JC Police Struggle to Control Fireworks

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The Jersey City Police Department has struggled to control illegal firework use in the wake of a loosening of state restrictions.

Pistons Forward Louis King Pays it Forward

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Detroit Pistons Forward Louis King donated meals and autographed basketballs for families in his native Jersey City on Tuesday, June 30.

Bill Seeks to Clean Air in Low Income Communities

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A bill recently passed by the State Senate aims to make sure that communities already overburdened with potentially harmful pollutants are able to block new or expanded electric plants, incinerators, sewage treatment plants, landfills, solid waste facilities, or other major sources of pollution.

Jersey City Covid-19 Updates 7/2

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A complete list of Jersey City Covid-19 updates and information on reopenings.

Will Summer Crowds at the Jersey Shore Unleash a New Wave of COVID-19?

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On a warm afternoon at Seaside Heights, Nick Amoresano allowed himself a trip to the beach for the first time in about three months of pandemic-related confinement, but said he wasn’t completely confident that mingling with hundreds of others was the safe thing to do.

News Briefs

Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation which places limits on service fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery applications and websites during state of emergencies declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19.
The legislation prohibits third-party food takeout and delivery service applications and websites from charging service fees greater than 20 percent of the cost of the individual order or greater than 10 percent of the cost of the individual order, when the order is delivered by an employee of the restaurant or an independent contractor with whom the restaurant has contracted directly.

The Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) has announced a collaboration with Mayor Fulop, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, and the JC Office of Cultural Affairs in presenting $250,000 of emergency arts funding.

For JCAC Artist Relief Grants go here.

For EDC Arts Program Grants go here .

Weekly Arts Community Call – Since the beginning of the Covid-19 health crisis and subsequent shutdown, these weekly public calls feature guest speakers and discussion, with the intent to share resources and strategies for artists and arts organizations in surviving this challenging time. All are welcome.  For info go here.

Upcoming Events

  1. Virtual Drag Bingo with Harmonica Sunbeam – Friday, July 10 at 8:00pm EST

    July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Jersey City Council Meeting – July Meeting

    July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Jersey City Council Meeting – August Meeting

    August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Virtual Jersey City Comedy Festival: PRIDE NIGHT

    August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Jersey City School Board Meeting – August Meeting

    August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm