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Street Closing on Avenue E Moved From Wednesday, May 30, to Thursday, May 31

Division of Roads & Bridges - 5/25/2018 2:42:00 PM

The street closing that was scheduled for a portion of Avenue E on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 has been moved instead  to Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Avenue E will be closed to traffic in both directions between 18th and 21st Streets, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 31, due to construction.  The date of the street closing was moved, due to rescheduling by the construction company.

Portion of Avenue E to Be Closed on Wednesday, May 30

Administration - 5/24/2018 3:42:00 PM

A portion of Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions, between 18th and 21st Streets, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., due to construction.

Bayonne Fire Department Rescues Two People From Barge in Newark Bay

Fire - 5/24/2018 11:25:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Fire Department rescued two people from a barge in Newark Bay on the night of Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  The names of the people rescued are not being released, because they may be juveniles.

The incident began when the two people got in a kayak at the boat launch at the foot of DiDomenico-16th Street Park at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 23. The mother of one of the people in the kayak went to the boat ramp concerned that they had not returned.  She reported this situation to the Police Department at about 10:00 p.m.

Fire Department Battalion 4 had Engine 4 launch Marine 1, one of the Fire Department’s boats.  Fire Department Rescue Company 1 went to meet the police and the parent.  Rescue 1 confirmed the information and stated that the two people were reportedly going south in the bay from DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  This information was given to Marine 1.  Fire Dispatch notified the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Department, and requested a fireboat task force to respond to the incident.  Dispatch also notified the Coast Guard and the State Police Marine Division.  

The Fire Department sent Engine 2 and Ladder 1 to Dennis P. Collins Park at 1st Street to check the shoreline.  Rescue 1 checked the area around the Boatworks housing development, along with the Office of Emergency Management.  Battalion 4 had Engine 6 respond to launch Marine 2, a Fire Department boat, and headed north toward Gregg-Bayonne County Park.  The parent who had reported the incident was able to contact one of the people on the water.  They were stranded on a barge in the middle of Newark Bay across from the 16th Street boat ramp.  The current had become too strong for them to make it back in, and the kayak had taken on water. Battalion 4 notified dispatch to cancel the North Hudson task force response, because it was not needed.  Likewise, Marine 2 did not have to launch. Marine 1 removed both people from the barge and retrieved the kayak.  Marine 1 returned everyone safely to the 16th Street boat ramp.  The two people who were rescued declined medical attention from the emergency medical personnel who were standing by at the park.  

Mayor Davis said, “I would like to commend the Bayonne Fire Department for the successful rescue of the two people who went out in the kayak.  I would also like to commend the parent who reported the missing kayak to the Police Department.  That phone call made the rescue possible.”  He continued, “I would also like to caution people against kayaking at night, because the darkness and the strong currents can be a dangerous combination.  We are fortunate to have an excellent fire department that is trained to rescue people on both land and water.” 

Division of Recreation Summer Volleyball League! New Sand Court! Registration has begun!

Recreation - 5/23/2018 11:46:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced the Recreation Division has begun registration for the Adult Co-Ed Outdoor Volleyball League.

Rosters may be submitted any weekday at the City Hall Parks & Recreation Office Room #13 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Grammar school players are ineligible.

Rosters should be complete with name, address, telephone number, and date of birth of all players.

Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights at 6:45pm and 7:30pm. All games will be played at the new sand courts at 1st Street Park.

Teams must have AT LEAST 2 men and 2 women on the court at all times.

Before putting in a roster, please make sure your team will be able to participate in the league. Forfeits are disruptive to the league and are frustrating to those teams ready to play.

The fee for the Adult Co-Ed Outdoor Volleyball League is $150.00/PER TEAM. The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program. The fee is non-refundable.

All rosters and league fees is due Friday, June 29, 2018.

The season is to start Monday, July 9, 2018.

For more information, call Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

16th Street Pool to Open this Weekend!

Recreation - 5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the Mayor DiDomenico Municipal Pool will open for the season, weather permitting, on Memorial Day weekend – May 26, May 27, and May 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The pool will also be open on weekends from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until school gets out for the summer. After school ends, the pool will be open seven days a week, from 10:30am to 5:00pm, weather permitting. The facility is located on West 16th Street, west of Avenue A.

Mayor Davis stated, “This has been a wonderful facility for more than fifty years, and we anticipate another year of joy and fun for our residents.”

Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation, stated that the daily admission fees for this year will be: children 12 years old and under - $1.00, 13-64 years old - $3.00, and seniors, age 65 and above -$1.00.

The City also offers seasonal passes for families of four (including parents/guardians and children under age 17) for $200, and each additional child is $15. Seasonal passes for individual children 12 years and under cost $25; for people 13-64 years, $100; and seniors 65 years old and above, $40.

You must have a City of Bayonne ID in order to be admitted to the pool. Any Bayonne resident who does not possess a City of Bayonne ID will be charged $5. Any out-of-town guest of a Bayonne resident will be charged $10.

City of Bayonne Resident ID’s can be obtained at the Recreation Office in City Hall Room #13, Monday through Fridays from 8:30am until 4:30pm. The fee for a Bayonne Resident ID is $5.00.

For more information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.



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