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Covid-19 in Bayonne? important information you should know

Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from serious illness, hospitalization, or death in the event you contract the Coronavirus.  There are 30 Bayonne residents currently admitted to Bayonne Medical Center with Covid-19.

How Can I be Vaccinated?

Anyone over the age of 5 (Pfizer) or 18 (Moderna, J&J) is now eligible to be vaccinated.  Please go to the Korpi Ice Rink (behind BHS) to receive your vaccine. Moderna will be given on Mondays (9am-4pm) and Wednesdays (11am-7pm) for adults over 18.  Pfizer will be given on Tuesdays (9am – 5pm) and Thursdays (11am -7pm) for anyone over the age of 5. First, Second, Third/Booster shots are available to all on these days. No appointment is needed.

Covid-19 Testing?

The City of Bayonne is offering PCR testing at the Bayonne Museum at 229 Broadway.  This testing will be done on Tuesdays (11am – 7pm), Thursdays (11am – 7pm) and Sundays (9am – 3pm).  You must schedule an appointment by going to: https://www.solvhealth.com/book-online/0rwaOA

We are also performing RAPID Testing at the Mt. Carmel Parish Center 9am to 5pm.   Rapid Testing is here Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm daily.  Beginning Monday 1/24, testing will move to the Masonic Lodge 888 Ave C.  You must schedule an appointment by calling 201-537-4818 or by going to: https://www.bespokehealthco.com/schedule-testing-appointment

RAPID TEST POSITIVITY RATE THIS WEEK – 8.1%

RAPID TEST POSITIVITY RATE LAST WEEK – 10.75%

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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 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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25th Street Pedestrian bridge to be replaced by city of bayonne

The City of Bayonne has announced they are scheduled to accept proposals for removing and replacing the pedestrian bridge on East 25th street during a bid hearing on July 29, 2020.

This bridge is the only bridge that spans the entire Hudson Bergen Light rail and adjacent freight tracks.

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JULY 3 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 7/3/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 294*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 828 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   

FIREWORKS: Due to the State of Emergency, there will be NO fireworks display in Bayonne this year.

GOVERNOR UPDATES: Please see the governor’s social media pages or go to covid19.nj.gov for the latest information related to statewide directives.

JULY 4TH FLYOVER: The US Military will be conducting a large flyover in our area tomorrow.  The celebration is called “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution”.  This flyover will begin in Boston and work its way down to us in the NYC area, then Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.  The planes (large assortment of B-1B, B2 Stealth, B-52, F-15, F-22, and F-35) will fly south along the Hudson River towards our area and out over the Verrazano Bridge at approximately 5pm.  This time is tentative and can change.  The best viewing areas will be along the east side of Bayonne and Jersey City.

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MAY 29, 2020 BAYONNE UPDATE ON COVID-19 CASES

429 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 638*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 429 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.  Testing has increased significantly, and our current positive population continues to decrease.

TESTING:  The Bayonne Medical Center continues to perform testing for COVID-19 at Veterans Stadium each weekday.  Your physician can make you an appointment for this testing.  Rite-Aid at 1097 Broadway is also performing COVID-19 testing.  This testing is free and is open to anyone (regardless if you have symptoms or not).  Go to riteaid.com to make an appointment.  CityMD is doing Antibody testing. The BMC, in conjunction with the BHA, is currently testing all residents at the Senior buildings in Bayonne.  This on-site testing, which began today, is designed to ensure we are looking out for the most vulnerable in our community.

BMC: The Bayonne Medical Center has advised us that they currently have only 3 COVID Positive Bayonne residents as inpatients, and only 6 total COVID Positive patients in total that are currently inpatients. These numbers haven’t been seen since middle of March.

PARKING: Beginning Monday, June 1st, all temporary reserved parking spaces reserved for food pick up will be eliminated.  Normal parking rules/regulations are back in effect.  Residential Zone parking regulations remain suspended until further notice.

MAYOR’S MESSAGING: The Mayor released a robocall today indicating that all playgrounds are now OPEN, and more activities and businesses are reopening.  As the Governor is making changes to Executive Orders on a daily basis, please go to Governor Murphy’s Twitter or Facebook page or see covid19.nj.gov for more details.

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Bayonne Parking Utility is Renewing Blue and White Zone Permits

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Parking Utility is renewing its “virtual” permits registered to license plates for the Blue and White Zones. The transition to enforcement by license plate took place last year. The Parking Utility is getting ready to send out emails to all residents with current permits in the Blue and White Zones on May 11, 2020 to renew their residential parking permits. Current permit holders in the Blue and White Zones should renew online or through the mail.

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bayonne 3rd ward councilman GARY LAPELUSA’S WIFE Cherie La Pelusa, dies of coronavirus

Cherie LaPelusa

Cherie La Pelusa, wife of Bayonne 3rd Ward Councilman Gary LaPelusa lost her battle with Cornonavirus due to complications, as announced by her husband Gary.

Instrumental in the operations of her husbands 3rd Ward civic association, LaPelusa was know for her work througout the Bayonne community involved with civic activities, community events.

In a early morning Social Media Post the grief stricken councilman said “My wife Cherie, died last night from the Coronavirus. In the hospital, she showed steady improvement for over 10 days, before taking a turn for the worse. I feel like I lost my right arm, my wife of 28 years. The level of hurt that me and my family feel is unmeasurable. Please pray for her soul.

Bayonne Mayor James Davis said “I am very saddened to learn that Cherie LaPelusa, the wife of Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, passed away after battling the Coronavirus.  Cherie was a very active and concerned member of our community.  She took part in numerous civic activities, City Council meetings, and other community events for many years.  On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to extend our condolences to my friend Gary LaPelusa and his family.”

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Bayonne Mayor Davis Inauguration Ceremonies, Sunday, July 1 2018

         Mayor Davis 2018 Inaugural   

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the municipal inauguration ceremonies and related celebrations will take place on Sunday, July 1.  Mayor Davis said, “The events on July 1 will be a celebration of the democratic process, the City of Bayonne, and America’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.”

A special inaugural Mass will be celebrated at St. Henry’s Church at 3:30 p.m. on July 1.    A swearing-in ceremony will take place under tents in front of City Hall at 4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to attend both events.  Seating will be available. Continue reading Bayonne Mayor Davis Inauguration Ceremonies, Sunday, July 1 2018

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Bayonne Health Fair Tuesday, April 24

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is co-sponsoring a health fair with Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The health fair will take place in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 630 Avenue C, which is located between 27th and 28th Streets.   The fair will include free health screenings, health education, and assistance with health insurance.

Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne believes in promoting the health of our residents.  I would like to encourage people to come by on Tuesday to take advantage of the services offered at the health fair.  I would like to thank Bayonne Medical Center for co-sponsoring this important event.”

The free health screenings will cover cholesterol; blood pressure; breast examinations; A1C/blood glucose; and peripheral arterial disease. 

Health education programs will cover diet and nutrition; stroke prevention education and screening; and general health. 

Doctors will participate in the health fair, and will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings.

Assistance with questions and answers about health insurance will be available.

 

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