The Heights At-Large Candidate Forum will be held this Thursday, April 18th, from 6:45PM to 9PM at the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, located at 167 Hancock Avenue, Jersey City.
There are eight certified candidates vying for the three At-Large seats on the City Council. Candidates that are scheduled to participate are: Joyce Watterman, Rolando Lavarro, Jr., Sean Connolly, Ray Regalado, Daniel Rivera and Omar Perez. Viola Richardson and Peter Brennan cannot attend.
Non-partisan organizers include the Riverview Neighborhood Association, Inc., Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc., PS 8 Neighborhood Block Association, Heights Hope Neighborhood Association, Heights Community Relations Council, Pershing Field Garden Friends, Nelson Avenue Block Association, Farms in the Heights, Riverview Community Garden, AARP Chapter 5102, and local news organization The Jersey City Independent.
Saturday, April 20th
Not sure what to do with that old TV, half-used cans of oil paint, those old car tires or that couch you no longer use? Have boxes and boxes of old bills, tax returns and other personal papers that need to be shred? Then RNA’s 2nd Annual Big Spring Cleanup is for you!
Come to Riverview-Fisk Park (aka Bowers Street Park or the park on Palisade Ave by Griffith & Bowers St) anytime between 10AM-3PM on Saturday, April 20th and drop off these items into the appropriately marked receptacles or trucks ( parked along Ogden Ave). At 9AM, volunteers are welcome to join us to cleanup the park and get it ready for Spring activities.
We can accept:
- E-Waste (TVs, PCs, fax machines, printers, cell phones, other electronics)
- Hazardous waste: oil-based paint, motor oil, antifreeze (5 gallon limit per person, proof of residency required)
- Leaves/dirt (in JCIA-provided paper bags only)
- Mixed recyclables
- Tires (First 4 car tires are free. $3 for each additional car tire, $10 for each truck tire. Proof of residency required.)
- Donations of furniture, clothing and other gently used items in good condition for the Salvation Army (no missing parts/pieces)
- Other worn-out household items
- Personal papers for shredding (see below)
We cannot accept:
- Refrigerators, air conditioners or items with CFCs (however, the JCIA will pick them up from you Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM if you schedule a pickup by calling 201-432-4645 x600)
- Construction Materials or Commercial trash
Personal Paper Shredding
All American Recycling has generously agreed to provide proper disposal of personal documents to help safeguard and protect your personal information and credit, and preventing identity theft. Personal confidential and/or sensitive documents will be shred for free. All American will accept these papers on Saturday along Ogden Avenue and shred them at their facility. They are licensed and bonded document destruction specialists and can provide proof of document destruction.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept medications for disposal as planned. However, medications can be dropped off at the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at 257 Cornelison Ave throughout the year.
Please note there will be NO PARKING along Ogden Avenue on Saturday after 8AM in order to make room for the dumpsters and allow room for cars to pull in with their stuff. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will appreciate the benefits of this cleanup to the neighborhood. Ogden Ave will remain open to traffic but please traverse it with care.
This is your opportunity to spiff up the house (without a trip to Rt 440!) and learn from representatives from the JCIA how to get rid of these items the rest of the year.