Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

 Fourth Consecutive Credit Upgrade Since Mayor Fulop Took Office

    Fitch upgrades Jersey City Credit Rating                                                                   

Fitch report cites Jersey City’s “improved financial profile” under the Fulop administration, a growing tax base and rebuilding of reserves to strong levels

The Fitch Group announced today a major, three-level increase of Jersey City’s credit rating for General Obligation (GO) debt from A- to AA-, marking the fourth consecutive credit rating increase under the Fulop administration.

The upgrade follows the announcement two weeks ago with the budget introduction that municipal taxes would remain stable with no tax increase for a fourth consecutive year. Continue reading Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

Turnpike Interchange 14A Work Schedule Next Three Weeks

14A Interchange project

 The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:

Toll Plaza

  • 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.
  • Roadway construction continues.




 Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Special Improvement District invites you to bring the children to take a free photo with the Easter Bunny on Saturday April 8th.

As in past years the Easter Bunny will arrive on Broadway between 12 and 2 pm to meet the kiddies and take a photo you  will cherish for years to come.

He won’t be there long so hop  down early and enjoy this wonderful event and Bayonne’s Broadway.

Bayonne Free Photo Easter Bunny




Music Broadway Bayonne Friday, April 7th , 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 15th week pairs local musicians with some of Bayonne’s excellent dinner venues.

Going out to dine Friday night April 7th ? 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      George Orlando 
KP Sarelli’s Restaurant        241 Broadway 7pm      Piano Bill & Lisel
 Kuhl’s Tavern  53 Prospect Ave………………..5pm             Joe Taino 
MezCal Kitchen 482 Broadway…      7pm                        Domino Effect 
San  Vito’s   406 Broadway ……………….6:30pm                Paul Addie 
The Vic Tavern 107 Hobart Ave…          4:00 pm          George Orlando 
For more information call the Bayonne UEZ  201-858-6357

STEPPIN’ OUT Kitchen Step Jersey City offers Cool Menu and Friendly Vibes  

Kitchen Step in Downtown Van Vorst  Section of Jersey City  Kitchen Step Jersey City

The Friendly Crew at Kitchen Step

By Sally Deering


Kitchen Step Jersey City
Kitchen Step in Downtown Van Vorst section of Jersey CIty

In the heart of the Downtown Van Vorst section of Jersey City, the Kitchen Step bistro offers Progressive American cuisine in an open and airy space that’s down to earth with natural wood tables, eco green banquettes and paintings of leaves and tree branches hanging from the dining room ceiling.




kitchen step jersey City General Manager Kenneth Rosado and the staff at Kitchen Step go the distance when it comes to customer service, which is evident when the 60-seat eatery fills up during weekend brunch with customers clamoring for dishes like the Nutella Swirl Pancakes and Truffle Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon.


“We are a neighborhood restaurant,” Rosado says, as the crew prepares for a busy Friday night. “We had big shows to fill when we opened a year ago last February. This was where Thirty Acres used to be.” Continue reading STEPPIN’ OUT Kitchen Step Jersey City offers Cool Menu and Friendly Vibes  

Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10 Percent of Future Tax Abatement Payments to Jersey City Public Schools


Mayor Fulop Sign Executive Order
Jersey City MayorSteven M. Fulop

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.

“For the past four years we worked on correcting the fiscal mismanagement and structural deficit that we inherited from past administrations, and were able to deliver four consecutive years of no tax increases and three consecutive credit upgrades,” said Mayor Fulop.  “With the city’s fiscal house on solid footing, we believe now is the right time set the standard that tax abated properties contribute to the board of education to relieve the burden on all of our city taxpayers.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Signs Executive Order Dedicating 10 Percent of Future Tax Abatement Payments to Jersey City Public Schools

Hoboken Opens Waiting List New Affordable Housing Units


Hoboken Affordable housing units 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 (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.

Continue reading Hoboken Opens Waiting List New Affordable Housing Units



28 WEST 22ND STREET BAYONNE Move-in Condition-Law Office-excellent for  Law or Medical building, one block from new Hospital on Broadway.

Has three levels…

1ST FLOOR -reception area-2 offices and large conference room-1/2 bath-

2ND FLOOR-four offices plus kitchen & secretary office-full bath w/shower.

3RD FLOOR-two rooms and full bath. 2nd & 3rd floors added on in 1990. Private entrance on side of building. Shown by appointment only-24 hour notice

Parking for 3 cars no appointment after 6pm at this time

Law office space on 1st & 2nd floors, 2nd and 3rd floors are possible to convert to rental apartment.

Parking for (3) cars (2) gas units of Central Air

A must see! One block from Light Rail 

Call 201-339-1000  Albert R. Andriola 



It will be “1984” on April 4 at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre . . . & Across America.

National Screening Day 1984
 The Loew’s Jersey is partnering with the Jersey City Free Public Library to participate in National Screening Day / 1984
— screening of the film “1984” followed by discussion (thoughtcrime will be overlooked).

At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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.

Continue reading It will be “1984” on April 4 at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre . . . & Across America.


Derek's Friends

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.

Joseph G Sexton 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 film screens this Saturday, April 1st, at the Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City.


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