Jersey City to Become the First in New Jersey to Offer On-Demand Public Transit Solution

Goal is to Expand Public Transportation Access

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the City Council will move ahead with a request for proposals (RFP) forming a unique vendor partnership to create an innovative transit system with virtual stops and routes based on passenger demand. This technology-based transit system would be the first of its kind in the State, expanding accessibility to public transit and connecting the North and South regions of the City. Areas of Jersey City will be identified and targeted as primary service areas, with added connectivity to other key shopping and business districts, government facilities, as well as PATH, ferry and light rail stations.

“Typical bus systems are tailored to regulated routes and schedules, which can leave passengers waiting due to delays or having to walk blocks to their bus stop if there is not one close,” said Mayor Fulop. “We want to bring technology into the City that creates a fully dynamic, on-demand transit network. This ultimately will make rides faster, more convenient and connect the North and South parts of the City.”

At least 10% of the program’s fleet will be fully electric vehicles, with a goal to increase the number of electric cars in future years. Prices will be set near current mass transit ticket prices, below or around $2 per-ride, with discounts offered for certain populations including low-income residents, the disabled and senior citizens.

Relying on a user interface and underlying technology, similar to ride-hailing services, the service will primarily focus on “transit desert” areas determined by the City. The system will pick up passengers from predetermined pickup locations and dynamically route shuttles based on passenger demand.

“We are seeking a solution that responds dynamically to demand in an effort to be more efficient and more responsive to the varying needs of our communities,” said Barkha Patel, Senior Transportation Planner. “We’re continually looking to incorporating innovative technology that improves the quality of life for all users and modes of travel within our transportation network. This type of transit system can maximize connectivity and access to transit hubs, major employment, shopping and recreational destinations, and between existing neighborhoods.”

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BAYONNE READS MAY 30

BAYONNE READS: One Book, One Community

A community reading initiative created to celebrate literacy, by encouraging everyone in the community to read and discuss the same book.
Bayonne, please come out and join us on May 30th at 7:00PM in the Gallery at the Bayonne Public Library to help launch Bayonne Reads: One Book, One Community, a city-wide discussion of the book “The Things They Carried”, written by author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O’Brien. Considered to be one of the best works of fiction ever written about war,

The Things They Carried is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War.
BCB, a sponsor of Bayonne Reads, has generously purchased books that will be made available free-of-charge. Books are available on a first come, first serve basis at the May 30th launch event.
In addition, Vietnam Veteran, Tony Goodson, and Vietnam Era Veteran, Glen Flora, are the featured guest speakers. Objects from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum in Holmdel will also be on display in the Library.
Given Bayonne’s proud military history, ‘The Things They Carried” is a great book with which to begin our collective literary journey.
See you there!

BAYONNE READS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Councilman Neil Carroll
Sandra Dear
Matt Klimansky
J.P. Porcaro, Head Librarian, Bayonne Public Library
Caroline Ulivella
Dan Ward
Gene Woods 

JP Porcaro, MLIS
Director, Free Public Library & Cultural Center of Bayonne
697 Avenue C, Bayonne NJ, 07002. Office: 201.858.6972
American Library Association Presidential Candidate, 2016-2017
EveryLibrary Senior Advisor

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FIRST- TIME HOME BUYER SEMINAR HOSTED BY BCB BANK

At a recent First -time Buyer Seminar hosted by BCB Bank, and in conjunction with Hudson County Economic Development Corp. and NJ Community Capital, EXIT On The Hudson Realty’s Broker/Owner Annette Rubin offered tips and training for the home buying process to attendees.

www.bcb.bank

www.exitonthehudson.com

www.hudsonedc.org

www.newjerseycommunitycapital.org

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bayonne relay for life 2019

ATTENTION BAYONNE RESIDENTS  – SURVIVORS – CAREGIVERS – FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

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jersey City Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach 
Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, native and 2016 William L. Dickinson High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Arian Alfelor is an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) aboard the carrier stationed in Newport News, Virginia. As a Navy aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel), Alfelor is responsible for fueling any type of aircraft that lands on the carrier. 

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Food Truck Festival Set for Bayonne on Saturday, May 18

Early day at last years 2018 Bayonne Food Truck Festival

            Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Bayonne is hosting its second annual food truck festival on Saturday, May 18, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.  This year’s festival is being held in honor of the City of Bayonne’s 150th anniversary. The event will take place on Avenue E between 22nd and 24th Streets.  In order to accommodate the festival, portions of Avenue E will be closed to traffic. Thirty food vendors will be participating.  They will offer a great assortment of foods from a variety of cultures.  Italian, Korean, Greek, Polish, Thai, Cuban, American, and other cuisines will be featured.

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Year Up New York | New Jersey to Launch New Site at Hudson County Community College

Memorandum of understanding to be signed on May 16 at Hudson County Community College, with classes beginning in January 2020

New York, NY – May 10, 2019 – Continuing to expand its proven workforce development program, the nonprofit Year Up New York | New Jersey announced that it will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with Hudson County Community College (HCCC) to launch a new Year Up site at the college, with the first class of students starting in January 2020.

The signing will take place at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2019, at HCCC. Dr. Chris Reber, President of HCCC, and John Galante, Executive Director of Year Up New York | New Jersey, will sign the MOU.

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art gala’s ‘big 3-0’

   JCs Cathedral Arts Festival to Host “Big 3-0” Gala, Sat, May 18

   Artists, Friends & Grace Church Community to Come Out & Celebrate

By Sally Deering



Gentrification Towers by Fermin Mendoza will be on view at CAF

It’s probably the hippest church in Hudson County: a congregation of people from all walks of life, where artists are not only welcomed, they’re celebrated.

On Sat, May 8, beginning at 7 pm, Grace Church Van Vorst on Erie Street in Jersey City will host its 30th Anniversary celebration of the CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL (CAF), a gala of friends and community members coming together to support the church’s outreach and regale in artworks by local artists. This year, five curators have put together an exhibition of eclectic art that will dazzle and inspire.  Beth Achenbach, Cat Hecht, Robinson Holloway, Andrea Morin and Amy Elise de Jong.

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Bayonne’s buddy baseball


Pictured: Met’s #4 Gabriel DeMaria high fiving the “Buddies” Coach David Hoffman’s BHS Bees.

Bayonne Buddy Baseball kicked off it’s 5th year last Saturday (5/4/19) with an amazing turnout… 100 players, aged 3-21, all with Special Needs.

What was started five years ago by Pete Amadeo and Elisha DeMaria has become an entire community effort. NYC’s Mr. Met and the Somerset Patriots mascot Sparkee along with the Bayonne High School’s own Bee (Stingers Up!) were all there.

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bOLLYWOOD FULL SWING

  JCs Shehnaaz Dance Academy Dancers Perform Sat, May 18

   Students of All Ages Present Classic Bollywood Dance

Founded in 2012, Shehnaaz Dance Academy in Jersey City offers Bollywood dance classes for adults and kids, and on Sat, May 18, the school’s students will present an afternoon of classic Bollywood moves. The show will be held at Cornelia Bradford Elementary School No. 16 in Jersey City; curtain rises at 3 pm.

Shehnaaz Dance Academy offers dance classes in several Jersey City locales including the Boys and Girls Club, and the Performing Arts Workshop. The classes are part of the after-school programs in several Jersey City schools including schools No.16, No. 37, No. 5 and Primary Prep.

“Our Adult BollyHIIT workout and dance choreography classes are popular and well-known in the Jersey City area,” Founder Shehnaaz Jagasia says. “Our students have performed at various cultural events in Downtown Jersey City, and Hoboken, as well as the NYC India Day Parade. In 2018, Shehnaaz Dance Academy and its Spring Recital 2018 participants were recognized by the Jersey City Council.”

Shehnaaz Dance Academy presents twice-yearly recitals for its students to showcase their talents and hard work, Jagasia says.

“These recitals offer an opportunity for our students to stand confidently on a huge platform, overcome their stage fright, and be lauded for all the efforts they put in throughout the semester,” Jagasia says. “Our audience is wowed by the sheer level of talent and professionalism displayed by our dancers.”

If you go

Sat, May 18, 3 pm

SHEHNAAZ DANCE ACADEMY RECITAL

Cornelia Bradford Elementary School No. 16

96 Sussex St, JC

(201) 245-0025

Shehnaazdanceacademy.com

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