CASID Press Release
Teamwork Key to Fixing Lights
Central Avenue No Longer in the Dark Thanks to City Council, Jersey Journal, & PSE&GJune 5, 2007
To follow up on the news article “Kept in the Dark” which ran on May 14th in the Jersey Journal, the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (CASID) is pleased to announce that PSE&G, under the guidance of Public Affairs Director Richard Dwyer, has repaired a majority of the broken lamp posts along the ¾ mile Central Avenue main street. With only five (5) lamp posts left in disrepair, 96% of the light fixtures are now fully operational. "Compared to when only 80% of the lamp posts where functional, the work completed has had a profound impact on visibly and public safety on the Avenue during evening hours" say CASID President Michael Yun.
For the past several years, the CASID has kept an inventory of the light fixtures in need of repair within the Central Avenue business district. Working together with PSE&G, the CASID has shared this inventory with them and several municipal departments including the City Council and Mayor’s Office.
"Heights Councilman Bill Gaughan and Councilman Peter Brennan did a great service when they raised this ongoing issue at a City Council meeting making it a priority" Yun added. "On behalf of the 450+ members of the CASID and the Jersey City Heights community, I wish to thank Journal Staff Writer Ken Thorbourne, PSE&G Public Affairs Director Richard Dwyer, PSE&G Lamp Supervisor Joe Valente, and the entire City Council especially Ward D Councilman Bill Gaughan and Councilman-at-large Peter Brennan. Their combined efforts and dedication to public service has made the Jersey City a safer place for local residents to live and shop."