The City of Hoboken is introducing a redevelopment plan for the Hoboken Post Office Rehabilitation Area that includes a new hotel and improvements to waterfront access and connectivity. The plan, which will be introduced at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, would redevelop the underutilized parking lot behind the Post Office as a hotel with unique architecture while preserving the Hoboken Post Office as an important landmark. It would also require the redesign and reconstruction of Newark Street with wide sidewalks and streetscape features to improve connectivity to the waterfront and would activate the block of Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and First Street.
“I thank Council President Giattino and Redevelopment Committee Chair Councilman Cunningham for advocating for this project and working very hard to address some of my initial concerns,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “With the W Hotel often fully booked, there is a clear need for more hotel space for our families, friends, and everyone who visits Hoboken. This world-class hotel would improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to our waterfront, replace an eyesore with a vibrant, active streetscape with public amenities, and also provide much-needed meeting and event space for our community.”
It is estimated that the plan would create more than 100 permanent jobs and generate over $1 million annually in real estate taxes in addition to hotel taxes on a site that is currently exempt from taxes.
“This project will bring tremendous benefits to the neighborhood, create jobs in Hoboken, and generate significant real estate and hotel taxes that will help to keep our taxes stable,” said Council President Jennifer Giattino. “I want to especially thank City planner Jessica Giorgianni who has done an amazing job on this plan.”
The Hoboken 2004 Master Plan encourages hotels in the area near Hoboken Terminal to “provide a needed service for residents, businesses, and visitors.”
“As Council Subcommittee Chair, my projects have always strongly supported diversifying our tax base from residential towards more commercial, and this project does just that,” said Councilman Peter Cunningham. “I am confident we have met these challenges which will result in a win-win for Hoboken and its local businesses and residents.”
Setback requirements for the hotel, which must use high quality design materials and architecture, are designed to narrow the building to maximize light, air, and open space and minimize shadows on Pier A Park. The implementation of the plan would terminate the existing easement with the Post Office which provides angled parking for Post Office vehicles along Newark Street where there currently is no sidewalk. All Post Office and hotel loading activities would be moved to First Street and take place inside of a building and the hotel would be required to have lease agreements with private parking garages.
The event, is open to Hudson County Community College students and all Hudson County residents; 40 companies are participating.
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will hold a Spring 2017 Job Fair on Wednesday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s North Hudson Campus – 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. The HCCC North Hudson Campus is adjacent to the Bergenline Avenue Transit Station. There will be part-time and full-time positions offered. Job hunters are recommended to dress for a business interview and to bring five to 10 copies of their résumés to the event.
The companies represented at the event include nearly every sector of business, including health care, banking/financial services, insurance, education, logistics, computer programming, retail sales, STEM, social services, technology, government, pool maintenance, real estate, U.S. armed forces, and more.
The organizations that will be present at the event are:
Jersey City Writers is a community of dedicated writers who seek to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. They inspire and support each other to be the best writers they can be in a fun and open social setting. JCW meets on three days — Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each meeting day follows the same schedule. Twice a month and host a Writer’s Workshop and twice a month host a night of Writer’s Prompts. (Please see schedule for details and guidelines).
All genres are welcome. Each attendee is encouraged to finish their play, novel or short story. Stop by and bond with other writers who understand the complicated, yet satisfying process of creating something from nothing.
If you are a local writer seeking inspiration, support and accountability…Join JCW !
The Jersey City Council recently voted to approve the land transfer necessary for Liberty Science Center’s planned SciTech Scity, a mini-city, unique in the world, that will house a K-12 school dedicated to STEM; the world’s first business “optimizer” for 100 science, technology, and engineering startups; a small conference center; and Scholars Village, short-term accommodations for visiting scientists and entrepreneurs and longer-term residences for STEM college students and people working at SciTech Scity.
“We want Jersey City to become one of the East Coast’s premier innovation and STEM education hubs,” said Paul Hoffman, President and CEO of Liberty Science Center. “SciTech Scity may be the region’s answer to Silicon Valley.”
The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
The Turnpike 14A Improvement Project Work Schedule for the next three weeks is posted here to help you during your weekly commute it shows what areas will be worked on and when.
East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
Reconstruction of Toll Lanes 8-10 continues.
During the weekend of 04/07/17, Toll Lanes 8, 9 & 10 will be reopened.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
Widening construction on the ramps to and from the westbound and eastbound HCE is complete to the extent possible and the final alignment has been implemented. Asphalt resurfacing of the ramps will be performed in 2017.
Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the Spring 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 near 53rd Street continues.
Deep bridge foundation construction in dedicated work zones continues. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police as needed.
New bridge pier construction in dedicated work zones continues.
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.
Median barrier construction on Route 440 continues.
Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
During the week of 04/17/17, northbound Route 440 traffic will be shifted left (two northbound lanes adjacent to median) and a work zone will be established on the right.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
New ramp construction continues.
Retaining wall construction continues.
Bridge deck construction on the bridge structure over Pulaski Street continues.
If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email email@example.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.
MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY MARCH 24th LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT NINE VENUES
Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, March 24th , 2017 is sponsored by Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone a program for the city of Bayonne that is a wonderful way to get out, go for dinner and listen to young talented musicians play while you dine.
Live Music on Broadway now in its 13th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.
Going out to dine Friday night March 24th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music.
Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments
200 young women from Hudson County middle and high schools
will be in attendance at the daylong event on March 23
March 21, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host the “Girls in Technology” Symposium on Thursday, March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. 200 young women from Hudson County middle and high schools will participate.
Now in its fourth year, the HCCC “Girls in Technology” symposium provides the young women attending with opportunities to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies and careers from educators and individuals actually working in STEM, and STEM-related, careers.
The event will begin with breakfast, followed by a welcome from HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. and an overview of the day’s activities from the HCCC Dean of the Division of Non-Traditional Programs, Ana Chapman-McCausland.
The Kennedy Dancers are pleases to announce their 40th Anniversary Season. Since 1977 the Kennedy Dancers- a nonprofit dance company has served the New Jersey community with dance classes, professional performances, Free programs for Senior citizens and adults with disabilities, scholarships for teens to train as professional dancers.
In celebration of the Kennedy Dancers 40th Anniversary we are presenting a fundraising gala- The Jersey City Follies, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the historic Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater on Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Jersey City Follies is an evening of fun & music and celebrating vaudeville and burlesque style entertainment with (and you won’t believe who’ll be joining us in the performance) Hudson County Executive Tom De Gise, Hudson County Freeholder William O’Dea, PSE&G Public Affairs Manager of the greater New York Area Richard Dwyer, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight of the 31st District, Senator Sandra Cunningham of the 31st District, Hudson County Register Diane Coleman, Jersey City Councilwoman at large Joyce Watterman, former Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy, New Jersey Assemblyman Nicholas Chiavorlatti of the 31st District, Anthem Education Group Asst. Director of Admissions Natasha Scalia, Journalist Ron Leir, former Jersey City Councilman Phil Kenny, Executive Director of the Jersey City Bethune Performing Arts Center Alvin Petit, Former Jersey City Corporation Counsel Sean M. Connelly, Jersey City Development Agency Administrator Barbara Amato, Jersey City Director of Cultural Affairs Elizabeth Cain, Tommy “Two Scoops” Parisi, Director of Jersey City Community Development Block Grant Carmen Gandulla, Actress and Jersey City Board of Education Teacher Susan Murphy, Lead Singer of Soul Generation 2 Cliff Perkins, Director of Spirit of Life Ensemble and the Community Awareness Series of Jersey City Daoud Williams, and