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City to Hold Free Rabies Clinic for Residents’ Dogs & Cats on Saturday, November 3

Health - 10/22/2018 4:52:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will hold a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the fire house at 16th Street and Avenue A. The clinic will handle dogs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and cats from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clinic is only for dogs and cats owned by Bayonne residents.  The clinic will not vaccinate any other kinds of animals. All animals brought to the clinic must be on a leash and accompanied by an adult who will place the animal on the examination table.  All cats must be in pet carriers.  Owners must clean up after their animals. A licensed veterinarian will administer the vaccine at no charge. Unleashed animals and pets unaccompanied by adults will not be admitted.  Pets must be four months of age or older to participate in the clinic.

Dog and cat licenses must be renewed by January 31, 2019.  A late fee of $5 will be added to the license fee, beginning February 1, 2019.

Residents with questions about licenses, rabies, and the clinic should contact the Registrar in the City Clerk’s Office at 201-858-6029.

Rental Assistance Available from BEOF for Hudson County Residents

AAA - 10/22/2018 4:52:00 PM

The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) currently has rental assistance funding available for qualifying residents.  The BEOF provides temporary housing assistance to individuals and families in Hudson County who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless.

These are the eligibility guidelines:  Must have summons or warrant of removal with a docket number.  Must prove you can pay going forward.  Rent can’t be more than 50% of income.  (Example: If monthly income is $1,000, rent cannot be more than $500.)  Must be New Jersey resident – legally in the United States (Hudson County).  Applicant cannot be receiving TANF, TRA, Section 8, or SSI.  Applicant cannot be being released from jail. 

If interested in applying, please visit BEOF headquarters at 555 Kennedy Boulevard (between 21st and 22nd Streets) in Bayonne, NJ.  Staff members are available to assist in the completion of your application. 

For more information, please call BEOF headquarters at 201-437-7222, and ask for Lourdes or Marisa.

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: October 19 - 26, 2018

Administration - 10/19/2018 4:35:00 PM

The Bayonne Bridge will close tonight (10/19) at 9:00pm and reopen by 3:00pm Sunday, October 21, to support bridge construction activities.

Information for next week’s travel advisory is below: 

Daily schedule:

Monday, October 22 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Monday, October 22 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure 

Tuesday, October 23 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Tuesday, October 23 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Wednesday, October 24 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Wednesday, October 24 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Thursday, October 25 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Thursday, October 25 – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

Friday, October 26 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE 
Friday, October 26 – 9:00 PM Friday – 3:00 PM Sunday CLOSURE

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 9:00PM Friday, October 26, and reopen by 3:00 PM Sunday, October 28. 

Local Streets

Bayonne, NJ - Margaret Street is closed until 2019. West 1st Street is closed until December 2018. Gertrude Street is closed until fall 2018.

Staten Island, NY -  Richmond Terrace, between Newark Avenue and Morningstar Road, is closed Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning, through to the end of this year, December 31, 2018.

Halloween Safety Tips 2018

Recreation - 10/19/2018 4:35:00 PM

Mayor Jimmy Davis advised residents that a statewide effort is underway to make Halloween 2018 a safe one.  Mayor Davis said, “Halloween is coming on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  The North Jersey Transportation and several other public agencies recognize that Halloween can be a dangerous night for children walking on dark roadways across the country.  They have launched the Street Smart NJ campaign to make the public aware of ways of staying safe during Halloween.”

Here are some tips from Street Smart NJ:

Advisory: Port Authority Reminds that Extensive NJDOT Rt 495 Repairs Continue; Drivers Urged to Find Alternate Routes During Peak Rush-Hour Periods

AAA - 10/19/2018 2:04:00 PM

Lane closings scheduled on the Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing,

Goethals Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel.

High-Speed E-ZPass lanes at Outerbridge Crossing
to be closed until November 9

NJ Route 495 Construction Mitigation:

The rehabilitation by the New Jersey Department of Transportation of Route 495 – the  main highway link to the Lincoln Tunnel – is under way and is scheduled to run for the next 2½ years.

The Port Authority advises drivers or bus passengers to factor substantial delays and traffic congestion into their planning, and to consider alternate routes into and out of New York City, including the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel. The agency also is actively monitoring traffic conditions and travel times, and is taking additional measures to aid commuters and mitigate travel impacts, which are expected to be severe:

  • Extending the hours of the Lincoln Tunnel Exclusive Bus Lane (XBL), which normally operates from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., as demand warrants during weekday mornings.
     
  • Providing additional PATH service as needed by extending weekday peak period service to accommodate commuters who divert to mass transit.
     
  • Staging additional emergency equipment to expedite response to disabled vehicles and accidents.
     
  • Deploying additional customer service representatives in the PABT and at PATH stations to assist commuters.
     
  • Adding staff at the Agency Operations Center to increase traffic monitoring capacity.
     
  • Providing bus carriers with real-time travel and traffic reports to aid them in scheduling, which will help buses to arrive/depart the PABT on time and reduce idling on local streets. 
     
  • Increasing real-time communications with customers via social media, e-alerts and other channels.

Lane closings are planned this weekend and/or next week on the George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Holland Tunnel to accommodate ongoing maintenance and construction work.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, October 19, and reopen at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 21, for ongoing construction work.
     
  • The bridge will be closed Monday, October 22, through Thursday, October 25, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning for ongoing construction work. 

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • The bridge’s two high-speed E-ZPass lanes will be closed until November 9 to replace the toll system equipment on the gantry.
     
  • One eastbound lane on the bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 19, through 8 a.m. Saturday, October 20.
     
  • One eastbound lane on the bridge will be closed Monday through Thursday, October 22 through October 25, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the bridge will be closed on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to noon each day.
     
  • Two westbound lanes on the bridge will be closed on Tuesday, October 23, and Wednesday, October, 24, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
     
  • Two eastbound lanes on the bridge will be closed on Tuesday, October 23, and Wednesday, October, 24, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Holland Tunnel:

  • Two lanes on 12th Street approaching the eastbound tunnel entrance between Manila Avenue and Marin Boulevard will be closed beginning after rush hour on Monday, October 22nd through Wednesday, October 24th.  On Thursday, October 25th, the lane closure will be extended from Erie Street to Marin Boulevard through Sunday, October 28.  These closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City.
     
  • The westbound tunnel (to New Jersey) will be closed on Sunday, October 21, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. to accommodate the 2018 - Bike MS NYC. 
     
  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, October 21, through Thursday, October 25, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning.  These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
     
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, October 21, through Thursday, October 25, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.  These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The ramp connecting the eastbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge to West 178th Street in Manhattan is closed for up to 12 months for deck replacement. Passenger cars seeking access from the bridge to local streets in Manhattan should take Exit 1 towards Route 9/Henry Hudson Parkway and follow detour signs to West 181st Street in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.  Trucks over 13 feet, 6 inches in height will not be permitted to use the bridge during the duration of the project. Trucks under that height seeking access to local streets should take Exit 2 to Amsterdam Avenue.
     
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 19, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 20, through 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21.
     
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 19, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 20, through 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21.
     
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 19, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 20, through 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21.
     
  • One eastbound lane on the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 20.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at www.paalerts.com, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.



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