Registration is open for Bayonne’s youth co-ed flag football

The Bayonne Division of Recreation is holding registration for the 2019 youth co-ed flag football league until Aug. 23. The league is open to boys and girls in kindergarten-8th grade.

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A $25 registration fee is required for each player, which will go in part toward jerseys provided by the league. All players who register will be placed on a team by the Division of Recreation.

The league will be broken down into four divisions based on grade.

Instructional Division I includes Kindergarten and 1st grade, Instructional Division II includes grades 2 and 3, Division III includes grades 4 and 5, and Division IV includes grades 6-8.

Games will be played during the week at 4:30 p.m. and/or 5:15 p.m. at Gorman Field.

All applications and payments must be returned to Room 13 in City Hall.

The season is tentatively set to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9. For more information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email

New York Bee Gees will perform in Summer Sounds Concert on August 7

The New York Bee Gees are set to perform a Summer Sounds by the Bay concert on Wednesday, Aug.7, beginning at 7 p.m. as weather permits.

The tribute band, composed of singers and instrumentalists from New York City, will perform Bee Gees songs from every decade of their discography.

The concert will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico/16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.

In the event of inclement weather, call 201-471-7590 or visit to check the status of the night’s concert. In the event of a rain out, the city will make every effort to reschedule the musical act for a later date.

Bayonne resident produces 150th Anniversary documentary

Bayonne resident Charles Marsella has independently produced a video documentary showcasing the city’s 150th anniversary celebrations that took place throughout the spring. The film includes plenty of highlights, including the anniversary celebration at the Bayonne Public Library, a portrait unveiling ceremony at City Hall, and the food truck festival on Avenue E in May.

Plenty of community members and officials made it onto the video, which can be viewed on YouTube here.

Bayonne Police Department accepting Officer Exam Applications

The Bayonne Police Department is accepting applications from residents who wish to take the police officer examination.

All applicants must be US Citizens and residents of Bayonne as of Aug. 31, and applicants must maintain a continuous Bayonne residency up to and including the time of appointment. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 34, and are required to have a valid high school diploma and driver’s license.

The examination is a written assessment run by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. A fee of $50 must accompany the application. The applications are only able to be completed online at the Civil Service website at

All applications must be submitted by Aug. 31. The examination will take place on an unannounced date in Fall 2019.

On Wednesday, July 17 and August 14, 2019 between the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a member from the Bayonne Police Department Community Policing Unit to assist members of the public in submitting their application for the examination at the Bayonne Public Library in the Arts and Music room.

National Night Out slated for Aug. 6

Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Heisler announced that Bayonne will participate in the 36th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug.6, from 5-9 p.m.

The event will feature food and festivities on Broadway between 21st and 23rd Streets.

“National night out is a great event that promotes safer neighborhoods and police-community partnerships across America,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “I would like to invite the people of Bayonne to join the Bayonne Police Department on National Night Out, and to work with the police against crime throughout the year.”

Commuters won’t be on the hook to fund the Gateway Tunnel

Governors Phil Murphy and Andrew Cuomo have signed legislation to establish a commission to facilitate construction of the Gateway Tunnel, a roughly $30 billion project which would replace Northeast Corridor rail tubes beneath the river that were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, along with the Portal North Bridge, which carries trains above the Hackensack River in New Jersey.

The entity would be able to apply for federal, state, and local grants to receive funding. As of now, it doesn’t appear that the creation of the entity would give New York and New Jersey any increased leverage in receiving more funding from the Department of Transportation.

As the tubes languish, New York and New Jersey have been embattled in attempts to fund the project, after President Donald Trump nixed a deal in which the Department of Transportation agreed to fund 50 percent of the construction efforts that was made during then-President Barack Obama’s time in office.

Experts from the Regional Plan Association say that if one of the tubes fails before a new one is constructed, the Northeastern Portion of the country would face a projected $16 billion in various losses.

According to a bill signed July 22 by the governors of New Jersey and New York, commuters will not be funding the roughly $12.9 billion Gateway Tunnel project by way of surcharges on train tickets. While ticket surcharges were proposed at one point, the legislation indicates that New Jersey will be funding its portion of the project through the Transportation Trust Fund.

Both states, by way of the commission, agreed to fund the project in a 50-50 split with the federal government, and neither Murphy or Cuomo have made any statements to indicate that they’d budge on that prior arrangement.

‘The Sopranos’ stars will be hanging out in Secaucus

On Nov. 23 and 24, scores of cast and crew from “The Sopranos” will be at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus to turn out for SopranosCon, which, in a nutshell, will be Sopranos meets Comic-Con.

Plenty of familiar characters will be in attendance, including Tony Sirico, Federico Castelluccio, Vincent Pastore, Vincent Curatola, David Proval, Ray Abruzzo, Matt Serviette, Dan Grimaldi, John Fiore, Frank Santarelli, Al Sapienza, Joseph Balducco Jr., and many more.

Even Tony Soprano’s horse, “Pie-o-My,” is listed on the attendee lineup.

There will be a street festival-themed setup showcasing local Italian cultural staples throughout New Jersey, including food, art, music, and various performances. There will be fan art galleries, exhibits, screenings, panel discussions, trivia, consume contests, and much more.

The event was organized by a group of die-hard fans who served as organizers to the event. Tickets start at $50. For any fanatics of the series, this might just be an offer you can’t refuse.

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