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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


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

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.

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

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.

Continue reading Mayor Fulop to Introduce 2017 Budget With No Tax Increase

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. 


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bayonne Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bayonne, New Jersey Sunday March 19th, 2017 photos. The parade was held on what turned out to be a perfect day. The weather was beautiful, the parade goers lined the streets in Bayonne for one of the longest St. Patrick’s Day Parades ever held.

Along with Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne City Council also in attendance  was the Bayonne Police and Fired Departments, many Bayonne schools, clubs, and organizations, Mickey McCabe was in attendance from  McCabe EMT service, a touching moment was McCabe’s EMT workers carrying a banner for slain New York EMT Worker EMT Yadira Arroyo who lost her life on St. Patrick’s Day in the Bronx.

Bayonne  local unions, and Bayonne businesses took part in the parade like Investors Bank, ATA Bayonne Karate, CarePoint and Jersey City Medical Center.

The residents in Bayonne came out in full force and lined both sides of Broadway to watch the parade. 

See some of the photos here more photos and video’s at 

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Bob Dokus
Bob Dokus appearing on March 17th at Pizza Masters












Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, March 17th , 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 12th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night March 17th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

Greg Aulden
Greg Aulden appearing at Kuhl’s Tavern Bayonne

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

Music Broadway Bayonne March 17th, 2017

Music Broadway Bayonne

Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm      Piano Bill & Lisel 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm         George Orlando 
Kuhl’s Tavern 53 Prospect Ave.                          5pm            Greg Aulden 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…               7pm          Three Compadres 
Pizza Masters 532 Broadway                        7pm                       Bob Dokus 

San Vito  406 Broadway…                              6:30 pm            Issac Ezekeil 

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