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Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA Honored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis

Alexa Noone Miss New Jersey 2017
Proclamation honoring Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA 2018: Mayor Jimmy Davis presented a proclamation honoring Bayonne resident Alexa Noone, who was crowned recently as Miss New Jersey USA 2018. She will be making appearances at various state and local events during the coming year. Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Alexa Noone, and Mayor Davis.

               On Thursday, November 2, Mayor Jimmy Davis presented a proclamation to Alexa Noone, a Bayonne resident, who was crowned recently as Miss New Jersey USA 2018.  That title makes her a contender for Miss USA 2018.  The proclamation calls upon all residents “to congratulate her, and to wish her the best as she carries out the duties of Miss New Jersey USA 2018.” Ms. Noone said that she will be assisting various charities and doing volunteer work during her year as Miss New Jersey USA.  She expects to participate in various events in Bayonne and across the state.  She told City officials that the pageant organization has booked her to make appearances at several ceremonies and award events around New Jersey.  Continue reading Alexa Noone, Miss New Jersey USA Honored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis

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Most Civilian Offices at Bayonne City Hall Closed for Election Day

 

            Most civilian offices at City Hall in Bayonne will be closed for Election Day, Tuesday, November 7.  The City Clerk’s Office will be open for purposes of election administration.

Bayonne Municipal Court will be closed.  Regular garbage pick-ups will take place on Broadway. Scrap metal recycling will take place throughout Bayonne. The Public Library will be open, because it serves as a polling place. The Constable Hook Recycling Drop-Off Site will be closed.

Street-sweeping and alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.  Parking meters and residential permit parking regulations will not be enforced.

Any municipal offices and services closed or suspended on Tuesday will be back in operation on Wednesday, November 8.

 

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MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE NOVEMBER 3RD, 2017

Now in its ninth    week Music Broadway Bayonne  November 3rd, 2017 sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone brings Music back to Broadway combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local. 
See who’s performing at these eighth   participating  restaurants and Bistro and Tavern  for Friday, October 27th, 2017
Music Broadway Bayonne November 3rd 2017
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3rd Annual Jersey City Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 4, 2017

3rd Annual Jersey City Veterans Day Parade
Crowds cheer at last years Jersey City Veterans Parade

Mayor Fulop & City Officials Honor Local Military Heroes in 3rd Annual Parade Commemorating Veterans Day With Thousands of Participants, the Jersey City Parade of Veterans & Local Heroes Shows Continued Support for our Military Personnel; a Focal Point for the Fulop Administration

Jersey City’s 3rd Annual Parade of Veterans and Local
Heroes will take place this Saturday, starting with a remembrance ceremony at Dickinson High School’s Vietnam Memorial. Continue reading 3rd Annual Jersey City Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 4, 2017

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3rd Annual Jersey City Veterans Day Parade


Mayor Fulop & City Officials Honor Local Military Heroes in 3rd Annual Parade Commemorating Veterans Day

With Thousands of
Participants, the Jersey City Parade of Veterans & Local
Heroes Shows Continued Support for our Military Personnel; a Focal Point for
the Fulop Administration

 Jersey City’s 3rd Annual Parade of Veterans and Local
Heroes will take place this Saturday, starting with a remembrance ceremony at
Dickinson High School’s Vietnam Memorial.
From there, a parade of marching bands, local ROTC cadets, color guards,
active and former military personnel from all branches of the armed forces, VFW
members, AMVETS and other supporting organizations will march along Newark Avenue.  Six local veterans are being honored, including the
parade’s Grand Marshal, Vietnam veteran John Scafidi.  Following the parade,a Veterans Resource
 Fair will be held on the grounds of City Hall.

Mayor Fulop held the
 first-ever Veterans Day parade in Jersey City in 2015.  Last year, nearly 2,000 people participated,
establishing Jersey City as one of New Jersey’s premier
destination parades in honor of those who keep America safe and free.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12 p.m.

William L. Dickerson High School 2 Palisades Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306

Active and Former Military Personnel 

2017 Veteran Honorees

Jersey City Mayor Fulop Jersey City Municipal Council

               

                       

Who:               Active and former military personnel

                         2017
Veteran Honorees 

Jersey City  Mayor Steven F. Fulop

Jersey City Municipal Council

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VETERANS BEWARE OF SCAMMERS THIS VETERAN’S DAY

As we honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day, know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers.

How It Works:

Targeting veterans can take many forms:

The Cash for Benefits Scheme: Predatory lenders target veterans in need of money by offering
cash in exchange for future disability or pension payments. These buyouts are typically a fraction of the value of the benefit.

The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans
Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get personal information to steal your credit.

Charity Scams: A caller claims to be raising money for disabled veterans or veterans
with cancer. But often, the so-called charity is not registered with the government and/or uses most of the money to raise more funds and pay their salaries.

Veterans Choice Program Scam: Scammers set up a phone number nearly identical to the
number veterans dial to find out if they are eligible to use approved health care providers outside of the VA system. The person answering the phone tells the caller of a rebate he can get by supplying credit card information. Make sure to dial the correct
number for the VCP: 1-866-606-8198.

What You Should Know:

If you are a veteran, you are unfortunately a target, so be mindful of this reality in your day-to-day transactions.

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Frick Collection Museum Passes Available Bayonne Residents

Frick Collection Museum
Murillo: The Self-Portraits November 1, 2017 to February 4, 2018

               Mayor Jimmy Davis and Library Director Sneh Bains announced that the Bayonne Public Library has purchased four passes for free admission to the Frick Collection, located at 1 East 70th Street in Manhattan.  The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized art museum known for its distinguished Old Master paintings, such as those by Rembrandt, Bellini, Vermeer, and Goya, as well as outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.

               Library patrons may borrow the passes for a period of two nights.  You must be a current Bayonne resident with a Bayonne Public Library card in good standing to borrow the passes.  Access to the passes will be on a first-come first-served basis, and is subject to availability. 

For more information about the passes, please call the Library’s Reference Department at 201-858-6980.  For more information about the Frick Collection, including museum hours, please visit www.frick.org, or call 212-288-0070.  Please note that children under 10 are not admitted to the museum.

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Former Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague’s Desk on Display At Jersey City City Hall

Mayor Frank Hague's desk
Mayor Frank Boss Hague’s infamous desk

 

RVO Staff Writer

Once the Janitor of the very institution he would later run for over 30 years, Mayor Frank Hague Jersey City’s longest Mayor is a legend in United States Politics.

He helped elect Presidents, was friends with celebrities, sports legends and gangsters of the era.

Both loved,  hated and feared by the people of Jersey City Frank Hague made things happen for Jersey City

Many things

Some say for a price and some say he used his desk as away  to make things happen.

Hudson County legend has it that Mayor Hague’s desk enabled the Mayor the ability to collect pay-offs (if that is true) without ever having to physically take the envelope  himself.  Supposedly  as  Boss Hague  sat behind his desk, meeting visitors he would  enable a  secret draw to pop out the front of his desk, from the back where he sat,  allowing monies to be collected without ever  accepting the money by hand.

Having heard of this desk growing up in the then gritty and tough streets of Jersey City’s post Hague era ,  then  run by John V. Kenny and others, and still a mighty machine. Hague’s desk was the stuff of legends to us kids.

As a young man I would picture him sitting there stiff collar, dressed to the nines, smiling, laying down the law and  popping out that secret draw in his infamous desk.

Recently on a visit to Jersey City’s City Hall, tucked in a corner   on the 2nd floor across from the City Council Chambers, is Boss Hague’s desk on display.

Expertly made, with the best wood, obviously handcrafted and if true, somewhere inside that secret draw. 

Studying  Mayor Hague’s desk  I thought if only this desk could talk what stories it would tell of a Jersey City long gone and what it took and needed to run it back then.

Those days  have past and Jersey City is far ahead into the 21st Century and doing very well. 

And still with all there is to do and see in Jersey City today, I was happy to step back in time and see Mayor Hague’s desk.

But I did leave wondering where’s  is that secret draw or two?

 

 

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Bayonne Features Halloween Happenings

Bayonne Halloween Happenings

In the spirit of Halloween Bayonne’s Mayor Davis invites you to Bayonne’s Halloween Happenings! Check out the information above for fun things to do with the entire family beginning on Friday, October 27 right into Halloween on Tuesday Night October, 31st with Zombie Night. 

Bayonne Halloween Happenings brought to you by Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council, The Bayonne Special Improvement District, The Bayonne UEZ,  RWJ Barnabas Health

 

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Hudson Bike Share Announces Expansion of Program to Five More Cities

Hudson Bike Share

Hudson Bike Share 
 This fall, Hudson Bike Share, the public bike share program operating in Hoboken, will add 260 new bikes and 35 new stations throughout Guttenberg, North Bergen, Weehawken, Bayonne and West New York. The program is growing from its initial 250 bikes and 29 stations at launch to 560 bikes and over 65 stations across six cities.

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