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Category: EntertainmentHalloween Stories

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October 29, 2013

Entertainer to Present Halloween Stories at the Library on October 29

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced the Bayonne Free Public Library will present Halloween stories by Ken Galipeau on Tuesday, October 29, at 3:30 p.m., in the O’Connor Gallery. The gallery is on the second floor of the library, which is located at 31st Street and Avenue C. Mr. Galipeau will be telling stories that are suitable for all school-aged children. The stories will help everyone get into the spooky Halloween spirit.
Ken Galipeau is a collector of stories, songs, and poems that touch hearts and the funny bone. He has been the featured teller at the Heritage Trail Storytelling Festival, the New Jersey Storytelling Festival, and nationwide Tellabration events. He has told and sung in schools, libraries, churches, coffeehouses, festivals, and on cable television. His performances include stories, poems, and songs sung with guitar, drum, piano, or a cappella.
Come to the library and join in the fun!

Category: Community EventsMeeting on Special Needs Sports Program

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October 29, 2013

City to Hold Meeting on Special Needs Sports Program

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne’s Division of Recreation, in conjunction with the Bayonne Board of Education, will be hosting an informational meeting regarding the introduction of a Special Needs Sports Program, and invites all parents/caregivers/families of children and teens ages 4-17, who are disabled, multi-disabled, or have special needs. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:00pm at Washington Community School, between 47th & 48th Street and Avenue B.

The Special Needs Sports Program will take place on Saturdays once or twice a month, depending on the level of interest, and will include
numerous sports activities. From basketball to bocce to Zumba, the Special
Needs Sports Program will be a fun, relaxed and enjoyable experience. The
City of Bayonne believes that every child should have an opportunity to
receive and benefit from quality recreational activities.

For further information, contact Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129.

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Category: Community EventsMedicare Open Enrollment Event

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October 30, 2013

Bayonne to Hold Medicare Open Enrollment Event on Wednesday, October 30

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will host a Medicare open enrollment event on Wednesday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, at 630 Avenue C. The event will give Medicare patients the opportunity to compare plans, and make sure that they have the right health and prescription drug coverage. It is time for Medicare patients to review their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. It is also time to consider health insurance that works with Medicare, including Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Patients may stay with their current plan if they are happy with it, or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality, and lower cost.
The Medicare Open Enrollment period began on October 15 and runs through December 7, 2013. New enrollments will take effect on January 1, 2014.
Representatives of the Bayonne Office On Aging and the Hudson County Senior Health Insurance Plan will be on hand to assist the public.
For more information, please call the Bayonne Office On Aging at 201-858-6119.

Category: City Council MeetingsMayor’s Evening Office Hours Suspended on Election Day

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October 30, 2013

Bayonne’s Office of the Mayor announced that Mayor Mark A. Smith’s Tuesday evening office hours will be suspended on Tuesday, November 5, because it is Election Day.

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Category: Community EventsHalloween Parade and Costume Contest

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October 31, 2013

Mayor Mark A. Smith presents

Halloween on Broadway

When: Halloween, Thursday, October 31, at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Broadway and 25th Street

Display your awesome Halloween costume while you march down Broadway.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three girls and top three boys (up to age 13).
For more information about the parade and costume contest, call 201-858-6127.

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Category: Community EventsFree Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats

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November 2, 2013

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the fire house at 16th Street and Avenue A. The clinic will handle dogs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and cats from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clinic is only for dogs and cats owned by Bayonne residents. The clinic will not vaccinate any other kinds of animals. All animals brought to the clinic must be on a leash and accompanied by an adult who will place the animal on the examination table. All cats must be in pet carriers. Owners must clean up after their animals. A licensed veterinarian will administer the vaccine at no charge. Unleashed animals and pets unaccompanied by adults will not be admitted. Pets must be over three months of age to participate in the clinic.
Dog and cat licenses must be renewed by January 31, 2014. A late fee of $25 will be added to the license fee, beginning February 1, 2014.
Residents with questions about licenses, rabies, and the clinic should contact the Registrar in the City Clerk’s Office at 201-858-6029.
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Category: Group MeetingsHudson Toastmasters Club Meeting

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November 5, 2013

The Hudson Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in a classroom in the basement of the Bayonne Public Library, at the corner of 31st Street and Avenue C. Enter through the 31st Street side. Signs will be posted to direct you to the meetings. Guests are welcome. Toastmasters International encourages the art of public speaking and develops leadership skills.

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Category: City Council MeetingsCity Council Caucus

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November 6, 2013

City Council Caucus, Dorothy Harrington Council Chambers, 630 Avenue C, 3:30 p.m.

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Category: Community EventsCommunity Blood Drive

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November 8, 2013

Celebrate the life of Michael Romano, a local Bayonne resident, who passed away from Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer at the age of 11. The generosity of blood donors like you kept him with his family for his 7 year battle. The Romano family invite the surrounding community to give this precious gift to other patients and their families by making a life-saving donation at this special event.

Friday, November 8
1pm – 7pm
St. Henry’s RC Church, 66 West 28th Street, Bayonne

Every donor will receive a $10 Houlihan’s coupon & entered into a sweepstakes for a pair of Super Bowl tickets.

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Category: Community EventsVeterans’ Day Ceremony

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November 11, 2013

The annual Veterans’ Day ceremony will take place on Monday, November 11, in the City Council Chambers, at 7:00 p.m.

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Category: Community EventsProperty Taxes Due Tuesday, November 12

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November 12, 2013N/A

The Bayonne Tax Collector’s Office announced that fourth quarter property tax payments are due on Tuesday, November 12. The nominal legal due date for the tax bills was Friday, November 1. However, the City Council authorized a grace period through November 12. Payments made by that date will avoid a late fee. Property owners may pay their taxes by mail or in person at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, or at Bayonne branches of Bayonne Community Bank (BCB), or through the City website, www.bayonnenj.org.
By state law, quarterly payments received after the close of business on Tuesday, November 12, will incur interest charges dating back to November 1, the nominal, legal due date for the fourth quarter. For anyone making payment in person on November 12, the Tax Collector’s Office strongly recommends paying at City Hall.
In the recent past, taxpayers often received a separate tax mailing for one or two quarterly billings. Since the City of Bayonne switched from a fiscal year to a calendar year, the Tax Collector’s Office has been able to send out four quarters of property tax billings in the same mailing. Please check the most recent tax mailing for your November 2013 bill. Keep your tax bills in a safe place and note the future due dates on your calendars or digital schedules.
Those who pay their property taxes with their mortgages should have received an advice copy of the property tax bills. They should continue paying their property taxes through their mortgages.

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Category: City Council MeetingsCity Council Meeting

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November 13, 2013

City Council Meeting, Dorothy Harrington Council Chambers, 630 Avenue C, 7:00 p.m.

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Category: City Council MeetingsBoy Scout Troop 25 Mackin Dinner

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November 15, 2013

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Category: Community EventsNeighborhood Appreciation Day Fair

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November 16, 2013

Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), a Filipino-American community church, presents a fair called Neighborhood Appreciation Day. The event will include free health check-ups, family photos, face-painting for kids, food, and live entertainment. The event will take place on Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 280 Avenue E (East 23rd Street and Avenue E).

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Category: Group MeetingsHudson Toastmasters Club Meeting

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November 19, 2013

The Hudson Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in a classroom in the basement of the Bayonne Public Library, at the corner of 31st Street and Avenue C. Enter through the 31st Street side. Signs will be posted to direct you to the meetings. Guests are welcome. Toastmasters International encourages the art of public speaking and develops leadership skills.

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Category: Community EventsThe Peninsula’s Women’s Club

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November 20, 2013

The Peninsula Women’s Club, Inc. holds its meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at Trinity Parish Hall, which is located at 5th Street and Broadway. Meeting starts at 7PM. The organization is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

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Category: Group MeetingsEthics Board – Meeting Cancelled

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November 27, 2013

The meeting of the Ethical Standards Board that was sceduled for November 27, at 7:00 p.m., in the Dorothy Harrington Council Chambers, has been cancelled.

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