On Friday, Decemeber 4th, the Bayonne uptown tree lighting took place with a moment of silence and candle lighting for Bayonne’s 3rd Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa deceased wife, Cherie.
Councilman La Pelusa’s children helped with the countdown and lighting. The event was live streamed to Facebook.
Councilman La Pelusa expressed his thanks to the following : UEZ coordinator Dee Dee Bottino and her husband Mark; UEZ Supervisor Matt Portenti, UEZ asst Supervisor Joe Terrano and their crew. Bayonne DPW, Bayonne OEM/Jr. Ferrante; The Bayonne Police Dept., Blue Dawg Entertainment & DJ Jose; Mayor Davis & the city council. Thanking all for making the night so special!!
Before an audience of more than 250 people in the City Council Chambers on Sunday, July 1, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne’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. Mary’s Orthodox Church. The City’s Chief Financial Officer and former Mayor Terrence Malloy served as master of ceremonies.