Under normal circumstances, a campaign like mine would be under a lot of pressure to overcome a financial disparity between an incumbent and somebody like myself. But at a time like this, those power disparities have really flattened because we’re all confined to the same digital spaces which is the only real way to make an sort of real outreach.
Covid-19 and Anti-Body Testing for the Far South Side
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week (July 1-3) from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, a team of organizations will work together to bring Covid-19 and Anti-Body testing to Jersey City’s Far South Side.
Schools Leaders Elaborate on September Reopening
The Jersey City Board of Education started the 2019-20 school year with a $120 million budget shortfall, according to Superintendent Walker, but through efficiencies and the payroll tax it is on track to deliver a balanced budget.
Indoor Dining is Postponed Indefinitely
Due to Covid-19 spikes in other states that have resumed indoor dining, New Jersey will not allow it to resume as originally planned this Thursday.
Guidance to Reopen Schools
Districts should strive to share preliminary scheduling plans to reopen schools with staff, families, and students at least four weeks before the start of the school year in order to allow families to plan child care and work arrangements.
Council Pauses on Liberty State Park Protection Act
With July 4 approaching, the Jersey City Council voted to table a vote on the resolution urging the state legislature to enact the Liberty State Park Protection Act until its next meeting on July 15. As Wednesday’s council meeting got underway, Councilman Jermaine D. Robinson asked council members to table the vote on the Liberty […]
NJ’s COVID-19 Death Toll Now Nearly 15,000 After State Reviews Cases
Health officials attribute additional 1,854 deaths to the virus; NJ Spotlight analysis finds further 2,366 unexplained deaths from March to May
The Battle to Protect the Homeless from Covid-19
Jersey City is strategically — and effectively — protecting its homeless population from severe and fatal complications from Covid-19. For Now.
What does “Defunding” the Police Mean?
In the aftermath of the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis Police Officer and the ensuing national protests to defund the police, how Jersey City should change its own spending and policing practices depends on which residents and politicians one asks.
Editorial: It’s Time for Community Policing
People of color in Jersey City have little trust in the Jersey City police department. The implementation of community policing might be the solution.