Work Begins on Pedestrian Mall Upgrade

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The sound of jackhammers is echoing up Newark Avenue as the $6.7 million upgrade to the the Pedestrian Mall begins in earnest.

Daughter of Fallen Cop Sees off Police Unity Tour

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Under a brilliant blue sky a brave daughter paid tribute to her fallen father this morning before a somber assemblage of police officers and dignitaries. The hundreds in attendance gathered on J. Owen Grundy Pier to send off a pack of bike-riding cops to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum on the "Police Unity Tour."

Group to Map "Heat Islands" in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette

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Sustainable JC, a network of community groups and individuals advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and policies in Jersey City, this summer will map heat “islands,” areas of unusually high temperature and air pollution triggered by a disproportionate area of heat-absorbing asphalt and a paucity of trees, in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.

Ward D Council Candidate Danielle Freire: An Interview

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On March 30, Heights resident Danielle Freire announced her candidacy for the Ward D city council seat currently occupied by Yousef Saleh. Freire, 33, sat down with us for an in-depth interview. 

Man Arrested in Mother's Death

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A Jersey City man, Terrance Nelson, age 29, has been charged with Murder in the death of his mother, Jacqueline Nelson.

Rents in Jersey City Are Lower But by no Means Cheap Says Report

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According to a new report from the website Apartmentguide.com, over the last year Jersey City ranked number nine out of 100 U.S. cities for the falloff in the price of its one-bedroom apartments.

Juvenile Charged in Death of 40-Year-Old Photographer

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 A 16-year-old male has been charged in the death of a 40-year-old Jersey City man who was found dead in his apartment last week following a welfare check. 

Four Art Shows for Mother's Day Weekend

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Tris McCall reviews four art shows going on in Jersey City over Mother's Day weekend.

Son Charged in Mother's Death

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A Jersey City man, Terrance Nelson, age 29, has been charged with Murder in the death of his mother, Jacqueline Nelson.

Budget Crisis Solutions Discussed at Second Joint Session

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With the Jersey City Board of Education nearing a vote on the 2021-2022 school budget, board trustees continue to discuss funding options with members of the city council. Representatives of the two governing bodies met for the second time Tuesday, while members of the public expressed skepticism in comments on the livestreamed session. 

News Briefs

Walk-ins are now available at the @HealthierJC vaccination sites listed on this graphic + expanded hours at certain locations. You can still schedule your vaccine appointment at the call center: 201-373-2316 Or use the online portal: bespokehealthco.com/schedule

Howard Zlotkin, a Dickinson High School science teacher has been suspended with pay after launching into a racist tirade during a Google Meet class on Wednesday. Read more here.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an “Officer Involved Shooting” that occurred early Thursday morning at the intersection of Bergen and Oxford Avenues in Jersey City. No one was struck or injured during the incident. 

Jersey City’s two police unions are suing the city and the council over a resolution supporting the creation of a civilian complaint review board that was approved earlier this month. To read go here.

Keep abreast of Jersey City Covid-19 statistics here.

Governor Murphy has launched a “Covid Transparency Website” where New Jerseyans can track state expenditures related to Covid.  Go here.

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