The 2004 Season, Part One

Coach Hurley
The first show of the new year featured Bob Hurley, coach of the St. Anthony's Friars Basketball Team.
If you follow the sports news, you will know that Coach Hurley recently passed a new benchmark. The Friars reached their 800th victory with him as coach.

Bayonne Postal Service
On January 13 we taped a show with Richard Myhren, the Bayonne Postmaster and Kim Collins the customer service representative for the Bayonne Post Office. They explained to us the changes that we could expect in the second half of January. Due to a population increase, Bayonne needed to add additional routes and additional carriers.

Maria Karczewski and Joseph Makowski
On January 20, Maria Karczewski, Councilmember-At-Large returned for her second visit. She brought former Council President Joe Makowski with her and they used the occasion to promote her Cocktail Party February 24th at the Villa Nova.
We began a conversation with Mr. Makowski that we hope to take up later with him on another show. We'd also like to see Dottie Harrington on that show. If you happen to see Dottie, you might mention that we'd appreciate the pleasure of her company.

County Clerk Javier Inclan
Javier Inclan stopped by to talk about his new position as County Clerk. A lot of folks in Bayonne may not know who this young man is, but I expect that they will come to know him soon.
Mr. Inclan has plans for the office of County Clerk that will make the services more accessible to the residents of Bayonne. He has come a long way in a short time. He plans to provide a web site to permit some online County Clerk Services. He said he will let us know when it is ready. Until then his work phone is (201) 795-6112.

Update...On March 17th, 2004, Mr. Inclan announced the launching of the new website.
Take a look Hudson County Clerk .

The Mousse and The Mountain
Our Valentine show had two parts. The first 20 minutes or so was Bridget Crisonino preparing Chocolate Mousse. The recipe is on this page.
After that we went to a zero-period class at Bayonne High to hear Musically Yours declare that there "A'int No Mountain High Enough".

Chocolate Mousse Recipe 1. Over a double boiler beat sugar and yolks until warm and frothy.
Remove from heat and beat until slight peaks. Chill

2. Melt Chocolate over double boiler

3. Dissolve Gelatin in quarter cup hot water and mix into chocolate

4. Whip Cream until light peaks

5. Add some cream into egg-sugar mixture

6. Temper chocolate with cream/sugar mixture

7. Fold remaining cream into tempered mixture

8. Eat and enjoy


12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 pts of Heavy Cream
6 large egg yolks
4 oz of sugar
1/4 package of gelatin
One quarter cup of hot water for gelatin
if needed, add hot water to help melt the chocolate

Bayonne Community Mental Health Center

Our Mental Health Show was taped on January 28th and first played on February 23rd. We welcomed Joe Howley, an Addictions Director and Employee Assistance Plan expert.

The phone number for the Bayonne Community Mental Health Center is (201) 339-9200.

Also, I have a recipe for Maple Walnut Cookie Bars. That's what we ate the night that we taped the Joe Howley show and the Cablevision ladies asked for the recipe.

Maple Walnut Cookie Bars

This is a pretty standard cookie bar recipe except that I use a package of shelled walnuts and a bottle of pure maple syrup. The proportions are based on the size of my cookie sheet, which is 11 by 17 inches.


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups flour
3 eggs
12 oz. Maple syrup
16 oz. shelled chopped walnuts
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350

In mixing bowl, cream butter together with maple syrup
Add walnuts, eggs and vanilla beat well
Stir in remaining ingredients, mix well
Grease and flour the cookie sheet
Spread the mixture evenly over the sheet
Bake about 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.
Let the cookies cool and set for about 15 minutes and then cut them into pieces about 2 inches square.

The Bayonne Community News

On February 25th, we interviewed Lucha Malato and David Unger, the new publishers of the Bayonne Community News. A few days later Chuckie and I were interviewed by the new Bayonne Community News reporter, Al Sullivan. The picture is courtesy of Lisa Destro.

WE expect that internet users, such as yourself, will want to keep these two addresses handy.

Check these links from time to time. They will become more and more useful for the Bayonne folks interested in local news.

First Ward Councilman Ted Connolly

On March 4th, Ted Connolly joined us in the studio. Our roll-in featured Frank and Jean Perrucci, along with other members of the Concerned Citizens of Bayonne. The Concerned Citizens were setting up for their annual fundraising dinner.
Ted Connolly is the First Ward Councilman, but he also has a real job. In addition he is active in several organizations and maintains several web sites.
You might want to check out the web page for his City Council Office, or the one for St. Andrew's Parish.

We covered a lot of ground with Councilman Connolly, from elections to municipal budgets to motor scooters.
Audio Clip of Councilman Connolly

Mike Leitner (Magician)

Also, in March we had a young magician in the studio. Mike Leitner is a Junior at Bayonne High, but he is also a professional magician. He specializes in impromptu magic, which means that he walks out among the people and just does his tricks.

This show was mostly location with just a short bit in the studio. After we finshed the studio part, Mike stayed and amazed the crew at Cablevision. We didn't record that part.

Here is Mike's Card.

YMCA (Will Lawson)

In late April we showed the Bayonne YMCA. We did about 15 minutes in the studio and then we went out to tour the "Y" and get a good look at all it has to offer. William Lawson was our guest and our host. We also talked to some YMCA employees and members.

For more information on the YMCA programs, you can call (201) 339-2330. If you want specific information about the YMCA Teen Center, you can call (201) 858-7885.

Bayonne Town Center

In March we went to a Bayonne Town Center Board Meeting. In April, we met at Chez Marie with Pat Murphy, Diane Brennan, and Deborah Yautz to review that meeting. The Town Center put a nice ad in the April 28, Bayonne Community News announcing the show.

Claudio Perez and the Bergen/Hudson Red Cross
The next show was taped in the studio on March 11. Our guest was Claudio Perez from the Bergen/Hudson Chapter of the American Red Cross.

This show is an overview of some of the local American Red Cross programs. We expect to do more shows "on location" that will go into more detail on the individual programs.

Meanwhile, more information about the Chapter is available at (201) 433-3100.

Spring Fever - The Borzelli Garden

In late April and early May, I shot some of the blooming bushes and trees and also some of the small home gardens you can see around town. I also stopped at the big, beautiful backyard garden of Carmine and Anne Marie Borzelli.

Tennis Coach Bill Broderick
National High School Tennis Coach of The Year

On June 3rd, Coach Broderick did an interview with us at the studio. He came there right from the County Championship victory over the St. Peter's team. We just had a conversation about Bill's family, his sports, his teams, and his accomplishments.

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2002, The First Year

The Christmas Extravaganza (2002)

2003 Part 1

Valentine's Day 2003

2003 Part 2

2004 Part 2

2005 Part 1

2005 Part 2

2006 Part 1

2006 Part 2

2007 Part 1

2007 Part 2

2008 Part 1

2008 Part 2

2009 Part 1

2009 Part 2

2010 Part 1

2010 Part 2

2011 Part 1

2011 Part 2

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