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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 Jellybeansongs.com. 

New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Construction Project

NJ Turnpike 14A Construction Project

THREE WEEK SCHEDULE AS OF JUNE 23, 2017
 
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.
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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

JOB OFFERING FOR MILITARY VETERANS

JOB OPENING FOR VETERANS

L3 Space & Navigation Division located in Budd Lake, NJ has job openings for an Electrical Engineer and IT Manager. Links to the job postings are below.

If you are a Veteran with experience or know a Veteran looking to find work in the below fields please share this post 

Electrical Engineer

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IT Manager

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E-mail: Jill.Karakas@L3T.com

CALLING ARTIST- LAST DAY ENTRIES JUNE 23, 2017

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

 

JERSEY CITY PROJECT EAT -EAT, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT  

 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.

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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 Davis Presents Proclamation Local Baseball Player Pitched Perfect Game

Bayonne Mayor Davis Presents Proclamation  Local Baseball Player Pitched  Perfect Game

Perfect game proclamation:  Mayor Jimmy Davis issued a proclamation honoring Anthony Klich, Jr.  for pitching a perfect game in Pony League Baseball on May 6.  Anthony and his family visited the Office of the Mayor for the presentation of the proclamation.  Pictured left to right: Anthony Klich, Sr., Anthony Klich, Jr., Kayla Klich, Marie Klich, and Mayor Davis.

 

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he has presented a proclamation to Anthony Klich, Jr., a Bayonne resident who pitched a perfect game in the Pony League last month.  In a perfect game, none of the batters from the opposing team ever gets on base.

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Ground Broken Bayonne Hobart Housing Project

Ground Broken in Bayonne for Hobart Housing Project
Pictured Left to Right Bishop Mark M. Beckwith of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark,John Restrepo, Director of Housing and Community Development for the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation,  Rev. Gregory Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windmill Alliance, Annmarie C. Uebbing, Director of the Community Planning and Development Division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Bayonne Mayor James Davis
Bayonne Mayor James Davis speaks with the audience at Ground Breaking Ceremony for Hobart Housing Project

Ground Broken Bayonne for Hobart Housing Project

            On May 31, church leaders and public officials took part Rev. Gregory Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windmill Alliance, t in a ground-breaking ceremony for the Hobart Housing Project, an eight-unit development to be located at 180-186 Hobart Avenue in Bayonne.  The Hobart Project will provide affordable housing units for people with developmental disabilities, and other units for low-to-moderate income people, with a preference for special needs households not referred by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.  Until recently, that location was the site of a former warehouse that housed social services sponsored by the Windmill Alliance, a non-profit organization that is associated with Trinity Episcopal Parish in Bergen Point.  The Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSEDC) will be the lead developer of the new building.  Continue reading Ground Broken Bayonne Hobart Housing Project