A Great Day of Buddy Baseball!

Recreation - 5/22/2017 10:10:00 AM

Pictured is Josh and Jared, of the Dodgers, and the Bayonne High School Softball Team at Division of Recreation Buddy Baseball! Come see Josh and all the athletes in action on Saturday, June 3rd!  For more information on Buddy Baseball and Special Needs Sports, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: May 22 - 26, 2017

Administration - 5/19/2017 3:16:00 PM

The Bayonne Bridge will perform an overnight closure tonight (Friday, May 19).  The bridge will close at 11:59 PM on Friday night, May 19, and reopen by 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 20. After the bridge reopens Saturday morning, the bridge will remain open throughout the rest of the weekend and is not scheduled to close again until the 7:00 pm-5:00 am overnight closure on Monday, May 22.

Information for next week’s travel advisory is below:

Daily schedule:

*Monday, May 22 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Monday, May 22 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Tuesday, May 23 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Wednesday, May 24 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Wednesday, May 24 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Thursday, May 25 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE
Thursday, May 25 – 7:00 pm – 5:00 am closure

*Friday, May 26 – NO DAYTIME CLOSURE

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will remain open from 5:00 AM Friday, May 26, until the 7:00 PM-5:00 AM overnight closure on Tuesday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.

*Regular daytime 9:00 am – 3:00 pm closures have been suspended for the time being. Further use of daytime closures may be necessary and scheduled in the future to advance Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program construction, but for the immediate future, the roadway will remain open during daytime hours.

Local Streets

Bayonne, NJ – Margaret Street is closed until 2019. West 4th Street is closed until December 2017. Juliette Street is closed until December 2017. Gertrude Street is closed until the end of May 2017.

Reminder: Time to Get Orange and Purple Parking Zone Permits

Parking Utility - 5/9/2017 10:15:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis reminded residents that it is time to renew residential parking permits in the Orange and Purple Zones.  He also reminded residents that the Orange Zone is being extended westward from Kennedy Boulevard to Newark Bay.  The extension of the Orange Zone will be enforced effective Monday, June 5, 2017.

The Orange Zone was established to protect residential parking in the neighborhoods near the 8th Street Light Rail Station. The Purple Zone was established to maintain residential parking in the neighborhoods near the Bayonne Bridge.

The existing streets included in the Orange and Purple Zones are listed on the municipal website.  The Orange Zone will be extended westward from the West side of Kennedy Boulevard to Newark Bay, from 15th Street at the northern end of the zone down to Schuyler Place at the southern end of the zone.

Residents who live on the new streets in the Orange Zone need to apply for permits. Renewal notices have been mailed to current permit holders of both the Orange and Purple Zones.  Current permits expired officially on April 30. After a grace period, enforcement of the new permits will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017, in the Orange Zone, and on Monday, July 3, 2017, in the Purple Zone.

Applicants may file for permits through the mail, and the Parking Utility encourages the public to do so. People do not need to apply for permits in person at City Hall. Permit applications and photocopies of the required documents may be mailed along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Bayonne Parking Utility, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002.  Please note that the Parking Utility has moved from Room 14 to Room 13 at City Hall.

Eligible Bayonne business owners with a primary business address located within the relevant zone, and their employees whose workplaces are located in that zone, and who are not Bayonne residents, will be able to apply for permit stickers through the Parking Utility for a fee of $150 per year. 

Turnpike 14A Construction Update - 5/9/2017

Administration - 5/9/2017 10:02:00 AM

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about construction in and around the Turnpike’s 14 A interchange.

In the toll plaza itself, renovation work is continuing on the toll plaza building.

Asphalt resurfacing of the north side of the toll plaza and of the ramps between the toll plaza the Hudson County Extension is tentatively scheduled for late June 2017.

In the area of the roundabout at the northern end of Avenue E, construction of new piers (columns) is continuing.  During the week of May 8, 2017, the northbound lane of Avenue E will be shifted right to a temporary, new alignment between 50th and 51st Streets.  This new alignment will be in place for several months.

During the first two weekends in May, new bridge steel installation operations will take place over the Hudson Bergen Light Rail line and the Conrail freight line.  As a result, Light Rail service between the 34th Street station in Bayonne and Danforth Avenue in Jersey City will be maintained via NJ Transit bus service, from 3:00 a.m. Saturday through 3:00 a.m. Monday.

In mid-June, structural steel will be erected over northbound Avenue E and the new roundabout.  At that time, nighttime detours of northbound Avenue E, from 50th Street to 52nd Street, will be required for approximately one week in support of the bridge steel erection.

At the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, construction is continuing on the jughandle ramp, ground improvements, and on the retaining wall that is part of the ramp.  Northbound Route 440 is being reconstructed north of Pulaski Street.

In the ramp area east of Route 440, road construction is continuing on the new connector ramps.  Bridge construction is continuing over Pulaski Street.  In late June 2017, nighttime detours of the Pulaski Street jughandle will be required for approximately one week in support of bridge steel erection.

Ground-Breaking for New Apartment House at 222 Avenue E

AAA - 5/2/2017 3:20:00 PM

Ground-Breaking:  City officials joined members of Madison Hill Properties and their architect for a ground-breaking ceremony at 222 Avenue E.  Pictured from left to right: Mayor Jimmy Davis, Sam Kazarnovsky (Madison Hill), Ralph Mandelbaum (Madison Hill), Tzvi Goder (Madison Hill), Dean Marchetto (architect), City Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, City Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, and Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace.

On May 1, developers from Madison Hill Properties joined City officials for a ground-breaking ceremony at 222 Avenue E, the site of the former C.J. Murphy Fuel Company.  The property will become the location of a six-story, seventy unit apartment house.

Speaking at the ceremony, Michael Miceli, the attorney for Madison Hill, called the future apartment house “a fantastic project.”  He thanked Mayor Jimmy Davis “for making it happen.” Miceli recalled that his involvement with the project began in August 2015 when he received a phone call about the site from Tzvi Goder, the Managing Partner of Madison Hill Properties.  Mr. Goder’s grandfather, Arthur Shulman, went to school in Bayonne with Gerald Murphy, son of C.J. Murphy.  Mr. Shulman and Gerald Murphy were both in the home heating oil business in Bayonne.  Mr. Goder recognized that the Murphy property had an excellent location, due to its proximity to the 22nd Street Light Rail Station.

Mr. Goder thanked Mayor Davis, Business Administrator Joe DeMarco, City Planner Suzanne Mack, and City Engineer Robert Russo for working closely with Madison Hill to redevelop the Murphy site.  Mr. Goder also credited architect Dean Marchetto of the firm of Marchetto Higgins Stieve with designing “a vibrant residential multi-family” building. 

Mayor Davis thanked the Madison Hill developers for “investing and believing in the City of Bayonne.”  City Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, who served on the Planning Board when the Madison Hill proposal was approved, said, “I’m in love with this project.”  He called the design “a beautiful concept.”

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