NJ Turnpike Interchange 14A Three Week Schedule Oct. 20, 2017

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF OCTOBER 20, 2017
 NJ Turnpike 14A Construction Project
NJ Turnpike Interchange 14A Three Week Schedule Oct. 20, 2017
The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
 
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the Fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues.
  • New bridge construction activities continue.
  • Asphalt paving will resume on Avenue E during the week of 10/23/17.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • Traffic was shifted onto the new Connector Bridge in a two-way temporary traffic pattern. Please CLICK HERE for graphic.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
  • On Sunday, 11/05/17, NJ Transit Light Rail Service between 34th Street Station in Bayonne and Danforth Avenue Station in Jersey City will be maintained via NJ Transit bus service, 3:00AM Sunday morning through 7:00PM Sunday evening. During this period, bridge construction work will be performed over the NJ Transit and Conrail train tracks.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • Ramp roadway construction continues.
  • Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
  • During the weekend of November 10, 2017, there will be weekend lane closures on northbound and southbound Route 440 between Pulaski Street and Harbor Drive for asphalt paving work. Work will be supported by Bayonne Police. 
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • New ramp construction continues.
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If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email info@njta14a.com anytime. Thank you.
 
For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website.
 
For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here
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Mural Downtown Jersey City

Take a stroll through downtown Jersey City and you will be amazed at the murals that have popped up all over downtown.

Many, if not all, part of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s  Murals program.

Here is one located at the corner of Newark and Monmouth Street.

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Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

Seven Works of Art Unveiled

Unveiling of Works of Art in Downtown Bayonne:  City officials joined artists and others for the unveiling of seven works of art that were painted on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes from 5th Street to 9th Street.  Pictured here is one of the paintings, Aquarium, by Gary Wynans.   It is located on Cottage Street, slightly east of Broadway.  Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council President Sharon Ashe  Nadrowski, Mr. Wynans, and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter. 

               Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street.  The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  Continue reading Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

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Jersey City Native Serves Over 20 Years as Navy Submariner

By MC2 Eli K. Buguey
Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs

Jersey City Native Serves Over 20 Years as Navy SubmarinerKings Bay, Georgia – Master Chief Petty Officer Tom Curtin from Jersey City, New Jersey, enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and has spent nearly a third of his career on nuclear powered submarines.
After completing his initial training, Curtin reported to USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) and completed nine strategic deterrent patrols from 1998 to 2004. He moved through the ranks quickly—promoting from seaman to first class petty officer—while onboard Tennessee. Continue reading Jersey City Native Serves Over 20 Years as Navy Submariner

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Bayonne Mayor Davis Expresses Support for Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial Gondola

Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial Gondola
River View Observer Local News, art, music, theater, real estate and more Entertainment News Newspapers Aerial Gondola considered for Staten Island Bayonne connection may not necessarily looks like this

 Bayonne Mayor James Davis is excited to announce that he has signed on to support the proposed Staten Island to Bayonne Aerial Gondola. Recently, Mayor Davis and Assemblymen Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31) and John Wisniewski (D-19) met with representatives from the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) to discuss the project and how to advance it to the next phase –an engineering and feasibility study for the system.

“The City of Bayonne is always looking for innovative ways to improve our mass transit and when the SIEDC presented this idea to me I was intrigued. Thanks to their flexibility and adaptability, aerial gondolas really do present the next frontier of regional transit for the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and are ideal for an urban environment such as Bayonne” said Mayor Davis. Continue reading Bayonne Mayor Davis Expresses Support for Staten Island-Bayonne Aerial Gondola

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Art in Bayonne Unveiling of Art on Utility Boxes and Fire Boxes

 
Art in Bayonne, brought out an enthusiastic group of art lovers who visited Bridge Art Gallery at 7th and Broadway for the unveiling of  art on Bayonne’s Utility and Fire Poles on Thursday, October 12th.
 
Artists  Jeff Ware, Stephanie Petersen, Gary Waynans, Maria Lupianez, Samantha Llanes and Tiffany Dancy were selected to 
create art on various utility boxes and fire poles in the Bergen Point section of Bayonne 
 
Art in Bayonne
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis with Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Director Terrence Malloy told the participants at the Art Installation that this program was the first of many to beautify Bayonne

Under the direction of Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis and created

by Bayonne UEZ Director Terrence Malloy and Assistant
Director Dee Dee Bottino the call went out looking for artist interested in creating art on Bayonne’s Utility Boxes and Fire Poles.
The art installation was made possible through the efforts of the Bayonne Municipal Council, The Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone Corporation, Bridge Art Gallery (Cheryl and Chris Mack) Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs and Bayonne Mayor James Davis.
 
Both Mayor Davis and UEZ Director Malloy assured the participants that this current art program was the first of many to come to beautify Bayonne.
The artists work can be seen at these locations
 
Art in Bayonne
Tiffany Dancy (Broadway & 5th Street)
 
art in bayonne
Jeff Ware  (Broadway & 7th Street)
with two locations and Broadway & Cottage Street 
 
art in bayonne
Maria Lupianez (Broadway and Cottage Street)
 
Gary Wynans (Cottage Street)
art in bayonne
Stephanie Petersen with Bayonne Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Ms. Petersen’s two children, Stephanie Petersen, Bayonne First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter and Bayonne Councilman at Large Juan Perez
Stephanie Petersen (8th Street & Broadway)
 
art in bayonne
Samantha Llanes  (9th Steet & Broadway)
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Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations

Mayor Fulop Announces Plan to Install Electric Car Charging Stations in All Wards; Stations will be Open to the Public

Administration Looking to Transition City Vehicle Fleet to Electric Vehicles; Office of Sustainability to be Created following Adoption of Ordinance by City Council this Week

Jersey City to install Electric Car Charging Stations

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the administration is advancing a plan to install electric car charging stations that will be open to the public in all six wards of the
city as part of the Fulop administration’s sustainability agenda.

“We are excited to bring  this technology to Jersey City as we know our residents are conscious  about reducing our impact on the environment,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We also believe that government should lead by example,  so we will be looking to transition the city vehicle fleet to electric vehicles  and hope this will inspire more residents to do the same.” Continue reading Jersey City to Install Electric Car Charging Stations

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10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting Them

Grace eireby GRACE EIRE
 Seeing the helpless, sad faces of dogs and cats in shelters might be just about enough to shatter your heart into a million and one pieces.

If you’re anything like me, you want to take every homeless animal home and nurse them back to health and happiness. However, if your home and schedule is anything like mine, there simply isn’t enough space or time for each and every one of them.

So, what is a diehard animal lover to do if they aren’t in a place to adopt?

As it turns out, there are plenty of things that we can all do to help local shelters and rescue organizations stay afloat, as well as help them get the animals into good homes.

These 10 ways to help homeless animals goes far beyond simply writing a check to the organization (although that is very much appreciated too). Let us know if we missed anything you do to help shelter animals in your community.

And please SHARE this potentially lifesaving list with your family and friends on Facebook!

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1. Sew “Adopt Me” Vests And Bandanas

1. Sew "Adopt Me" Vests And Bandanas

When a dog goes out for a walk, no one will know she’s up for adoption unless someone shouts it from the rooftops! These simple bandanas or vests might just be the ticket to getting these dogs adopted while they’re out on a walk or at an event.

Continue reading 10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting Them

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NJ Turnpike CONSTRUCTION INTERCHANGE 14A

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2017

 

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:

 

Toll Plaza

  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.

Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)

  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the Fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.

Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout

  • New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues.
  • New bridge construction activities continue.
  • Asphalt paving will resume on Avenue E during the week of 10/16/17.

     

Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)

  • Traffic was shifted onto the new Connector Bridge in a two-way temporary traffic pattern. Please CLICK HERE for graphic.

  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.

Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle

  • Ramp roadway construction continues.
  • Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
  • During the weekends of October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2017, there will be weekend lane closures on northbound and southbound Route 440 between Pulaski Street and Harbor Drive for asphalt paving work. Work will be supported by Bayonne Police. 

Ramp Area East of Route 440

  • New ramp construction continues.

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If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email info@njta14a.com anytime. Thank you.

For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website.

For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here

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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark Sets November Events to Mark a Month of Remembrance

Holy Cross Mother'd Day Banner  

Visitors express personal messages of love and remembrance on a life-sized greeting card available at Archdiocesan Catholic (photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark)

Each year, Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, marks November, a month of Remembrance, with events to commemorate All Saints Day (November 1), All Souls Day (November 2), and Cemetery Sunday (November 6). Observances include Masses, an inspirational concert, a symposium on coping with grief, and a unique opportunity for the bereaved to personally express themselves in tribute to departed loved ones. Continue reading Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark Sets November Events to Mark a Month of Remembrance

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