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A Clarification About FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assisting Bayonne residents and property owners to apply for federal disaster assistance at the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway (at the corner of 9th Street), seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FEMA asked the City of Bayonne to advise our residents that FEMA is […]

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Mayor Smith Issues Advisory About Building and Restoration Contractors

Mayor Mark A. Smith advised property owners to respond with caution to building, construction, and restoration contractors who make unsolicited reconstruction and restoration offers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Smith said, “Property owners may find themselves deluged by unknown or unfamiliar tradesmen or restoration firms who offer reconstruction or restoration contracts to those […]

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City Moves to Aide Recovery Mayor Waives Permit Fees; Orders Streamlined Process

In an effort to provide relief for citizens who wish to repair their properties following Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Mark A. Smith has ordered the Bayonne Building Division to streamline the issuance of permits for work to restore storm related damage. The Mayor has also waived all fees for storm related restoration construction and announced extended […]

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Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Update – Thursday, November 8

Effective Thursday, November 8, NJ Transit restored limited Light Rail service between 22nd Street in Bayonne and Hoboken Terminal, with trains running every 20 minutes. Please check www.njtransit.com for additional updates and service advisories.

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Hurricane Update Message from Mayor Mark A. Smith, Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a public information center at the Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway (at 9th Street), to assist with applications for FEMA assistance and provide information on the FEMA claims process. FEMA representatives will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday. Residents will […]

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Mayor Smith and Assemblyman O’Donnell Announce Availability of Business Assistance Services

Bayonne Mayor Mark A. Smith and Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell announced that business assistance services are available for those affected by the storm. Services available include financial support, information on temporary space, and technical assistance for impacted businesses. Information for all services is available from New Jersey’s Business Action Center (BAC) by calling 1-866-534-7789, or by […]

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Message From Mayor Mark A. Smith (November 7, 2012)

Power has been restored to most of the city but we continue to press PSEG to complete the restoration. If your home is still out, please advise our emergency operations center at 201-858-7183 or 201-858-7184. A second storm is expected to hit the region tonight and a high wind warning has been issued. The possibility […]

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Disaster Assistance From the Small Business Administration

Individuals who rent or own a home, business, or own a small agricultural cooperative located in a declared disaster area, and are victims of a disaster, may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The application filing deadlines are: Physical Damage: December 31, 2012 Economic Injury: July 31, 2013 What […]

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