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Mike Wilson was declared the Grand Marshall of the Bayonne Memorial Day Parade.
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Mike Wilson was declared the Grand Marshall of the Bayonne Memorial Day Parade.

Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall announced

The Memorial Day Parade Committee has chosen Mike Wilson Commander of American Legion Post 19, as the 101st Grand Marshall for the 2020 Memorial Day Parade. Mike was presented with his Sash at the March Memorial Day Parade Committee regular meeting attended by Mayor Davis and City Council members Neil Carroll, Juan Perez and Gary La Pelusa.

Wilson was in the Navy on the USS Baker and the USS Kiska where he was responsible for maintenance of Underway Replenishment Equipment. During his service, he attained the Rank of Electricians Mate Petty Officer Second Class.

Wilson has been involved with veterans for more than 30 years. As a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 151 he held the offices of President, Vice President, Membership Chairman, and Service Officer. He also was on the Agent Orange Committee for the Chapter.

Mike has been a member of the American Legion Post 19 for more than 20 years and has been in the forefront of the American Legion’s activities on the local, county, and state levels.

Mike was elected to the National Security Committee for the American Legion and is also the American Legion Liaison to Congressman Albio Sires. Mike has organized vigils for Douglas O’Neil MIA from the Vietnam War and attends veterans services throughout the city, county and state. He has spoken in Washington on behalf of veterans.

Mike is a Delegate to the Memorial Day Parade Committee from the American Legion and currently serves as the Committee Chaplin. Wilson has two sons, Jason and David, who are following in their father’s footsteps as members of the Sons of American Legion.

24-hour hotlines for COVID-19

Mayor James Davis has ordered the Mayor’s Office to remain open 24 hours and has installed two hotlines for residents to use in connection with COVID-19 issues. The General COVID-19 Hotline is 201-858-6705 and the Senior COVID-19 Hotline is 201-858-6105.

Earth Day events cancelled

Mayor James Davis announced that the citywide cleanup and Earth Day celebration that were scheduled for April 18 have been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foreclosure sales and evictions postponed

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced that all Hudson County foreclosure sales and eviction notices will be postponed until after the COVID-19 outbreak subsides.

Bayonne schools will continue virtual learning until April 20

The Bayonne School District will continue remote instruction through virtual learning until April 20, according to Superintendent of Schools John Niesz. The COVID-19 pandemic will impact when the School District anticipates opening schools and resuming normal operations.

If you see price gouging in Bayonne …

If you see price-gouging in Bayonne during the current crisis, notify Ann Nowak in the Office of the Mayor. Witnesses will give details on a form that can bee accessed on the city’s website.

Afterward, witnesses are instructed to fax or email a scanned copy of the completed form to Nowak at 201-436-2413 or anowak@baynj.org.