First Phase of Improvements Completed at Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park

Parks - 12/12/2017 4:19:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis of Bayonne announced that the first phase of improvements has been completed at Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park. 

Mayor Davis said, “Since taking office in 2014, our administration has made the improvement of our municipal parks a top priority.  They are very popular assets in our community.”  Mayor Davis continued, “One of the great highlights of 2017 in Bayonne has been the transformation of Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park, which runs along 1st Street.  By making uses of funding from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Hudson County Open Space Fund, the City of Bayonne has upgraded many aspects of the park while adding new features.  The reconstruction of the park is nearly finished.  We planned the work in phases, so that parts of the park would remain open during each part of construction activities.” 

A new playground structure has been installed.  It’s in the image of a boat, along with playground equipment, including tot swings and swings that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The contractor installed ADA-compliant, bonded rubber play surfacing in tot lot play areas.  The other new playground equipment includes dual beam Kid Koaster, a standing rocker, a custom play structure, and a Volta Inclusive Spinner.

Bayonne Warming Center Announced

Administration - 12/12/2017 3:14:00 PM

Due to the expected cold, wintry weather, the City of Bayonne will establish a warming center at the Fire House Recreation Center at 597 Broadway (near 27th Street).  The warming center will be open from Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Bayonne Bridge Update - Dec. 12, 2017

Administration - 12/12/2017 2:09:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about Bayonne Bridge construction and demolition.

Demolition of old bridge piers (columns) has been completed in residential areas.  Demolition is taking place now between 1st Street and the Kill Van Kull.  The piers that are being demolished supported the old version of the Bayonne Bridge. 

Bridge construction (pier erection/roadway segments) is taking place now between 4th Street and Juliette Street.  Work on building footings is proceeding between West 1st Street and West 2nd Street.

In a letter addressed to residents of the Juliette Street area, the Port Authority has announced that it will be closing Juliette Street as early as Friday, December 15, to erect the new bridge support structure and to install the southbound roadway segments.  According to the Port Authority, this closure is expected to last approximately six-to-eight weeks.  While Juliette Street is closed, vehicles can continue to enter from Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A for local access only.  No through traffic can travel there under the Bayonne Bridge.  Also during the closure, vehicles cannot park there under the Bayonne Bridge.   

Community & Continuing Education Classes Available at Marist High School

AAA - 12/11/2017 4:14:00 PM

Marist High School of Bayonne has announced that it will be offering a program of Community and Continuing Education classes beginning in January 2018.  Registrations are being accepted now by fax or email, or in person.

Courses are available for adults, tweens, and teens.  The goal of the program is to offer fun classes and courses that provide opportunities for professional advancement. 

Marist is offering certificate programs in Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, and Electrocardiography.  Other courses include CPR, Pet CPR, Excel, SAT/PSAT/ACT Prep, Italian, Yoga Fit, Acting/Public Speaking, and Power Point.

Other courses will be added and announced as the program continues.

For information, please contact Roxann D’Alessio, Director of Marist Community and Continuing Education, by phone at 201-437-4545, ext. 333, or by email at

Turnpike 14A Construction Update - Dec. 11, 2017

AAA - 12/11/2017 11:28:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about construction in and around the Turnpike’s 14 A interchange. 

In the toll plaza itself, renovation is continuing at the existing toll plaza building.  During the evening of Thursday, December 7, a new sign structure was erected at the toll plaza.  During the week of December 11, traffic from Port Jersey Boulevard to the toll plaza and from the toll plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard will increase to two travel lanes in each direction over the new connector bridge.

On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension, widening construction is complete.  Final sign installation will continue.  Local street-level sidewalk and curb replacement continues on Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard.  During the week of December 11, night-time, single-lane closures will take place on the Hudson County Extension, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, for sign replacement work.    

At the northern end of Avenue E by the new roundabout, roadway construction is continuing on Avenue E, from 52nd Street to 51st Street.  During the week of December 11, northbound Avenue E will be reduced to a single lane at 52nd Street, Monday through Friday, in support of roadway construction.   

At the Route 440 and Pulaski Street intersection, new ramp construction is continuing to southbound Route 440.  Traffic signal construction is continuing on Route 440.

In the ramp area east of Route 440, road construction is continuing on the new connector ramps.  Roadway widening work is continuing on Port Jersey Boulevard.

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