Government

March 18, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Parking enforcement in the City of Bayonne is going high-tech, according to a press release from Mayor Jimmy Davis. Last week Davis announced that the transition from sticker permits to “virtual” permits, registered to a vehicle’s license plate, will be phased in as current zone ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- A proposal to raise the fee for using a public defender from $50 to $200 is expected to be voted on by the Bayonne City Council at their next regular meeting. Opponents of the increase worry that it will have a negative impact on resident with low income in need of legal ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis gathered a mini-army on Wednesday to provide continued support to the victims of the Andrew Street fire that occurred last Saturday. Davis was joined by Council-President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, 1st Ward Councilman Neil Carroll III, and 2nd Ward Councilman Sal ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Offering his support to the members of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) currently working in Bayonne without pay due to the shutdown of the federal government, Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti delivered several bags of nonperishable goods to their base on Thursday. “Bayonne is proud ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski has announced that she will accept resumes or written statements of interest from qualified First Ward residents to fill the vacancy left by Councilman Tommy Cotter’s resignation. “I am sad to see Tommy leave the Council, but I am ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – 1st Ward Councilman Tommy Cotter will resign his seat effective Sunday to become the Director of the Department of Public Works, a position currently held by Gary Chmielewski. According to a statement by Mayor Jimmy Davis, Chmielewski, who has served under three mayors since being ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- “Hard-working, curious, diligent, and passionate,” were some of the words former Bayonne City Council President Joseph L. Makowski used to describe his late colleague Dorothy “Dot” Harrington, at an hosted in her honor by the Bayonne Historical Society on September 27. Makowski ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The man whose political acumen helped propel Jimmy Davis to two election victories has announced that he will be leaving his job as Business Administrator for the City of Bayonne at the end of the month. Joe DeMarco served as Davis’ campaign manager in both 2014 and 2018 and has ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis advised residents to be wary of scammers who are telephoning people with bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members. “My office has received reports that scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with the false claim that one of their ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Phone scams have made their way to Bayonne. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Davis said several residents have complained about phone calls with “bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members.” “My office has received reports that ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules hit Maplewood and South Orange, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store. Bill A3267 would impose a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Marcella Traina was 13 years old when she first encountered a problem with the 12th Street and Avenue C intersection. As she crossed the street, she had to run away from a passing car, just barely escaping injury. Ever since that moment, Traina, a junior public policy major at ...

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You could certainly feel the warmth in Bayonne today, in more ways than one. “You’re always there for us, we’re here for you,” shouted an enthusiastic attendee, as bagpipers led Sunday’s inauguration ceremony from St. Henry’s Church to the Bayonne Municipal Building—with festivities shifting ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Fire Department welcomed 12 new firefighters to their ranks this week. Hired to replace recent retirees, the 12 firefighters were sworn-in on Tuesday. “I want to congratulate all the new Bayonne Firefighters and their families,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “We ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Security mudrooms are coming to all Bayonne public schools. In the final part of TAPinto Bayonne’s exclusive interview with Mayor Jimmy Davis, the newly elected second-term mayor announced the enhanced security plans for the public schools in the city following several security ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Over the past four years, the City of Bayonne has seen a large increase in economic and residential development. From a new residential complex to big box stores like Costco, Mayor Jimmy Davis has worked to bring in more “reoccurring tax dollars” to the city. In part two of TAPinto ...

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BAYONNE, NJ –Mayor Jimmy Davis won a second four-year term as the leader of Bayonne in the municipal elections two weeks ago. To kickoff his second term in office, Davis sat down with TAPinto Bayonne to put an end to the latest election cycle and preview what the next four years in the city will ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Emergency construction work on the Bayonne Bridge will force the closing of all New York-bound lanes on Monday night. Lanes on the bridge will close at 9 p.m. on Monday and remain vacant until 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Goethals Bridge to New Jersey will be closed to all traffic beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20.  The Eastbound to NY will remain open. Officials said the closure is necessary to construct the entry and exit ramps for the new westbound span. At 9 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Following a heated mayoral election, incumbent Jimmy Davis will remain in office for the next four years.  In a Facebook post on his official account, Davis announced that he and his five running mates swept Tuesday's election. Joining Davis in the winner's circle is: Sharon ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The heavy rain experienced throughout most of Sunday night into Monday morning has caused multiple closures and flooded roads. According to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, bridge underpasses and other areas known for flooding are impassable and the New ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Just one month after its official announcement, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Costco going on the Military Ocean Terminal (MOTBY) site will be held on Wednesday. Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, along with several city council members will officially kickoff the “new era” of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The final portion of the NJ Turnpike Exit 14A construction project is slated to begin on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, work will continue for the next 15 nights to complete the project on the highway’s toll plaza and area roadways, according to a post on the city’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ -   A proposed bill which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature.  The Bill  (A-3760) is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed in New York, Maryland, Illinois and California, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A 90-acre parcel of land on the Bayonne waterfront will soon be redeveloped into industrial warehousing. The 1.6 million square foot warehouse will be built on the site of the Military Ocean Terminal by Lincoln Equities Group. The job is expected to bring more than 2,700 new jobs ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Have you ever dreamed of spending the entire summer at the pool or in a local park? Bayonne teenagers might have the opportunity to do just that this summer. Beginning on April 2, the Bayonne Division of Recreation will be accepting applications for those interested in being ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has cleared the way for the city to negotiate to build a commuter ferry terminal on the Bayonne waterfront. In a press release sent from Mayor Jimmy Davis’ 2018 campaign office, Davis said the city is looking to build a terminal at the ...

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