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way to go staffing bayonne NEWEST LOCATION ribbon cutting

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Way to Go Staffing has been doing business for the last six years in the city of Bayonne, on Saturday, January 9th the opening of their new office location at 725 Broadway Bayonne became official with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony attended by Bayonne Mayor James Davis, and members of the Bayonne Municipal Council and Way to Go Staff.

Way to Go Staffing meets the needs of venues/banquet halls lacking in proper staffing, and/or find hassle in assigning shifts for events

Way To Go Staffing is a premium wait staff and bartending agency that provides professional service. Their servers are well-trained and knowledgeable in the various aspects that go into providing world class service at any event.

Way to go Staffing hires people with strong resumes and recommendations. Their r staff follows a strict set of principles that ensures world-class service.-

Way To Go Staffing sends staff captains; qualified, to oversee that all tasks are executed in a timely efficient manner and to enforce our principal set of rules. This differentiates them from other agencies who do not take the time to select only the highly qualified employees and assign appropriate staff captains.

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State Awards Bayonne $100,000 for City Pool Improvements

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded the City of Bayonne a recreation improvement grant of $100,000.  Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne would like to thank Governor Murphy, Lt. Governor Oliver, and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for this generous grant.  The funding will be used to upgrade the DiDomenico Municipal Pool facility.”

The pool is located on West 16th Street between Avenue A and Newark Bay in DiDomenico-16th Street Park.  The original version of the facility was constructed in 1956 under the leadership of former Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico, after whom the pool and the surrounding park are named.

          The grant to Bayonne, one of 162 announced by the Department of Community Affairs, is a Local Recreation Improvement Grant.  Counties, municipalities, and school districts were all eligible to apply for these grants, which are competitive.  DCA awarded a total of $10 million of funding in this round of grants.  Parks, recreation centers, and stadiums are among the facilities that will benefit across New Jersey. 

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner, said, “DCA is proud to assist local governments in repairing and upgrading their parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities into spaces that promote people’s physical and mental well-being.”  Lt. Oliver continued, “A big part of what makes a community healthy and vibrant is giving residents the opportunity to take a walk, play a game, and participate in sports and other activities with friends and neighbors in a safe and accessible place.”

Jacquelyn Suarez, the Director of the New Jersey Division of Local Services, said, “The Division of local Government Services developed this program, in part, to provide quality outdoor recreational space for the residents of underserved communities.”  She continued, “This need has been especially heightened over the last couple of years as people searched for outdoor spaces to help alleviate the significant stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic.”

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BAYONNE MAYOR DAVIS ANNOUNCES STORM CLEAN-UP WITH DUMPSTERS AND EXTRA CURBSIDE PICK-UPS

          On the night of Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped more than nine inches of rain on Bayonne, causing numerous basements to flood.  As a result, property owners have to dispose of water-damaged refuse throughout the City.  Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced two ways in which the City has arranged to help residents.

Working with the Bayonne Department of Public Works, A&L Disposal has set up dumpsters in various hard-hit parts of the community for the convenience of our residents.  Dumpsters have been placed or will be placed on 1st Street (just east of Kennedy Blvd.), Cottage Street and Hobart Avenue, 10th Street and Avenue A, at 14th Street and Avenue E, 22nd Street and Avenue F, 27th Street and Avenue E, near 33rd Street and Avenue A, 34th Street and Avenue E, 45th Street and Avenue C, and Sycamore Road and Colonial Drive.  The City has the authority to add other locations. This positioning of dumpsters will give neighborhood residents the opportunity to deposit storm-damaged refuse for removal.  Please do NOT use these dumpsters for regular household garbage, only for storm-damaged items.

On Saturday, September 4, A&L Disposal will send out trucks for curbside pick-ups of storm-damaged items that residents would like to get rid of.  If you have placed or will be placing items at curbside for pick-up, please inform the Department of Public Works at 201-858-6131 by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3.  Public Works will share that list with A&L. Due to the expected demand for this service, please understand that it may take the company a while to get to your property.   

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Bayonne Grand opening for washhounds car wash

City officials joined business representatives for the grand opening of the WashHounds Car Wash at 160 East 22nd Street.  Bayonne is the latest location for WashHounds, which also serves New Jersey customers in Boonton, Kinnelon, and Union. The business provides car wash, oil change, and detailing services.

Among those in the photo are Mayor Jimmy Davis, Fire Chief Keith Weaver, Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Guy Alessi, Frank Alessi, Vincent Alessi, Sr., Vincent Alessi, Jr., and representatives of WashHounds.

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BAYONNE FARMER’S MARKET BACK ON TUESDAYS WILL START ON JUNE 1, 2021

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Farmers’ Market will return for the 2021 season, beginning on Tuesday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m.  The market will take place on West 23rd Street, between Broadway and Del Monte Drive.

The Farmers’ Market will operate on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will run on Tuesdays through November, with the exact ending date to be announced.  The market will operate rain or shine, unless extremely heavy rains make it impossible to function. 

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Bayonne Residents Need to Wrap Mattresses for Curbside Pick-Up

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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,

“Due to current health concerns, the mattresses must be wrapped for the protection of the sanitation workers.” 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.

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CITY OF BAYONNE TO SET UP ADDITIONAL VACCINE SITE AT MUSEUM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne is setting up an additional site for the Coronavirus vaccine at the Bayonne Community Museum, which is located at 9th Street and Broadway.  Vaccinations will start at that location by appointment only on Wednesday, March 17.  Mayor Davis said, “The goal of opening the museum building as a major vaccination center is to double Bayonne’s vaccination capacity each week. Having this additional location will help us achieve the goal of vaccinating the majority of our adult residents.”  During the first week, vaccinations will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  After that, vaccinations at that site will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The schedule will be adjusted as needed as the vaccine supply increases. 

          The City of Bayonne is contracting with Mobile Health, a New York-based company, to administer a major portion of the local vaccination program.

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 11, 2020

COVID CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN BAYONNE

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency. All efforts are now geared towards the vaccination process for our residents.   

The Vaccination Rollout for New Jersey is currently in Phase 1A.  Any healthcare worker, first responder, senior over 65, teachers/faculty/staff for K-12, some essential workers, and anyone 18-64 with a serious medical condition is currently qualified to be vaccinated at this time.

  • Bayonne – Call 201-858-6088 or send email to bayvax@baynj.org, leave your name, date of birth, and contact number.  A scheduler will call you.  Please do not call or email multiple times and please be patient, as it may take several weeks for an appointment.  Your vaccine may be given at BMC, RWJB (519 B’way) or the Bayonne Museum (229 B’way).   Please do not call the hospital or city hall to find your place on the list or to ask to be moved to the front of the line.
  • Hudson County – Register at www.hudsoncovidvax.org to receive the vaccine at our County site in Kearny, NJ.
  • State – Register at www.covidvaccine.nj.gov to receive the vaccine at one of the State of New Jersey mega-sites.
  • Private Sites – You can be vaccinated at the RiteAid (1097 B’way), Riverside Medical (432 B’way) and StopNShop (Lefante Way Shopping Center), WalMart (Bayonne Crossing Shopping Plaza).  Please go to their websites to register.

Covid-19 Prevention – Positive cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in Bayonne.  Eleven (11) Covid-Positive residents are presently admitted to BMC.  A new testing site has opened at Ahern Veterans Stadium. Tues/Thur 1pm -7pm and Sat 9am-2pm. NO Appointment needed. This test is PCR, it is free for those without insurance, and you can stay in your vehicle (if you drive). 

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 4, 2021

  • POSITIVE CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN BAYONNE

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE VACCINATION IN BAYONNE

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency. All efforts are now geared towards the vaccination process for our residents.   

The Vaccination Rollout for New Jersey is currently in Phase 1A.  Any healthcare worker, first responder, senior over 65, or anyone 18-64 with a serious medical condition is qualified to be vaccinated at this time.

  • Bayonne – Call 201-858-6088 or send email to bayvax@baynj.org, leave your name, date of birth, and contact number.  A scheduler will call you.  Please do not call or email multiple times and please be patient, as it may take several weeks for an appointment.  Please do not call the hospital or city hall to find your place on the list or to ask to be moved to the front of the line.
  • Hudson County – Register at www.hudsoncovidvax.org to receive the vaccine at our County site in Kearny, NJ.
  • State – Register at www.covidvaccine.nj.gov to receive the vaccine at one of the State of New Jersey mega-sites.
  • Private Sites – You can be vaccinated at the RiteAid (1097 B’way), Riverside Medical (432 B’way) and StopNShop (Lefante Way Shopping Center).  Please go to their websites to register.

Covid-19 Prevention – Positive cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in Bayonne.  We have less than 130 residents currently positive and 16 Covid-Positive residents are presently admitted to BMC.  A new testing site has opened at Ahern Veterans Stadium. Tues/Thur 1pm -7pm and Sat 9am-2pm. NO Appointment needed. This test is PCR, it is free for those without insurance, and you can stay in your vehicle (if you drive).  You can do either saliva or nasal test.

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Covid-19 Testing at Ahern Veterans Stadium

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Coronavirus drive-up testing will take place at Ahern Veterans Stadium in Bayonne on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the testing site began on Tuesday, February 23.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, testing will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Testing will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Testing will start on Tuesday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Testing will occur until further notice. 

The testing program for Bayonne is in partnership with Immediate Care-Walk In Co. of Red Bank NJ. A drive-through testing center, with walk-up individuals permitted, is being established in the parking lot behind Ahern Veterans Stadium. The stadium is located by Newark Bay near the foot of West 25th Street. 

Immediate Care-Walk In Co. is entirely responsible for all aspects of the testing including the set-up, maintenance, and break-down of the testing site itself. Immediate Care-Walk In Co personnel will be the primary contact persons to all private vehicles and individuals approaching and contained within the zone.  

The persons to be tested will drive or walk to the Ahern Veterans Stadium parking lot (northern entrance) and pull up in lanes (set up with cones) and they will be tested while inside their vehicle or standing in a designated area. They will walk their specimen into a container and fill out some paperwork. Total time is just a few minutes for each test. They will then depart via the southern exit of the lot.

          Those being tested will have the option of doing either a self-administered saliva test or requesting a staff person to administer a nasal test.  Results will be available in 48 to 72 hours.

          Previously, testing sites in Bayonne included Bayonne Hospital and at the Bayonne Community Museum.  Testing programs at those two sites have ended.

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