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BAYONNE ELECTS A NEW MAYOR

By Ricardo Kaulessar

Mayor -elect James Davis
Mayor -Elect Jimmy Davis greets his supporters at Casa Maria Restaurant
on election night

Photo of Mayor -Elect  Jimmy Davis by Ricardo Kaulessar  

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Mayor Mark Smith and Team election night at Chandelier Restaurant

 

 Photo of Mayor Mark Smith and Team by Steve A Mack 

James Davis walked into the Villa Maria restaurant in Bayonne on Tuesday night like the conquering hero, with hundreds of supporters cheering him on as soon as he entered the place.

There was good reason for the elation as Davis won the mayoral runoff election in his hometown over the incumbent Mark Smith by a 51% to 49% margin as of election night.

Davis greeted the numerous tired and sweaty followers like himself who were energized by seeing their leader give his victory speech.

“Tonight we enjoy but tomorrow we get to work,” said Davis to raucous applause. “It’s going to take everybody in this city to change this city, whether they voted for us or against us.” Continue reading BAYONNE ELECTS A NEW MAYOR

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Smith Program Will Slash Your Energy Bill,Savings Could Be Up to 20%

            City of Bayonne SealMayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will be rolling out a program called municipal aggregation that will cut residents’ electric bills.  Mayor Smith said, “Recent changes in state law allow the municipality to negotiate on behalf of all energy customers in Bayonne and to receive a reduced bulk rate for electric bills.  At its June meeting, the City Council passed my proposal to enable the City of Bayonne to start energy competition through aggregation. We are excited about beginning this new, cost-saving program that will help our entire community.” Continue reading Smith Program Will Slash Your Energy Bill,Savings Could Be Up to 20%

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Art Venue Nouveau – Bayonne Spotlights Artist Community with First-Ever Art & Music Festival Friday June 14th

 

Bill Zblyut  Cats Watching Me
Bill Zblyut
Cats Watching Me
Raymond Greaves A Better Life
Raymond Greaves
A Better Life

 

 

Joan Hujducek Rosen St. Maarten Sunset
Joan Hujducek Rosen
St. Maarten Sunset
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George Weir
Faces of Bayonne

 

Ellen Greaves A Flower Painting
Ellen Greaves
A Flower Painting

By  Sally Deering Hoboken’s been doing it for years; Jersey City does it, too; and now, Bayonne has joined the ranks of local towns holding their very own arts & music festivals.  Where artists go, others follow, Joe Waks, a professional artist and member of the Art Circle of Bayonne says. More and more artists are planting roots in Bayonne.

 To celebrate that trend, Mayor Mark Smith and his administration are sponsoring Bayonne’s first-ever Arts & Music Festival on Fri, June 14, from 6 pm to 11 pm. Sixty artists from the Art Circle of Bayonne, a collective of painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists will exhibit their works inside the Bayonne Community Museum on Broadway between 9th and 10th Streets. Artists will also give free painting and drawing demonstrations outside the museum. Continue reading Art Venue Nouveau – Bayonne Spotlights Artist Community with First-Ever Art & Music Festival Friday June 14th

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City of Bayonne Announcements

Mini-Golf Course to Open

mini_golf  Mayor Mark A. Smith has announced that the Bayonne Mini-Golf Course will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend – Friday, May 24, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Mini-Golf Course will also be open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in June from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. until school gets out for the summer. When the school year is over, the Mini-Golf Course will be open daily, weather permitting, through Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

           The cost to go around the nine-hole course is $3.00 per player. Continue reading City of Bayonne Announcements

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Bayonne Starts Amnesty Program for Certain Illegal Apartments and Unregistered Dwelling Units

City of Bayonne begins amnesty program for illegal apartments Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that applications are available for the City of Bayonne’s amnesty program for certain illegal apartments and unregistered dwelling units.  Those documents are available from the Building Department in Room 13 at City Hall, 630 Avenue C.  Mayor Smith said, “In recent years, illegal apartments and unregistered housing units have become a problem in many urban communities.  These types of dwellings raise a variety of concerns about safety and the quality of life in our neighborhoods. My Administration has taken the lead in addressing this serious issue in our community.” Continue reading Bayonne Starts Amnesty Program for Certain Illegal Apartments and Unregistered Dwelling Units

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Bayonne’s Flag Football League Registration for Bayonne Residents

Mayor Mark. A. Smith has announced that the Recreation Division has begun registration for the Youth Flag Football League.

 The League is open to boys and girls from ages SIX to THIRTEEN. All participants must be Bayonne residents.

Children must be six by September 1st, 2012 and cannot be fourteen before November 1st, 2012.

 THE FEE FOR THE YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS $5.00/PER PLAYER.

 The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program. The fee is non-refundable.

 All individuals who sign up will be placed on a team by the Department of Recreation. Individual applications are available in the Recreation Office. Continue reading Bayonne’s Flag Football League Registration for Bayonne Residents

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Business Insight-SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION VISITS BAYONNE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

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Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith with Small Business Administration District Director Al Titone walked Broadway in Bayonne talking with store owners

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY –

 Mayor Mark Smith, U.S. Small Business Administration District Director Al Titone, and a representative of Senator Lautenberg’s office toured local businesses this morning, listening to business owners’ concerns and answering questions about programs to assist them.

 ”We thank Senator Lautenberg for bringing this support to the small business community in the City of Bayonne,” stated Mayor Mark Smith. “My office is, and will continue to be, committed to growing this critical and vibrant part of our community, and we look forward to continuing to bring the resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration into our City.”

 This walking tour was held as part of the City’s efforts to streamline and strengthen the support that is provided to businesses to help promote local shopping. Other initiatives being put forth by the Administration of Mayor Mark Smith include increasing the online presence of the City of Bayonne and its business community, initiating the City’s first ever Farmer’s Market, and providing for more direct interaction between local business and the City. Continue reading Business Insight-SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION VISITS BAYONNE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

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Summer Day Camp Registration by the Recreation Division of Bayonne Being Held June 25th, 26th and 27th

Mayor Mark A. Smith has announced that the Recreation Division will hold registration for its summer day camps on Monday, June 25th, Tuesday, June 26th, and Wednesday, June 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  Sign-ups for the downtown camp will be held at Mary J. Donohoe School on East 5th Street. Registration for the uptown camp will be at Horace Mann School on West 38th Street. For the midtown camp, registration will take place at DiDomenico-16th Street Park, on the first floor of the Recreation office, located behind the handball courts. Continue reading Summer Day Camp Registration by the Recreation Division of Bayonne Being Held June 25th, 26th and 27th

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Bayonne Named Tree City USA For 18th Year

Bayonne Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Bayonne a Tree City USA for the eighteenth consecutive year.

Tree City USA municipalities must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive urban forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

Mayor Smith said, “I would like to thank the Arbor Day Foundation for recognizing Bayonne’s continuing commitment to trees. Planting trees is good for the environment. Trees also increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify residential neighborhoods.”

John Rosenow, President of the Arbor Day Foundation, said, “We all benefit when communities like Bayonne place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nation’s most beautiful resources.” He continued, “Trees shade our homes and add beauty to our neighborhoods, and they also provide many environmental, economic, and social benefits. We applaud Bayonne’s elected officials, volunteers, and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest.”

Mayor Smith urges all residents to plant trees and help support the tree program of Bayonne’s Forestry Division. For information on the municipal tree program, please contact Danielle at 201-858-6070.

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“al Quaida Sympathizer” had Bayonne New Jersey Police Headquarters in his sights-


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Not Clear Why the Bayonne Police Department Was  Considered a Target By Suspect, 27 year-old Jose Pimentel, a resident of Manhattan considered a “Lone Wolf ” Terrorist

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(Bayonne) The New York City Police Department on Saturday arrested An “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City and U.S. troops returning home as well as Bayonne Police Headquarters.
Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell said that the Bayonne Police Department is working with the NYPD and other agencies involved in connection with the continuing investigation.

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