Turnpike 14A Construction Update

Administration - 9/27/2016 11:51:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided updated information about the construction around the Exit 14A toll plaza.
In the ramp area east of Route 440, in late October and November, structural steel will be erected for a ramp bridge over Pulaski Street. Work is progressing on the mechanically stabilized earth wall and new bridge abutment construction for various bridge structures.  Reconstruction of a Jersey City MUA facility is continuing. 
For the connector bridge from the toll plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard, new bridge deck construction is continuing over Avenue E.  Near 53rd Street, new connector bridge approach roadway construction is moving forward. 
In the core of the toll plaza, reconstruction is continuing on Lanes 5, 6, and 7. Renovation is continuing at the existing toll plaza building. 
On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension, widening work is continuing.  Local street work is continuing at Garfield Avenue, Avenue C, and Kennedy Boulevard.
Around the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, construction is continuing on the bridge and the jughandle ramp.

Seminar on Helping Seniors Avoid Fraud and Scams

Administration - 9/27/2016 11:48:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that seniors can learn how to avoid fraud and scams at a seminar that will take place on Wednesday, October 5, at 12:30 p.m., at the 4th Street Senior Center.  This informative presentation will cover how to deal with bogus lotteries, phony IRS agents, wiring money, and contractor fraud.  Mayor Davis said, “As a former police officer, I am very concerned about protecting our senior residents.  We do not want anyone to be victimized by confidence tricksters, telephone scammers, or any other fraudulent actors.  This seminar will give our residents the information they need to resist fraud and protect their assets.”
 This free event is brought to you by Mayor Davis, the Bayonne Office Aging, the Bayonne Police Department, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs-Hudson County.
The seminar will include a question-and-answer session. 
The 4th Street Senior Center is located at 16 West 4th Street, next to St. Andrew’s Church.

Make A Difference Day Food Drive

Administration - 9/27/2016 11:03:00 AM

Food Drive in Bayonne Schools and BCB Bank
Branches for Make A Difference Day
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Board of Education, Marist High School, All Saints Catholic Academy, Beacon Christian Academy, and BCB Community Bank are conducting a food drive from October 3 through October 24. The drive is part of the annual, national Make A Difference Day activities, which encourage volunteerism across America.  National Make A Difference Day this year is Saturday, October 22. Mayor Davis said, “The Make A Difference Day food drive provides the school community and the general public the opportunity to help restock our local food pantries.  Many of our fellow Bayonne residents depend on these pantries to help feed themselves and their families.” Mayor Davis continued, “I would like to thank the people of Bayonne for continuing their generosity to this annual food drive in 2016.”
As in past years, the Bayonne Police Department is coordinating the food drive with the Bayonne Board of Education, All Saints Catholic Academy, Beacon Christian Academy, Marist High School, BCB Community Bank, and the Department of Public Works.  The Abaline Company of Hook Road in Bayonne donated boxes for transporting and storing the food.
The Bayonne Police Mentorship Program will also be assisting in the food drive.  Launched during the summer of 2016, the Mentorship Program matches Bayonne Police Officers with city children.  During a one-year period, the Police Officers mentor the children each week, bring them to various sporting events, museums, and outings. Nine young people and their nine police officer mentors will be involved in the pick-up and drop-off of food donations.  
The Bayonne Board of Education and the three participating religious schools are sending or have sent notices home with each student to explain the food drive.  The schools and BCB Community Bank branches in Bayonne, will serve as drop-off points for donations.  On Saturday, October 22, a tent by the City Hall Fire House at 27th Street and Avenue C will serve as an additional drop-off site.  The Department of Public Works will pick up food from the schools and participating BCB Bank branches at the end of the food drive, and will deliver it to local non-profit organizations and religious congregations that have food pantries.
The following nine food pantries will benefit from the food drive: 1) the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), 2) the Windmill Alliance/Highways, 3) Friendship Baptist Church, 4) Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, 5) First Assembly of God Church, 6) St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, 7) St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church, 8) St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church (Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish), and 9) Faith and Victory Deliverance Church of God.   If there are any other food pantry programs in Bayonne, please inform the Police Department by phone at 201-858-6345, or by e-mail at The public can also visit the Police Mentorship Facebook page to reach the police at @BPDmentorship. 

Bayonne Bridge Schedule

AAA - 9/23/2016 4:00:00 PM

This weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a full weekend closure. The bridge will close at 9pm Friday, September 23 and reopen by 7pm Sunday, September 25.
Week of September 26
Monday, September 26 – 9am - 3pm closure
Monday, September 26 – 7pm - 5am closure
Tuesday, September 27 – 9am - 3pm closure
Tuesday, September 27 – 7pm - 5am closure
Wednesday, September 28 – 9am - 3pm closure
Wednesday, September 28 – 7pm - 5am closure
Thursday, September 29 – 9am - 3pm closure
Thursday, September 29 – 7pm - 5am closure
Friday, September 30 – 9am – 3pm closure
Friday, September 30 – 9pm closure
Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a modified Extended Saturday Closure. The bridge will close at 9pm Friday, September 30 and reopen by 5am Sunday, October 2 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. 

Spooktacular 5K For a Cause" Walkathon!!

Recreation - 9/20/2016 4:00:00 PM

Join the Division of Recreation for the 1st Annual "Spooktacular 5K For a Cause" Walkathon!!
All proceeds to go towards the special needs sports in Bayonne!!
Halloween Theme - Wear your costume!
1:00pm to 4:00pm 
Veterans Stadium
DJ, face painting, bounce houses, refreshments, vendors, and much, much more!!
$10.00 for adults/$5.00 for kids.
More details to follow.
For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

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