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City of Bayonne Moves to advance Broadway Redevelopment Second Broadway Block to be studied

 

City of Bayonne Seal (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.

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Statewide Fire Prevention award presented to Bayonne Board of Education and Bayonne Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau:

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At a ceremony in Tinton Falls, N.J., the New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association presented an award to representatives of the Fire Prevention Bureau and the public school system for their work in fire safety. Pictured from left to right: Judy Czuba, Fire Official Chris Czuba, Patricia Dziubek (Vice Principal, Midtown Community School), Fire Inspector Robert Veverka, Dr. Patricia McGeehan (Superintendent of Schools), Joyce Lynch (Fire Prevention Bureau), Fire Inspector Craig Buonomo, Ravikha Nayakrit (Fire Prevention Bureau), Firefighter James Keenan, and Fire Chief Gregory Rogers.

Fire Department and Board of Education Receive Award for Joint Safety Efforts

 Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association (NJFPPA) presented an award recently to the Bayonne Fire Department – Fire Prevention Bureau and the Bayonne Board of Education. At a ceremony in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, the NJFPPA recognized the Bayonne Fire Prevention Bureau and the Bayonne Board of Education for the outstanding collaborative fire prevention and safety services that the two entities provide. This was the first time a joint award had been issued by NJFPPA celebrating such teamwork.

Mayor Smith said, “On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to congratulate the Fire Prevention Bureau and the Board of Education for winning this award.  We are very proud of the statewide recognition that their outstanding programs have earned for our community.” Continue reading Statewide Fire Prevention award presented to Bayonne Board of Education and Bayonne Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau:

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Grants and Loans Available for Bayonne Businesses, Non-Profits Damaged by Sandy

             

CITY OF BAYONNE SEALMayor 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

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Produce Vouchers Available for Low-Income Seniors,Can Use at Bayonne Farmers’ Market

 

           CITY OF BAYONNE SEAL Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that produce market vouchers are available for low-income seniors through the Bayonne Office On Aging.  The vouchers would enable qualified seniors to purchase New Jersey-grown fresh fruit and vegetables at the Bayonne farmers’ market and other approved locations.  Participating farmers at the Bayonne farmers’ market sell New Jersey produce that is eligible for the voucher program.  The Bayonne farmers’ market takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at West 23rd Street and Del Monte Drive, which is located between Broadway and Avenue C.  The Office On Aging will indicate the locations of other approved farmers’ markets to the voucher recipients. Continue reading Produce Vouchers Available for Low-Income Seniors,Can Use at Bayonne Farmers’ Market

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Bayonne Municipal Pool to Open Memorial Day Weekend

 Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool at 16th Street will open for on Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The pool will also be open on weekends in June (Saturdays and Sundays) from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until school gets out for the summer. When the school year is over, the pool will be open daily, weather permitting, through Labor Day, September 3. The Division of Recreation reserves the right to close the pool in the event of inclement weather and other emergencies.

Pete Amadeo, Recreation Supervisor, stated that the fees for this year will be: children under 12 years old – $1.00, over 13 years old – $2.00, and seniors -$1.00. The City offers seasonal passes for families of 4 (children under age 17) $200 and each additional child is $15; children 12 years and under $25; 13 years and older, $100; and seniors, $40. You must have a City of Bayonne ID in order to be admitted to the pool. Any Bayonne resident who does not possess a City of Bayonne ID will be charged $5. Any guest of a Bayonne resident will be charged $10. City of Bayonne resident ID cards can be obtained at the Bayonne Recreation Division at Room 13 in City Hall, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The fee for a Bayonne resident ID is $5.00.

The pool is located on West 16th Street, west of Avenue A, on the upper level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.

Last year, 17,615 people of all ages were admitted to the pool, not counting campers and other participants in group activities.

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CITY OF BAYONNE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ART SHOW AT BAYONNE MUSEUM

JURIED EXHIBITON OPEN TO BAYONNE ARTISTS

Mayor Mark A. Smith is pleased to announce that the City will host its First Annual Citywide Art Show at the Bayonne Community Museum located at 229 Broadway. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be open to viewers on weekdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 27, 2012.

 All artists who are residents of Bayonne are invited to submit images of their work for consideration to be included in the show. A jury of Bayonne residents headed by Anthony Sienkiewicz, painting instructor at the 4th Street Senior Center Art Club, will judge the entries and choose the works to be exhibited.

“I am very excited about this inaugural show. The exhibition will give the opportunity to Bayonne’s many talented artists to showcase their works in a beautiful setting at the Bayonne Community Museum,” said Mayor Smith. “I invite all artists who live in the City of Bayonne to participate and for everyone to come out and see all of the wonderful paintings, drawings and sculptures created by our own hometown residents.” Continue reading CITY OF BAYONNE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ART SHOW AT BAYONNE MUSEUM

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Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone “FREE FESTIVAL” Huge Success

A 4000 + crowd came out for last Saturday May 9th, 2009

 -Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone’s FREE FESTIVAL

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     Three Bayonne Mayor’s Enjoy the  Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zones 5th Annual ” FREE FESTIVAL ” (L) Terrence Malloy; Executive Director of the Bayonne UEZ and former Mayor of Bayonne  along with (Center) current Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith; and (R) Joe Doria ;Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs for the State of New Jersey, and former Mayor of Bayonne

see more FREE FESTIVAL photo’s here http://insidebayonne.com

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