A Portion of East 5th Street will be Closed on Friday, April 20

Administration - 4/19/2018 4:51:00 PM

On Friday, April 20, 2018 East 5th Street will be closed between Route 440 and Ingham Ave., not before 9:00 am and not after 3:00 pm. This closure is taking place for a water service tap and connection.

Bayonne Health Fair Set for Tuesday, April 24

Health - 4/19/2018 9:28:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is co-sponsoring a health fair with Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The health fair will take place in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 630 Avenue C, which is located between 27th and 28th Streets.   The fair will include free health screenings, health education, and assistance with health insurance.

Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne believes in promoting the health of our residents.  I would like to encourage people to come by on Tuesday to take advantage of the services offered at the health fair.  I would like to thank Bayonne Medical Center for co-sponsoring this important event.”

The free health screenings will cover cholesterol; blood pressure; breast examinations; A1C/blood glucose; and peripheral arterial disease. 

Health education programs will cover diet and nutrition; stroke prevention education and screening; and general health. 

Doctors will participate in the health fair, and will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings.

Assistance with questions and answers about health insurance will be available.

Utility Box Art Expands in Bayonne

AAA - 4/19/2018 9:28:00 AM

The  Office of the Mayor, the Bayonne UEZ/SID,  and Hudson County Cultrual Affairs Office, are partnering for the Bayonne UEZ/SID Art Utility Box Program. We are excited to announce the selected artist are transforming these silver utility boxes into a work of art. Stop on Broadway and see these artists transform these utility boxes.  The Bayonne UEZ/SID received proposals from artists all over the Hudson County Area.

The  Mayor’s Office and the City of Bayonne UEZ/SID  were seeking artists to beautify the streets of Broadway in Bayonne by transforming these boxes into dynamic works of art. By utilizing these artists’ talents,  they have brought these  boxes to life and improved the look of the Broadway Shopping District.  Mayor James Davis and the City Council members  would like to congratulate the selected artists: Kimberly Diaz, Cindy Gonzales,  Eilene Pallarca, Patricia Mulligan, Xiao Weldon, Gary Wynans, and Billy Zbylut.

Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registry Seeks Help for New Jersey Girl with Blood Cancer

Health - 4/17/2018 1:01:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that there will be a community blood drive on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the City Hall Fire House, at 27th Street and Avenue C. The drive is sponsored by the Bayonne Fire Department.  This blood drive is being held in conjunction with Community Blood Services, which provides blood and blood products to hospitals and medical centers in New Jersey and New York. 

The blood drive will also feature a bone marrow registry drive in conjunction with Be the Match.  By registering with Be the Match, a potential donor could be the cure for a person who has a blood cancer. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Drive organizers hope that Bayonne residents will participate in the registry, in order to help Veronica, a seven-year-old resident of West Orange.  She has a blood cancer, and might be cured with the help of a matching donor.  Drive organizers would like to encourage people from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to join the bone marrow registry, because people usually find a match from someone with a similar ethnic background.  Veronica is a Peruvian-American, so Peruvian Americans, other South Americans, and Hispanics in general are urged to join the marrow registry.  About 70% of matches come from non-family members.  There is only about a 30% chance for a match with a family member.  A marrow match could be found with anyone. 

Rededication Ceremony Celebrates Dennis P. Collins Park

Administration - 4/17/2018 11:46:00 AM

Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park Rededication ceremony:  Members of the family of former Mayor Dennis P. Collins and current City of Bayonne officials participated in a rededication ceremony at Mayor Collins Park.  Pictured from left to right: Chris Stanul and Glenn Stanul (Mayor Collins’s grandsons), City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, Ed Collins (son of Mayor Collins), Mayor Jimmy Davis, First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, and Council Member At-Large Juan Perez.

On Saturday, April 14, the City of Bayonne held a rededication ceremony and a day of events to celebrate the renovations at Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park.   The park is located between 1st Street and the Kill Van Kull. It is named after Dennis P. Collins, who served as Mayor of Bayonne for four terms from 1974 to 1990.

At the rededication ceremony in the park, Mayor Collins’s family was represented by his son, Ed Collins, and the late mayor’s grandsons, Chris and Glenn Stanul.  The master of ceremonies, First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, explained that more than $1.7 million in renovations have taken place at the park during Phase I of park improvements.  Phase II will take place next year, Cotter said. Establishing the park was the idea of Mayor Collins, Cotter said, and “we are continuing that vision.”

Council Member Cotter said that highlights of the completed park include new playground and exercise equipment, renovated tennis courts, a new volleyball court, new dog parks, and new trees and benches, among other improvements. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor Jimmy Davis recalled Mayor Collins as having been “a consummate gentleman.”  Mayor Davis said that Collins was the first mayor he could remember.  When he was growing up in downtown Bayonne, Mayor Davis remembered portions of the current park as having been nothing but “overgrown brush” before the park was developed. Mayor Collins obtained funding and assembled various parcels along 1st Street to create what is known today as Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park.

After being introduced at the ceremony, Ed Collins said that he was “overcome by emotion” and was “overwhelmed by the crowd and the festivities.”  He credited his father with having the vision behind creating the park.  Mr. Collins recalled growing up across the street in his parents’ apartment in Building 14 of the veterans’ housing project.  He remembered his father as a man “who loved Bayonne,” and who spoke of his “plans and dreams” for the community.  On behalf of his family, Ed Collins thanked everyone for coming to the celebration and for “keeping Bayonne on the right track.”

Council Member Cotter thanked all of the celebration’s sponsors and the organizations that participated in the day’s events. 

At the end of the ceremony, there was a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the renovated areas of the park.  City officials and members of the Collins family took part in cutting the red “Grand Opening” ribbon.

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