Portion of Avenue E to Be Closed on Thursday, June 21

Division of Roads & Bridges - 6/19/2018 9:38:00 AM

On Thursday, June 21, 2018 Avenue E will be closed to traffic in both directions, from 18th Street to 21st Street, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., due to construction.

Certain Public Buildings Serve as Cooling Centers

AAA - 6/18/2018 2:20:00 PM

During normal business hours, any open public municipal building can be used as a cooling center. They are:

City Hall - 630 Ave C  (between 27th and 28th Streets)

Library - 697 Ave C (at 31st Street)

4th Street Senior Center - 4th Street and Story Court

Firehouse Community Center- 597 Broadway  (near 27th Street)

Uptown Senior Center - 56th Street and Avenue B

City Inauguration Ceremonies, Music, & Fireworks Announced for Sunday, July 1

Administration - 6/18/2018 12:26:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the municipal inauguration ceremonies and related celebrations will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Mayor Davis said, “The events on July 1 will be a celebration of the democratic process, the City of Bayonne, and America’s national independence.  The entire community is invited to take part in a day of exciting festivities.  I look forward to seeing all of you on July 1.”

A special inaugural Mass will be celebrated at St. Henry’s Church at 3:30 p.m. on July 1.    A swearing-in ceremony will take place under tents in front of City Hall at 4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to attend both events.  Seating will be available.

In order to set up for the ceremonies and to reserve space for them on the street, portions of Avenue C will be closed on Sunday, July 1, and will remain closed as long as necessary for safety purposes until after the ceremonies are concluded.  There will be no parking allowed on Avenue C from 27th Street to 28th Street beginning at 8:00 a.m., and no parking from 28th Street to 29th Street beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Magic Show at Library on June 26 to Promote Summer Reading Club

Library - 6/18/2018 12:21:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that magician Mark Zacharia will perform “reMARKable,” a family magic show, at the Bayonne Public Library, in the second floor gallery, on Tuesday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m.  The magician will get the audience to ask how much of what happens to us is fate and how much is free will.  You will be amazed and amused.

After the magic program, please come into the Children’s Room and sign up for the Summer Reading Club.  The club is open to children from grades Pre-K to 7.  Set a reading goal and get prizes as you read.  The library will also have crafts every Wednesday for children who are in the Summer Reading Club. 

This program and the Summer Reading Club are open to children who are residents of Bayonne. 

Mark Zacharia presents magic shows at libraries, corporate meetings, and other special events throughout the metropolitan area.  He has also done a show at the New York State Senate in Albany. Mr. Zacharia has been entertaining audiences for more than twenty years, and has taught other performers at magic conventions.

The library is located at 697 Avenue C, at the corner of 31st Street.

Enforcement of New Parking Permits in Bayonne’s Blue & White Zones Begins August 6

Parking Utility - 6/18/2018 12:21:00 PM

The Bayonne Parking Utility reminded residents that enforcement of the new annual parking permits for the Blue and White Zones will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018.  The old permits for the Blue and White Zones will expire on June 30, 2018.  There will be a five-week grace period before the start of enforcement of the new permits on August 6. The grace period that begins on June 30 will expire on Friday, August 3.  

The Blue Zone was created to protect on-street parking for residents in the streets around the 22nd Street Light Rail Station.  The White Zone was created to protect on-street parking for residents in the streets around Bayonne Medical Center (formerly Bayonne Hospital).  Until 2016, the western border of the two zones was the west side of Avenue C. The western border of the Blue and White Zones is now Newark Bay for most streets.  If a street does not extend to Newark Bay, then the western border of the parking zone for that street is either Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A, depending on how far that street extends to the west. 

The Blue Zone includes the side streets from 16th Street through 26th Street. 

The White Zone includes the side streets from 27th Street through 30th Street.

Due to the citywide residential permit parking system, Bayonne residents who live in the Blue and White Zones have been receiving citywide permit stickers and guest hangtags.  The citywide stickers are valid for parking in all of Bayonne’s residential parking zones.  Non-residents who have business parking permits for either the Blue or the White Zone have been receiving parking stickers that will bear the letters “NR” for non-resident.  NR permit-holders are not entitled to guest hangtags.

Current permit holders are encouraged to renew them by mail by enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  It is not necessary to renew in person. Permit holders also have the option of renewing their permits in person, in Room 13, in the back corridor of City Hall, 630 Avenue C.  Applicants can avoid standing on line by renewing through the mail.  New permit stickers or hangtags must be placed in vehicles by Monday, August 6, to avoid parking tickets.

For more information, please call the Bayonne Parking Utility at 201-858-6061.

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