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Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets in Citywide Pilot Program to Enhance the Pedestrian Experience

 

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JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces five “parklets” being installed around the City in an effort to create more public space and enhance the pedestrian experience. The five parklets are mini-parks which will temporarily turn a standard parking space into a place for the public to enjoy with seating, landscaping, lighting, art and more. 

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“This initiative aims to create an efficient use of space for our community, allowing our pedestrians to take advantage of the green space by relaxing and socializing near businesses, restaurants, and transportation hubs,” said Mayor Fulop. “Through Vision Zero, we are one step closer to reimagining our streets for all of its users, reducing traffic fatalities on our streets, and will use the feedback from this pilot program to determine if the program will be expanded.”

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The five new parklets are open to the public with locations at: 280 Grove Street, 271 Ocean Avenue, 360 Communipaw Avenue, 38 Congress Street and 193 Mallory Avenue. Following national safety guidelines and best practices, the parklets include the proper barriers and protection from parked cars and adjacent travel lanes. Continue reading Jersey City Transforms Parking Spots into Parklets in Citywide Pilot Program to Enhance the Pedestrian Experience

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Golden Door Film Fest 2018 Opening Night

One of the largest crowds to date, over 500 people consisting of Directors, Producers, Actors, Politicans and film buffs filled the Jersey City Landmark Loew’s Theater on Thursday night, September 20th.

Hudson County Senator Bob Menendez spoke to the audience about the GDIFF’s contribution to helping young artist, Menendez said, ” he was thrilled to be at the 8th Annual GDIFF as a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, the arts bring out humanity in full force at a time when we can use some humanity.” He also spoke about Bill and Michelle Sorvino, Bill as Founder of GDIFF and Michelle Executive Director and their committment in using GDIFF to futhering the cause to educate the public on Autism.

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Bayonne Classic Car Show

Nothing beats the nostalgia of a classic car show.

Vintage cars gleaming in the sun with souped up engines and classic interiors dating back to America’s love affair with the automobile.

On Sunday, September 16th, Bayonne residents and Hudson County Classic Car enthusiasts took a walk through history at the Bayonne Classic Car Show.

Our River View Observer photographer was there.

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Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis center with friends at the Bayonne Classic Car Show

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LOCAL LEGENDS COME TO JERSEY CITY

Double the pleasure, double the fun!
By Diane Lombardi-Fleming

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Hudson County native Jon D’Amore and Manhattan-born rock legend Carmine Appice will entertain the audience at a book signing event .

Jon D’Amore, author of the bestselling memoir, THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK and the novel DEADFELLAS, has done it again with his newly released THE DELIVERY MAN. The author’s expert ability for storytelling, along with his humor, creativity and ability for character development, ensures his third book will also grace the bestseller list. D’Amore’s understanding of the complexities within human thought becomes evident in the first pages. The Delivery Man delivers on all counts. Mystery, suspense, humor, romance and espionage are all expertly woven together into a fun, exciting and unpredictable romp that is sure to please a variety of tastes. Continue reading LOCAL LEGENDS COME TO JERSEY CITY

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Red Cross holds fourth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive


To commemorate the solemn anniversary Sept. 11, the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Jersey City Department of Public Safety and Suburban Propane, will hold its Fourth Annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. Close to 200 first responders and community members are expected to participate. All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane, a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Services.

Fourth annual Jersey City Police & Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive
  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The blood drive will take place between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A special program with Jersey City, Red Cross and Suburban Propane officials will be held between 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey. Continue reading Red Cross holds fourth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

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Bridges Art Festival 2018 Saturday, September 8, 2018

With a cool breeze coming off the Newark Bay, artists, musicians and vendors gathered in Bayonne’s Dennis Collins Park below the Bayonne Bridge for the Annual Bridge Art Festival.

Organized by Bridge Art Gallery owners Cheryl Mack and husband Christopher Mack, who is also President of the Bergen Point Merchant Association,

this annual event has become popular with Bayonne and Hudson County resident’s alike.

Participants were able to stroll through the park area and view artists work, along with vendor and sponsor booths.

A musical stage featuring live entertainment, The Anthony Fuscaldo Trio, Los Hacheros, Singer Alicia Olatuja, Dance with Me Dance Studio also a beer garden hosted by Bayonne’s DaNoi restaurant and plenty of food trucks and things for children to do.

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Bayonne Kayaking Event August, 18, 2018

Bayonne residents enjoyed a day of Kayaking on Newark Bay at Bayonne’s 16th Park presented by Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council, proving once again there are many things to do in Bayonne.

Our photographer was there to capture the event.

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Bayonne First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter and Bridges Art Gallery owner Cheryl Mack at the Kayaking event

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Bayonne Business Administrator Joe DeMarco at the grill at the Bayonne Kayaking event

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Bayonne National Nightout Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Bayonne residents braved the over 90 degree weather and came out to honor Natonial Nightout in Bayonne on August 7, 2018.

Represented by Hudson County’s Law enforcement such as the Bayonne Police Department and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office  the event was loaded with plenty of things to do for Bayonne residents, from inflatables rides for the children, vendors and a special treat for children; sitting in an actual Bayonne Police cruiser and BFD  Fire truck.

Information was handed out by the many vendors at the event Jersey City Medical Center,  Bayonne Community Bank, The City of Bayonne Office on Aging , Grace Lutheran Church and many others who were stationed along the event route between 21st and 23rd streets, along Broadway.

Also on hand McCabe Ambulance service and a large vehicle from the County of Hudson EMS Task Force.

Check out some photos below

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Out for National Night Out Bayonne Councilman at Large Juan Perez and Bayonne’s John Cupo
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BFD Fireman Mark Bottino at this year’s National Night out in Bayonne

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