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Bayonne to Help Ukraine

Bayonne to Help Ukraine; Mayor Davis Seeks Help for War-Torn Country

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will begin collecting goods to help the people of Ukraine.

Mayor Davis said, “The people of Ukraine are fighting to preserve their democracy, freedom, and independence. They need our help desperately.” Mayor Davis continued, “More than a million Ukrainians have fled from their homes. They are living in bomb shelters, subways, and refugee camps. They need support from the outside world. We can help send Ukrainians the things they need to get by from day to day. I am sure that the people of Bayonne will respond to this urgent humanitarian cause.” There are some basic items that are needed in Ukraine.

These include clothing, baby clothes, Pampers and other diaper products, sleeping bags, pillows, food, water, toothpaste, soap, and other hygiene products, and first aid materials.

Beginning Friday, March 4, the City of Bayonne will park a trailer in front of City Hall. The trailer will accept donations of the listed items Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until further notice.

City Hall is located on Avenue C between 27th and 28th Streets.

Mayor Davis concluded, “I would like to thank the people of Bayonne in advance for their generosity to the people of Ukraine. We have a responsibility to help them at this time of great human need. I am confident that the people of Bayonne will come through for Ukraine at this crucial hour.”


There it stood these past few years on the corner of 19th street and Broadway in Bayonne, how many times we all passed it, looked at it while waiting for the traffic light to change, and it never lit a light bulb in our heads.

Is that who I think it is? Just yesterday a post went around Facebook stating that the Sunflower is the official flower of Ukraine with similar image of a man looking out of Sunflowers. After that post appeared many people began to ask, “Is that who I think it is”? It certainly looks like him. Perhaps the artist who at this time is unknown, although he signed his name for the world to see, was making a statement on the Russian invasion of Crimea back in 2014.

Or did he look further and was warning the world and saying “Watch this guy.” Until we can talk to the artist to find out his motivation, we will wonde,r Prophetic message or coincidence. What do you think?

For now every time we go passed this utility box prayers will be said for the brave people of Ukraine that their suffering ends soon and they can live in peace again.

Photo by River View Observer photographer
Vladimir Putin in Bayonne with then Bayonne Mayor Joe Doria at dedication of Tear Drop Memorial by Russian Sculptor, Zurab Tseretelli 2005

And this won’t be the first time Putin was seen in Hudson County. The â€œTear Drop” Memorial in Bayonne New Jersey, created by Georgian-born Russian sculpter, Zurab Tsereteli in 2003, and inaugurated by President Vladimir Putin on September 16, 2005, and dedicated by President Bill Clinton on September 11, 2006. The monument is officially titled: “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism.”

Bayonne Candlelight Vigil for Ukraine

Bayonne to Hold Candlelight Vigil for Ukraine on Thursday, March 3

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will hold a candlelight vigil for Ukraine on Thursday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m., in front of City Hall.

Mayor Davis said, “This event will give the people of Bayonne the opportunity to show their support for the people of Ukraine. We are proud to stand with Ukraine as it fights for freedom and democracy. We welcome our residents to join with us at this special event.”