Paving update on Broadway and side streets
City officials have announced updated information about Bayonne's 2010 street-paving program.
On Monday, Nov. 29, contractors will create expansion joints in the Broadway pavement by sawing the surface and sealing the saw lines. These steps will enable the pavement to expand and contract to avoid damage as temperatures change in the years ahead. A similar sawing and sealing process took place on Broadway after the previous paving project there in 2003. The sawing and sealing activity will take three to four days. Striping will take place on Broadway in early December. Construction schedules are subject to change, depending on the weather.
The next streets covered by Bayonne’s 2010 paving project are all side streets. Owl Contracting is the company that will perform the side street resurfacing. Signs will be posted to alert residents to the upcoming concrete, milling, and paving work on the side streets. Preliminary work will begin on the side streets on or about Monday, Nov. 29.
The side streets involved in the paving project are: Second Street – from Newman Avenue to Humphrey Avenue; Ninth Street – from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue C; Ninth Street – from Avenue A to Newark Bay; 19th Street – from Avenue A to Newark Bay; 30th Street – from Prospect Avenue to Route 440; 45th Street – from Kennedy Boulevard to Avenue B; 46th Street – from Avenue E to Broadway; 57th Street – from Avenue B to Avenue C; Humphreys Avenue – from Second Street to Third Street; Park View Terrace – from 26th Street to 27th Street; Church Lane – from 22nd Street to 25th Street.
UNICO sponsors Thanksgiving dinner
UNICO will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner at the Assumption Soup Kitchen starting at noon to about 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. This is free to anyone. Families are welcome. The traditional meal will be prepared and donated by the Chandelier Restaurant. The Soup Kitchen is located at West 23rd Street near Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne.
Tea Party group’s Menendez recall attempt rejected by state Supreme Court
The state Supreme Court has ruled that a Tea Party group’s attempt to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is not allowed by the U.S. Constitution, according to an Associated Press report.
An appeal of Thursday’s 4-2 ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court is planned, according to Rose Ann Salanitri, one of the recall organizers, in hopes that a successful verdict there will aid movements elsewhere to recall other U.S. senators.
Although the state constitution allows a recall, the AP report says that the top court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not.
“The historical record leads to but one conclusion: the Framers rejected a recall provision and denied the states the power to recall U.S. Senators,” Chief Justice Stuart Rabner wrote in the majority opinion, quoted in the report.
The group said they targeted Menendez for his liberal political views, particularly his support for the health insurance overhaul passed by Congress.
Menendez will be up for re-election in November 2012.