Community Affairs Commissioner to Visit Bayonne Friday

Richard Constable III, New Jersey’s Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), will visit Post Road Gardens, a Bayonne public housing complex, on Friday, June 22, at 12:00 noon. Constable will inspect the site, at 537 Avenue A, where a major weatherization project has taken place since late 2011.

Making use of more than $1 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) put five members of Laborers local 325 back to work through its local weatherization and energy efficiency program. The BEOF covered the cost of construction materials and utility improvements. ARRA is President Obama’s economic recovery legislation.

The workers installed weather stripping, window caulking, and showerheads in apartments at Post Road Gardens. The work team also replaced inefficient refrigerators in Post Road apartments.

Post Road Gardens is owned by South Shore Village Leased Housing, a private, non-profit corporation. The property is managed by the Bayonne Housing Authority.