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The Italian flag-raising ceremony at Bayonne City Hall
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The Italian flag-raising ceremony at Bayonne City Hall

Italian Flag-raising ceremony

At City Hall, public officials joined members of Bayonne’s Italian-American community for an Italian flag-raising ceremony at the start of Columbus Day weekend.

Food distribution

The Day By Day Christian Ministries and Messiah Vision of New Jersey will offer free food every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

The next distribution will be on October 24 at 11 a.m. at DBDNJ Worship Center, 182 Ave. E.

‘Coffee with a Cop’ cancelled 

Coffee with a Cop events have been cancelled. Police Chief Robert Geisler said he “looks forward to a time when we can all meet again without the threat of contracting COVID-19.”

Mayor visits businesses

Mayor James Davis has been visiting local businesses that make the city “#BayonneStrong” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including Henry’s Repeating Rifles on 59 East 1st Street and Hendrickson’s Corner at 671 Broadway.

Get your flu shot

Hudson County Covid Testing Site offers flu shots when getting Covid-19 tests at Hudson Regional Hospital, 55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus. Call 201-388-1097.

Man charged with alleged lewdness 

Azeez Powell, 40, of Jersey City was charged with lewdness after allegedly exposing himself to a woman near 5th Street and Newman Ave. in early October, according to the BPD.

He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dine Out Shop Out

Outdoor dining and entertainment events on Broadway will take place October 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. from 33rd to 38th Streets. Rain date October 16. Live music by Doc Watson and Lisel Cox.

Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be observed.

Man dies in accident at Bayonne Dry Dock

On Oct. 4 first responders found a worker with traumatic injuries at Bayonne Dry Dock, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

The man later died. The Port Authority Police Department is handling the investigation.