Bayonne remains under a state of emergency. A mandatory overnight curfew remains in effect from 6:00 p.m. until further notice. For your safety, residents are instructed to remain at home or in secure locations as much as possible over the next several days.

Electric power: Some parts of Bayonne are still without electric power. We have been in daily contact with PSE&G about restoring power throughout the city. We will continue to keep residents updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

Garbage and recycling collection: Regular garbage and recycling collections are in effect. Those neighborhoods with regular Saturday pick-ups should set their refuse out on Friday night. Citywide leaf collection is scheduled for Monday. That would be a great opportunity to dispose of leaves that came down during the storm.

Shelter: For residents who need assistance, two shelters remain open at Midtown Community School (23rd Street and Avenue A) and Nicholas Oresko School (24th Street and Avenue E).

Tax payments: Although Thursday, November 1, was the nominal legal due date for property tax bills, a grace period is in effect. Fourth quarter tax payments are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 13.

Gasoline sales on an odd/even basis: Governor Chris Christie has issued an executive order concerning sales of motor fuel. Effective Saturday,at 12:00 noon, November 3, all retail dealers of motor fuel will be required to only sell motor fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates, the last number of which is an even number, on even numbered days of each month. Likewise, sales will only be permitted to passenger automobiles bearing license plates ending in odd numbers on odd numbered days of the month. Specialized plates – or those not displaying a number – will be considered odd numbered plates.