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.
Bayonne Mayor Davis, Council Members, and community volunteers help the needy: Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council Members, and community volunteers helped unload and distribute 100 frozen turkeys for residents in need. Mayor Davis and the Council Members donate turkeys annually to St. Henry’s Church. The event took place at St. Henry’s School building. Pictured in approximate left to right order: First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter, Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Laura Stanlaw, Leanna Karlicki, Pat Stanlaw, Mike Stanlaw, Bill Stanlaw, City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Marie Pope (Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry, St. Henry’s Parish), Yesenia Luciano, Rich Marchitto, Mickey Gonzalez, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Abdul Butt, and Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace.
Unveiling of Works of Art in Downtown Bayonne: City officials joined artists and others for the unveiling of seven works of art that were painted on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes from 5th Street to 9th Street. Pictured here is one of the paintings, Aquarium, by Gary Wynans. It is located on Cottage Street, slightly east of Broadway. Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Mr. Wynans, and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter.
Ground-Breaking: City officials joined members of Madison Hill Properties and their architect for a ground-breaking ceremony at 222 Avenue E. Pictured from left to right: Mayor Jimmy Davis, Sam Kazarnovsky (Madison Hill), Ralph Mandelbaum (Madison Hill), Tzvi Goder (Madison Hill), Dean Marchetto (architect), City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, City Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, and Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace.
(Bayonne) The Bayonne City Council recently approved a request by the Administration of Mayor Mark Smith to authorize a redevelopment study of the southern portion of a city block bounded by East 21st Street, Broadway and Library Court. The redevelopment study is a pre-cursor to designating the area as “an area in need of redevelopment” which would permit the city to use all available redevelopment tools to spur redevelopment of the area. Included in the study area is a vacant parcel of land that was the site of a proposed movie theater but has been a vacant construction site for many years.