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OUT AND ABOUT – This rabbit was enjoying some fun, romping around on the grounds of Harbor View Park recently.
OUT AND ABOUT – This rabbit was enjoying some fun, romping around on the grounds of Harbor View Park recently.
Parking meter, pay station enforcement to return on Wednesday, March 5

The Bayonne Parking Utility announced that it will resume enforcement of parking meters and pay stations on Wednesday, March 5.

Enforcement had been suspended since a snowstorm on Jan. 21.

Beginning March 5, it will be necessary for those who have parked their vehicles to deposit coins into the on-street parking meters, and to purchase parking at the pay stations in municipal parking lots.

Bridge raising focus of meeting

More than 20 people attended the Wednesday, Feb. 26, meeting at St. Andrew’s School to discuss the Bayonne Bridge raising program and the concerns about the process.

Mayoral candidate James Davis led the discussion, which addressed area residents’ concerns about noise, vibrations, debris, and street closures related to the work.

Some attendees complained that issues they raised were not being addressed.

“My house vibrates and there’s construction noise every time they drill a pylon,” said Ray Francis of 4th Street and Avenue A.

Bob Herrick of 4th Street said workers were spraying with hoses to knock dust off the bridge, with the resulting sediment running down onto his property.

Others at the meeting said they were concerned about how the bridge work would affect the property values of their homes.

Steel workers endorse Smith team in race

The Mark Smith for Mayor Campaign has been endorsed by the United Steel Workers union, which locally represents workers at the International Matex Tank Terminals.

“The steel workers believe you share our core values of family, jobs, (and) community, and will support the issues of importance to labor and all working men throughout the state of New Jersey,” said USW District 4 Director John Shinn in offering the endorsement.

“In his words and in his deeds, Mayor Smith has a proven pro-labor track record,” said Local 4-406 President Cary Krand. “We are pleased to back his reelection.”

Smith expressed his gratitude for both the local and international unions’ support.

“Here in Bayonne, we support organized labor,” he said. “Many of our families are union households and I am proud to support organized labor as an important voice in the public discourse.”

Website up for BHS Class of ‘79 35th anniversary reunion

It’s out there. The website for the Bayonne High School Class of 1979’s 35-year reunion is up and ready for your viewing and ticket purchase.

Go to to browse around or sign the guest book for the Friday, Nov. 28 event at The Chandelier, 1075 Broadway., from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The cost is $110, and includes food, music, and dancing.

To RSVP, send your check to: Sue Ohman, 47 Highwood Dr., Dumont, NJ 07628. Mark on the memo line, “Reunion Ticket.” If you would like a receipt, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Tickets can also be paid for with a credit card on site.

PayPal payments are accepted as well. Email for information.

Midtown Community School holding fundraiser

Midtown Community School's Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a card party/tricky tray fundraiser on March 28 at The Chandelier restaurant.

The event features prizes and a 50/50 cash raffle. Proceeds benefit Midtown Community students.

Tickets are $35, and can be purchased from PTO board member Joan Passariello by calling (201) 858-4491.

Bayonne High School presenting ‘Hairspray’ this month

Bayonne High School Drama group members will perform “Hairspray, the Broadway Musical”

on March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., and on March 30 at 2 p.m.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

Program on Einstein offered at Meadowlands Center

Interested in Albert Einstein?

Come and learn 20 things about this most amazing man of the 20th Century. Was Einstein slow in learning how to speak? Who did he flirt with? Where is his brain?

On Tuesday, March 11, from 3 to 4 p.m., you can find out at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

In a free program for all ages, educator Dr. Victoria Madden will provide the answers to these and many more questions about the famous scientist.

To register go to or call (201) 460-8300.

Spring CraftMorristown returns for 2014 run

Spring CraftMorristown returns to the Armory on Western Avenue on March 14, 15, and 16 for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work from 150 artists and crafts people from across the country.

Collectors, art enthusiasts and shoppers can enjoy the rare opportunity to meet artists and enjoy an art and shopping experience.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media.

Visitors can also purchase specialty foods.

Hours are: Friday, March 14, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (845) 331-7900.

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