The Bayonne City Council will hold a public hearing on dissolving the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority on July 17 ending a decade-long dream for the redevelopment of the former Military Ocean Terminal for upscale residential and commercial development. The council is also expected to vote on bonds that would cover $75 million in the BLRA’s outstanding debt as part of the dissolution.
Cunningham to hold forum on JC gun violence
In reaction to the recent influx of crime in Jersey City, Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham today announced a working forum to discuss measures to keep youth safe from gun violence. Federal, state, local, and county elected officials, as well as specific nonprofit community organizations, governing bodies, and religious leaders have been invited to attend.
“While many families in New Jersey are out enjoying the warm weather, our community has been plagued by crime, including escalating rates of gun violence. The goal of this forum is to begin creating a strategy to control gun violence in our neighborhoods, “said Senator Cunningham. “We can no longer sit back as violence terrorizes our streets, and these discussions will play a vital role in curbing this dangerous trend.”
The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23, at the Mary McCloud Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305.
Inquiries and RSVPs can be directed to Amanda Maldonado at (201) 451-5100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf course contract given third extension
If you were hoping to t-off at the $13 million golf course in Lincoln Park west in Jersey City, you’re going to have to wait a little longer.
The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) has issued its third extension to Persistent Construction Company of Fairview, over the objections of some Hudson County Freeholders, who claim the extensions are unfair to other companies that originally bid on the project.
While the project has been delayed—it was originally supposed to have been completed in late 2012—the county has been making money off the fill. Persistent’s contract gives a percentage of the profit to the county off what the company makes to dispose of the soil.
The project, however, was delayed by Mother Nature, according to county officials, who said that flooding due to Hurricane Sandy not only caused problems at the proposed golf course, but also on an environmental project nearby that had to be done prior to moving ahead with the golf course.
As a result of the storm, the HCIA decided to increase the height of the golf course to avoid flooding problems as a result of future storms. So far the company has delivered more than1 million cubic yards of soil to the golf course site. The new estimated time of opening will be in 2015, officials said.