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City of Bayonne Opens Cooling Centers, Adds Pool Hours to Counter Heat Wave

   Mayor Mark A. Smith invited residents to use the three cooling centers that the City has opened. Bayonne’s three senior centers will also serve as cooling centers from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Thursday, July 5, through Sunday, July 8. They are located at 16 West 4th Street (near Broadway), 597 Broadway (near 27th Street), and 329 Avenue B (at 56th Street). The DiDomenico Pool at 16th Street will be open extended hours from 10:30 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, and Saturday, July 7, weather permitting. That pool will have regular hours in effect, 10:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., on Friday, July 6, and Sunday, July 8, weather permitting. At Lincoln Community School, the Skutnick Pool will be open from 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, through Sunday, July 8, for use as a cooling center and to provide relief from the heat. During the heat wave, please be sure to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat exhaustion. If possible, avoid going outdoors during the heat of the day, drink plenty of fluids, and don’t overexert yourself. Please take the time to check in on elderly or disabled friends and relatives to make sure they are all right. If necessary, contact the Bayonne Police Department for assistance at 201-858-6900.



Bayonne Opens Cooling Centers

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 Mayor Mark A. Smith and Municipal Services Director Joseph A. Waks announced that Bayonne has opened three cooling centers this week, due to the severe heat.  The cooling centers will be open this week from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The cooling centers will allow people who do not have air conditioning a place to cool down during the heat emergency. The three cooling centers are Bayonne’s three senior citizen centers.  They are located at 16 West 4th Street, 597 Broadway (between 27th and 28th Streets), and 56th Street (at 329 Avenue B).

            Mayor Smith and Director Waks advised residents to check on elderly relatives and neighbors for signs of heat exhaustion.  Those signs include dizziness, weakness, tiredness, heavy sweating, paleness, nausea, vomiting, and fainting.  Heat exhaustion may be treated with cold liquids, rest, and air conditioning.  If untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency.  In cases of suspected heat stroke or other medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.        

              Additional announcements about cooling centers will be made as needed.