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BCB Community Bank has announced that it will be the 2013 sponsor of Movies in the Park, organized by the Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA). Here, BCB Residential Loan Officer Angel Romano (right) presents the sponsorship check to RNA President Becky Hoffman.
BCB Community Bank has announced that it will be the 2013 sponsor of Movies in the Park, organized by the Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA). Here, BCB Residential Loan Officer Angel Romano (right) presents the sponsorship check to RNA President Becky Hoffman.

City’s personnel office takes over for

Following some scrutiny regarding the way in which certain hiring decisions were being made (see “New mayor gets more than 400 resumes for jobs,” Jersey City Reporter, July 14), Mayor Steven Fulop has discontinued receiving resumes at his private website,

A posting added to the city website last week read:

“Over the last six weeks you submitted your resume for employment consideration via We want to thank you for expressing interest in the Fulop Administration. We are rolling over the transition committee’s process into the City Personnel Department process. If you have not been contacted for an interview then we would like you to submit an employment application via the City of Jersey City’s Personnel Department. Applications can be received by calling (201) 547-5217 or by visiting the Personnel Department at City Hall, 280 Grove St., Room 102, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Opportunities continue to arise every week as the city government is restructured.

“Submitted employment applications will be kept on file for one year. To help the Personnel Department file your application correctly please state the department or type of role you are best suited for. Please note that this email is not a promise of employment with the City of Jersey City.

“In the future, the city website will be revamped and online submissions will be possible, but at this time the current process can only be conducted via hard copy.

“Thank you for your interest,Mayor Fulop Recruitment Committee. If you wish to contact us, please do not reply to this message but instead call the City of Jersey City Personnel Department at (201) 547-6804.”

Beach party at Newport Green

On Wednesday, July 24, the Newport community will host its annual beach party and food festival at Newport Green, the largest “urban beach” in Hudson County.

The fun will get underway at 6 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. and will feature food from 14 local restaurants, including Skylark on the Hudson, Michael Anthony’s, Komegashi Too, Raaz, Dorrian’s, Boca Grande, and Cosi.

Last year this event attracted hundreds of people from across Jersey City and from as far away as New York City.

Access to the beach is free. The food vendors charge for their dishes.

Jersey City Medical Center to host free postpartum support group

Motherhood is not an easy job at any stage, but it can be downright scary for new and first-time mothers. In order to help new moms get through the long days and endless nights, Jersey City Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services is starting a free bimonthly post partum support group.

The Mommy’s Club, as it will be known, is free to new moms and will meet every other Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s 4 East conference room, located at 355 Grand St.

“The Mommy’s Club offers a safe and confidential place to connect, explore, and share your experiences surrounding motherhood with other mothers who are on the same journey,” said Jenna Whiteside, LSW and program manager. “We look forward to providing new moms with the support and advice that can make this a wonderful time in their lives.

Those interested in attending should contact Jenna Whiteside at (551) 226-0420 for registration or any additional information.

Poetry for a cause

Former Jersey City Poet Laureate Aaron M.P. Jackson joins 12 other poet laureates in “Like One,” an anthology of humorous and uplifting poems complied to raise money for The One Fund, the charity for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

In Jersey City, Jackson has read his work at City Hall, LITM, the Iron Monkey, and the Waterbug Hotel. He is a two-time recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation and a semi-finalist for a UCLA/Pen Fellowship.

“Like One” is currently available in paperback on An ebook version will be published soon. For more information, visit

Two thoughts came to mind when we read this: 1) That’s nice gesture; 2) Jersey City has a poet laureate?

Bunny Pearlman at 313 Gallery

Painter Bunny Pearlman’s newest work, “A Time for Counting” will be exhibited from Friday, July 26 through Sept. 7 at 313 Gallery, located at 313 Third St.

Pearlman, now 75, has spent a portion of each year since 1957 traveling somewhere to paint. Her journeys have taken her to studios in Arad in the Israeli Negev (desert) and Safed (in Gallilee); San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Key West; Berkeley, Calif.; Provincetown, Mass.; and Jersey City, among other places. Not surprisingly, Pearlman’s paintings focus on place, following the seasonal changes in light and atmosphere.

Her recent work, “A Time for Counting” was painted in Provincetown, San Miguel de Allende, and Jersey City. These paintings are narrative, telling the story of time and place, light and shadow on architecture and the natural environment. “A Time for Counting” will be the centerpiece of a mini-retrospective of her art from the last 55 years.

The show was curated by her daughters, Jahna Rain and Lise Balk King.

NAPW ‘Back to School’ backpack drive

The Hudson County chapter of the National Association of Professional Women is about to launch its annual “Back to School Supplies Drive” for students who cannot afford basic school supplies and toiletries. This year, the organization will be partnering with the Urban League of Hudson County.

There will be two drop-off locations: Partners in Prevention, 1309 -311 Newark Ave., in Jersey City, and the Hoboken Business Center, at 50 Harrison St., Suite 101, in Hoboken. Donations can be made at the Jersey City location from Aug. 19 through Aug. 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. Donations can be made at the Hoboken location until Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but donors must call before delivering their donation. (Please call Dolores Daniels at (201) 839-6799 for any drop-offs at Hoboken Business Center.)

Among the items being collected: backpacks, bottle glue, boxes of tissues, Crayons (24 count), notebook paper (wide rule or primary tablet), No. 2 pencils, pencil boxes or pencil pouches, plastic ruler (with inches and centimeters), blunt edge scissors, washable markers, six-pocket folders with brads, single subject spiral notebooks, basic toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, soap, and feminine hygiene products.

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