Bayonne Bridge Construction Update

 

Bayonne Bridge River View Observer             Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided the City of Bayonne with updated information on the Bayonne Bridge construction project.

At Pier N2, south of 1st Street, by the Kill Van Kull shoreline, work continues on constructing footings.

At Piers N3, N4, and N5, south of 1st Street, work has been completed for now.

 At Piers N6 & Pier N7,  north of 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Streets), the Port Authority will be working in this area until December.  Drill shaft work and excavation are under way for sixteen footings. Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Relay for Life Bayonne

relay for lifeCountdown to… Relay for Life of Bayonne

One Day. One Night. One Community. One Fight!

May29th-30th, 2015

16th Street Park -West 16th Street Bayonne, NJ

6pm -6am

Every dollar counts -Help reach their goal of $60,000

Make a donation -honor Cancer Survivors, remembering those we’ve lost.

Visit  www.relayforlife.org/Bayonnenj

Questions: Contact Taylor Levesque

taylor.levesque@cancer.org or 973-232-2572

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BAYONNE, THE NEW BOHO?

Bayonne’s Culture Scene Takes Off -Art, Theater and New Outdoor Stage on the Rise

By Sally Deering

Bayonne Arts PavilionPhoto of truck with Bayonne Announcement Jersey City’s culture scene just got some competition. It seems Bayonne, its Hudson sister to the south has been going through a renaissance of sorts. Art galleries, theater companies and now a new performing arts pavilion are giving the city a cultural facelift.

Dwyer and Semanchick

(Richard Dwyer and Adam J. Semanchick
of Bayonne Theater Co)

There’s the JCC of Bayonne’s Fine Art Gallery currently featuring A COUPLE OF IMAGES, paintings and photographs by Bayonne residents and artists Billy Zbylut and Patty Mulligan; the Art Circle of Bayonne at the Bayonne Community Museum which has a Spring Art Show underway  featuring Bayonne artists; the new Bayonne Theater Company is hosting a gala on Thursday, May 21, with its first show THE MUSIC MAN in pre-production; and a Bayonne performing arts pavilion which will host local theater, music and dance groups, as well as stars like Willie Nelson is breaking ground in a few weeks. .

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9 Bar Café in Jersey City, Where Great Coffee is Science

 Espresso Yourself

By Sally Deering

9 Bar Cafe in Jersey City

9 Bar Cafe’ on Erie Street in Jersey City

Those who drip, press or perk coffee they purchase in a plastic container or who grab a cup from the corner take-out may want to wake up and smell the java at 9 Bar Café on Erie Street in Jersey City. That’s where owner Stefania Cocozza brews coffee like a scientist and the results are one fine cup of elixir from the Gods.

Too much?

Stefania Cocozza


Stefania Cocozza, owner, 9 Bar Cafe’ only serves coffees and espresso in porcelain cups to enhance the flavor

Then you’re obviously not a coffee connoisseur. But if you can’t live without your daily dose of freshly roasted coffee then 9 Bar Café may be worth the trip. Located a block off Newark Ave in Jersey City’s downtown district, 9 Bar Café, which opened in January, offers an oasis for coffee-lovers: big storefront windows for daydreaming and people-watching, large wooden tables for communal sipping, and two-tops where one or more java-lovers can sit with a laptop to write the  Great American Novel. Continue reading

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Hudson Theater Ensemble presents “THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER”

Hudson Theater Ensemble presents  Songs, Laughs, and Positive Messages

By Sally Deering

 Hudson Theater Ensemble Once upon a time in Hoboken a little theater company decided to put on plays for adults and kids, and now, celebrating its 14th season, Hudson Theatre Ensemble presents the newest musical in its “Silly on Sixth” children’s series, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

 

Richard Dwyer in Hudson Theater Ensemble The Elves and the Shoemaker

Richard Dwyer and Deborah Michels rehearse their roles as elves in
THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

The show, adapted from the old fairy tale, is by Karen Boettcher-Tate and takes a comedic twist on a shoemaker and his wife who have a very demanding landlady. When their luck seems to run out, a complete stranger invites three kooky elves into their lives who start making magical shoes that save the poor shoemaker and his wife from eviction and the unemployment line.

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NICHOLAS J. GRILLO NEW OWNER OF NEWLY-NAMED LEVANDOSKI-GRILLO FUNERAL HOME, BLOOMFIELD

Nick Grillo

Nicholas J. Grillo, new owner, Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield

 

(Bloomfield, NJ) On March 23rd, Nicholas J. Grillo of North Arlington became one of the youngest, first generation funeral home owners in New Jersey when he took over Levandoski Funeral Home, now Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

 

New Levandoski Grillo Funeral Home

The new Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home on Bay Avenue, Bloomfield.

Grillo brings to Levandoski-Grillo more than 10 years of experience as Funeral Director from Introcaso Angelo Funeral Home in Jersey City, and a youthful outlook to his new leadership position at Levandoski-Grillo in Bloomfield. A resident of North Arlington, Grillo grew up in a close-knit Italian family in Jersey City that moved to North Arlington in 1983. A 1999 graduate of Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, Grillo later graduated from Caldwell College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music & Liturgical Studies and in 2007 graduated from the prestigious American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in Manhattan.

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Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City Ladies Auxiliary Holds Fund-Raiser

Magaret Norton and Maryanne Costello

Margaret L Norton – Chairperson of the Board and Marianne Costello President  of the Women’s Auxiliary at the recent Dante Alighieri Society Fund-raiser at Casino-in -the Park in Jersey City

Dante Aligheiri Society of Jersey City The DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY OF JERSEY CITY — WOMEN’S AUXILIARY held their annual fund-raiser on Saturday, May 9th, 2015  to raise money for scholarships that will be handed out  to  qualified candidates who will be attending college  in the Hudson County area.
Group shot at Dante Alighieri Fund raiser Jersey City

Also on hand at the Women’s Auxiliary fundraiser was  the Men’s Organization of Dante Alighieri : Pictured above Margaret L. Norton, Chairperson of Ladies Auxiliary, Al Cupo ,Chairman of the Board, of Men’s Dante Alighieri Society, Maryanne Costello, President of Women’s Auxiliary and Tony Catanio, President of  Dante Alighieri Men’s Organization and Guy Catrillo, member of Dante Alighieri Society.

Margaret
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Newport Jersey City Presents Newport Spring Carnival

Newport Carousel Carnival

Newport Jersey City, NJ is hosting   Sunday, May 17th from 11AM to 1PM, the Newport Spring Carnival. The event  is taking place along the Jersey City waterfront at Newport Green. The event marks the opening of the Newport Carousel, but in addition there will also be a petting zoo for the first time ever!

In addition to the carousel opening and  petting zoo there will be a bounce obstacle course, carnival games, miniature golf, face painting and more!

 

Newport Spring Carnival

Address: Newport Green, 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Date/Time: May 17th, 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

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BLUE COLLAR BROADWAY: The Craft and Industry of American Theater

 NJCU Professor Pens Book on Broadway’s Unsung Artisans

 By Sally Deering

Blue Collar Broadway  When some folks see Broadway’s Theater District for the first time they ooh, ah and buy tickets to the show they’re dying to see. When Timothy White, Ph.D., an assistant professor of history at New Jersey City University first saw Broadway, he not only bought tickets, he began researching its glorious history.

 

Dr. Whte author of Blue Collar Broadway

Dr. Timothy R. White Author

Dr. White’s curiosity centered on the artists behind the scenes, the nameless crafts men-and-women who sewed the costumes, built the scenery and provided the lights needed to spotlight all those chorus girls in musical showstoppers. White’s curiosity led him to the Library of Performing Arts to write his dissertation for his Columbia University Ph.D. and the result is his first published book BLUE COLLAR BROADWAY: The Craft and Industry of American Theater (pub: University of Pennsylvania Press) now on the shelves of Barnes & Noble and online at Amazon.com.

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