PSE&G To Carry Out Road Restoration Work on Avenue C

AAA - 11/13/2017 3:49:00 PM

PSE&G has advised the City of Bayonne that road restoration on Ave. C is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017, and will take approximately one-week to complete, weather and operational conditions permitting.

The work on Ave. C was in relation to gas main inspections and maintenance to ensure safety and reliability.

Door-hanging notifications similar to the attachment will be distributed this week.

The link can be a resource for you and residents who can select Bayonne in the drop down box options. The list of streets will be posted; and, I anticipate that information will be updated Tuesday morning.

Bayonne Police to Add Patrols to Light Rail & Shopping Areas for the Holiday Season

Police - 11/13/2017 11:42:00 AM

Mayor James Davis announced that the Bayonne Police Department has added extra patrols to certain busy areas in Bayonne during the holiday season.  Mayor Davis said, “For many people, the holiday season is a time for increased shopping and socializing.  For criminals, the holiday season provides occasions for crimes of opportunity.  They know that many people are in possession of presents and extra cash and they see packages pile up in cars, homes, and businesses. We need to take action to stop holiday season crimes before they happen.” Police Chief Drew Sisk continued, “That is why Mayor Davis and the Police Department have planned some special details for police personnel, along with additional working hours, to provide the public with extra protection between now and the New Year’s holiday.”

Police officers will be assigned to patrol and ride the Light Rail trains and platforms during certain high-volume and late evening hours.  There will also be added patrols around the Route 440 commercial areas, including South Cove Commons (near 32nd Street) and Bayonne Crossing (near 22nd Street). Additionally, foot patrols will be in place on the Broadway commercial area to supplement other patrols of this location. Officers have also received supplemental training on the methods of operation of package theives and have been instructed to remain aware of the potential for this type of crime and to take the appropriate investigative and enforcement action.  

Chief Sisk assured the public that the holiday season assignments would not reduce police coverage in other parts of Bayonne.  He said, “These special holiday season assignments will not leave the rest of the community unprotected.  Regular patrols will continue in all parts of the community, including both uniformed and plain clothes patrols.” Chief Sisk advised Bayonne residents to be vigilant at all times, and especially during the holiday season. He said, “As always, I urge anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900.  For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.”

Reservations Available for Thanksgiving Feast; UNICO, BCB Bank, & BEOF to Co-Sponsor

AAA - 11/13/2017 11:21:00 AM

Reservations are available for a community Thanksgiving dinner to be hosted by the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO National and the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF).  The event is sponsored by BCB Community Bank. The dinner is for those Bayonne individuals and families who do not have anywhere to go for the holiday. The dinner will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at Back Bay Gardens, 535 Avenue A.  Doors will open that day at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are required for this dinner, so that the organizers can provide the appropriate amount of food.  There is no charge for the tickets. The deadline for reserving the tickets is Friday, November 17, which is the Friday before Thanksgiving Day.

Mayor Jimmy Davis said, “I would like to thank the BEOF, UNICO, and BCB Community Bank for working together on this Thanksgiving dinner.  It is a sign of the generosity that we have in our community that a non-profit agency, a business, and a community group come together to support this special dinner.  I would also like to thank the individual volunteers who come forward to help.”   

Tickets are available at the BEOF’s main office at 555 Kennedy Boulevard (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), and at the nutritional programs at Back Bay Gardens, 535 Avenue A, and the Senior Community Center, 16 West 4th Street (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).

The BEOF is Bayonne’s community action agency.  UNICO is a non-profit service organization associated with the Italian-American community. BCB Community Bank is headquartered in Bayonne, and has branches in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, and other communities.

Package Theft Prevention

Police - 11/13/2017 11:11:00 AM

Mayor James Davis and Police Chief Drew Sisk would like to make Bayonne residents aware of the steps the Bayonne Police Department is taking to prevent incidents of package thefts during the holiday season, and to offer advice to avoid being a victim of this crime.

Members of the Police Department are aware of the potential for this type of crime throughout the year and have had success in arresting perpetrators in the past. Uniformed and plain clothes officers have received supplemental training in the methods of operation of package thieves and have been instructed to remain a visible presence throughout this city during the holiday season.  The goals are to deter would-be perpetrators, and to identify and arrest individuals committing these offenses.

Members of the Police Department are aware that UPS, Amazon, Fed Ex, US Postal Service, and other delivery service vehicles catch the attention of thieves and offer them a possible crime of opportunity when packages are delivered.  Package thieves almost invariably seek to carry out their crimes quickly, expending minimal effort, while at the same time attempting to avoid detection. The following tips are being offered to prevent residents from being the victim of package thefts and to help in identifying perpetrators:

Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program to Attend Youth Sports Day at the Rutgers University Men’s Basketball Game!

Recreation - 11/9/2017 12:30:00 PM

The Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program will be attending Youth Sports Day at the Rutgers University Men’s Basketball game against the University of Illinois on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

The athletes of the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program will also have the amazing opportunity to stand next to the Rutgers players during the playing of the National Anthem, as well as high-five the players as they come out onto the floor.

For more information on the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

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