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first_imgFunding for all-day pre-k may be heading to Bayonne as part of $25 million in earmarked funds from July’s state school funding agreement that netted Bayonne an additional $2.9 million. While those funds are vital, all-day pre-k remains a major priority for the district, which saw its pre-k funding slashed by half a million dollars last year. School districts were notified last week of a looming August 21 deadline, leaving the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) a short window to come up with a plan. While any additional funds are more than welcome in the long-starved Bayonne school district, the burning question in the minds of the school administration is whether the funds will cover the costs of an all-day pre-k expansion while very little space is available in current facilities. Districts that receive the funds are required to begin the all-day pre-k programs by November 1. Click here for more.Bayonne’s plans to revitalize parks across the city are chugging along. The Bayonne City Council this month approved a $1.7 million contract to Picerno-Giordano Construction to begin improvements on Dennis Collins Park at the southern tip of Bayonne. In addition, the “Raise the Roadway” project includes $2 million from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for improvements to the area around the Bayonne Bridge. The improvements are expected to be completed by winter and will proceed in phases, starting near the bridge and finishing at Gorman Field. City officials are also beginning preliminary discussions on a linear park underneath the Bayonne Bridge. At Dennis Collins Park, tennis courts will be resurfaced, and a new volleyball court will be constructed. The fitness stations in the park will see new exercise equipment, and much of the old playground equipment throughout the park will be replaced. The two dog parks will be combined into one, with resurfacing, new equipment, and new dog water fountains. An underused bike park that consists of ramps, boxes, and rails was torn down this month to make way for other park improvements. City officials said the park was rarely used in recent years, because it was not maintained and was primarily used by BMX bikers. With the construction of an excellent concrete park merely a stone’s throw from the old bike park, BMXers should be satisfied. City officials said that later phases of construction also may allow for a new bike park, or adding onto the new concrete skate park. Click here for more. ×last_img read more

Farmingdale Crash: 5th Teen Dies From Injuries, Victims’ Names Released [Update]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fifth teenager has died from injuries sustained during a tragic head-on crash Saturday in Farmingdale, police said Monday.Seventeen-year-old Cody Talanian, of Farmingdale, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. Sunday at Nassau University Medical Center, according to Nassau County police homicide detectives.Talanian is the latest casualty of the horrific collision that claimed the lives of four other teenagers on Saturday, May 10 at 12:04 a.m., when, detectives said, their 2001 Nissan traveling westbound on Conklin Street crossed into the eastbound lanes and was struck by a GMC Suburban. The impact of the collision resulted in two male passengers being ejected, police said, with three passengers and the driver killed upon impact and another victim pronounced dead at a local hospital.The 53-year-old driver of the Suburban and his female passenger have been listed in serious condition. The names of the deceased are as follows—all were current or former students of Farmingdale High School:• Tristan K. Reichle, 17, of Farmingdale• Jesse J, Romero, 18, of South Farmingdale• Carly Lonborg, 14, of South Farmingdale• Noah Francis, 15, of Farmingdale• Cody Talanian, 17, of FarmingdaleFriends and family members have created makeshift memorials near the crash site in remembrance of the victims. Multitudes from the community packed a Mother’s Day prayer vigil for the teenagers at St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church Sunday. Police said the investigation into what led the teens to veer into the oncoming lane is still ongoing.last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Virginia tops Auburn after devastating foul call on 3-pointer

first_img“NCAA needs to get some new refs.” – @AuburnMBB’s Bryce Brown after controversial call at the end of their #FinalFour game vs Virginia pic.twitter.com/uHC0hbYcyV— Brandon Velaski (@bvelaski) April 7, 2019Guy, an 81.8 percent free throw shooter, went on to hit three straight from the charity stripe to seal the deal for Cavaliers.KYLE GUY WAS FOULED.He head to the line with a chance to WIN THE GAME. pic.twitter.com/DuF7NEQd32— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019Virginia is headed to its first ever national championship appearance one year removed from losing to a 16 seed.It will play the winner of the Texas Tech and Michigan State game in the championship. KYLE GUY WAS FOULED.He head to the line with a chance to WIN THE GAME. pic.twitter.com/DuF7NEQd32— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 7, 2019It was a devastating moment for Auburn because Guy’s shot bounced off the front of the iron and off into space. Had Samir Doughty simply not left his feet, the Tigers may have won the game.It was a controversial play in that the referees essentially influenced the outcome by handing the Cavaliers three free throws, but upon further review, it may have been the right call.CBS rules specialist Gene Steratore provided some clarification on the call, saying Doughty jumped into Guy’s landing space.Despite Steratore’s evaluation, Auburn’s Bryce Brown was not in aggreement with his assessment. The national coordinator of officiating confirmed the call was correct.Statement from JD Collins, national coordinator of officiating, on the foul call at the end of the Virginia-Auburn game: pic.twitter.com/t5P8y1kTgC— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 7, 2019″NCAA need some new refs,” Brown was heard saying on his way to the locker room after the game. Auburn lost to Virginia in unfortunate fashion in its Final Four matchup on Saturday.The Tigers led the Cavaliers 62-60 with just 1.5 seconds left in regulation. But they committed a foul on Virginia’s Kyle Guy as he was taking what could have been the game-winning shot.last_img read more