Lavarro Presses for Changes to Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro will offer amendments to the administration's inclusionary zoning ordinance (IZO) on for a second reading at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

East London Comes to Jersey City

A London-syle curry house is coming to Downtown Newark Avenue. Brick Lane, which has locations on East 6th Street in Manhattan and in Montclair, is now building out the 136 Newark Avenue space formerly occupied by Pasta e Vino and before that Raval.

Solomon Says New Downtown Parking Rules Coming Soon

This morning, Councilman James Solomon announced that new parking rules are coming to the Downtown, most likely in early January.

Inclusionary Zoning Takes Center Stage at Council Meeting

Municipal Council President Joyce Watterman put the kibosh on amendments to an inclusionary zoning ordinance (IZO) offered by councilman-at-large Rolando Lavarro at last Wednesday’s Council meeting.

November 3rd Board of Education Rematch

With national politics taking center stage, it would be easy to overlook an important school board election on the November 3rd ballot.

News Briefs

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

Jersey City has instituted two new rules for regular, residential trash pick-up.

  1. Pick-up begins at 8pm now instead of 10pm; you should bring your trash out between 5-8pm.
  2. Recycling will no longer be picked up in plastic bags (due to changes in recycling standards). Please place your recycling out in a reusable container.

Governor Murphy has announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey.It is now open to residents to browse health plans, compare prices and find out if they may qualify for financial help ahead of the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period that begins Nov. 1. New Jersey residents will no longer use to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans. Instead, Marketplace plans and financial help will only be available through Get Covered New Jersey at

The New Jersey Business Action Center announced that it will host a free webinar titled “Resources for Recovery” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. ET. The webcast will provide New Jersey businesses with an update on available tools and programs to help them through recovery from disruptions caused by COVID-19.

The October program will run for one hour and is free and open to the public. Full press release from the NJBAC is pasted below; anyone that is interested in attending can register here.

Upcoming Events

  1. Presentation of Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album Exhibition

    October 1 - October 22
  2. October Nature Programs: Fall Bird Walk

    October 4 - October 23
  3. October Nature Programs: Trailblazers Volunteer Day

    October 11 - October 25
  4. 2nd Annual Voices International Theatre Festival

    October 15 - October 25
  5. Virtual Drag Bingo with Vanity Ray – Every Friday Night at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

    October 16 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 10:00 pm
  6. Letters from Anne and Martin

    October 22
  7. Fit Kids at Palisades Family Success Center

    October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm