Bayonne Briefs

Master Plan survey and public sessions announced

The city has released more information about the Master Plan Re-Examination Study, Community Survey, and Public Involvement Sessions.
“Join in an open discussion about our quality of life, schools, development opportunities, transportation and more, while sharing in the creation of our city’s vision,” said City Planner Sue Mack.
Residents can fill out the Community Survey online by visiting or by picking up a hard copy at the office of Mayor James Davis.
Residents can also attend one of the city’s Public Involvement Sessions. They will be held on Tuesday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers; on Wednesday, March 2; 6 to 8 p.m., Washington Community School, 191 Ave. B; and on Thursday, March 3; from 6 to 8 p.m., Bayonne Senior Center, 16 West 4th St., the corner of Story Court. The city asks each resident to attend only one meeting.
Public meetings will also be hosted in May and July.
Contact Francis Reiner of DMR Architects with questions at (201) 288-2600.

Liberty Humane Society holding Valentine’s promotion

Liberty Humane Society will host its first 2016 adoption promotion from now until Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, with its “The One” program, waiving adoption fees on animals four months and older for qualified adopters.
Waiving adoption fees helps homeless animals taken in by Liberty Humane Society find homes. All animals adopted from Liberty Humane Society are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before they are adopted.
Why adopt a pet from LHS this Valentine’s Day? Because thousands of other people have already found their “One” through LHS.
Kate Ploransky of Brick adopted Tallulah, a dog rescued by LHS in Bayonne. Ploransky says: “She makes coming home so much better.”
Jean Sierra of Bayonne adopted Binx, a cat found on Route 440 in Jersey City. Sierra says, “Every day is another confirmation that he was the perfect choice for our family. Thank you LHS!”
Adoption fees at Liberty Humane Society range from $120 (for adult cats) to $225 (for dogs). The fees help the independent and nonprofit LHS provide sheltering, high-quality food, medical care, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchipping, enrichment, and behavioral rehabilitation for animals that need it. Trained professionals evaluate all animals put up for adoption.
Adopters are invited back to Liberty Humane on Wednesdays for Public Low-Cost Pet Wellness Clinics to keep up with vaccinations, heartworm medications, and other primary veterinary care.
LHS is at 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. It is open from Feb. 3 through 14 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit “The One” event webpage at

Freeholders urge towns’ ordinances regulating replica guns

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders has urged the county’s municipalities to adopt ordinances regulating the sale, possession, or use of replica or toy imitation firearms.
The “Federal Toy Gun Law” requires only minimal markings on toy guns, such as a blaze orange plug on the barrel. Although the federal statute preempts local laws that require inconsistent markings, it has not been found to preclude localities from adopting additional requirements.
“It is the strong desire of Chairman Tilo Rivas and the Board of Freeholders to keep county neighborhoods safe and educate the public about the dangers of these replica firearms,” spokesman Edgar Martinez said.
“Eliminating the use of replica or toy imitation firearms that are realistic in appearance will assist in keeping communities safe,” Martinez said. “It will do this by helping avoid tragic incidents involving young people carrying imitation or toy firearms, who are wounded or killed by police officers who mistake the toy weapon for a real one.”

Audubon Society hosting ‘Super Bird Sunday’

The Bergen County Audubon Society’s first Sunday of the month nature walk on Sunday, Feb. 7 will have a special emphasis in honor of the Super Bowl being held that day.
The society will award prizes to the first participants who spot a bird that is also a National Football League team name, including a cardinal, raven, falcon, eagle, or seahawk.
The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus.
For more information, call (201) 230-4983 or email

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