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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

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

 

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE MAY 19th, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY MAY 19TH , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT FIVE VENUES

 

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 19th, 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.

Music on Broadway May 19th, 2017

 

Music Broadway Bayonne May 19th 2017
Greg Aulden

Live Music on Broadway now in its 26th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 19th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

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

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    Greg Aulden 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm    Piano Bill & Lisel 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm          George Orlando  
 San Vito’s 408 Broadway                            6:30 pm    Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm        Orville Davis 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE FRIDAY MAY 5, 2017

MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE -FRIDAY May 5th , 2017  LIVE MUSIC ON BROADWAY RETURNS TO BAYONNE AREA VENUES, FEATURING TALENTED ENTERTAINERS AT EIGHT VENUES

music broadway bayonne may 5, 2017

Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, May 5th, 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 19th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night May 5th ? Visit one of these fine establishments and listen to some fantastic music. 

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

Music Broadway Bayonne  

 Bella Sorrellas Restauant  1020 Broadway 7pm    Piano Bill & Lisel 
Chances 1028 Broadway                                           7pm  Paul Addie 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm     George Orlando 
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………4:30 pm          George Orlando 
Mama Rosa’s  589 Broadway                     7pm               Domino Effect 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…           7pm               Three Compadres
Piero’s  942 Broadway                                    4pm                 Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm         Rob & Scott 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

City of Jersey City Announces Partnership with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

 Concert Series is Part of  Mayor Steven M. Fulop’s  Administration Efforts to Grow Jersey City as a Cultural Destination

New Jerey Symphony Orchestra

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City will partner with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to host a series of free community concerts through a partnership with the PSEG Foundation, as the Fulop administration continues to introduce new cultural events to the City, increase events for families and residents, and grow Jersey City as a destination.

The first New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11th, as Mayor Fulop narrates a woodwind quintet in a special arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” in City Hall Council Chambers.  Continue reading City of Jersey City Announces Partnership with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

LIVE THEATER -A FROG, DETECTIVE AND HAMLET, TOO!

   Kooky Characters Come to Life as Local Live Theaters Begin New Seasons

 BY SALLY DEERING

 

Clay and Sandy Cockrell Production Director at J CITY Theater rehearse a scene from APARTMENT 3 A
Clay and Sandy Cockrell Production Director at J CITY Theater rehearse a scene from APARTMENT 3 A

Culture flourishes in Hudson with art, music and dance performances happening throughout its cities. We also have some terrific live theater groups putting on shows for adults and kids and the new season is now kicking off, like J CITY Theater’s production of APARTMENT 3A. Along with J CITY Theater, the Attic Ensemble in Jersey City is celebrating 43 years as a community theater and the Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken opens its season with a wink to the kids in its production of the Broadway play A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD.

Here’s a closer look at some local theater companies and their upcoming shows. Why not check out a performance or two? You’ll be supporting local theater and those artists who may work in the cultural milieu of New York City and who also nourish the cultural fabric of Hudson’s  community

CRAZY DOES IT ON LIVE TV

Producing Director of the J CITY Theater Clay Cockrell and his wife Sandy Cockrell, who is the company’s Artistic Director are thrilled to be back on the boards after almost a year-long hiatus brought on by Hurricane Sandy. (See our interview with Clay Cockrell following this story.)

This marks J CITY Theater’s 8th season of presenting popular and contemporary plays on the stage of the theater which is located in the basement of St. Michael’s RC Church facing Hamilton Park in Jersey City. The company recently opened its season with APARTMENT 3A, a romantic comedy about a public television employee who loses her faith in God, men and public broadcasting.  As the heroine takes a ride on the romance rollercoaster, she eventually has an on-camera meltdown during a pledge drive which leads to pandemonium and hilarity. The play runs through Oct. 26 and features Sandy Cockrell, Stephen Hope, Randall Marquez and Clay Cockrell. Stage Manager is Jack Vandewark and Tech Director is Nick Probst; Jacquelyn Bird is choreographer. Continue reading LIVE THEATER -A FROG, DETECTIVE AND HAMLET, TOO!

Jersey City to Showcase Its Newest Community Gardens with the 2012 Adopt-A-Lot Garden Tour

Best back yard garden -Bill Mitchell and Jeff Halpern

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy , the Division of City Planning in partnership with several community organizations are hosting the 2012 “Growing Together”: Adopt-A-Lot Community Garden Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

The shuttle bus will be leaving the Bright Street Community Garden, located on Bright and Grove Sts., at 10:00 a.m. for the tour. Pre-registration is encouraged as seats are limited. To register, please call Ivan Freire at 201-547-4513 or email freirei@jcnj.org

This year’s tour will meet at 10 am at Bright Street Community Garden between Bright St and Grove St. The tour will include the following: Continue reading Jersey City to Showcase Its Newest Community Gardens with the 2012 Adopt-A-Lot Garden Tour

Thursday, April 19 …Teaneck, NJ…THE GROUP HARMONY ALLEY on WFDU-FM fundraiser

Mark the calendar for Thursday, April 19 …Teaneck, NJ…THE GROUP HARMONY ALLEY on WFDU-FM fundraiser…A lineup of brilliant and distinctive live acappella, featuring The legendary PERSUASIONS – prodigious, versatile and masters of their craft; The MAGIC TOUCH with eclectic combination of material and styles anchored by the classic 50s/60s vocal group sound; The SHEPS – always known for unusual picks and collectors’ favorites; Philadelphia’s own — A PERFECT BLEND – debuting a brand new configuration, sure to surprise your ears (and eyes!) with that tight harmony sound that lives up to their signature standard of perfection; and THE VIC DONNA GROUP –with uniquely credible foothold in delivering solid collector standard harmony in total prolificacy! Plus…50/50 Raffle…and LIVE 10 minute AUCTION during intermission – auctioning a CHOICE performance (Jersey City’s Bad Boys of Acappella), gift baskets of Italian food items, R&R memorabilia, Imperial DAX Hair care products and art…maybe more. Cash or checks only for auction purchases. Plus a free piece of high-quality delicious cannoli cake for everyone – while supplies last. See poster below for details on ticketing, dinner, reservations or call Christine Vitale at 201-707-0418.

Continue reading Thursday, April 19 …Teaneck, NJ…THE GROUP HARMONY ALLEY on WFDU-FM fundraiser

Jersey City to Observe the 10th Anniversary of the Attack on America


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Several events will take place throughout the City Including a Walkway Dedication in Honor of Jersey City’s Fallen

Heroes and the “Reflections”9-11 Memorial Service

and the Jersey City 9/11 Memorial Committee will observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks with the annual 9/11 Memorial Service “Reflections,” at 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at the foot of Grand Street on the Jersey City Waterfront. The public is encouraged to attend the patriotic ceremony. Continue reading Jersey City to Observe the 10th Anniversary of the Attack on America

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TAKE THEIR NEW 4-POINT SHOT TO HUDSON RIVER

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Photos by Steveamack.com

USING PAIR OF CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING SHIPS, GLOBETROTTERS ATTEMPTED HISTORIC SHOTS OVER WATER WITH LOCAL STUDENTS CHEERING ON
         This past  Tuesday, February 15 at 11 a.m.With two basketball hoops placed on one Circle Line Sightseeing ship on the Hudson River, Harlem Globetrotters Big Easy Lofton and Buckets Blakes  boarded a second ship and attempt the first 4-point shots over water.  

harlem-globtrotter-and-kidsElementary school students from nearby PS 111  cheered on the shooting exhibition followed by a Circle Line cruise with the Globetrotters.  Aboard the boat, Big Easy and Buckets gave a motivational presentation while incorporating the Globetrotters’ signature moves. Continue reading HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TAKE THEIR NEW 4-POINT SHOT TO HUDSON RIVER