Bayonne Business Administrator Terrence Malloy is retiring from the City of Bayonne effective April 30, 2020 after thirty-eight years of service in several administrative and financial positions. He has served as Business Administrator under Mayor Jimmy Davis since 2014. His past responsibilities have included the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director, and previous stints as Business Administrator, among other offices. Mr. Malloy served as Mayor from October 2007 to November 2008.
Cherie La Pelusa, wife of Bayonne 3rd Ward Councilman Gary LaPelusa lost her battle with Cornonavirus due to complications, as announced by her husband Gary.
Instrumental in the operations of her husbands 3rd Ward civic association, LaPelusa was know for her work througout the Bayonne community involved with civic activities, community events.
In a early morning Social Media Post the grief stricken councilman said “My wife Cherie, died last night from the Coronavirus. In the hospital, she showed steady improvement for over 10 days, before taking a turn for the worse. I feel like I lost my right arm, my wife of 28 years. The level of hurt that me and my family feel is unmeasurable. Please pray for her soul.
Bayonne Mayor James Davis said “I am very saddened to learn that Cherie LaPelusa, the wife of Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, passed away after battling the Coronavirus. Cherie was a very active and concerned member of our community. She took part in numerous civic activities, City Council meetings, and other community events for many years. On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to extend our condolences to my friend Gary LaPelusa and his family.”
COVID-19 UPDATE 4/25/2020
Bayonne Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.
Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 611*
- The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive. We have 164 Bayonne residents that are RECOVERED. Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.
PLASMA/ANTIBODIES: The BMC is actively seeking RECOVERED COVID-19 people to become donors to help find the cure. Please call 201-274-4644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAVING UPDATE: The city’s road resurfacing project is starting up again. Beginning on Monday, Ave E between 45th & 50th Street will be milled and paved. Please obey all posted NO PARKING signs. Cars not moved in time will be towed at the owner’s expense. Access in this area will be severely limited, and cross streets will be closed in the area. Please continue to monitor OEM FB & Twitter, as paving updates will be posted there.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne is still accepting volunteers and sponsors for the citywide Earth Day clean-up that is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Mayor Davis said, “We would be happy to accept both individual volunteers and groups. We would like to encourage businesses, organizations, clubs, and others to form groups to participate in the clean-up.” He continued, “We would also be happy to accept individual volunteers. If they are interested, we can place individuals in areas that already have groups formed for the clean-up.”
Several local businesses have become sponsors of the clean-up and the post-event party from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park. The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. The celebration will include hot dogs and ice cream. A DJ will provide music. A bouncy ride will be available.
Teams will be asked to take photos of the garbage bags collected. The team with the highest number of filled bags will be invited to join Mayor Davis for lunch.
Mayor Davis thanked the businesses that have sponsored the Earth Day activities so far: BCB Community Bank, Catchmaster, Hispano American Travel, Fun Time Inflatables, IMTT, PAL, RWJ Barnabas Health, Rose Kellner’s Allstate Insurance Agency, Vital Signs, Inserra Shop-Rite, the MJ Property Group, and the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce. Earth Day is also sponsored by the City of Bayonne’s Department of Public Works and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ). Other sponsors would be welcome.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the clean-up, or who would like to sponsor Earth Day, should contact Camille Burgos or Dee Dee Bottino in the UEZ Office at 201-858-6357 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Floodlights streaking the sky, smoke billowing outside its front door and a Marachi band playing traditional Mexican music, signaled the Grand Opening of Bayonne’s beautiful new restaurant, and 2nd El Aquila Dorada location.
On hand for the ribbon cutting was El Aquila owners Isreal and his wife Irma, their family and friends also attending, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Council members; Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Juan Perez, and Gary LaPelusa. Bayonne Chamber President Tom Coughlin, Annette Rubin and Jack Kennedy.
Bayonne boxing legend Chuck Wepner and wife Linda also attended the Grand Opening.
El Aquila Dorada was packed with friends and customers.
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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.
Originally scheduled to be held outdoors, the inaugural ceremony was moved to the Council chambers, due to the severe heat. Continue reading Bayonne’s Mayor Davis and City Council Sworn in for Second Terms
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.”
A special inaugural Mass will be celebrated at St. Henry’s Church at 3:30 p.m. on July 1. A swearing-in ceremony will take place under tents in front of City Hall at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend both events. Seating will be available. Continue reading Bayonne Mayor Davis Inauguration Ceremonies, Sunday, July 1 2018
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.
Commercial and Residential Construction Begin
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.