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OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Astra Health Centers, an urgent care facility at 564 Broadway, celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Mayor James Davis performed the honors, and was joined by Councilmen Juan Perez, Gary La Pelusa, and Thomas Cotter. Raghu Varma, medical director for Astra Health, was among the center’s representatives.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Astra Health Centers, an urgent care facility at 564 Broadway, celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Mayor James Davis performed the honors, and was joined by Councilmen Juan Perez, Gary La Pelusa, and Thomas Cotter. Raghu Varma, medical director for Astra Health, was among the center’s representatives.
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Bridge work to take longer, shift to daytime construction

 The Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project will take six months longer than expected, and the work will shift to more daytime hours, according to an online report.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the delay is due to the uncharacteristically severe winter the area experienced this year, according to nj.com. The noisiest work will now shift to daytime hours.

The raising of the roadway’s height to 215 feet above the Kill Van Kull will now take until the summer of 2016, the report said. The overall project completion is expected in 2017.

Bayonne residents get walking and cleaning

 “Feet to the Street,” the first event run by the new “Beautify Bayonne” group, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the 26th Street Park, across from City Hall.

“Let’s beautify Bayonne through a clean sweep down Broadway,” said Deb Peveler, one of the event organizers.

Volunteers are welcome, and supplies will be provided.

The sweep will end at First Street Park, with a bring-your-own picnic from noon to 3 p.m.

To register or for more information, call Peveler at (201) 851-2359. The first 300 registrants will receive a free T-shirt.

The rain date is Sept. 28.

All Fit Studios is the event sponsor.

One-man art show being held at Bee’s Art Studio

The public is invited to a retrospective of the works of artist/illustrator William Bunn from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 at Bee’s Art Studio, 914 Broadway.

The opening reception will be on Sept. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Register now for the BHS Class of ‘79 35th anniversary reunion

Bayonne High School Class of 1979 graduates can now sign up for their 35th anniversary reunion, which is fast approaching on Friday, Nov. 28 at The Chandelier, 1075 Broadway, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The cost is $110, and includes food, music, and dancing.

More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.bayonnehsclassof79.com/.

To RSVP, send your check to: Sue Ohman, 47 Highwood Dr., Dumont, NJ 07628. Mark on the memo line, “Reunion Ticket.” If you would like a receipt, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Tickets can also be paid for with a credit card on the site. PayPal payments are accepted as well. Email BayonneClassof79@verizon.net for additional information.

Arts & Music festival to take place in Hoboken on Sept. 28

The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, now in its 21st year, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street, between Observer Highway and 7th Street.

More than 300 artists, craftspeople, photographers, sculptors, food vendors, businesses, and nonprofits will be exhibiting.

The festival will feature three stages of live music.

There will be a special section with children's activities on 3rd Street.

For more information about the festival, visit the Hoboken city website at http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/.

Field Station: Dinosaurs offering discounted tickets on Hudson County Day, Sept. 20

Field Station: Dinosaurs, the 20-acre outdoor dinosaur theme park in Secaucus, is offering discounted tickets to all Hudson County residents on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the park’s third annual Hudson County Day. 

The park features 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, a 15-foot interactive T-Rex, a 3D movie called Dinosaurs Alive!, and workshops and games created in conjunction with paleontologists at the New Jersey State Museum.

Hudson County residents will receive a discount on Hudson County Day at the box office when they show a photo ID. 

The park is at One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus, and can be accessed by taking the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 15X and making a left onto New County Road.

Volunteers needed at New Jersey Blood Services

New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives.

“The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team, whose task it is to assist donors with registration, escorting, and canteen duties, and to watch for post-donation reactions,” said R. Jan Zepka, manager of community relations.

Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform various jobs as needed, and have the willingness to follow rules.

For additional information, contact Zepka at (732) 616-8741 or rzepka@nybloodcenter.org.

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