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Exhibit on The Jellybeans Vocal Group at the Bayonne Library


      The Jelly Beans     

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit on The Jellybeans, a former local elementary school vocal group. The exhibit will run through the first half of July.  The Jellybeans, a girl group in the style of the 1960’s, was formed at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Jersey City while the girls were in the 6th grade.  The group continued through the 8th grade. Their musical director and songwriter was Anthony Coviello.  He created tunes with complex vocals and harmonies which the girls performed and recorded. The group produced three CD’s: Back in School (2010), No Time for a Bad Day (2011), and Look at Us Now (2012).  The CD’s were produced with musical accompaniment by Steve LoPresto, a member of the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute group. Mr. Coviello and The Jellybeans have donated two copies each of their CD’s to the library. The exhibit is on the second floor of the library, which is located at 31st Street and Avenue C in Bayonne.


            The Jellybeans sang pop tunes that offer family-friendly lyrics for all age groups.  Their music can be found now on YouTube, CD Baby, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.  The group’s website is 

New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Project

NJ Turnpike 14A Construction Project

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 summer of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • During the evenings of 06/29/17, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, traffic impacts are expected on the ramps to and from the Hudson County Extension and the Interchange 14A Toll Plaza for asphalt paving operations. This work will be supported by the New Jersey State Police. 
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • New roadway construction on Avenue E near 53rd Street continues.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevrd)
  • 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.
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.
  • During the week of 07/17/17, nighttime detours of the southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street will be required for approximately one (1) week in support of bridge steel erection. Work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
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



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Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone CALL FOR ARTIST program an amazing opportunity for area artist to participate  with an Art Installation Program in Bayonne’s Historic Bergen Point District.

Please see ad below for more information. Deadline us June 23rd, 2017

Call to Artist



Vicki Kristina Barcelona to Perform in the Parlour at Fox & Crow

Band Returns for a Swinging Night of Tom Waits & Original Tunes

 By Sally Deering

girl group grooves
Terry Radigan, Amanda Homi, and Rachelle Garniez are the Vicki Kristina Barcelona band

Girl groups are a rare breed of women doing their own thing in the male-dominated music world; they create their own unique sound and groove just as cool as the boys.

Vicki Kristina Barcelona fits those stilettos perfectly – a girl group with its own style, doing music their way. The three singer/songwriter/musicians – Amanda Homi (percussion), Rachelle Garniez (accordion/guitar) and Terry Radigan (guitar) – sing original tunes they wrote and a Tom Waits’ repertoire. They perform throughout the Metropolitan area and are returning to the back parlour at Fox & Crow on Thursday, June 22 at 8 o’clock for another show.   Continue reading GIRL GROUP GROOVES


 Jersey City Project EAT to Turn City Hall Plaza into Foodie Wonderland

Small Businesses Spotlighted at Weekend Food Festival

 By Sally Deering

Jersey City Project Eat
Emma Taylor of Milk Sugar Love

 Wait till you see the food vendors lined up for this year’s Jersey City Project Eats festival happening Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 at City Hall Plaza. Yummy dishes for every palate – from vegan to carnivore – are guaranteed to tempt and deliver a vast array of noshables for festival-goers.

Jersey City Project Eats
Jersey City Hall Plaza

The weekend long JC Project Eats is sponsored by the City of Jersey City and the Office of Mayor Steven M. Fulop and it’s the fifth year that the annual event will turn Jersey City Hall’s sidewalk square out front into one a gastronomic extravaganza. Continue reading JERSEY CITY PROJECT EAT -EAT, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT  

Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of Loews

Mayor Fulop Announces the City is Dropping its Lawsuit Against the Friends of the Loews as Administration Works with Non-Profit on Theater’s Future

Administration Collaborating on Facility Improvements and Renovations with Work to Begin on Several Projects in Next Few Months

Jersey City Drops Law Suit against Friends of Loews

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the city of Jersey City is dropping its lawsuit against the Friends of the Loews, the non-profit organization that currently manages the historic Loews Theatre in Journal Square, as the administration and the non-profit work together toward the theater’s future.

Continue reading Jersey City Drops Lawsuit Against the Friends of Loews

Cooling Centers and Water Facilities OPEN For Residents In Jersey City

Three Cooling Sites to Open; All Park Sprinklers and Pools Are Also Available for Residents


Jersey CIty Opens Cooling sites

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announce that the City is opening three cooling sites as temperatures are expected to remain in the mid- to high 90’s. The weather forecast indicates that in addition to the high temperatures, people must be aware of increased humidity levels and poor air quality. Continue reading Cooling Centers and Water Facilities OPEN For Residents In Jersey City

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Director of Public Safety James Shea To Swear in 25 New Police Officers

 Fulop Administration Has Hired a Over 300 New Officers Since Taking Office in 2013

Fulop Administrations Grows Jersey City Police Department to Largest Size in Two Decades; Graduating Class Brings Department to 932 Officers


Mayor Fulop to Swear in  25 new police officers Mayor Fulop to swear in 25 new police officers

  Mayor Steven M. Fulop will swear in 25 new Jersey City police officers at a graduation ceremony at City Hall on Thursday. This latest class brings the size of the department to 932 total officers, its largest size in two decades. The Fulop administration has hired over 300 officers since 2013, increasing visibility and allowing for added walking posts in areas where they are needed most.  Continuing the administration’s priority on diversity recruitment, the 25 new graduates also include thirteen Hispanic officers, three African-American officers, and two Asian officers.  And with five females now joining the department, this class marks one of the largest amounts of female officers graduating from a single class.  Another class of officers currently in the Police Academy will allow for an additional 24 officers to graduate this fall, bringing the department closer to Mayor Fulop’s goal of 950 officers.


    Thursday June 8th, 2017 at 11 a.m.

   Council Chambers, City Hall

 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ


Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

Director of Public Safety James Shea

Jersey City Police Department leadership

Graduating Officers

Mayor Zimmer Recognizes 2017 Hoboken Green Businesses


Mayor Zimmer Recognizes 2017

Mayor Dawn Zimmer recognized the following businesses at the 6th Annual Green Fair as 2017 Hoboken Green Businesses:

• Aether Game Cafe
• Bareburger
• Basic Foods Organic Grocery
• Bwe Kafe
• Carpathian Industries LLC
• Chartier Group
• Christina Andersen Floral Design
• Devotion Yoga
• Hoby Dogy Pet Care
• Little City Books
• Local Barre
• Mint Market
• Monroe Street Movement Space
• My Conscience, My Choice LLC
• Pilsener Haus & Biergarten 
• Shipco Transport Inc.
• Simply Juiced
• Smushed Organics
• Sports Acupuncture & Family Wellness
• Sobsey’s Produce
• Stevens Institute of Technology
• The Little Grocery
• Urban Consign & Design

The Hoboken Green Team launched the Green Business Recognition Program in January 2017 to distinguish local businesses that are advancing sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Continue reading Mayor Zimmer Recognizes 2017 Hoboken Green Businesses