Downtown Streets Gridlocked by Fireworks Traffic

For weeks, in tweets and Facebook posts the city publicized the Fourth of July festivities planned for Exchange Place. 

Report: Fireworks Suspected in West Side House Fire

Fireworks may be to blame for a fire last night that destroyed the upper floors of a West Side home.

NJCU Acting President Kroll Issues a Statement on Social Media

While the challenges we are facing are daunting, NJCU is resilient and I am confident that with us all working together we will see this emergency through, and write a strong next chapter in our history.

Lawmakers Pass Liberty State Park Redevelopment Bill

New Jersey lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial bill that would open Liberty State Park up to commercialization, to the chagrin of critics who unsuccessfully called for a ban on large-scale development and special protections for an environmentally fragile peninsula there.

This Weekend

This holiday weekend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate right here in Jersey City.

NJCU Facing Fiscal Crisis; Campus Awaits Answers in Wake of President’s Departure

The NJCU board of trustees announced that the school was facing a “financial emergency” resulting from carrying a “recently intensified structural deficit” of $20 million.

Pesin: Fireman's Plan for Liberty State Park Remains a "Clear and Present Danger"

Sam Pesin is taking little solace in changes made to a controversial bill that threatens to open Liberty State Park to commercial development. 

School Crossing Guards Ratify New Contract

Jersey City school crossing guards have ratified a tentative contract ending a five year impasse with the city.

Stolen Car with Bullet Hole Rams City Building

For the second time in less than a year, city employees located at the Jackson Square Municipal Complex on Martin Luther King Drive have been reminded of the crime problem in Bergen-Lafayette.

Report: Pompidou was the Brainchild of Developer Charles Kushner

The Jersey City Times has learned that Charles Kushner, the developer of the massive 1 Journal Square apartment complex next door, gave Fulop the initial idea of partnering with the French museum and locating Pompidou x in the Pathside building.

News Briefs

Mayor Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea, and Fire Chief Steven McGill swore in 25 Captains to the Jersey City Fire Department at a ceremony inside City Hall on July 1.

Mayor Fulop joined Public Safety Director James Shea and Fire Chief Steven McGill June 30 to announce two brand new fire companies and officially launch a newly created specialized response team, the JCFD High-rise Unit, to respond to all high-rise fires and all working fires as a Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC).  The last fire company added to the Jersey City Fire Department was in 1937.

The Hudson County Board of Commissioners has provided $195,000 for services provided to inmates through the Housing and Reintegration Program of the Hudson County Department of Family Services. The program provides services that inmates can use for housing, substance abuse treatment, clinical care, mental health, obtain medications and go to job training and job search services.

This program also provides the County Department of Housing and Community Reintegration access to 40 transitional housing beds. The program runs from June 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

Mayor Fulop has announced the creation of a $20 per hour Living Wage Statute for all full-time Jersey City employees. As part of the City’s 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, the Living Wage Statute will boost salaries for hundreds of current and future Jersey City residents and workers from $17 (already one of the highest minimum wage rates in the nation) to $20 per hour – which is $7 more than New Jersey’s current hourly minimum wage.

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