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Holi celebration in Jersey CIty

Holi a festival of colors was  celebrated on March 12th this year. Holi is celebrated to welcome the spring season. There were many people playing Holi on the street in the Journal Square area.

According to Wikipedia Holi  is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.[7][1][8] The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.[9][10] It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.[9][10] It lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar

Holi Celebration in Jersey City
Holi being celebrated in Jersey City
Holi cebrated in Jersey City
Holi Celebration in Jersey City


Hoboken Street Cleaning Suspended for Thursday, March 16

Hoboken Alternate side of street parking suspended due to snow Hoboken street cleaning will be suspended on Thursday, March 16th, as crews continue working to clear snow from corners, bus stops, and other locations. Four additional Bobcats and crews have been brought in to focus exclusively on clearing corners. With about 1,000 crosswalks across the city, a lot more work remains to be done, so street cleaning will remain suspended tomorrow (Thursday, March 16) so that crews can continue to focus on this work.

Inspectors have been issuing fines for unshoveled sidewalks/corners and will continue to issue fines for violations. Report violations via, the Hoboken 311 mobile app, or by calling 201-420-5629. Property owners are subject to summons every 24 hours if sidewalks remain uncleared, and inspectors will continue enforcing in the days ahead. Continue reading Hoboken Street Cleaning Suspended for Thursday, March 16

Hoboken’s Mayor Zimmer Introduces 2017 Budget With Tax Cut


Hoboken's Mayor Zimmer Mayor Dawn Zimmer is introducing a municipal budget that continues to keep municipal taxes stable for the 7th straight year. The introduced 2017 budget includes a 1.25% reduction in the municipal tax rate, due to a flat municipal tax levy and an increasing ratable base.

Over the next 6 years, the City will invest $42 million in the water main system. This includes the $7 million water main replacement on Washington Street that is currently underway, $5.2 million for additional improvements authorized for priority areas, and $30 million through the 6-year capital plan which includes an additional $5 million per year over the next 6 years.

Continue reading Hoboken’s Mayor Zimmer Introduces 2017 Budget With Tax Cut

Bayonne Police Department Reschedules Vehicle Auction for Tuesday, March 21  

The Bayonne Police Department Rescheduled the  Vehicle Auction until Tuesday, March 21   announced Bayonne Police Department Reschedules Vehicle Auction for Tuesday, March 21   Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis The Vehicle Auction is being held  at 9:30 a.m., at the Bayonne Police Pound, 330 Hook Road, in Bayonne. The vehicles that will be featured at the auction came into the possession of the Police Department as a result of abandonment or failure of owners to claim them.         The vehicles scheduled to be auctioned on Tuesday, March 21, will be available for inspection by prospective bidders on Monday, March 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bayonne Police Pound.  

            This auction was scheduled originally for March 14, but was postponed, due to inclement winter weather on that date.

            The Police Department advises prospective buyers that all of the vehicles are in used condition.  They may be inoperable, may be missing parts, may require repairs, or may have defects that re not readily apparent.  Each item is being offered as is.  The minimum bid price shall be $200 per vehicle unless otherwise specified.  One vehicle listed for the auction has a minimum bid price of $6,000. An additional fee of $2 for a junk title certificate shall be charged for each vehicle being auctioned.

            Buyers must pay in full, either in cash or by certified check, at the time of sale.  Buyers must remove the purchased vehicles from the pound no later than three days after the date of sale.  The purchase of any vehicle not removed from the pound after three days following the sale may be declared void, and the monies paid by the successful bidder would be forfeited. 

            The Police Department expects thirty-five vehicles to be available at the auction. The Bayonne Police Department reserves the right to withdraw any of the vehicles from the sale.  This sale of motor vehicles bars all claims of interest in said motor vehicles except for the purchasers.  The Police Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids for the vehicles.  In the event of the last-minute addition of new items to the auction, any terms or conditions applying to their sale at auction would be announced. 

            The auction scheduled by the Police Department for March 21 is the third such event planned for 2017.  The Bayonne Police Department holds such auctions from time to time.  Other police auctions that may take place in 2017 would be announced as events may warrant.  



Bayonne Library Registration Various Programs Children’s Room  

Bayonne Public Library Holds Registration for events in Children's roomThe Bayonne Library will Hold Registration for Various Programs in the Children’s Room   was announced by Mayor Jimmy Davis, the Bayonne Public Library will have registration for Parent/Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime.  Registration for these programs will take place starting Monday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m., through Friday, March 24, or until these programs are filled, whichever comes first.  The library will start registration each day at 9:30 a.m.  All programs take place in the Children’s Room in the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C.  The Spring Session for these programs will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Continue reading Bayonne Library Registration Various Programs Children’s Room  

Holy Rosary Parish Annual St. Joseph’s Dinner Sunday March 19th, 2017

The following  Fridays Lenten Schedule featuring  Stations of the Cross, Sunday Lenten Film Retreats  and Holy Rosary Parish Annual St. Joseph Dinner for Sunday March 19th, 2017 this month.

Please check the ad  below  for times and events.

 Holy Rosary Parish  is located at 344 Sixth Street in Historic  Downtown Jersey City 201-795-0120  and welcomes all new members to the community and former parishioners   to come celebrate the Lenten and Easter Season at Holy Rosary.

Founded in 1885, Holy Rosary Church is the oldest Italian Roman Catholic Church in the state of New Jersey. It’s congregation now reflects the growing “tapestry of nations” that makes up the demographics of downtown Jersey City.  

See our Easter Mass Schedule on this website

To view the Holy Rosary Church website visit

Holy Rosary Lenten ad


Jersey City Prepares Blizzard Conditions Winter Storm Stella Heads Towards Region

 Snow Team Prepares for up to 20 inches of Snow With Aggressive Snow Removal Plan

OEM Center Activated & Crews to Remain Operational Throughout Storm, DPW Deploying 64+ Pieces of Equipment and Nearly 6,000 Tons of Salt Available

 Jersey City Prepares  Blizzard ConditionsJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, are preparing with an aggressive snow removal plan for blizzard conditions as Winter Storm Stella tracks toward our region, with the potential for up to 20 inches of snow.  DPW will be deploying approximately 64 crews throughout the duration of the storm.

“We have crews coming in early and will have more than 60 salt spreaders and plows and nearly 6,000 tons of salt so we can clear the roadways as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Mayor Fulop. “This is a nor’easter with blizzard conditions and we are asking for the public’s cooperation to please stay off the roads and not park at corners, as this greatly slows down our snow removal operations.” Continue reading Jersey City Prepares Blizzard Conditions Winter Storm Stella Heads Towards Region

Anticipating the Snowstorm, Bayonne Announces Temporary Changes in Parking, Sweeping, and Recycling


              Bayonne Announces Temporary Changes in Parking, Sweeping, and Recycling  Mayor Jimmy Davis announced several temporary changes In anticipation of Tuesday’s expected snowstorm, in parking, street-sweeping, and recycling.

                The City of Bayonne has announced that a No Parking policy will be in effect from midnight Monday night through midnight Tuesday night in several specified areas. During that time, there will be no parking allowed on the north side of 5thStreet from Orient to Broadway; no parking on the west side of Avenue C from 25th Street to 26th Street; no parking on the east side of Avenue C from 27th Street to 28th Street; no parking on the east side of Broadway from 5th Street to 50th Street; and no parking on the west side of Broadway from 5th Street to 40th Street.  

                Garbage pick-ups on Broadway will take place at midnight on Monday night, so please set out your garbage well in advance on Monday night.

                Beginning Tuesday morning, March 14, street-sweeping will be suspended until further notice.

                Beginning Tuesday, March 14, there will be no curbside pick-ups of televisions until further notice.

                On Tuesday, March 14, the citywide scrap metal pick-up will not take place.





Map from National Weather servic e

The City of Hoboken Office of Emergency Management has declared a snow emergency in advance of a major winter storm forecast to impact our area. Parking will be prohibited on snow routes effective 8:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 until further notice. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch from March 14 12:00am until March 15 12:00am. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are possible with accumulations of 12 to 18 inches and wind gusts up to 50mph. Salt brine will be applied to streets prior to the storm.

Emergency Snow Routes
Vehicles parked on Snow Emergency Routes are subject to ticketing and towing as of 8:00pm on Monday, March 13. This is necessary to move police, fire, ambulances, and snow plows throughout Hoboken in time of emergency for the safety and welfare of all our citizens. Snow Emergency Routes in Hoboken are labeled with street signs that read “No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered.” Please note that as of this year, both sides of Observer Highway between Henderson Street and Hudson Street have been designated as snow emergency routes. A map of snow routes is available at

Temporary No Parking signs will also be posted on 12th Street between Willow Avenue and Clinton Street, the north side of 13th Street west of Clinton Street, and Jefferson Street between 14th Street and 15th Street to accommodate buses and snow removal operations. Continue reading BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT; SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR HOBOKEN – PARKING PROHIBITED ON SNOW ROUTES AS OF MONDAY 8PM


The  Annual Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday March 12, 2017 @ 12:30pm.

The parade is sponsored by The Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

 The Parade Route will begin at Lincoln Park to Journal Square via Ken-nedy Blvd. and end right on in front of PJRyans Squared located at 4PATH Plaza, Journal Square in Jersey City.

There will be a pre -parade shuttle from PJRyans Squared to the parade start and more see below…