Snazzy New Turf Coming to Van Vorst, Hamilton Park Dog Runs

After fielding complaints for years, Jersey City is finally renovating the dog runs in Hamilton and Van Vorst Parks this fall in order to eliminate the formation of huge puddles after rain.

Council Votes Down Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Amid Allegations of Hissy Fits and Election Year Politicking

At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council rejected Councilperson-at-large Lavarro’s inclusionary zoning ordinance 6–3, approved an ad hoc committee to address Suez Water’s future handling of storms, and heard complaints of shoddy developers defrauding homeowners.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through Tomorrow Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hudson County running from 4 pm today through early tomorrow morning.

This Weekend

Summer is officially over, but Jersey City is as busy as ever. There are multiple festival events happening this weekend, like the Jersey City Jazz Festival.

Ward A Council Candidate Kristen Zadroga-Hart: An Interview

Yesterday we sat down with Ward A council candidate Kristen Zadroga-Hart, covering everything from parks to school funding. Here's our conversation, which has been edited for brevity and clarity.

Four Local Men Charged With Assaulting 14 Year-Old Bayonne Girl

Four Jersey City men have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 14 year-old Bayonne girl who they met after she ran away from home earlier this month. 

Top Court Says Jersey City Must Disclose Names and Addresses of Dog Owners

In a win for advocates of governmental transparency, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday sided with a dog-fence vendor who fought for the names and addresses of Jersey City dog owners, declaring such information is public record regardless of who asks and why.

Vaccine Requirement and Mask Mandate Issued for N.J. Child Care Centers

New Jersey’s child care workers must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 or face regular testing, and all employees, visitors, and children older than 2 must wear face masks in day care centers at all times, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during a press briefing Monday.

Solomon Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

Ward E Councilman James Solomon has unveiled a plan to strengthen tenants' rights, triple the number of affordable homes and pass legislation that mandates affordable homes in all new developments.

Jersey City Residents and Businesses Now Eligible for Federal Ida Disaster Relief

After weeks of lobbying by city and county officials, Hudson County has been included in the Major Disaster Declaration in the wake of Tropical Storm Ida.

News Briefs

Governor Phil Murphy  announced that the state will commit to providing universal pre-K to all families across the state over the next several years. Today’s round of funding establishes or expands high-quality pre-K programs in 19 additional school districts across the state. The Department of Education will develop a Strategic Plan that will sets a roadmap for further pre-K expansion throughout the state.

City Council President Joyce Watterman and Councilmember James Solomon will introduce a resolution to create a strong Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the city’s water provider co-sponsored by Councilmembers Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Richard Boggiano, Yousef Saleh, and Rolando Lavarro. The Committee would be responsible for reviewing SUEZ’s emergency response to Tropical Storm Ida which brought extreme flooding that resulted in substantial damages to property, facilities, and structures throughout Jersey City. For 72 hours, Jersey City residents faced a boil water advisory to ensure their water was safe to drink.

Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order requiring all preschool to Grade 12 school personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. He also announced that all State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week.

Upcoming Events

Tue 28

Jersey City Together Education Team Fall Launch

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oct 01

rive-In Movie Night Series: “Ocean’s 8”

October 1 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oct 02

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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