Jersey City Arts Fund Committee Seeks Feedback from Jersey City Voters

The members of the Jersey City Arts Fund Committee are asking for feedback from Jersey City voters regarding the Jersey City Arts Fund Referendum slated for the November 2020 Ballot. In February 2020, the City Council approved a referendum ballot question that would establish a Jersey City Arts Fund (JCAF) to support local arts and culture organizations, artists, arts education, and more. Money for the Fund would be raised through a small property tax. The City Council has indicated that they would set the tax at either a quarter-penny or half-penny per $100 of assessed property value, but have set a cap of 2 cents per $100:

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County Executive DeGise and Mayor Fulop Announce over $7 million in Critical Funding for Struggling Small Businesses amid Pandemic Aftermath

Jersey City’s Latest Boost for Business Owners Help with Lost Revenues and Jobs due to COVID-19 Shutdown; Applications to Open for CARES Act Stimulus Funding

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise today to announce Jersey City as the recipient of nearly $7 million from the initial allocation of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act stimulus funds to directly benefit small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hudson County was allocated a total of over $117 million through the CARES Act which was signed by the President in March to provide $2 trillion in financial aid to families and businesses across the nation impacted by the health and economic crisis.

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JULY 7, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 7/7/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 276*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 857 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   

GOVERNOR UPDATES: Please see the governor’s social media pages or go to covid19.nj.gov for the latest information related to statewide directives.  There have been numerous changes, alterations, updates to these Executive Orders, please stay tuned to the State of NJ website to keep up to date with the latest information.

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BAYONNE MUNICIPAL POOL IS OPEN FOR 2020 SEASON

Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool is open now for the summer season through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, as weather and public health may permit.  The pool is located on West 16th Street, west of Avenue A, on the upper level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.

The Recreation Division will follow the New Jersey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outdoor Pool Standards.

Hours of Operation:

  • The pool will be closed to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to allow City Day Camps access.
  • The pool will open at 1:00.p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and close at 6:00pm.
  • The pool will open 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JULY 3 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 7/3/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 294*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 828 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   

FIREWORKS: Due to the State of Emergency, there will be NO fireworks display in Bayonne this year.

GOVERNOR UPDATES: Please see the governor’s social media pages or go to covid19.nj.gov for the latest information related to statewide directives.

JULY 4TH FLYOVER: The US Military will be conducting a large flyover in our area tomorrow.  The celebration is called “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution”.  This flyover will begin in Boston and work its way down to us in the NYC area, then Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC.  The planes (large assortment of B-1B, B2 Stealth, B-52, F-15, F-22, and F-35) will fly south along the Hudson River towards our area and out over the Verrazano Bridge at approximately 5pm.  This time is tentative and can change.  The best viewing areas will be along the east side of Bayonne and Jersey City.

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Hoboken to create open streets 4th of July weekend on Sinatra Drive

Hoboken’s “open streets” program will continue this weekend along Hoboken’s waterfront on Sinatra Drive and other nearby streets announced Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today. Hoboken’s “open” and “slow” streets program, which provides additional space for socially distant outdoor activities and alleviates overcrowding in other public locations, has been utilized by thousands of residents over the past two months. Permitted activities along the open streets include biking, walking and jogging, while congregating is prohibited. Face masks are required when utilizing the open streets.

“We are continuing to make the best use of our public spaces for outdoor activities, which we know are a safer alternative to gathering indoors,” said Mayor Bhalla. “Our open and slow streets programs have provided residents with more room to walk, jog and bike while remaining socially distant. Outdoor exercise is an important part of remaining healthy during this pandemic and we encourage our residents to take advantage of our open streets this July 4 weekend.”

The complete list of open streets, which restricts vehicular traffic, include:

  • Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 11th Street: 8 am until 11 pm (July 4), 8 am until 8 pm (July 5)
  • Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and 12th Street: 8 am until 11 pm (July 4), 8 am until 8 pm (July 5)
  • Hudson Street between 11th Street and 14th Street: 4 pm until 11 pm (July 4)
  • 14th Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive North: 4 pm until 11 pm (July 4)

Residents with vehicles legally parked along Sinatra Drive and other open streets do not need to move their cars. No parking signs, if posted, should continue to be observed. If residents need to utilize vehicles parked along the open streets over the weekend, they are encouraged to move vehicles outside of the hours of the open streets. Vehicles can be accessed during the hours of operation of the open streets by proceeding with extreme caution and driving no more than 5 miles per hour.  

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BAYONNE UPDATE FOR JULY 1, 2020 COVID-19 BELOW 320 POSITIVE CASES

COVID-19 UPDATE 7/1/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 317*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 802 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   

GOVERNOR UPDATES: Please see the governor’s social media pages or go to covid19.nj.gov for the latest information related to statewide directives.

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Mayor Fulop announces Municipal Outdoor Pools Open for Jersey City Residents to Cool off during Hot Summer Months

Pavonia/Marion Pool

City also Reopens Playgrounds and Public Splash Pads Following Safety Precautions & Regular Cleaning Schedules

Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the reopening of two public pools as well as all city playgrounds and splash pads as the scorching summer temperatures set in and the city works to reopen its public spaces and services to the community at large, on the heels of three-plus months of the pandemic lockdown.  The recent summer heat spell has beckoned the call to open municipal pools, and following the state’s lifting of restrictions, the city will start to reopen the outdoor pools to the public tomorrow – with all social distancing protocols strictly enforced.

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Madeline FIADINI LORE FOUNDATION HOSTS ONLINE AUCTION FOR

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on everyones lives including the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention (MFL).
As a result, they have had to cancel a recent fundraising event.
MFL relies on the proceeds from fundraisers to pay for 100 screenings a month.
This wonderful foundation remain committed to their mission of cancer prevention and to providing free screenings to those who do not have insurance and are not eligible for other funding sources.
Please support the Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation by viewing the amazing items on their online auction and placing your bid.
It’s just a click away. Check it out now!.
Time is running out. There are still lots of great items at unbelievable prices!!

“Our Mission is to make cancer prevention programs available to the community we serve. Our Focus is to grant access to the tests and/or screenings necessary to those individuals who may otherwise be denied. Our hope is to enrich the Life of every individual in need, one at a time.”

https://events.philanthropyrefined.com/e/MadelineFiadiniLoReFoundation
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