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.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that City officials joined developers and others for two ground-breaking ceremonies at the former Military Ocean Terminal (MOT) on April 11.
Across from the new fire station on Chosin Few Way, City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski began the Costco ground-breaking ceremony by saying, “Today is a great day for Bayonne.” She reminded the audience that major construction was beginning at the former MOT “after eighteen years of false starts.” Costco has a chain of warehouse department stores that offer consumer goods and multi-pump gas stations to the buying public. Council President Ashe-Nadrowski said that the new development would mean jobs for Bayonne residents and the arrival of ferry service. “More and more good things are happening for Bayonne,” she said.
Council President Ashe-Nadrowski pointed out that BCB Community Bank, a Bayonne-based financial business, is providing the financing for the Costco construction. BCB President Thomas Coughlin exclaimed, “What an exciting time for Bayonne!” He thanked the BCB loan team for working on the financial package for the store’s construction. Mr. Coughlin also thanked Mayor Davis for bringing Costco to Bayonne.
Joseph Forgione, President and CEO of JMF Properties, the developer, said that he first met with Mayor Davis two years ago. At that time, Forgione said, Mayor Davis asked him to bring a Costco store to Bayonne. Now that construction is starting, Mr. Forgione said, “It’s exciting for Bayonne.”
Mayor Davis thanked Council President Ashe-Nadrowski and the rest of the City Council Members for supporting economic development in Bayonne. Mayor Davis noted that various people had made “many promises over the last eighteen years” concerning the former Military Ocean Terminal. Mayor Davis said, “We are finally delivering on those promises.” He pointed out that during the period of Bayonne’s ownership of the former military base, Bayonne has received little money from that property. Mayor Davis said that now the land would be providing jobs and helping the finances of the City. He referred to Costco as “one of the top employers,” and said that today was “a big day” and “a great day.” Mayor Davis thanked BCB Community Bank for working with the City of Bayonne on the Costco development.
Following the spoken remarks, City officials, the developer, and BCB representatives posed with a construction worker and a piece of heavy equipment that broke ground for Costco.
After the ceremony at the Costco site, City officials moved to Atlantic Realty’s property in the Bayonne Bay area for a second ground-breaking ceremony. Atlantic Realty will be constructing a 525-unit luxury townhouse development that will include a clubhouse. Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises and former President of Atlantic Realty, thanked Mayor Davis “for his leadership.” Mayor Davis said that the Atlantic Realty development would create “a new revenue stream for Bayonne,” and would also attract new residents to the community. He thanked the City Council, Land Use Administrator Lillian Glazewski, and engineering consultant Andy Reichle for their work on the project. City officials joined the management of Atlantic Realty for a ground-breaking with ceremonial shovels.
The Atlantic Realty development will include townhouse buildings designed by Berkowsky and Associates of Cranbury, New Jersey, and a clubhouse designed by the Appel Design Group of Livingston, New Jersey.
Photo Caption (from left to right): 1st Ward Council member Thomas Cotter; Council Member At-Large Juan M. Perez; Harbor Pointe Sales Manager Spring Funches; Mayor James Davis; Castle Lanterra CEO Elie Rieder; 3rd Ward Council Member Gary La Pelusa, Sr.; 2nd Ward Council Member Salvatore Gullace; Harbor Pointe Sales Associate Timeka Houston
Project Reflects Castle Lanterra Properties’ Long-Term Investment in City’s Resurgence
BAYONNE, N.J., Feb. 14, 2018 – Mayor James Davis, city officials and more than 300 residents and families joined Castle Lanterra Properties(CLP) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the newly-renovated resident clubhouse at Harbor Pointe. The 544-unit luxury apartment community, situated on 7.4 acres along the waterfront, is the initial development and centerpiece of the 420-acre man-made Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor.
CLP’s extensive remodel transformed the recreational facility into a multi-media, multi-purpose clubhouse designed to meet the needs of the community’s evolving resident demographic. A two-story jungle gym is the focal point of the space, which also includes a full-service kitchen, children’s library, media room, gaming center and fitness center with separate yoga/spin studio.
Photo caption: L to R: Jerry Walker, co-founder Team Walker; Bayonne Mayor James Davis; Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health; Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravolloti; Assemblywoman, Angela McKnight, Jersey City; Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center; Executive Vice President, Office of Health Care Transformation, RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health hosted a welcome reception to celebrate the opening of the new 80,000-square-foot medical building in Bayonne. Over 200 guests, include Bayonne Mayor James David and other local government officials, attended the event and were given tours of the facility, which encompasses a satellite emergency department (SED), overseen by Jersey City Medical Center, as well as imaging services through New Jersey Imaging Network.
Now in its fifth week Music Broadway Bayonne Oct. 6 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 five participating restaurants and Bistro and Tavern for Friday, October 6th, 2017
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bayonne, New Jersey Sunday March 19th, 2017 photos. The parade was held on what turned out to be a perfect day. The weather was beautiful, the parade goers lined the streets in Bayonne for one of the longest St. Patrick’s Day Parades ever held.
Along with Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne City Council also in attendance was the Bayonne Police and Fired Departments, many Bayonne schools, clubs, and organizations, Mickey McCabe was in attendance from McCabe EMT service, a touching moment was McCabe’s EMT workers carrying a banner for slain New York EMT Worker EMT Yadira Arroyo who lost her life on St. Patrick’s Day in the Bronx.
Bayonne local unions, and Bayonne businesses took part in the parade like Investors Bank, ATA Bayonne Karate, CarePoint and Jersey City Medical Center.
The residents in Bayonne came out in full force and lined both sides of Broadway to watch the parade.
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A Pothole Hotline has been established for Bayonne, Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne residents and business owners are encouraged to report potholes to the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Residents can call the potholes in to the Department of Public Works at 201- 858- 6070. Potholes may also be reported via e-mail at email@example.com. Messages should contain a specific location for each pothole reported. All potholes reported by the public will be addressed within forty-eight hours, weather permitting.
Mayor Davis has directed the DPW to dedicate crews to address the citywide problem of potholes. During 2016, Public Works employees filled 2,444 potholes around Bayonne. Potholes develop each year as a result of the stresses that changing weather causes in street surfaces.
“I would like to thank our residents and local business owners for their help in identifying the locations of potholes. By working together, we can improve the quality of our streets,” Mayor Davis concluded.
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