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Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Schedule Next Three Weeks

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF AUGUST 11, 2017
 14A Interchange project next three weeks
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 fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • During the evening of Friday, 08/25/17, asphalt resurfacing will be performed on the ramp from the westbound Hudson County Extension to the Toll Plaza. Minor traffic impacts are expected. Work will be supported by State Police.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues.
  • New bridge construction activities continue.
  • Northbound Avenue E has been temporarily reduced to a single lane of traffic, 52nd Street to the Toll Plaza.  
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.
  • Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • New ramp construction continues.
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If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email info@njta14a.com 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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GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO

4 Friends Open Mexican Eatery Off the Beaten Path

   Rustic Hip Sets the Tone at Gringo’s in Jersey City 

   Gringo's Jersey City Gringo's Jersey City

By Sally Deering

Photos by Fermin Mendoza

Gringo’s Jersey City,  It’s the only restaurant in town with a sawed-off milk truck in the dining room. Gringo’s, the new Mexican eatery that just opened a few weeks ago in Downtown Jersey City features a sawed-in-half milk truck where Chef Rick Truocchio and his crew prepare dishes like Holy Mole tacos and Guac. Continue reading GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO

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Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m.  

 

Now through August 30th, Free Weekly Outdoor Concerts Attract a Variety of Performers to the Park for a Unique Outside Music Experience Surrounded by Neighborhood Residents

 

 

Jersey City Concert Series

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Office of Cultural Affairs invite everyone to Berry Lane Park for a variety of great music under the sun all summer long.  Every Wednesday through August 30th, 2017 the free, family-friendly events are held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Bring a blanket, chairs, some eats and the whole family.  Kick back and soak in the music! Continue reading Jersey City’s Free Summer Concert Series at Berry Lane Park: Every Wednesday 5-8 p.m.  

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Jersey City Police Department Host National Night Out Aug. 1st, 2017

Jersey City National Night Out

 Events to Continue Strengthening Relationships with the Community

All are Welcome to Enjoy Live Music, Kids Entertainment, Giveaways, Safety Awareness Education, and More at the 33rd annual

“America’s Night Out Against Crime” Event

Jersey City National Night Out

Jersey City National Night Out
Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

 Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Police Department announce the return of the successful community-building event, National Night Out.  This year’s festivities will take place in four different parks throughout the city. Continue reading Jersey City Police Department Host National Night Out Aug. 1st, 2017

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Chubby’s Sandwiches Food Truck to Launch in Jersey City

Chubby's Sandwiches

Jersey City, NJ – Chubby’s Sandwiches food truck is slated to launch August 2017 at Exchange Place in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.  Chubby’s Sandwiches is a new food truck concept from Chef Nick Daniele, owner of Bella Gioia Italian restaurant Brooklyn, NYC, and his life-long friend Joseph Buonsante, who both grew up in Staten Island.  They wanted to bring their love the sandwiches they ate growing up, reimagined with their own creative recipes, to Jersey City and beyond.

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Hudson County Community College Cultural Affairs Host Preview New Public Reading Program


 

July 25 preview event features ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts, as well as Authors Kathryn Buckley, Rachel Sherman, and Edward J. Carlson.
 
July 21, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments will hold a preview of the “Twilight Tuesday” public reading program that will officially debut this fall.  The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the sixth-floor roof terrace of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the way from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission.
 
The “Twilight Tuesday” program will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall. Wordsmiths, bibliophiles, and storytellers will celebrate the art of written and spoken word, while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Jersey City and New York City skylines from the Library Building terrace.
 
The preview event has been coordinated by HCCC instructor and writer Kathryn Buckley, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The New School.  Her writing has appeared in a number of publications and media, including From the Heart of Brooklyn Volume 2,The American, Ebibliotekos34th Parallel, Eclectica, Press Play, The Rumpus, and The Chaffey Review.
 
The featured guests on July 25 include:
 
Byron Pitts, the ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent and a multiple Emmy award winning journalist who is known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he currently lives in Weehawken.  Mr. Pitts dreamed of becoming a journalist at a young age, but he faced two serious obstacles to his dream.  He was illiterate until the age of 12, and struggled to overcome a stutter.  His journey is chronicled in his 2009 memoir titled Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.

Rachel Sherman, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared in McSweeney’sFenceOpen CityConjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the “25 Books to Remember in 2006” by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room (2009), was commended for its “perfect pacing” by The New York Times Book Review.  Ms. Sherman teaches writing at Rutgers, Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.
 
Edward J. Carlson, who is a New York shipping lawyer by trade. Prior to studying law, he edited magazines in San Diego; covered sports, religion, and music for Philadelphia newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer; and served as a liaison between city government agencies and immigrant communities in Philadelphia.  Mr. Carlson is currently writing a novel while working full-time in New York. He resides in Jersey City.
 
Additional information on this and other HCCC Cultural Affairs programs may be found athttp://www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs/.
 

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Cooling Centers and Water Facilities OPEN For Residents in Jersey City

Cooling Centers open in Jersey City

Mayor Fulop Announces Cooling Centers and Water Facilities OPEN For Residents to Cool Off During Excessive Heat & Humidity Today and Tomorrow

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

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 today with the heat index making temperatures feel closer to 100 degrees. 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

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NJ Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Schedule Next Three Weeks

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF JULY 14, 2017
 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.
  • During the weekend of 07/14/17, 8:00PM Friday through 8:00AM Sunday, Toll Lanes 8 & 9 (exiting the Turnpike) will be closed for concrete paving work. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
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 evening of 07/14/17, 8:00PM to 7:00AM, roadway repair work will be performed on the ramp from westbound Hudson County Extension to Interchange 14A Toll Plaza. Minor traffic impacts are expected. 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.
  • New bridge construction activities continue.  
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.
  • Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • New ramp construction 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.

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If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email info@njta14a.com 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 Summer Sounds by the Bay Entertainment Schedule

 

        Community information for the city of bayonne

  Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne will present the Summer Sounds by the Bay concerts Wednesdays, from July 12 through August 23, at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. The concerts will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay.  The schedule is as follows:

Smooth
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A complete Motown Revue, this exciting and talented band takes listeners through a fascinating recreation of the sounds of the Temptations, the Four Tops and many more. High energy, great harmony and fantastic dance steps will entertain your audience throughout the show.

 

The Infernos
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Three decades of musical magic – the crowd will be dancing to the tunes of this entertaining group. From Barry White, The Duprees, Earth Wind & Fire, and Frank Sinatra to today’s hot sounds of Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, and Taylor Swift. They can do it all!!!

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