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
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.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of nine free summer movies on most Wednesdays through August 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C. There will be no film shown on Wednesday, July 5, since that date is during the July 4 holiday period.
The films to be shown include award winners and nominees, plus a selection of children’s movies that are not just for kids. The films intended primarily for children will be shown July 26 through August 16. Youngsters attending the children’s films must be accompanied by an adult. No children will be admitted for the adult selections.
The following films will be shown on Wednesdays:
July 12: La La Land. Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2hrs. 8 minutes.
July 19: Fences. Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2 hrs. 19 minutes.
July 26: Beauty and The Beast. Rating: PG. Running time: 2 hrs. 9 minutes.
August 2: Trolls. Rating: PG. Running time: 1 hr. 32 minutes.
August 9: Boss Baby. Rating: PG. Running time: 1 hr. 37 minutes.
August 16: Sing. Rating: PG. Running time: 1 hr. 48 minutes.
Young Frankenstein is being shown as a tribute to Gene Wilder, who plays Dr. Frankenstein in the film. Singing in the Rain is being presented as a tribute to Debbie Reynolds, who plays Cathy Selden in the movie. Wilder and Reynolds both passed away in 2016.
Mayor Davis’ upcoming Earth Day Event Saturday, April 22nd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
This community event combines a citywide clean-up and fun celebration for all to enjoy. Over FORTY teams have signed up for the citywide clean-up.
The Celebration, which will occur at 16th Street Park, off Avenue A will include hot dogs, ice cream, refreshments, a blow-up slide, and a band for all to enjoy.
Also several organizations have agreed to host a table to offer environmental educational material and giveaways.
Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver announced that that City accepted the donation of 11 sets of firefighter turnout gear from IMTT.
Representatives of IMTT including Terminal Manager Michael Morganti presented Mayor Davis, Fire Chief Keith Weaver, and Deputy Fire Chiefs Stephen Peterson and William Bartos with turnout gear valued at nearly $30,000.
“This donation is greatly appreciated and shows just how exceptional IMTT is as a corporate neighbor,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis. “This turnout gear is critical for keeping our firefighters safe when they come in contact with hazardous conditions in the course of their duties.”
“Safety is of utmost importance, and this gear will go a long way in keeping our firefighters safe. Many thanks to IMTT for their continued partnership with the Fire Department and City of Bayonne as they support our efforts,” said Chief
The City of Bayonne and Bayonne Department of Recreation will hold its 1st Annual “Bayonne 5K” and “Mayors Mile” on Saturday May 6, 2015 starting at 8:00 AM at the 16th Street Park in Bayonne, NJ. There will also be a 1 mile “Fun Run” that participants are encouraged to participate in as well. Participants of all ages and running levels are encouraged to come out and run (or walk!) Over 200 participants are expected.
(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.
On Wednesday, February 12th Mayor Mark Smith of Bayonne and supporters gathered at the Chandelier Restaurant to kick off Smith’s 2014 run for Mayor.
With the threat of a major snow storm looming an enthusiastic crowd of supporters were on hand to hear Mayor Smith announce his 2014 Council running mates which did not change from his current administration and to hear Former NJ Governor Richard Codey speak of the accomplishments of Mayor Smith’s current administration and the promise to “Move Bayonne Forward” for the next four years.
Photos by River View Observer photographer Steve A Mack
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Bayonne Public Library will have registration for Parent/Toddler Time and Preschool Story Hour. Registration for these programs will take place starting Monday, September 23, at 9:30 a.m., through Friday, September 27, or until these programs are filled, whichever comes first. The library will start registration each day at 9:30 a.m. All programs take place in the Children’s Room in the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C. The Fall Session for these programs will begin on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that grants and loans are available for qualified businesses and non-profit organizations that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Smith said, “I urge businesses and non-profits that qualify for these programs to apply, so that they can continue to rebuild and recover from Hurricane Sandy. The City of Bayonne would like everyone eligible in our community to benefit from these helpful grants and loans.”
The first program is called Stronger NJ Business Grants. This $260 million program is available to help small businesses and non-profits that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Under this program, grants and forgivable loans of up to $50,000 per impacted location are available. Businesses with multiple impacted locations may be eligible for an award of up to $250,000. Eligible costs for reimbursement under this program may include: working capital (operating expenses), inventory, equipment, machinery, furnishings, and prospective construction.
To be eligible for a Stronger NJ Business Grant, a business must meet at least the following conditions: 1.) It must have been in existence on the date of Sandy in New Jersey, October 29, 2012. 2.) It must have at least one location in New Jersey and be registered to do business in New Jersey. 3.) The business must have less than $1 million in liquid assets. 4) It must be a small business with annual revenues of at least $25,000. 5) The business must have sustained a minimum of $5,000 in Sandy-related physical damage per location seeking assistance, which may include damage to real property or non-perishable, non-consumable inventory.
The second program is called Stronger NJ Business Loans. This $100 million program is available to help small businesses and non-profits that were impacted by Sandy, as well as businesses looking to expand within storm-impacted communities. Low-cost loans up to $5 million per eligible location, with 0% interest for the first 24 months and no principal payments for up to two years, are available for renovation, new construction, or equipment. Loans up to $500,000 are available to support working capital needs for eligible businesses.
To be eligible, businesses within the nine most storm-impacted counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union) must: 1) be a small business with annual revenues of at least $25,000; 2) evidence a minimum of $5,000 in physical damage to real property or non-perishable and non-consumable inventory, and/or 3) positively impact the economy of their community through either capital investment or the creation or retention of jobs. Continue reading Grants and Loans Available for Bayonne Businesses, Non-Profits Damaged by Sandy