Menendez, Sires Introduce Legislation To Designate Bayonne Post Office The "Dennis P. Collins Post Office Building"

Menendez, Sires Introduce Legislation To Designate Bayonne Post Office The "Dennis P. Collins Post Office Building"

Dedication to serve as tribute to long-time and revered Mayor of Bayonne

Washington - United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and United States Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ-13) have introduced a resolution in the US Senate and US House of Representatives to designate the United States Postal Service facility at 570 Broadway in Bayonne, New Jersey as the "Dennis P. Collins Post Office Building." Collins, who served as Bayonne's Mayor for over fifteen years before retiring in 1990, is widely considered a legendary Mayor by his former constituents and a role model by public officials across the state.

"As Bayonne's residents will attest, Dennis P. Collins left a lasting impression in his community," Menendez said. "Mayor Collins served the City of Bayonne for over fifteen years, never losing sights of his constituents' needs. Designating the local post office in his name ensures that future generations of Bayonne residents will never lose sight of what to expect from their public servants. The Dennis P. Collins Post Office Building shall serve as a shining example of good government for many years to come. I am pleased to work with my colleague in the House to work to make this tribute a reality."

"I am thrilled that we can work together to honor this former Mayor and dedicated public servant of the people of New Jersey," said Congressman Albio Sires.

Sen. Menendez's bill now heads to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to await committee approval before heading to the Senate floor for a vote. Rep. Sires' bill passed out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and awaits final passage by the House.

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