COVID-19 UPDATE 6/25/2020
Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.
Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 399*
- The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive. We have 717 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered. The Bayonne Medical Center advises that there are currently NO Bayonne resident In-Patients at BMC with COVID-19 or under investigation for the virus.
SCHOOLYARD PARKING: The Board of Ed has announced the reopening of their schoolyards for public parking beginning tomorrow, June 26th. This parking will remain available to the public until August.
FIREWORKS: The Mayor has announced the organization of a Fireworks Task Force which is made up of Bayonne Police Officers and Bayonne Firefighters. This Task Force will work both proactively and reactively to stop the nuisance fireworks that have been affecting all areas of the city over the past few weeks. Please report any/all fireworks use to the Bayonne Public Safety Communications Center at 201-858-6900.
GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: Our state has now entered a new phase in re-opening for many businesses. Please check with the Governor’s social media or visit www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information. Please support our local businesses.
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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.
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.
Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street. The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ). Continue reading Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne
Bayonne Mayor James Davis announced recently that the City plans to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) issued by Amazon for the creation of the second headquarters in the United States.
Mayor Davis stated, “Given the fact that the City of Bayonne has over 200 acres of undeveloped land on the former Military Ocean Terminal-Bayonne (MOTBY), I believe we are uniquely positioned to respond to this request.” Bayonne’s ongoing transformation from a city of industry to a city of innovation and technology fits perfectly with Amazon’s objectives and, quite frankly, the City of Bayonne meets or exceeds every one of the logistical, cultural, communal and operational criteria set forth in Amazon’s RFP. Simply stated, “I believe there are no other municipalities offering anything close to what Bayonne has to offer.”
By Joe Calamito
Photos by Steve Mack
I am certain that audiences all over the world are going to fall in love with the movie CHUCK starring Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner and Naomi Watts as Chuck’s wife Linda.
This movie is a tough, gritty, “other side of the tracks,” love story.
It combines boxing with romance, personal pain and triumph.
It’s also about, loss, human error, redemption and pride.
CHUCK lets you see Wepner with his goodness (Never knew he wrote poetry), and his human frailty, his run in with the law, his partying, his coming to grips with the man he should become.
Schreiber in his performance also makes you really like Chuck Wepner and what’s not to like, in real life Chuck Wepner is a likeable guy.
I first met him right after he fought Muhammad Ali in the mid- seventies and have run into him on many occasions through the years, he always offers a big smile and a hello to everyone he meets.
So that is why at the Premiere of CHUCK at Bayonne’s Frank Theater on Friday, May 12th family, friends and fans of Chuck Wepner joined together in his honor, and were proud of Bayonne’s favorite son.
Chest busting proud, wide smiles proud, back slapping proud.
Bayonne loves Chuck Wepner and perhaps after you watch the movie CHUCK you will too, and feel proud that Chuck Wepner got the shot to fight Muhammad Ali and the recognition he deserved for being the inspiration for the movie Rocky.
In reality, CHUCK the movie is letting the world know “Chuck Wepner is the real Rocky.” The Everyman who beats the odds.
And that is a cause we all can get behind.
Here are some photos by Steve Mack from May 12th Premiere event of the movie Chuck in Bayonne
To see more photos and read more about the movie Chuck go to:
Film Premieres in Bayonne at Frank Theatres, Friday, May 12
“Sometimes life is like a movie; sometimes its better,” – Chuck Wepner as portrayed by Liev Schreiber in the new film, CHUCK
By Sally Deering
Like the Rocky character Sylvester Stallone created based on Chuck Wepner’s 1976 loss in the ring to Muhammad Ali, Chuck Wepner’s match with Ali has been a huge part of his life. Five years ago, the documentary The Real Rocky aired on PBS and coming up on Fri, May 12, CHUCK starring Liev Schreiber premieres at the Frank Theatres at South Cove Commons in Bayonne. Directed by Philippe Falardeau, the film follows Wepner’s life before and after his March 24, 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali. MAD MEN star Elizabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, and Ron Perlman co-star; and according to IMDB, CHUCK’s writing credits go to Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl, Michael Cristofer and Liev Schreiber.
Live Schreiber as Chuck Wepner in the new
A Cat Colony was rescued recently from an abandoned home on 24th Street in Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis made the announcement recently after receiving word from City Council Secretary Beth Polera in late 2016 that at least forty cats were living without humans in the home, Mayor Davis asked that the problem be addressed immediately. City Community and Cultural Affairs Officer Dorothy Roszkowski, a member of the CARE Organization, set up a visit to the house with volunteers. The house, which is in foreclosure, is owned by a bank in Florida. The bank gave permission to Roszkowski to enter the building to help the cats. Continue reading Cat Colony Rescued From 24th Street Home in Bayonne
CAREPOINT DRIVE: CarePoint Health held a toy donation/clothing drive for the Bayonne Board of Education Special Services Department.
Those pictured include Bayonne Schools Superintendent Patricia McGeehan (fourth from left); Catherine Shull-Fernald (center), CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer; and Mohammad Shozub (fifth from right), CarePoint Site Manager, Patient Experience Department.