On Tuesday April 18th, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hudson County Community College’s Career Development Center, Center for Business and Industry, Division of Non-Traditional Programs, and Office of Student Activities, and more than 90 companies with part-time and full-time opportunities will take part in a Job Fair.
As a result of routine maintenance being performed on the Jersey City aqueduct on Thursday evening, sediment disruption occurred in several pipelines and has resulted in cloudy and discolored water for several customers across Jersey City and Hoboken. SUEZ crews have been actively addressing the situation by dispatching investigators to locations that have reported continued issues. Investigators have flushed pipelines to clear out the harmless sediment.
–Brianna Egers of Jersey City named 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
Brianna Egers of Jersey City, a sophomore majoring in marketing at William Paterson University in Wayne, is one of 273 students in the nation and one of only five in New Jersey to receive the 2017 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award for civic engagement.
Egers received the award for showing her strong commitment to the ideals of Compass Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.
The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
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, concrete pavement construction will be performed in Toll Lanes 8, 9 & 10. At the end of this weekend, Toll Lanes 8, 9 & 10 will be reopened. This work will be supported by Bayonne and the NJ State Police.
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.
During the weekend of 05/05/17 and 05/12/17, new bridge steel installation operations will be performed over NJ Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Conrail’s Industrial Track. During these periods, NJ Transit Light Rail service between 34th Street Station in Bayonne and Danforth Avenue Station in Jersey City will be maintained via NJ Transit bus service.
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 04/24/17, 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.
Revenue Sharing Plan Comes After Fulop Administration Delivers Four Years of No Tax Increase, Sets Fiscal House in Order; EO Uses Rutgers Projections for Impact PILOT Projects Have on Public School System
Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that today he signed an executive order that will dedicate 10 percent of the revenue from future tax abatements to the Jersey City Public Schools, with the revenue being shared through an unrestricted transfer of funds at the end of each calendar year.
The City of Hoboken is creating a housing waiting list for all future affordable rental units regulated by the City. Members of the public are invited to submit a preliminary application by visiting www.AffordableHomesNewJersey.com/Hoboken (Applicants without internet access may call 609-664-2769 X5). The deadline to submit applications for the random drawing to generate the affordable housing waiting list is May 8, 2017. Anyone who may be interested in current or future affordable housing units in Hoboken should apply by May 8th.
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30PM “1984” John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton. Directed by Michael Radford.1984, 120mins, Color, Rated R. (Screened in high def digital.)
Filmed and premiered during its eponymous year — a pivotal moment that occurs in the novel on April 4 was actually filmed on April 4 — Michael Radford’s adaptation is generally considered to be the preeminent movie version of George Orwell’s landmark novel (the story was filmed once before, in 1956 in a British production). Roger Ebert, who called it a “brilliant film”, wrote: “What is remarkable about the movie is how completely it satisfied my feelings about the book; the movie looks, feels, and almost tastes and smells like Orwell’s bleak and angry vision. John Hurt, with his scrawny body and lined and weary face, makes the perfect Winston Smith.” The film’s stark gray settings effectively set the mood of a totalitarian state. Suzanna Hamilton as Julia brings some human warmth to the otherwise grim and desolate surroundings, which makes her fate all the more shattering . In the last performance before his death, Richard Burton conveys Inner Party member O’Brien with a strange fatherly compassion that makes his sadistic role all the more disturbing. In contrast to some films that have a flashy look and make a lot of use of special effects to portray a dystopian future, “1984” focuses on the plight of humans with an austere landscape, washed-out colors, and severe close-ups that signify the omnipresence of Big Brother. In all, this “1984” faithfully follows its literary source in story, character, and tone. “1984” is certainly not a ‘feel-good’ movie, but it is not supposed to be. It’s a cautionary tale intended to make you think – and also, frightened enough to want to avoid Orwell’s nightmare parable from coming true. (Description complied from various sources.)
The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of George Orwell’s “1984,” compliments of the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation.
Jersey City NJ–“Derek’s Friends” — a comedy by Jersey City filmmaker and McNair HS sophomore, Joseph G. Sexton will screen this weekend at the 2017 Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City. Joseph w rote, directed & played the lead in this film which had its world premiere August 2016 at the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, where the RIIFF jury awarded Derek’s Friends the FIRST PRIZE KidsEye International Film Award.
Previously, Joseph won accolades for another one of his movies, “The American Dream” a documentary on immigrants, which was awarded second prize in the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition and aired on national television. A longer version of that film screened at Loews Historic Theater, and at the Gala Opening Nite of the 2015 Golden Door International Film Festival. Prior to that, Joseph produced “The Colors of Timothy,” a comedic mockumentary which garnered a nomination for Best Regional Short Film, and a personal scholarship for Joseph –all from the Golden Door International Film Festival. More recently, Mr. Sexton was the recipient of the James Gandolfini Filmmakers of Tomorrow Award.
Derek’s Friends is a narrative about a boy who must let go of ‘peculiar’ friends in order to move onto the next stage in life. The filmscreens this Saturday, April 1st, at the Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City.
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