Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will be rolling out a program called municipal aggregation that will cut residents’ electric bills. Mayor Smith said, “Recent changes in state law allow the municipality to negotiate on behalf of all energy customers in Bayonne and to receive a reduced bulk rate for electric bills. At its June meeting, the City Council passed my proposal to enable the City of Bayonne to start energy competition through aggregation. We are excited about beginning this new, cost-saving program that will help our entire community.” Continue reading Smith Program Will Slash Your Energy Bill,Savings Could Be Up to 20%→
Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that contractors working on the Port Authority’s “Raise the Bridge Project” damaged a sewer main on West 5th Street, west of Kennedy Boulevard last week. A Port Authority contractor cut into an active sewer line by accident, because the sewer line was designated as “abandoned” and not in service on their contract plans.
Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused some basements to flood with sewage, due to the inability of the severed sewer main to drain water from the area.
Bayonne’s Mayor Mark A. Smith recently announced that his Administration will present a proposal for a Shop Bayonne Card that would encourage people to shop locally and save on their property taxes at the same time. Mayor Smith said, “Bayonne stores and professional services need to increase their numbers of customers, and Bayonne property owners can reduce their tax bills. The Shop Bayonne Card will achieve both goals. We are very excited about this proposal, which will be a win-win for the people of Bayonne.” Mayor Smith thanked Second Ward Council Member Joseph Hurley for bringin this program to my attention.”
This spring, the City of Bayonne will mail Shop Bayonne Cards to every known household in the community. The cards will appear similar to credit and debit cards, complete with a magnetic strip on the reverse side. Mayor Smith explained, “They can be used only at participating Bayonne businesses.” Smith continued, “Each participating enterprise will offer its own percentage of the purchase price, which will be transferred into a special property tax reduction fund for each cardholder. When Bayonne residents receive the cards in the mail, they would need to activate them before taking them to local stores and offices.” The cards must be registered online at www.propertytaxcard.com. Every time a resident shops at a participating merchant and they swipe the card, the amount of the discount will be registered on the Internet. Consumers will be able to check their progress online throughout the year. Continue reading New Shopping Program to Boost Bayonne Businesses and Reduce Property Taxes→
Alexan CityView, a vibrant, brand-new mid-rise apartment community, is now open on the Bayonne Peninsula. Alexan CityView is the only new multi-family development in Bayonne, and is just a short walk or complimentary shuttle bus ride to the 34th Street New Jersey Light Rail station, and around the corner from the Liberty Cruise Terminal and 9/11 Memorial.
The amenity package at Alexan CityView is fully loaded with a 9,000 square foot clubhouse, featuring The Zone, a media lounge with Wii, Xbox, PlayStation and six HDTVs; The Club with billiards table, tabletop shuffleboard, demonstration kitchen, intimate seating and numerous HDTVs; The Mini Club; a children’s playroom with TV and DVD player within the fitness center; The I-Lounge with Mac and PC workspaces and WiFi internet access; The Studio, a fully-loaded fitness studio with cardio theatre and weight-training equipment; and The Oasis; a resort-style heated pool with spacious sundeck and WiFi internet access. All residents will have a personal assistant at their fingertips with concierge services provided by VIPdeskTM.
Project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street in Bayonne.
Light Rail Ground-Breaking: At 8th Street in Bayonne, NJ Transit leaders and several federal, state, county, and municipal officials took part in a ceremony that marked the start of construction of the latest Light Rail extension. During the next two years, the Light Rail tracks will be extended southward from 22nd Street to 8th Street. A viaduct will be built to carry the rail line from 11th Street to 8th Street. A new station will be built at 8th Street and Avenue C. Completion of the project is expected in 2010. (Photo credit: Kimberly Lewis. )
On October 15, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Albio Sires
joined NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and Bayonne Mayor Terrence Malloy to break ground on a project to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service farther into a new station at 8th Street.