The New Jersey Laborers Union endorsed for re-election Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, citing his “strong record of stabilizing finances, strengthening government services, and supporting middle class and working families.”
“In the six years that Mark Smith has been in office, Bayonne has seen a transformative change from a struggling city to one that is strong and promises to get stronger under his leadership,” said the union’s Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond Pocino. “As a person who was born, raised, and now is raising a family in Bayonne, Mark Smith understands that good government can help create good jobs, ease the burden on small businesses and families, and open up opportunities for growth and improvement.”
In making its endorsement, Pocino mentioned the large number of building trades members that live in Bayonne.
“Mayor Mark Smith has made it a policy to make sure that union building trades have a seat at the table when developers are looking for incentives to support their projects,” he said. “As a result, three large projects completed or under construction in Bayonne were built with all union labor—The Crossings Shopping Center, Tagliareni Plaza Apartments, and the Maidenform Building conversion.”
Concerned Citizens of Bayonne holding meeting
The Concerned Citizens of Bayonne will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at CWV Post 1612, 18 West 23rd St.
Hudson County Freeholder Dr. Doreen DiDomenico will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call (201) 858-1623.
School fundraiser set for March 28
Midtown Community School's Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a card party/tricky tray fundraiser on March 28 at The Chandelier restaurant.
Tickets are $35, and can be purchased from Joan Passariello by calling (201) 858-4491.
Bayonne High School presenting ‘Hairspray’ this month
Bayonne High School Drama group members will perform “Hairspray, the Broadway Musical”
on March 28, 29, and 30.
To purchase tickets visit bhsdramasociety.com.
National Poison Prevention Week seeking to raise public awareness
Spring is nearly upon us and a state organization is asking residents and employees to take spring cleaning to a new level.
Take an active role in “poison-proofing” your home and workplace by going through medicine cabinets, closets and pantries, garages and sheds, urge New Jersey poison control experts.
“You shouldn’t only lock up household chemicals and pesticides, but also vitamins and medicines whether they may be prescription, over the counter, dietary, and/or herbal supplements,” said Steven Marcus, MD, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Center. “Children and pets will explore them if they’re in their sight and reach. Be sure to safely dispose of the medicines and chemicals you have decided to get rid of.”
National Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22, has been recognized for more than 50 years by poison centers across the country.
“This is a time to highlight the risks of being poisoned by household products, drugs and medicines, pesticides, plants, animal bites, insect bites and stings, food poisoning, workplace chemicals, and environmental toxins for people of all ages,” Marcus said. “A ‘poison’ by our definition is any substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount.”
For more information on safety precautions, call (800) 222-1222.
Program on Meadowlands marshes offered on Sunday
“Marshes of the Meadowlands: 1950 to today,” will be offered at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Sunday, March 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
“Don Smith, retired chief naturalist with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, was born and raised in Little Ferry and is a fount of knowledge on the history of the Hackensack River and its marshes,” said Brian Aberback, MEC spokesman.
Smith has spent hundreds of hours hiking, trapping, and traversing this unique ecosystem.
“Join Don and experience our wonderful marshes through the eyes of this seasoned observer,” Aberback said.
Admission is $5 per person for the public; $4 per person for MEC members.
Registration is recommended. To do so, go to www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec or call (201) 460-8300.
Spring craft show being held this weekend
The Spring CraftMorristown show will be held the weekend of March 14 through 16, at the Armory on Western Avenue, Morristown.
Contemporary work from 150 artists and crafts people from across the country will be on display.
For more information, visit artrider.com or call (845) 331-7900.