Bayonne residents braved the over 90 degree weather and came out to honor Natonial Nightout in Bayonne on August 7, 2018.
Represented by Hudson County’s Law enforcement such as the Bayonne Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office the event was loaded with plenty of things to do for Bayonne residents, from inflatables rides for the children, vendors and a special treat for children; sitting in an actual Bayonne Police cruiser and BFD Fire truck.
Information was handed out by the many vendors at the event Jersey City Medical Center, Bayonne Community Bank, The City of Bayonne Office on Aging , Grace Lutheran Church and many others who were stationed along the event route between 21st and 23rd streets, along Broadway.
Also on hand McCabe Ambulance service and a large vehicle from the County of Hudson EMS Task Force.
Before an audience of more than 250 people in the City Council Chambers on Sunday, July 1, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne’s five City Council Members took their oaths of office for new terms in municipal government. The event featured remarks by Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, and former City Council President Joseph Makowski. There were also prayers and reflections by Coptic Orthodox Vice Pope and Bishop David, Pastor Dorothy Patterson of the Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, and Father John Fencik of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church. The City’s Chief Financial Officer and former Mayor Terrence Malloy served as master of ceremonies.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the municipal inauguration ceremonies and related celebrations will take place on Sunday, July 1. 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.”
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. 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.
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.
On June 16 The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce had its first road trip. Michele Bryd, Director of Winners of Bayonne chaired the event where trustees and its members had an event in a skybox at the Meadowlands Racetrack. They enjoyed a social event to celebrate summer while watching races which included the ostrich race along with the camel races.
In the Winner Circle trustees in photo or Michele Byrd, Annette Rubin, Matt Dorans, Tom Coughlin, Tracy D’Alessandro, Dina Santarelli, Jack Kennedy and Gail Godesky and other members
On May 24th, 2018, Bayonne, New Jersey’s Mayor, James Davis, honored Mr. Austin Wright Sr. with “The Bayonne Veteran of the Year Award.” Prior to the Luncheon, we prayed for our “God and Country.” We Remembered our past and present Veteran Heroes with a Mass at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey, for our departed loved ones before the Veterans of the Year Awards Luncheon.
Major James Davis stated: “I was happy to nominate Austin Wright Sr. for this year’s Veteran of the Year Award!” I was Honored to be selected as ” Veteran of the Year ” for the City of Bayonne. “Austin, thank you for your service and for all you do for our community!” #BayonneStrong #BayonnesVeteranOfTheYear
Left to right: USAF Veteran Austin Wright Sr. holding his “Veteran of The Year Award,” and Mayor James Davis.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will hold the first Open Mic Night at the Bayonne Community Museum on Tuesday, May 15. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin at about 6:30 p.m. Those interested in performing in spoken word, poetry, essays, raps, and rhymes must sign in to participate.
Performers will be called before the audience in order of registration. Mayor Davis said, “We have a growing number of talented performers in Bayonne. Open Mic Night will give them an opportunity to do their best in front of a hometown crowd. We look forward to providing this new forum for our local stars to shine. We hope this will be just the beginning.”
Open Mic Night will not include musical performances. Background drumming will be accepted, if it helps the performers of the spoken word.
Foul language will not be allowed in the show, in order to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere in a public building.
Open Mic Night will be free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Bayonne Community Museum is located at 229 Broadway at the corner of 9th Street. Mass transit to the site is available by either the Broadway Bus, or by Hudson Bergen Light Rail trains to the 8th Street Station, which is located around the block.
On Sunday, March 18th in Newton, New Jersey, Team Wright out kicked, out punched, and out shouted their opponents to take home numerous first place titles at King’s Karate Tournament.
Our newest Rising White Belt Karate Stars were Nico Sampson (Wright’s nephew) and Mr. John Daniel (white belt) who both took first place in their kumite Novice Divisions. John Daniel came short of winning the “Grand Championship” after beating the Yellow Belt Champ, Green Belt Champ, Brown Belt Champ, and another Brown Belt for a close match for the final Grand Championship. John and Nico represented Team Wright as a strong dominating force for the “Bayonne Warriors,” says Head Coach and Trainer Hanshi Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. In addition, Kenneth Jackson Jr.—black belt—was the 2017 Defending Division Grand Champion. He became Runner Up this year. He lost a close match 5-4 for the 2018 Grand Championship. Sensei Jackson also placed 2nd in Kata.
Other Karate Stars:
Effrain Rivas– Yellow Belt 1st Place Kumite
Novice Division, Declan McCormick- 1st Place Kata, 2nd Place Weapons and 3rd Place Sparring
Angel Cuatlayol– 1st Place in Kata and 4th in Sparring
Chloe Rivas- 2nd Place in Kata
Rishi Anand- 1st Place in Brown Belt Kids Division and 1st Kata Division
Michael Barrantes– 1st Place Green Belt Division
Coaches who attended were Kenneth Jackson Sr. and UWA International Director Grand Master Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. who is also a World Champion and former USAF Instructor. For more information on Championship Training, call (201)437-1820 or check out our website www.karatenjmma.com.
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