It is with great excitement that we update you on the status of our ongoing Holy Family Academy Project- In 2017, BEOF collaborated with the City of Bayonne to purchase the former Holy Family Academy property to serve as the new location for the entire BEOF organization, including its Bayonne Head Start facilities. Our staff has worked tirelessly over the years to advocate and fundraise for a project of this magnitude, and we are happy to report that demolition is finally underway!
In 2020, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic resulted in scarcity of resources and heavily inflated costs of material and supply prices across the country. While BEOF was able to continue providing its services to the Bayonne community, our Holy Family Academy Project’s reconstruction timeline was unfortunately affected. At this time, however, much of the major work has been completed.
There has been a full asbestos remediation throughout the property, the entire electrical infrastructure in the building has been replaced and brought up to code, a massive boiler tank has been removed, and the entire school’s roof has been replaced! We continue to work with our architects and designers to finalize the details of this project. The premises will once again be a center of positive youth development for the children of Bayonne, New Jersey.
Check out some pics of the progress being made: