Statement of Mayor Jimmy Davis on the Passing of John Hughes

Administration - 10/20/2017 2:11:00 PM

We have lost our outstanding Bayonne Scoutmaster, John Hughes. He passed away after a lifetime of great service to the Bayonne community. He helped thousands of people during the course of his life.  John Hughes represented that best that Bayonne has to offer.

John Hughes will be remembered by most people in Bayonne for two roles he played in our city - Public Defender in Municipal Court and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 25.

I hope that John Hughes’s well-lived life will inspire others to volunteer to help our community, whether in Scouting or other service organizations. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Margaret, and to their family, and to all who worked with John in Scouting and the law.

New Dog Park Grand Opening at Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park

Parks - 10/20/2017 11:56:00 AM

New Dog Park Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park - 1ST Street and Humphreys Avenue

The general public, dogs and their owners are invited to attend.

Facts about the new dog park:

  • The dog park area for large dogs is 9,645 square feet.
  • The dog park area for small dogs is 5,815 square feet.
  • Both dog parks have PetPRO Synthetic Turf designed to drain.
  • Turf system included the installation of Envirofill which has the following benefits:
    - It inhibits pet urine odor.
    - It helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
    - It is reusable and warrantied for 16 years.
  • Privacy Slats were installed along the existing northern and western fence lines shielding the dog park from the existing ball fields.
  • An irrigation system has been installed for both parks to help wash down both areas.
  • Installation of an 6’ high ornamental wire fence system around, and separating, both dog parks.
  • Two fenced and gated staging areas have been constructed to prevent dogs from exiting the park without their owners.  Pet waste stations have been installed in both staging areas.
  • The small dog park has the following improvements:
    - Seven (7) pieces of pet equipment.
    - Two (2) new shade trees.
    - One (1) existing shade tree.
    - Three (3) benches.
    - One (1) pet/owner drinking fountain.
  • The large dog park has the following improvements:
    - Nine (9) pieces of pet equipment.
    - Five (5) new shade trees.
    - Four (4) benches.
    - One (1) pet/owner drinking fountain.
  • Landscaping, mulching, and shrubs will be throughout the park.
  • All hot mix asphalt walkways have been reconstructed from Gorman Field to the Dog Parks.
  • Two (2) solar phone charging stations utilizing a USB connection have been installed.
  • Seven (7) exercise stations have been installed.

Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

AAA - 10/19/2017 4:10:00 PM

Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street.  The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ). 

Speaking at a gathering at the Bridge Art Gallery, Mayor Davis thanked all of the artists for their work. He also pointed to the growing popularity of the arts in the community.  He cited the large crowds at Bayonne’s Summer Sounds concert series as proof of the increasing support for the arts in Bayonne.  Mayor Davis said that “talented and theatrical people are here.  All they needed was for someone to say, ‘Express yourself.’”  Mayor Davis described Bayonne as “a special place, and that it’s going to become even more special.”  He said, “We are Bayonne.  We can say it with pride again.”  He concluded his remarks by saying, “We have a lot more work to do.”

Business Seminar 2017

AAA - 10/19/2017 1:26:00 PM

We invite you to a presentation from Score and SBA on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Bayonne Museum, 229 Broadway, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This is a free mentoring program for businesses. We will also have peer group sessions to discuss critical business solutions. The SBA will discuss access to capital, HUB Zone Certification and finance.

Register now at or

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Administration - 10/19/2017 1:24:00 PM

Mayor James Davis invites you to a Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 519 Broadway in front of RWJBarnabas Health. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and contest starts at 5:30 p.m.

Start decorating your pumpkin and enter on the day of the event to win great prizes. Three winners will be chosen from age groups: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12 years old.

For more information call 201-858-6357.

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