BayonneMayor James Davis announced recently that the City plans to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) issued by Amazon for the creation of the second headquarters in the United States.
Mayor Davis stated, â€œGiven the fact that the City of Bayonne has over 200 acres of undeveloped land on the former Military Ocean Terminal-Bayonne (MOTBY), I believe we are uniquely positioned to respond to this request.â€ Bayonneâ€™s ongoing transformation from a city of industry to a city of innovation and technology fits perfectly with Amazonâ€™s objectives and, quite frankly, the City of Bayonne meets or exceeds every one of the logistical, cultural, communal and operational criteria set forth in Amazonâ€™s RFP. Simply stated, â€œI believe there are no other municipalities offering anything close to what Bayonne has to offer.â€
Â NJCU Professor Pens Book on Broadwayâ€™s Unsung Artisans
Â By Sally Deering
Â When some folks see Broadwayâ€™s Theater District for the first time they ooh, ah and buy tickets to the show theyâ€™re dying to see. When Timothy White, Ph.D., an assistant professor of history at New Jersey City University first saw Broadway, he not only bought tickets, he began researching its glorious history.
Dr. Whiteâ€™s curiosity centered on the artists behind the scenes, the nameless crafts men-and-women who sewed the costumes, built the scenery and provided the lights needed to spotlight all those chorus girls in musical showstoppers. Whiteâ€™s curiosity led him to the Library of Performing Arts to write his dissertation for his Columbia University Ph.D. and the result is his first published book BLUE COLLAR BROADWAY: The Craft and Industry of American Theater (pub: University of Pennsylvania Press) now on the shelves of Barnes & Noble and online at Amazon.com.