Jersey City Writers to Meet March 27th, 2017

jc writers 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 !

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Liberty Science Center’s Planned SciTech Scity get Jersey City Council Approval for Land Transfer

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.”

SciTech Scity

SciTech Scity


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Turnpike Interchange 14A Improvement Project Work Schedule Next Three Weeks

14A Interchange project  
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.
  Toll Plaza
  • 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 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 , 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. 

Greg Aulden
Greg Aulden appearing at KP Sarelli’s Restaurant Bayonne 




Click on the restaurants and tavern names to find out more about these fine Bayonne establishments


Music Broadway Bayonne

Music Broadway Bayonne
Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm      George Orlando  
Chances  1028 Broadway                                          7pm      Paul Addie 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm         Greg Aulden  
Kuhl’s Tavern 53 Prospect Ave.                          5pm            Bob & Norm 
La Guardiola  819 Broadway                                7pm      Rich Casella 
Mama Rosa’s 589 Broadway…                      7pm                  Domino Effect 
 MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…               7pm               Dave Watson 

Piero’s Music     942 Broadway                      4pm                  Paul Addie 

The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm          George Orlando 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

Hudson County Community College to Hold Its Fourth Annual ‘Girls in Technology’ Symposium

200 young women from Hudson County middle and high schools
will be in attendance at the daylong event on March 23

HCCC LOGO BLUEMarch 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.

North Bergen High School junior Isabel Carvajal will then deliver her winning essay titled, “The Beauty of Technology.” Continue reading Hudson County Community College to Hold Its Fourth Annual ‘Girls in Technology’ Symposium

Kennedy Dancers 40th Anniversary Jersey City Follies

Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company
Professional Dancers: Laurel Z. Forsyth, Tiffhanie Ramos, Rachel Khan
Photo Credit: Juan Samaniego

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

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Community information for the City of Bayonne

Community information for the city of bayonne

The following is community information for the City of Bayonne

Bayonne Parking Meters, Pay Stations, and Street-Sweeping Back on March 27

                Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne’s parking meters, pay stations, street-sweeping, and alternate side parking will be back in effect on Monday, March 27.  Permit zone parking will also be enforced.  These various parking practices had been suspended during the recent winter snowstorm.  With the melting of the snow expected to continue, all of the usual parking practices and enforcement will be back in effect on March 27.


Several Bayonne Events Announced for National Library Week

                The Bayonne Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne will be celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15.  The theme is “Libraries Transform.”  National Library Week was first sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1958.

                The Bayonne Free Public Library and Cultural Center will be hosting the following events, and would like the community to come out and support it.  Please note that some events require prior registration. 

                Monday, April 10: The Children’s Room will be holding two separate events.  The first event will be for children in grades one to three from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This group will have a spy stealth challenge.  Children can dress up in costumes of their favorite character.  The second event will be for children in grades four to seven from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This second group will participate in a treasure hunt.

                The library will hold registration for the events of April 10 during the week of March 27 in the Children’s Room as follows:  Monday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to11:30 a.m., 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 28, through Saturday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 noon through 4:30 p.m.  The library will register twenty children for each group on a first-come, first–served basis.  Prizes will be awarded to the first three children in each group who complete the challenge. 

                Tuesday, April 11:  This day is National Library Workers’ Day.  Come in and meet the staff as they can offer many suggestions on interesting books to read and help you learn the many benefits of what your local library can offer you.  The staff will be doing a showcase display on special collections that have meaning to them.  It will be located on the second floor. 

                Wednesday, April 12: The library will be hosting its first murder mystery event.  If you enjoy the game Clue, come out to see who was murdered, where they were murdered, and by what weapon.  Registration will be held the week of March 27 for the first twenty detectives who are brave enough.

                Hours of registration for the murder mystery are Monday, March 27, through Thursday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the circulation desk. 

                Thursday, April 13: Take a break and breathe in!  It’s time for Introduction to Meditation.  This group meets every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library.  Today only they will host a fifteen-to-thirty minute presentation on a healthy way of living and eating. 

                Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15:  Please help the library staff support the Hudson County Animal League for two days.  Bring in an item for your overdue books from the following list.

                Items needed are: Friskies Canned Cat Food, Purina Complete Dry Cat Food, Purina Dry Kitten Food, Fancy Feast Kitten Turkey, Wee-Wee Pads, paper towels, Latex-free medical gloves, new or gently used clean sheets, large towels and pillow cases.   Since this is such an important organization and cause in Bayonne, the library will continue collecting donated items during the whole month of April.  Please refer to the list of items above. 

The library will be raffling off sets of books for all ages in the month of April, so join the library in filling out your raffle tickets.  Good luck!  All winners will be announced by phone on May 1.  Please check out the library’s many book display located on the main floor.

                All National Library Week details will be on the library’s website,, and the Bayonne Free Public Library Facebook page.



Mayor Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase

 Fourth Consecutive Year With No Municipal Tax Increase as Fulop Administration Brings Long-Term Fiscal Stability to Jersey City

Budget Includes Hiring More Police Officers and Continued Expansion of Recreational Programming, a New Municipal Park and Park Renovations Throughout the City

Mayor Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase
Jersey City MayorSteven M. Fulop

JERSEY CITY – For the fourth year in a row, the Fulop administration will introduce a budget with no tax increase at the City Council meeting tonight and as outlined by Mayor Steven M. Fulop during his recent State of the City addresses. The 2017 budget holds taxes flat for a third consecutive year, following a 2.13 percent tax reduction in 2014, the first Fulop administration budget year.

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LEADING LADY Meredith Burns takes on the role of Art House Productions’ Executive Director


   A New Home (TBA) to Set the Stage for Popular Arts Center

Leading lady
Meredith Burns                                               Photo by Sally Deering

 By Sally Deering


Stepping inside Art House Productions’ performance space behind One PATH Plaza in Jersey City, Meredith Burns tiptoes through rows of stage lights, piles of discarded scenery and the ghosts of plays, musicals, art exhibits and dress-up fundraisers that took place within its walls all these years. But the past is the past and Art House Productions is about to take up residence in a new space with Burns as its new executive director. There’s still lots to be done and some big shoes to fill.

Those shoes belong to Christine Goodman, who served as Executive Director of Art House since the non-profit first opened its doors 15 years ago on McWilliams place near Hamilton Park, then moved to bigger digs on Magnolia Street near Journal Square. As Art House’s executive director, Goodman – who is leaving to spend more time with family – directed most of Art House’s plays, oversaw the INKubator writers’ workshop and STAGES! program for kids ‘bitten by the acting bug.’

leasing lady

Changing of the guard:

Christine Goodman, Meredith Burns,

and a young fan.

 “Meredith is exactly the kind of visionary we need to bring us into this next phase of growth,” Goodman says. “Our Board of Trustees did a thoughtful, in-depth search to find the best fit for our organization, and I believe they found the right person. I have always believed in succession planning as a hallmark of an organization’s long-term success. It is truly an exciting new day at Art House.”

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McCabe Ambulance Service EMT’s Pay Tribute to Slain NY EMT Yadira Orroyo at Bayonne St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Tribute to Yadira Touching moment in today’s Bayonne St. Patrick’s Day Parade when EMT workers from McCabe’s Ambulance Service paid tribute to slain New York EMT Yadira Arroyo.

Arroyo 44 and mother of five, was killed on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th, 2017 , when she was  run over by her own ambulance, The  suspect  according to the Associated Press is Jose Gonzalez who has been arrested and charged with her murder.

Gonzalez was hitching a ride on the back of Arroyo’s ambulance in the bronx, then  took possession of the ambulance after Arroyo and her fellow EMT partner stopped  the Ambulance to make the man get off the back.

The man then according to news reports ran to the front of the Ambulance  jumped in the drivers seat and backed up over Arroyo and her partner killing Arroyo. 


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