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Books on Knights of Columbus and Catholicism Donated to Library

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that Carmine Borzelli, a member of Knights of Columbus, Bayonne Council #371, and President of the Library Board of Trustees, has donated books on Catholicism and the history of the Knights to the Bayonne Public Library. Mayor Smith said, “On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to […]

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Time to Renew Pet and Business Licenses

City officials reminded pet owners and various business license holders that Thursday, January 31, 2013, is the deadline for license renewal. Business licenses due for renewal cover pet shops; laundromats; dry cleaners; food-dispensing trucks; vending machines; restaurants, delicatessens, and other food establishments. These licenses are issued by the Health Division of the Department of Municipal […]

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Bayonne Receives Federal Grant to Hire 18 Firefighters

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne has received a federal SAFER grant of $2,730,780 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security. The grant will enable the Bayonne Fire Department to hire 18 firefighters by funding salaries and benefits for two years. Additional monies may also […]

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Bayonne Holds Swearing-In Ceremony for Eleven New Police Officers

On January 10, 2013, the City of Bayonne held a swearing-in ceremony for eleven new police officers at the Dorothy Harrington City Council Chambers. Mayor Mark A. Smith recalled the start of his own police career in February 1983 as he addressed the new officers. He remembered that he “wore the uniform with pride” after […]

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City to Start Curbside Pick-Up of Certain Electronic Items January 14

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Bayonne Department of Public Works will start curbside pick-up of certain electronic equipment (e-waste), effective Monday, January 14, 2013. These items include computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, electronic tablets, electronic notebooks, and e-book readers. Under federal and state regulations implemented a year ago, it has been illegal to dispose […]

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Mayor Smith Supports Court Night Workshops on Hurricane Sandy and Other Issues

Mayor Mark A. Smith encouraged Bayonne residents to make reservations for the fourth annual Court Night program sponsored by the Hudson County Superior Court on Tuesday, January 15. This will be Part One of Court Night 2013. Smith said, “On Court Night, Part One, residents will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of […]

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FEMA Update: New Hudson County Disaster Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has moved its Hudson County Disaster Recovery Center to the Hudson County Building at 830 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City. The center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The last day to register with FEMA is Wednesday, January 30. Registration information: 1-800-621-3362, or via […]

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Bayonne Bridge Project – Environmental Comments

The United States Coast Guard (USCG), as the lead agency, in consultation with the Port Authority has prepared environmental documentation for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Today, the USCG has initiated public review of this documentation and will be accepting comments through February 18, […]

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