Residents take part in an Ability Day program.
Residents take part in an Ability Day program.

Division of Recreation receives grant

The Division of Recreation has received a $20,000 grant to expand the Ability Day Program to incorporate new types of fitness classes.

For more information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

2021 Earth Day cleanup 

It will be on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The city is shifting back to its in-person format, and organizations and individuals may register as teams.

Street paving and striping

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that contractors are starting street-paving and striping in mid-April.

Library to host autism summit

The Bayonne Free Public Library has announced a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with best-selling author Dr. Kerry Magro,” April 16 from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The program will include panel discussions via Zoom and presentations for educators, therapists, and parents.

Get tested for COVID-19

There is a drive-up site in the parking lot behind Don Ahern Veterans Stadium near the foot of West 25th Street, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Walk-up testing is available.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, testing is from 1 to 7 p.m.; on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments needed. For more information, go to

Residents with an appointment from their physicians can be tested at BMC.

The RiteAid at 54th Street and Broadway offers free drive-thru testing for residents over 18. Visit No prescription required.

CityMD at 904 Bayonne Crossing Way offers tests for walk-ins only; call 551-497-5675.

Residents can get tested at Broadway Care Pharmacy at 516 Broadway (201-437-5100), and Total Care Pharmacy at 596 Broadway (201-535-5080).

Testing is available from Dr. Ahab Gabriel at 449 Ave. C, (201-374-1103 and Hudson DNA and Testing at 150 Pulaski St. (201 994-6594).

Call 551-214-3500 for an appointment at RWJBarnabas Health at 519 Broadway.

To test at BHMG United Medical at 988 Broadway, call 201-339-6111 or visit

CityMD and BMC are conducting antibody testing. Call 2-1-1 for a list of state sites.