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Path Adding Morning & Evening Rush Hour Train Service to Accommodate Ridership Increase During Amtrak Summer Work at NY Penn Station

AAA - 6/21/2017 9:39:00 AM

With a significant increase in ridership expected this summer as a result of Amtrak’s infrastructure renewal project at New York Penn Station, PATH is responding with a comprehensive plan to increase train frequency between the Hoboken-33rd Street stations during the morning and evening rush hours and to cross-honor affected NJTransit passengers at three of the largest PATH stations.

The enhanced service and deployment of extra PATH personnel is scheduled to go into effect with the start of the New York Penn Station project on Monday, July 10, and remain in place for the duration of the project, which is expected to run into September.

City to Hold Workshop on Master Plan on Monday, June 26

City Clerk - 6/20/2017 2:09:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne has scheduled a workshop to discuss the proposed new municipal Master Plan on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the City Council Chambers, 630 Avenue C, at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Davis said, “This workshop will provide our residents with an important opportunity to offer their comments on Bayonne’s goals for the next decade.”

Master Plans set goals for development, preservation, transportation, recreation, and other aspects of the community’s future.  Bayonne’s most recent Master Plan was adopted in 2000.  The principal purpose of a Master Plan re-examination is to produce modifications in an existing zoning ordinance, in order to reflect updated priorities.  Bayonne’s current zoning ordinance was adopted in 2002.

The draft Master Plan report is available on the left-hand side of the homepage of the municipal website, which is at www.bayonnenj.org.  The draft report is listed under the title of “City of Bayonne Master Plan.” Printed copies of the Master Plan draft are available from Land Use Administrator Lillian Glazewski in the Planning and Zoning Division in Room 13 at City Hall.

The proposed Master Plan was drafted by DMR Architects following a series of meetings and consultations in Bayonne since 2015.  The general public is invited to read the Master Plan report and offer its comments next Monday.

Produce Vouchers Available for Low-Income Seniors, Can Use at Bayonne Farmers’ Market

Aging - 6/20/2017 1:56:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that produce market vouchers are available for low-income seniors through the Bayonne Office On Aging.  The vouchers would enable qualified seniors to purchase New Jersey-grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the Bayonne farmers’ market and other approved locations.  Participating farmers at the Bayonne farmers’ market sell New Jersey produce that is eligible for the voucher program.  The Bayonne farmers’ market takes place on Tuesdays through October 17, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Fitzpatrick Park, which is located on Avenue C between 26th and 27th Streets.  The Office On Aging will indicate the locations of other approved farmers’ markets to the voucher recipients.  Please note that the Bayonne farmers’ market will not take place on Tuesday, July 4, due to the national holiday.

The program is targeted for seniors, 60 and older, whose income level is at or below 185% of the federally defined poverty level. 

Workshops for Home Ownership & Against Foreclosure

AAA - 6/15/2017 3:45:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island is bringing its “Sustainable Together” workshops to Bayonne during the last two weeks of June.  Certified HUD- or Building Performance Institute-led workshops will offer counseling and resources for financial assistance, such as grant programs, financial planning, energy assistance, home maintenance, and other information meant to help prevent foreclosure and promote responsible home ownership.

The workshops are free.  The Home Ownership Seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. on two Tuesdays, June 20 and June 27, 2017.  The Foreclosure Seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. on two Tuesdays, June 22 and June 29, 2017. Workshops will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall at 630 Avenue C.

While workshop counseling is free, residents can sign up with the Starbuyer Program for $50 for one-on-one counseling, with a $50 charge for credit report service that would carry through to time of home purchase.

Residents can visit sustainabletogether.org for more details. 

Lottery Announced for Senior Boat Trip!

Recreation - 6/15/2017 2:33:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the County of Hudson will sponsor a boat trip for senior citizens on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 courtesy of Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz of Bayonne, and the other members of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Limited numbers of tickets are available for the excursion in each Hudson County municipality.

The Bayonne Division of Recreation will hold a lottery to distribute tickets to Bayonne senior residents for the event.

Any Bayonne senior citizen, age 60 or over, interested in entering the lottery for the excursion may do so on the following weekdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., at the Bayonne Recreation Division at City Hall, Room 13: Monday, July 10; Tuesday, July 11; Wednesday, July 12; Thursday, July 13; and Friday, July 14.

The rules allow only one entry per household. Proof of age and Bayonne residency must be presented at the time of lottery registration. There will be a lottery drawing at the Recreation Division at City Hall, on Wednesday, July 19. Winners will be notified by telephone. Each of the winners will receive two tickets. Everyone using a ticket must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Bayonne. The Recreation Division asks anyone with a ticket who is unable to participate in the cruise to call 201-858-6127, so that someone else would be able to go instead. The Recreation Division will maintain a waiting list from the lottery.

Buses will be provided to transport excursion participants to the dock at Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. The buses will leave from the parking lot of Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium, which is located at Newark Bay, between 25th Street and 27th Street. The stadium stands behind the southern rear corner of Bayonne High School. Parking will be available in and around the stadium parking lot. The buses will leave that parking lot for Weehawken at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Once the passengers get to Weehawken, the walk from the non-air-conditioned buses to the boat will take 15 to 30 minutes.

The cruise will last approximately two hours after it departs from Weehawken. Buses will transport seniors back to Bayonne after the cruise. The seniors should be back in Bayonne by 3:00 p.m.

Passengers are not allowed to bring food or beverages with them. Food, drinks, and musical entertainment will be provided on board the boat.

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



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