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Jump4Jerry returns with annual Community Give Back

Saturday October 9th was Jump4Jerry’s 4th Annual Anniversary, to honor Jerry Grant and the youth of the community during the month of October. The event takes place every second Saturday of October. October 12, which would have been Jerry’s birthday, was also named Jerry Day by the city of Jersey City.

Jump4Jerry is a Jersey City-based Double Dutch team formed to honor the memory of 8-year-old Jeremiah “Jerry” Grant, who died on October 28, 2017, after being hit by a car while fundraising with his Double Dutch team. . The youth mentoring organization uses the sport of Double Dutch to help young people develop confidence, strong character and realize their full potential.

Jerry, a former member of the Honey Bees Double Dutch team, was a Dutch double jumper champion in a division known as Unattached in the American Double Dutch League. Jerry and his team won the American Double Dutch League World Championship in June 2017.

Jump4Jerry was held at Bethune Center Park in Jersey City with a competitive theme and also featured Jump4Jerry’s first JCPD Finest “Officer Jump-Off” and a Community Jump-Off featuring neighborhood adults and youth. National and International J4J Jumperz Champions also battled it out with the crowd acting as a judge.

Free Jersey City Halloween Event

The Educational Arts Team is offering a free outdoor Halloween event on Saturday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Liberty, 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City.

There will be pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, snacks, arts and crafts, storytelling and a costume contest. Halloween candies and goody bags are included.

More information can be found at

NJCU Opens NJCU Earth Museum

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at New Jersey City University (NJCU) has announced the opening of the NJCU Earth Museum on the second floor of the Science Building on campus.

This museum will serve NJCU students, staff, and faculty as well as the local community — including K-12 schools — by providing an educational opportunity to learn about Earth’s history and environment. The museum will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to Dr. Hun Bok Jung, Chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the museum will provide an educational opportunity to explore the Earth’s history and environment through various exhibits and exhibits of minerals, rocks, fossils and other earthly materials. The museum will also show science documentaries and Hollywood films on natural disasters, environmental pollution, sustainability and global climate change.

Guided tours of the museum will be available by appointment by contacting Dr. Jung ([email protected]) or museum coordinator Mark Zdziarski ([email protected]).

JCFPL one of 60 United States to receive NASA [email protected]

The Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL) was selected as one of 60 libraries across the country to receive the [email protected] Library grant.

Through NASA @ My Library, JCFPL will receive resources, training, and support to increase and enhance science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) learning opportunities for library patrons. JCFPL will also host NASA events and programs, have access to an academic subject matter expert (SME) to support customer engagement, and will receive $1,600 for programming expenses.

The grant comes as the JCFPL anticipates the opening of the Communipaw Branch Library, located at 295 Johnston Ave., Jersey City. This next-generation library will be STEAM-focused and will be a makerspace hub for the JCFPL library system. This will also be the library’s eleventh slot.

Rent Leveling Board Meeting

The Jersey City Rent Leveling Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, October 21, at 6 p.m., in the council chambers at 4 Jackson Square, The Holloway Building, Jersey City.

List of Bayonne school activities

At PG Vroom School, Ms. Torres’ 6th grade social studies class honored Hispanic Heritage Month by creating their own passports focused on Latin American countries and creating creative Google Slides presentations about an influencer Hispanic of their choice.

Ms. McMonagle’s Grade 4 students at William Shemin Midtown Community School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by listening to the story “What can you do with a rebozo?” by Carmen Tafolia. Students then designed their own artwork of a paper rebozo.

Mr. Hoffman’s social studies classes from Lincoln Community School visited the Joyce Herbert VFW Post 226 Veterans Museum on Thursday, October 14.

Ms. Siena’s Bayonne High School Facing History students recently hosted a “Dinner for Two,” an activity designed to build classroom community. In a café atmosphere, students ‘met’ to share ‘soul stories’ and personal stories.