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Bayonne to Hold Opening Ceremony for Phase II of Dennis P. Coins Park Renovations

Bayonne Mayor Dennis P. Collins

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will hold an opening ceremony for Phase II of Dennis P. Collins Park renovations on Tuesday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m.  The ceremony will take place at 1st Street and Avenue C.

          Phase II of the park renovations has included the construction of several new facilities.  They include a hockey rink, a multi-purpose, elevated seating area, a playground for ages 2-5, a playground for ages 5-12, basketball courts, an exercise and training area, and a large gazebo.

The play area for the younger children has an amusement park theme. It includes a “Miltyville” ticket booth that is a tribute to Uncle Milty’s, the amusement park that stood on a portion of today’s park property in the 20th century.  The kiddie play area has a roller coaster theme. 

The multi-purpose, elevated seating area can be used an outdoor classroom or as an audience area for games or performances.

The gazebo measures fifty feet across.  It will include tables for sitting.  The gazebo is located between the hockey rink and the playground area.

The Gorman Field parking lot will be repaved.  Another parking lot has been expanded.  Gorman Field has received new sod, along with new fencing and a sprinkler system.   The field is not yet ready for use, but will be opened in the spring.  The new sod requires time to develop roots.

The park is named after Dennis P. Collins, who served four terms as Mayor of Bayonne from 1974 to 1990.  Mr. Collins was a City Council Member before that from 1962 to 1974.  Following his twenty-eight years in elected office, Mr. Collins worked as an Aide to Congressman (now Senator) Robert Menendez, Sr. and to former Mayor Joseph V. Doria, Jr. 

SENATOR MENENDEZ-How we can help NJ and towns impacted by COVID-19

In an email to New Jersey residents Senator Bob Menendez rececntly stated that more than 54,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19. Also stating that this weekend, Governor Murphy announced that the number of New Jerseyans who have been infected by the virus has surpassed 109,000 and we’ve lost more than 5,900 of our residents to it.

It’s almost impossible to fully comprehend the extraordinary scale of this public health crisis. It is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with hundreds of thousands battling the virus, millions out of work, towns and cities reeling from lost revenue, and small businesses struggling to get relief.

But we are starting to see a glimmer of hope. Social distancing measures are working. The curve is flattening. And we are learning to work together through this difficult time.

We all must stay vigilant with social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. Our Governor and I are fighting tooth and nail to make sure New Jersey gets back on her feet. Keep reading to see what I’ve been working on:
ONE: Making Sure States & Towns Aren’t Bankrupted by COVID-19
Every day, we hear from Governors like Phil Murphy about the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on our state and local economies as health emergency response costs skyrocket and the revenues needed to fund the services—and pay the New Jerseyans we count on to deliver them—dry up. I am going to fight in Washington to make sure that, as we continue to beat back this virus, our nurses, teachers, firefighters, police, sanitation workers, bus drivers and so many others remain on the job. Read more about my bold, bipartisan $500 billion SMART Fund that would help them.
TWO: Supporting Small Businesses and Frontline Workers
This week, Congress secured another round of COVID-19 emergency funding that our small businesses and health care providers desperately need: nearly $500 billion to help small businesses, boost frontline hospitals, and expand COVID-19 testing. Too many of our local businesses were left out in the cold. We fought to make sure that this new funding—more than $300 billion—has new protections to ensure that the small businesses who need it most can access it. Get a break-down of the package, including additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
THREE: Jersey Leads the Way in COVID-19 Research
More than 800 employees from Rutgers University are participating in the nation’s largest prospective study of health care workers exposed to COVID-19. I’m proud that New Jersey’s state university is leading the nation on coronavirus research that is so vital to helping us battle this deadly pandemic. Together, we are Jersey Strong! Find out more.
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