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CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Major Upgrade to the Emergency Department

Photo by Stephen Mack 

Investment of approximately $1,000,000 results in significant  Improvements to facilities Results in faster, more efficient delivery of medical services and patient care

Bayonne, New Jersey (November 6, 2014) –  CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and other elected officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center’s renovated Emergency Department. With an investment of close to one million dollars, the Emergency Department has created a facility designed to decrease wait times, handle increased patient volume and provide the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art environment.

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BAYONNE ELECTS A NEW MAYOR

By Ricardo Kaulessar

Mayor -elect James Davis
Mayor -Elect Jimmy Davis greets his supporters at Casa Maria Restaurant
on election night

Photo of Mayor -Elect  Jimmy Davis by Ricardo Kaulessar  

Smith and team again
Mayor Mark Smith and Team election night at Chandelier Restaurant

 

 Photo of Mayor Mark Smith and Team by Steve A Mack 

James Davis walked into the Villa Maria restaurant in Bayonne on Tuesday night like the conquering hero, with hundreds of supporters cheering him on as soon as he entered the place.

There was good reason for the elation as Davis won the mayoral runoff election in his hometown over the incumbent Mark Smith by a 51% to 49% margin as of election night.

Davis greeted the numerous tired and sweaty followers like himself who were energized by seeing their leader give his victory speech.

“Tonight we enjoy but tomorrow we get to work,” said Davis to raucous applause. “It’s going to take everybody in this city to change this city, whether they voted for us or against us.” Continue reading BAYONNE ELECTS A NEW MAYOR

Contenders for Mayor, Council Running in Bayonne Election

Bayonne Election for Mayor and City Council May 13th , 2014 Just around the corner

 By Ricardo Kaulessar- photo by Steve A. Mack 

If you don’t know who Mark Smith, James Davis and Anthony Zanowic are, then you are probably not aware of the upcoming Bayonne municipal election.

The three men are vying to get the most votes on May 13 to be propelled into the highest office in Hudson County’s southernmost city.

However, they are not the only ones on the ballot as there are candidates looking to represent each of the city’s three wards as well as two at-large seats on the City Council.

So in the final days before Election Day, those in the running for mayor and council are doing everything from pressing the flesh with constituents to debating each other in public venues in order to win.

Mark Smith

It’s a cliché that applies not only to sports but just as appropriately to politics – in order to be number one, you have to beat number one. That applies to the challengers who seek to dethrone Mayor Mark Smith.

Smith, who has been mayor since November 2008, is running for a second four-year term.

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Bayonne Bridge to Have One Travel Lane Overnight From November 11 Through December 20

Work Begins on Bayonne Bridge

 

          BAYONNE BRIDGE  The Port Authority advises beginning Monday night, November 11, 2013, on a temporary basis, the Bayonne Bridge will have only one travel lane overnight. The single travel lane will be in effect through Friday, December 20, 2013, to help accommodate construction activities on the bridge.  A police officer will direct vehicles to advance or halt through the single travel lane at night and in the early morning.  The traffic will alternate between hold and pull cycles in each direction for fifteen minutes from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and from 12:00 midnight Fridays through 8:00 a.m. Saturdays.   If there is an opportunity for police officers to use shorter time intervals, they will do so. Variable message signs will be posted to advise motorists of the single travel lane.

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City of Bayonne Announcements

Mini-Golf Course to Open

mini_golf  Mayor Mark A. Smith has announced that the Bayonne Mini-Golf Course will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend – Friday, May 24, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Mini-Golf Course will also be open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in June from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. until school gets out for the summer. When the school year is over, the Mini-Golf Course will be open daily, weather permitting, through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

           The cost to go around the nine-hole course is $3.00 per player. Continue reading City of Bayonne Announcements

Bayonne Farmers’ Market is Back Again for Second Season

         CITY OF BAYONNE SEAL   Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Bayonne farmers’ market opened  for its second consecutive year on Tuesday, May 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Smith said, “The City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone are happy to bring back farmers’ produce and other farmers’ market merchandise to our community for another year.  We are proud to provide Bayonne consumers with a great opportunity to purchase the produce that made New Jersey the Garden State.” Continue reading Bayonne Farmers’ Market is Back Again for Second Season

BAYONNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXTENDS DEADLINE Leadership in Community Service Scholarship

Commemorating Women of Achievement in Bayonne

bayonne historical societyMay 6, 2013, The Bayonne Historical Society has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the Leadership in Community Service Scholarship program commemorating Women of Achievement in Bayonne.  This scholarship is open to all accredited college/university bound registered high school seniors (male and female) attending Bayonne High School, Holy Family Academy, Marist High School, St. Peter’s Preparatory School, St. Dominic Academy, Hudson County Schools of Technology (High Tech High School, County Preparatory, Academy of Architecture, etc.) or Hudson Catholic High School whose parent, grandparent or guardian is a member of the Bayonne Historical Society. Continue reading BAYONNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXTENDS DEADLINE Leadership in Community Service Scholarship

Popular Business in Bayonne- Harry’s Liquor’s Demolished After Fire

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Harry's Liquor's located at 295 Broadway in Bayonne, New Jersey was demolished on Wednesday March 23rd after a fire started in the building next door the night before and spread to the popular Bayonne business.

American Legion Bayonne Post 19 Service to the Bayonne Community

 

 Wartime-era veterans of the Bayonne area have an opportunity to join in on a partnership that will increase community service in the area.  The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s organization, is inviting all wartime-era veterans in the area to join them in providing service to all veterans and their families.

Wartime-era veterans can visit with Legion representatives at Bayonne Post 19 at

683 Broadway in Bayonne any day, between the hours of 6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM.  Or, call Post Service Officer at  201-858-9349.  Information about veteran’s benefits and Legion membership will be available. Continue reading American Legion Bayonne Post 19 Service to the Bayonne Community

Bayonne Starts Amnesty Program for Certain Illegal Apartments and Unregistered Dwelling Units

City of Bayonne begins amnesty program for illegal apartments Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that applications are available for the City of Bayonne’s amnesty program for certain illegal apartments and unregistered dwelling units.  Those documents are available from the Building Department in Room 13 at City Hall, 630 Avenue C.  Mayor Smith said, “In recent years, illegal apartments and unregistered housing units have become a problem in many urban communities.  These types of dwellings raise a variety of concerns about safety and the quality of life in our neighborhoods. My Administration has taken the lead in addressing this serious issue in our community.” Continue reading Bayonne Starts Amnesty Program for Certain Illegal Apartments and Unregistered Dwelling Units