Bayonne Mayor Davis advised Bayonne residents to wrap mattresses that they want to be picked up by sanitation crews. The mattresses can be wrapped either in plastic or in mattress covers. Mayor Davis said,
â€œDue to current health concerns, the mattresses must be wrapped for the protection of the sanitation workers.â€ The Bayonne Department of Public Works estimates that Bayonne residents dispose of five to twelve mattresses per week.
This issue has arisen recently, because some sanitation workers have bypassed unwrapped mattresses. City officials want to make sure that residents set out wrapped mattresses for curbside pick-up, so that they will be picked up and not become eyesores on local streets.
A community reading initiative created to celebrate literacy, by encouraging everyone in the community to read and discuss the same book. Bayonne, please come out and join us on May 30th at 7:00PM in the Gallery at the Bayonne Public Library to help launch Bayonne Reads: One Book, One Community, a city-wide discussion of the book “The Things They Carried”, written by author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O’Brien. Considered to be one of the best works of fiction ever written about war,
The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War. BCB, a sponsor of Bayonne Reads, has generously purchased books that will be made available free-of-charge. Books are available on a first come, first serve basis at the May 30th launch event. In addition, Vietnam Veteran, Tony Goodson, and Vietnam Era Veteran, Glen Flora, are the featured guest speakers. Objects from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum in Holmdel will also be on display in the Library. Given Bayonne’s proud military history, ‘The Things They Carried” is a great book with which to begin our collective literary journey. See you there!
BAYONNE READS COMMITTEE MEMBERS Councilman Neil Carroll Sandra Dear Matt Klimansky J.P. Porcaro, Head Librarian, Bayonne Public Library Caroline Ulivella Dan Ward Gene WoodsÂ
JP Porcaro, MLIS Director, Free Public Library & Cultural Center of Bayonne 697 Avenue C, Bayonne NJ, 07002. Office: 201.858.6972 American Library Association Presidential Candidate, 2016-2017 EveryLibrary Senior Advisor
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that there will be free parking for the entire month of December in all Bayonne Parking Utility lots for non-commercial vehicles. The program will be in effect through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Parking charges in the lots will resume for non-commercial vehicles on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mayor Davis said, â€œThe purpose of the free parking program in the lots is to encourage people to shop in Bayonne during the holiday season.â€
Mayor Davis thanked the Bayonne Parking Utility for supporting the annual free parking policy again this year. He said, â€œThe Parking Utility deserves our thanks for offering free parking to non-commercial vehicles in the lots during the 2018 holiday season.â€
The free parking program does not apply to commercial vehicles or to on-street parking meters. All commercial and non-commercial drivers must continue feeding the meters on the streets. The paid permit program for commercial vehicles that park overnight in the lots will remain in effect.
Bayonne residents braved the over 90 degree weather and came out to honor Natonial Nightout in Bayonne on August 7, 2018.
Represented by Hudson County’s Law enforcement such as the Bayonne Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office the event was loaded with plenty of things to do for Bayonne residents, from inflatables rides for the children, vendors and a special treat for children; sitting in an actual Bayonne Police cruiser and BFD Fire truck.
Information was handed out by the many vendors at the event Jersey City Medical Center, Bayonne Community Bank, The City of Bayonne Office on Aging , Grace Lutheran Church and many others who were stationed along the event route between 21st and 23rd streets, along Broadway.
Also on hand McCabe Ambulance service and a large vehicle from the County of Hudson EMS Task Force.
Before an audience of more than 250 people in the City Council Chambers on Sunday, July 1, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonneâ€™s five City Council Members took their oaths of office for new terms in municipal government. The event featured remarks by Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Hudson County Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz, and former City Council President Joseph Makowski. There were also prayers and reflections by Coptic Orthodox Vice Pope and Bishop David, Pastor Dorothy Patterson of the Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, and Father John Fencik of St. Maryâ€™s Orthodox Church. The Cityâ€™s Chief Financial Officer and former Mayor Terrence Malloy served as master of ceremonies.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the municipal inauguration ceremonies and related celebrations will take place on Sunday, July 1. Mayor Davis said, â€œThe events on July 1 will be a celebration of the democratic process, the City of Bayonne, and Americaâ€™s national independence. The entire community is invited to take part in a day of exciting festivities. I look forward to seeing all of you on July 1.â€
The Bayonne Parking Utility reminded residents that enforcement of the new annual parking permits for the Blue and White Zones will begin on Monday, August 6. The old permits for the Blue and White Zones will expire on June 30, 2018. There will be a five-week grace period before the start of enforcement of the new permits on August 6. The grace period that begins on June 30 will expire on Friday, August 3.
The Blue Zone was created to protect on-street parking for residents in the streets around the 22nd Street Light Rail Station. The White Zone was created to protect on-street parking for residents in the streets around Bayonne Medical Center (formerly Bayonne Hospital). Until 2016, the western border of the two zones was the west side of Avenue C. The western border of the Blue and White Zones is now Newark Bay for most streets. If a street does not extend to Newark Bay, then the western border of the parking zone for that street is either Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A, depending on how far that street extends to the west.
The Blue Zone includes the side streets from 16th Street through 26th Street.
The White Zone includes the side streets from 27th Street through 30th Street.
Due to the citywide residential permit parking system, Bayonne residents who live in the Blue and White Zones have been receiving citywide permit stickers and guest hangtags. The citywide stickers are valid for parking in all of Bayonneâ€™s residential parking zones. Non-residents who have business parking permits for either the Blue or the White Zone have been receiving parking stickers that will bear the letters â€œNRâ€ for non-resident. NR permit-holders are not entitled to guest hangtags.
Current permit holders are encouraged to renew them by mail by enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. It is not necessary to renew in person. Permit holders also have the option of renewing their permits in person, in Room 13, in the back corridor of City Hall, 630 Avenue C. Applicants can avoid standing on line by renewing through the mail. New permit stickers or hangtags must be placed in vehicles by Monday, August 6, to avoid parking tickets.
For more information, please call the Bayonne Parking Utility at 201-858-6061.
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