Book Sales Fridays at the Bayonne Public Library

Library - 7/19/2019 12:45:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director JP Porcaro announced that the Bayonne Free Public Library will be having book sales every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all summer long.  These book sales will take place every Friday in July and August. There will be an end-of-summer “Back to School” last call book sale on Friday, September 6, 2019. The book sales take place outdoors, by the library’s entrance at 31st Street and Avenue C.

The library staff urges you to come by and see if you can find that perfect book for beach reading, or something that would really spark the kids’ love of reading.

Webinar Available on Being Prepared for Power Outages

AAA - 7/19/2019 12:09:00 PM

PSE&G is hosting the free 30-minute webinar “Be Safe & Prepared for Emergencies” on July 25th, 2019 at 1:00 PM so the business community may learn how to minimize the impact to their business during an interruption in electric service.

They can register with the link

Topics include:

  • Emergency preparedness measures you can take to protect your business when the power is out

  • Information about the variety of ways to stay connected to PSE&G when weather events could impact electric or gas service

  • Tips about working with PSE&G during an outage to get your business up and running as quickly as possible

  • How PSE&G restores power to your business and home

If registrants need assistance, they may contact PSE&G at

Family Fun on Broadway Set for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6

Police - 7/19/2019 11:58:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler announced that Bayonne will participate in the 36th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The event will feature food and family fun on Broadway between 21st Street and 23rd Street.  The event is being organized by the Bayonne Police Department and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District.  National Night Out is a nationwide event that is designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime.

Mayor Davis said, “National Night Out is a great event that promotes safer neighborhoods and police-community partnerships across America.  I would like to invite the people of Bayonne to join with the Bayonne Police Department on National Night Out, and to work with the police against crime throughout the year.”

Police Chief Geisler said, “This event presents a great opportunity for the Bayonne Police Department to reach out to the community.  Our job is to provide the highest level of service to the people of Bayonne. We look forward to seeing our residents and having a good time together at National Night Out on August 6.” 

Bayonne Police Department Brings Back Bicycle Patrols

Police - 7/19/2019 11:52:00 AM

Bayonne  Bicycle Squad Returns: Bayonne Police Chief Robert Geisler has reactivated the Community Oriented Policing Bicycle squad.  The Bicycle Officers will be patrolling the Business District, Housing properties, complaint areas, and special events.  The bicycles are uniquely suited for congested areas and terrain not suitable for vehicles.  This is just one more tool the Police department will be using to better serve the City of Bayonne and its residents.  Pictured:  Police Chief Robert Geisler (in plainclothes) with members of the Bayonne Police Bicycle Squad.

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler announced that the Bayonne Police Department is bringing back bicycle patrols after an absence of several years.  Bicycle patrols will supplement the work of officers in patrol cars. 

Mayor Davis said, “Bicycle patrols enable officers to move quickly.  Bicycles can fit in some places where police cars are unable to go. They will provide the Police Department with visibility in a variety of different situations in the community.”  Mayor Davis added, “Bicycle patrols will be especially useful during the summer months when many of our residents are outdoors.”

Chief Geisler said, “"Bicycle Patrols take the Police Officers out of the cars and insert them in our neighborhoods, allowing our Police Officers to interact with community members.  Bicycle Patrols help to bring Police Officers and community members together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems.”  Chief Geisler continued, “This type of patrol has been successful in the past and I am confident that this re-launch of our bicycle patrols will have a positive impact on the Bayonne Police Department's ability to help keep our community safe.”

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, bicycle patrols were common in American police departments.  They made a comeback in the 1980’s and 1990’s in many urban police departments. In the 1990’s and the early 2000’s, the Bayonne Police Department utilized bicycle patrols in municipal parks, at street fairs, and around public housing complexes.

Joey Arminio & the Family “Oldies Show” to Sing in Summer Sounds Concert on July 24

Recreation - 7/18/2019 2:54:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will present a Summer Sounds by the Bay concert by Joey Arminio and the Family “Oldies Show” on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.  The band specializes in the Doo Wop hits of the Fifties and Sixties, featuring songs from such artists as The Ronnettes, Ronnie Spector, the Students, Neil Sedaka, and many more.

The concert will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.

The Summer Sounds concerts are sponsored by BCB Community Bank, Inserra Shop-Rite, the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, and Bayonne Yellow Cab.  Any business interested in sponsoring the Summer Sounds music series should contact Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or by email at

In the event of inclement weather, please call 201-471-7590, or visit, or view the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page to check the status of that night’s concert.  In the event of a rain-out, the City of Bayonne would make every effort to reschedule the musical act for a later date.  Any rescheduled concert would be announced as soon as circumstances might permit.

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