On Friday, December 4, 2020 the Bayonne uptown tree lighting took place with a moment of silence and candle lighting for Bayonne’s 3rd Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa deceased wife, Cherie. She was the driving force on having a tree lighting ceremony for Uptown Businesses and for the uptown community. Due to covid-19 Councilman La Pelusa wife, Cherrie passed away from this along with his mother-in-law. He wanted to still have a tree lighting ceremony for the community and also for his wife in her honor.
Councilman La Pelusa’s children helped with the countdown and lighting. The event was live streamed the City of Bayonne Facebook Page.
Councilman La Pelusa expressed his thanks to the following : UEZ coordinator Dee Dee Bottino and her husband Mark; UEZ Supervisor Matt Portenti, UEZ asst Supervisor Joe Terrano and their crew. Bayonne DPW, Bayonne OEM/Jr. Ferrante; The Bayonne Police Dept., Blue Dawg Entertainment & DJ Jose; Mayor Davis & the city council. Thanking all for making the night so special!!