Stay Open, Go Remote or in Between? Murphy Argues for In-Person Instruction

While the governor has been a forceful voice for restrictions on businesses and other activities, Murphy has pressed hard for schools to reopen as much as possible.

Jersey City is 131st Safest City in America Says Financial Website

The financial website WalletHub has ranked Jersey City as the 131st safest city in America, just behind Atlanta. Nearby Newark comes in at number 150.

The Covid-19 Report

The weekly number of new Covid-19 infections in Jersey City has increased from 7 in August to 68 in November. There were nine reported fatalities in November.

Vaccines Coming, but NJ Worries Trump may Upset Distribution Plan

New Jersey is set to receive the first batch of 130,000 COVID-19 vaccines within the next four weeks — assuming it receives emergency approval as expected. But state officials want to ensure their plans for a massive statewide distribution won’t be derailed by President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election.

Jersey City Man Charged in Killing of 67-Year-Old Girlfriend

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested and charged Rand March, of Jersey City, with the murder of his 67-year-old girlfriend with whom he shared an apartment. 

News Briefs

Jersey City officials have ordered the restaurant Maritime Parc to close following a “super spreader” event put on by New York Young Republicans.

Two former employees allege that New York Waterway regularly dumped sewage into the Hudson River.

Mayor Fulop and other officials gathered next to the Hackensack Riverfront yesterday to announce the creation of Skyway Park where more than 500 trees will be planted — one for every Jersey City resident who has died of the coronavirus.

Mayor Steven Fulop announced that the city is moving forward with the termination of a tax abatement for 4 of the 6 buildings within The Beacon Community, located at 20 Beacon Way, after the developer, Baldwin Asset Associates Urban Renewal Company defaulted on its 2005 financial agreement with the City of Jersey City.

Governor Phil Murphy has “re-tightened” the limit on outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 25 people, effective 6:00 a.m. on December 7th. Religious and political activities, funerals, memorial services and wedding ceremonies are exempt.  Outdoor dining is unaffected.

Mayor Steven Fulop has announced Elizabeth Castillo as the new Acting Director of the Department of Finance, established by the Mayor earlier this year to further develop fiscal policies and procedures. The new Acting Director will fill the position left vacant by the Department’s first-ever Director, John Metro, who was recently appointed the role of Acting Business Administrator by the Mayor.

Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order retightening restrictions on gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID19. Effective Tuesday: Indoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 people

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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Curators Choice 2020 Virtual Exhibition

    October 1, 2020 - February 1, 2021
  2. The Very Affordable Art Show

    December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - February 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  3. December Programs at LSP: Winter Evergreen Trees

    December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Walk-Bye Photo Exhibition at Jersey City Public Library

    December 9 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Virtual Drag Bingo

    December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Jersey City Municipal Council Meeting

    December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. Jersey City School Board Meeting

    December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm