Mayor Davis and Rabbi Shapiro meet 

Rabbi Moshe Z. Shapiro of the Chabad of Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City recently visited Mayor James Davis.

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Earlier this year, Chabad organized a distribution of PPE in Bayonne.

Shapiro presented Davis with “Rebbe,” a biography of the late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, and a small ark model, meant to encourage random acts of kindness.

Only 17 COVID-19 cases in Bayonne

In a July 30 update, the OEM announced there were only 17 residents positive for the virus. There are 1,164 residents who have recovered and been cleared per CDC guidelines.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 74 residents have died.

As of July 30, only two patients were hospitalized at BMC. All other residents are recovering at home.

As of July 30, 1,255 residents have tested positive.

Library reopens with limited services

The library has reopened for book and materials’ pickups and returns.  Since June, it’s been offering no-contact book and materials pickups.

The circulation area and the Children’s Room are open. Patrons may browse for books and multimedia materials.

Restrooms and water fountains are closed. Computers are unavailable, and chairs have been removed.

Masks are required. Capacity is 25 percent.

There is a drop box in the lobby for returning materials and one outside the West 31st Street side.

No-contact pickups are still available.

Call 20 minutes ahead for curbside pickup on the 31st Street entrance.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Councilman Sal Gullace hospitalized after serious injury

Gullace, who represents the Second Ward, was working with the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) on July 24 when hew sustained a leg injury from an accident involving a garbage truck.

His wife Donna Gullace posted on Facebook: “Thankful for our amazing family and friends.”

In a statement to the Bayonne Community News, Mayor James Davis wished Councilman Gullace a speedy recovery, further confirmation of the accident.

Gullace was hospitalized at Newark’s University Hospital, where he apparently underwent multiple surgeries.

Winning lottery ticket sold in Bayonne

The only Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket from the drawing on July 24 was sold at Brenda’s Inc. at 110 Kennedy Blvd.

The winning numbers are: 08, 33, 39, 54, and 58. The Gold Mega Ball is 17, and the Megaplier is 03. The jackpot winner will receive an estimated $124,000,000 annuity or $100,800,000 in cash.

The winner has one year from the date of the drawing to file a claim.

The retailer will be presented with its bonus commission check of $30,000 at a press event.


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