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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JULY 3 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 7/3/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 294*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 828 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   

FIREWORKS: Due to the State of Emergency, there will be NO fireworks display in Bayonne this year.

GOVERNOR UPDATES: Please see the governor’s social media pages or go to covid19.nj.gov for the latest information related to statewide directives.

JULY 4TH FLYOVER: The US Military will be conducting a large flyover in our area tomorrow.  The celebration is called “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution”.  This flyover will begin in Boston and work its way down to us in the NYC area, then Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.  The planes (large assortment of B-1B, B2 Stealth, B-52, F-15, F-22, and F-35) will fly south along the Hudson River towards our area and out over the Verrazano Bridge at approximately 5pm.  This time is tentative and can change.  The best viewing areas will be along the east side of Bayonne and Jersey City.

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE REDUCED POSITIVE CASES BELOW 400 FOR JUNE 25, 2020

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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COVID-19 BAYONNE NUMBERS DECREASE FURTHER FOR 6/12/2020 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE 6/12/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 517*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 579 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.  We are continuing to see a steady decline in current positive residents in the city.

THE STAY AT HOME ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED

GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: We are all under the governance of the Executive Orders that are coming from the Governor.  As of late, there have been many changes to these orders that affect each of us.  Please go to www.covid19.nj.gov or see the Governor’s social media for the latest information.

TESTING:  There are numerous options for COVID-19 or Anitbody testing in Bayonne.  Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.covid19.nj.gov for any/all testing sites throughout the state of NJ.  Testing at Veterans Stadium has ENDED.  Anyone getting an appointment for a test by a Bayonne physician by the Bayonne Medical Center, will be tested on their property.  The BMC is also testing senior citizens at all the various senior congregate housing in the city.

MASKS:  There is no mandate by the State of New Jersey or the City of Bayonne that requires healthy individuals to wear a mask when outdoors.  Masks must be worn when in stores.

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Bayonne Hometown Fair 2019

Bayonne Hometown Fair June 8th & 9th, 2019

Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Municipal Council invites you to come and enjoy The 5th Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair on Saturday June 8th, 11am until 8pm and Sunday, June 9th at 12 noon until 6 pm.The fair will take place between 21st and 25th streets. Enjoy children’s rides, games, food, entertainment, local merchants, non-profits and so much more for the entire family .

Live entertainment will consist of two stages this year below is a list of the entertainment.

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Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term

1st Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter Resigns, Will be named as DPW Director 

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Newly elected Mayor Jimmy Davis and newly elected First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter on election night 2014   Photo by Steve Mack 

BAYONNE, NJ — Mayor Jimmy Davis is announcing that the City of Bayonne will undergo a reorganization this year with the departure of Tommy Cotter as First Ward Council Member and the request by Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gary Chmielewski to take on a new role within the city. “I am sorry to see Tommy step down as a Council Member.  He has been a great representative for the First Ward and an outstanding advocate for the entire City. I am glad that he has agreed to take the position as the DPW Director. I am confident that he will serve the needs of the residents and will make sure that we continue to focus on the needed upgrades to our open space,” said Mayor Davis. Council Member Cotter’s resignation will take effect November 12. 

“It has been my pleasure to serve as a Council Member under Mayor Davis. I have been lucky to be part of a great Council team that has been able to kickstart development at MOTBY and invest in our parks,” exclaimed Cotter.  “I also feel honored that the Mayor has asked me to step in and head the DPW. For me, there is nothing I like better then serving my community.  I look forward to working with all of the dedicated employees and being part of the next stage of progress in this City.” Council Member Cotter was first elected in May of 2014 and has focused on the park and bridge improvements in the First Ward and throughout the City. Continue reading Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term

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CHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

  Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

  Family Fun; Contestants Vie for Champ Title

 

By Sally Deering

Chili Chili Bang Bang  

If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some hot stuff to warm these frigid cold nights, then mark your calendar for Bayonne’s first ever Chili Cook Off Competition, where 15 professional chefs plan to do whatever it takes to walk away with the title of Best Chili Champ of Bayonne!

 

Bayonne 1st Annual Chili Cook Off

As temps drop to single digits, Bayonne will be heating up its pots and pans for the First Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest to be held Friday, Jan. 19th, from 6:30-11 pm at the Polish American Home on 22nd Street in Bayonne. There, residents and friends will taste the offerings of 15 qualified chefs competing for best chili recipe, but Chili Cook-Off attendees beware: this cook-off promises to bring on the hot stuff with crates of chili peppers, ladles of Cayenne and Cumin seasonings and gallons of tongue-lashing hot sauce guaranteed to set your taste-buds on fire. Continue reading CHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

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Frick Collection Museum Passes Available Bayonne Residents

Frick Collection Museum
Murillo: The Self-Portraits November 1, 2017 to February 4, 2018

               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.

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Bayonne Celebration at 16th Street Park on Earth Day, and City Wide Clean-Up

 Mayor Davis’ upcoming Earth Day Event  Saturday, April 22nd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Bayonne Earth Day Flyer

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.

 

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Bayonne Library Registration Various Programs Children’s Room  

Bayonne Public Library Holds Registration for events in Children's roomThe Bayonne Library will Hold Registration for Various Programs in the Children’s Room   was announced by Mayor Jimmy Davis, the Bayonne Public Library will have registration for Parent/Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime.  Registration for these programs will take place starting Monday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., through Friday, March 24, 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 Spring Session for these programs will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Continue reading Bayonne Library Registration Various Programs Children’s Room  

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Cat Colony Rescued From 24th Street Home in Bayonne

Cat Colony photo
Not actual photo of cats rescued on 24th Street in Bayonne

 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

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