Bayonne’s Mayor Mark A. Smith has a message for the residents of Bayonne, advising them to take the necessary precautions to stay warm and avoid excessive exposure to the cold. He said, “Please look in on elderly or disabled neighbors and relatives to make sure that they are safe. If you are a tenant and your landlord is not supplying adequate heat, please call 201-858-6900 to file a heating complaint which our inspectors will investigate.”
Mayor Smith continued, “If you or persons you know do not have access to a place to keep warm, the City of Bayonne will be opening three warming centers to provide shelter during these winter conditions.”
The 4th Street senior center (4th Street and Story Court), the 56th Street senior center (56th Street and Avenue B), and the Firehouse Recreation Center at 597 Broadway (27th Street and Broadway) will all have extended hours to accommodate those who need to keep warm. The centers at 4th Street and 56th Street will be open evenings until 8:00 p.m. until further notice. The center at 27th Street and Broadway will be open around the clock until further notice, and will be equipped with cots and blankets.
Mayor Smith concluded, “Stop by any of these centers to get warm.”