and has been in the emerging market team since 2010. The appointment follows the resignation of Ross Teverson, an investment director within the GEM team. Teversen has now joined Jupiter as head of strategy for global emerging markets. He will start at the asset manager in November, after 15 years at Standard Life Investments. Pensions Trust, AP2, Allianz Global Investors, Artemis, ERI Scientific Beta, Insight Investment, Standard Life Investments, JupiterPensions Trust – Paul Murphy has been appointed head of strategy and business development at the Pensions Trust. His most recent prior role was director of corporate development at the Peoples Pension. In the newly created role at the trust, Murphy will lead strategic business development, covering areas including business planning, business development and PR and communications. The trust said the role had been created as part of a restructuring exercise.AP2 – Johnny Capor has been appointed by the Swedish government as a new member of AP2’s board of directors. He is CFO at Sweden’s retail cooperative Kooperativa Förbundet (KF). Allianz Global Investors – Mark Guirey has been hired as director of UK institutional business development at Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI). He will be based in London. Guirey’s most recent role was sales director in BlackRock’s UK institutional business. He will report to Andy Wiggins, head of UK institutional at AllianzGI. last_img read more

Falcons triumph in 7s showdown

first_imgHarlequins bowed out of the Premiership 7s Series with a 17-10 defeat against Newcastle, who took the trophy after a 31-21 victory over Saracens in the final.Quins were widely expected to contest the final with Sarries and they made a great start to the evening’s rugby at The Stoop, beating Wasps 19-0.But a 17-10 victory over the hosts took Newcastle through – and they then went one better by beating the favourites and defending champions.AdChoices广告Quins had looked impressive in their opening Pool A clash with a Wasps side that were out of their depth.Luke Wallace opened the account within 50 seconds to take them into a 5-0 lead.Sam Smith got Harlequins’ final try against WaspsA short while later, some nifty handling and quality footwork opened a gap for rising star Ross Chisholm to end a 50-metre run with the second try of the night. Sam Smith got the game’s final try to wrap up a comprehensive win.Saracens destroyed Bath 38-0 in Pool B, before sealing their place in the final with a hard fought 20-15 win against Sale.Falcons then emerged as the surprise package of the night, subjecting Wasps to an even bigger hammering than Quins gave them – 38-7.Given that performance, Quins could expect a tough game – one they needed to win, whereas their opponents required only a draw in order to progress.Quins broke through with Miles Mantella charging into the right-hand corner to kick the scoreboard and the crowd into life.Smart hands from the kick-off then led to a well worked try from Ross Chisholm under the posts, and the home team looked comfortable.But a penalty gave Newcastle a sniff and Quins suddenly found themselves wanting as Alex Tait found a gap to burst through and touch down.The conversion brought the score to 12-7, setting up a tense second half.A lost scrum deep in Quins territory gave the Falcons a big advantage, yet a stout but tiring defence kept the Geordies at bay.But the visitors hit back, and after the ball bobbled out the back of a ruck to be scooped up by Will Chudley, he gratefully charged 40 metres and over the line.And just before full-time, a dropped ball led to Luke Fielden running in the winning try.“We made it very hard for ourselves,” admitted Quins skipper Chris York.“Newcastle did a very good job of keeping the ball. We’re gutted not to be in the final.”Coach Howard Graham added: “We’ve had a good pre-season, but we looked a bit tired out there and people were leaving holes that aren’t normally there. They kept the ball very well, and we didn’t.”last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL County Childcare Committee are hosting a fundraising afternoon team at their offices tomorrow to support families coping with autism.It runs from 2pm-4pm and we’re told the pastries and cakes are going to be exceptional!All proceeds go to the Letterkenny Family Autism Support Group. The DCCC offices are at 10-11 St Columba’s Terrace on High Road Letterkenny. AFTERNOON TEA TO HELP AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP was last modified: April 26th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more