The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) currently has rental assistance funding available for qualifying residents. The BEOF provides temporary housing assistance to individuals and families in Hudson County who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
These are the eligibility guidelines: Must have summons or warrant of removal with a docket number. Must prove you can pay going forward. Rent can’t be more than 50% of income. (Example: If monthly income is $1,000, rent cannot be more than $500.) Must be New Jersey resident – legally in the United States (Hudson County). Applicant cannot be receiving TANF, TRA, Section 8, or SSI. Applicant cannot be being released from jail.
If interested in applying, please visit BEOF headquarters at 555 Kennedy Boulevard (between 21st and 22nd Streets) in Bayonne, NJ. Staff members are available to assist in the completion of your application.
For more information, please call BEOF headquarters at 201-437-7222, and ask for Lourdes or Marisa.
River View Observer just released digital issue for January 1st to January 15th.
Inside this editon of the River View Observer there are plenty of things to do from Art exhibits, Theater, Music, Dancing and fine dining and don’t forget to check out our real estate section for Hudson County’s best homes for sale and rent.
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CAREPOINT DRIVE: CarePoint Health held a toy donation/clothing drive for the Bayonne Board of Education Special Services Department.
Those pictured include Bayonne Schools Superintendent Patricia McGeehan (fourth from left); Catherine Shull-Fernald (center), CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer; and Mohammad Shozub (fifth from right), CarePoint Site Manager, Patient Experience Department.
Film a Big Surprise; Rights & Royalties a Bigger Mystery
By Sally Deering
The story starts with two brothers and a couple of friends from Bayonne who wrote and recorded a song called Bim Sala Bim back in the 1970s. They took the title from “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” when Carson played fortune teller Carnac the Magnificent. He and Ed McMahon would say “Bim Sala Bim” as a greeting to each other.
Lou Gomez wrote the lyrics and his brother Richie Gomez wrote the melody and Ralph Cohen wrote the arrangements to Bim Sala Bim when they were in the 70s band “Hudson County”. The band eventually broke up, but the song lives on. Fast forward to 2016, Gomez finds out from a friend that Bim Sala Bim is on the soundtrack to the new Robert DeNiro movie, HANDS OF STONE.
“The group became known for its funk sound,” Gomez says, from his home in Sayreville. “We were signed to RCA records by Warren Schatz and asked to produce some material for a compilation album and a single release. Our single was “Heaven’s Here on Earth” and we were told it would be released at the same time Vickie Sue Robinson was to release Turn the Beat Around. At that time we also recorded Bim Sala Bim. Forty years later I get a call from a friend that Bim Sala Bim is a big underground hit in Europe especially Greece and Italy. It was later found out that the song was bootlegged by some unknown group called Fantastic Soul Inventions who just slapped their name on our recording.” Continue reading WHOSE SONG IS IT ANYWAY?Songwriter Lou Gomez’s BIM SALA BIM surfaces in new Robert DeNiro Flick
Yoga, Dance, Music, Film, and so much more
By Sally Deering
Summer’s just around the corner and after the winter we had, every day should feel like the 4th of July. One of the many benefits of living here on the Hudson is not only our close proximity to all things Manhattan, but the many activities that are offered either on the water or close to it. From kayaking to dance performances to film screenings on a starry night, there are plenty of fun things to do this summer; here’s a sampling…..
SUMMER ENCHANTED EVENINGS
Hoboken Concert Series
Thurs, 7 pm: Jun 25-Aug 20
Sinatra Park Amphitheater
Between 4th & 5th Streets, Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
By Sally Deering
Artist Meredith Lippman seems the perfect fit for her position as Program Development Specialist for the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development. Lippman empathizes with the artists she advocates for and she works diligently to help them connect with the Hudson community and grow their careers through workshops, newsletters and updates on venues where they can exhibit works.
Hudson’s Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs provides advisory services, technical assistance, grant programs, audience development initiatives, artist round tables and networking events for artists in the community. The Office also hosts tours and lectures on Hudson’s history, promotes historic preservation and presents events that celebrate Hudson’s cultural diversity. Joining Lippman on staff are Eileen Gaughan and Robert Kakolewski, and director William LaRosa. Continue reading Artists’ Advocate-Meredith Lippman, Program Development Specialist for Hudson County’s Office of Cultural Affairs Bridges Artists and Community
Luxury Building Marks First Development Adjacent to Newport Green Park; Already 40% Leased
Jersey City, NJ (July 15, 2013) – Laguna, the newest high-end residential property in the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City, is now available for renting. Already 40 percent leased, the 19-story Hudson River-waterfront building features 158 one, two and three-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 759 square feet to 2,015 square feet. The Laguna marks the first of the master-planned community’s final phase of development, which will surround the neighborhood’s award-winning 4.25-acre park, Newport Green.
“We broke the mold with the Laguna to create a product unique to existing offerings in Newport,” said Jamie LeFrak, principal at LeFrak. “We engaged a nationally-known design firm to add upscale finishes to every home and luxurious building amenities like a screening room and rooftop lounge. Paired with Laguna’s location next to the park, the building represents the 27-year evolution of our vision to transform the Jersey City waterfront into a thriving neighborhood with open green spaces and sidewalks full of residents and visitors.” Continue reading Leasing Open at Laguna, Newport, Jersey City’s Newest Waterfront Property