Hudnut Gets Gift from State Senate

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A day after Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced his candidacy for the Ward E Council seat, a bill before the legislature that would have potentially barred him from running was amended. The bill was sponsored by Senator Nicholas Sacco, an ally of Mayor Steven Fulop.

Historic Building Fights for Its Life Thursday

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Once a robust hub of political life and good will in Jersey City, the property at 500-504 Communipaw Ave. in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette ward is now threatened with the wrecker’s ball.

Loew's to Get Renovation and National Acts

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Mayor Steven Fulop has announced a $72 million renovation of the Loew's Jersey Theater in partnership with Devils Arena Entertainment, the operator of Prudential Center.

Governor Signs Marijuana Bills

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Today Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law regulating the use of marijuana. This follows the approval in November of a referendum making recreational use of cannabis legal in the Garden State.

Study: More People are Leaving Jersey City

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According to a new report entitled "Moving in the Year of Pandemic: The 2020-2021 HireAHelper American Migration Report," Jersey City had the sixth worst ratio of people moving in to people moving out.

Shakespeare@ Home Presents "Julius Caesar”

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Actors from Broadway and London’s West End will team up for the Shakespeare@ Home, all-free radio play Julius Caesar. Launching Monday February 22nd at 7pm EST, it features The Tony Nominated actor Patrick Page in the title role, Jordan Barbour as Brutus, Sky Lakota Lynch as Lucius and Keith Hamilton Cobb as Cassius.

Ridley and Solomon to Introduce CCRB Ordinance

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Council members Denise Ridley and James Solomon will jointly introduce an ordinance to form a Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) at the City Council meeting on February 24th. 

Hudnut to Take on Solomon in Ward E

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Attorney and Jersey City Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced today that he will run for Ward E City Councilman on the "Team Fulop" slate.

NJ’s Home Rule Seems Set to Trump CDC Guidance on School Reopening

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For all the fanfare surrounding Friday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to reopen schools nationwide, New Jersey’s famous home rule still appears the prevailing guidance when it comes to public education in this state.

Former BOE President and Fulop Ally Indicted

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Former Board of Education President and Steve Fulop ally Sudhan Thomas has been indicted by a state grand jury on charges that he allegedly took bribes in a major investigation of political corruption in Hudson and Morris counties.

News Briefs

Assemblyman Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson) is joining Governor Phil Murphy at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City for the signing of Bill A4410 / S2743, which will permanently codify the Community College Opportunity Grant Program into law. Students enrolled in any of the state’s 18 community colleges may be able to have their tuition waived. Students must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester and have an adjusted gross income of $0 -$65,000 in order to be considered. 

Jersey City Library Director Jeffrey Trzeciak is leaving to take a job in his hometown, Dayton, Ohio after serving for just 15 months.

An ordinance creating a Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) scheduled for introduction this week has been pulled, pending further discussions.

Ahmad Broadway, age 26, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to charges related to his involvement in the January 11, 2019 shooting inside the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City that injured two people. 

The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force and the Jersey City Fire Department are investigating a two-alarm fire that killed an 84-year-old woman Thursday morning at 270 Clerk Street in Jersey City. 

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced the indictment of three people in connection with the July 6, 2020 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner on Rutgers Avenue in Jersey City. Heavenley Cherry, 19, and Jahquell Carter, 25, both of Jersey City, were charged with Murder and other related crimes. Izmae Tinker-Trent, 19, of Jersey City, was charged with Hindering a Murder Investigation.  

The Jersey City Education Association has started a GoFundMe campaign to support the family of 11-year-old Desire Reid and eight-month old Kenyon Robinson who died in a house fire on Martin Luther King Drive on Wednesday night. Here is the link.

Vaccine-eligible individuals can make an appointment online by visiting hudsoncovidvax.org.

The 2021 tree planting applications are available. If you have an empty tree pit on your block or a street you can fill out the form and the city’s arborists will handle it.  bit.ly/adoptatreespri…

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.

For info on vaccinations, call Vaccination Call Center and our operators will assist you with scheduling one: 855-568-0545

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