BAYONNE, NJ - Continuing to pave the way for the transition of the Holy Family Academy into the new home of the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation, the Bayonne City Council approved of a $57,060 expenditure to remove asbestos from the former school’s boiler room and heating system.
After a bidding process Woodland Park based LILICH Corporation was selected to take on the specialized work.
The one time high school is undergoing renovations that will allow it to accommodate the City’s Head Start, the early education program provided by the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) and serving more than 150 children. The BEOF also provides a number of services to assist low-income, handicapped and senior citizens — and serves as a community hub for state and federal initiatives.
Holy Family closed its doors in 2013 and has stood vacant since. The city purchased the property for $2.5 million, an amount which is expected to be recovered from the sale of the BEOF’s existing properties – two of which are within close proximity of the 8th Street Station of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.
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