Milestone for BCB Bank
BCB Bank celebrated its 20th anniversary on Nov.1 with a thank you to its more than 60,000 customers. Its first branch was at 860 Broadway. One of its hallmarks has been “our support of community causes,” said President and CEO Thomas Coughlin.
Mayor James Davis supports local businesses
Mayor James Davis continues to visit businesses that make the city “#BayonneStrong.” He visited Creative Hair Studio on Oct. 30, Alex & Terry’s Deli on Oct. 28, Pizza Master on Oct. 27, and T&J Hot Dogs on Oct. 21.
One resident displaced after fire
The BFD extinguished a kitchen fire on Oct. 28 at 13 Colonial Dr. in the Country Village section. No injuries were reported, and fire officials said it does not seem suspicious. One displaced occupant is staying with a relative.
On Oct. 27, a deer was spotted trotting around downtown and swimming in Newark Bay, eventually swimming back to Staten Island. Residents joked that the deer was avoiding tolls on the Bayonne Bridge.
The city will resumed enforcement of residential permit parking zones on Nov. 2. Beginning Nov. 9, summonses will be issued to violators.
For information on renewing permits, call 201-858-6061 or 201-858-6135.
Hudson County inspector pleads guilty
On Oct. 29, Barry Smith, 52, a Hudson County Roads Inspector from Bayonne, pleaded guilty to charges that he initiated and accepted cash bribes.
He was arrested on May 21 after he asked for and accepted cash to delete violations he issued regarding a construction project near Kennedy Blvd. and 15th St. in Bayonne.
The recommended sentence includes three years in prison.
Free rabies clinic
A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held on November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.
It will handle dogs from 9 to 11 a.m., and cats from 11 a.m. to noon. No other species allowed.
Owners must wear face masks. For questions about licenses, rabies, and the clinic, call 201-858-6029.
Bayonne man allegedly takes police vehicle on joyride
On Oct. 25, Frank Suarez of West 13th St. was taken into custody by members of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department after allegedly taking a police car from 12th Street and Broadway on a joyride before crashing in Brooklyn.
Suarez’s numberous charges include possession of a stolen vehicle.