Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in response to the expected winter storm.
Council Passes Pay Ordinance in the Dark
When the city council voted on Wednesday to authorize large salary hikes for directors and other top city officials, it did so without evidence that the increases were necessary. According to Ward E Councilman James Solomon, who along with councilmen Rolando Lavarro and Jermaine Robinson, voted against the ordinance, the ordinance’s sponsor, Mayor Fulop, failed to present any evidence that the pay raises were needed.
Walker’s Fight to Save the Astor Place Community Garden
Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Franklin Walker will petition the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) to allow the Astor Place Community Garden to remain after being notified some uses of the space violate an agreement with the authority.
The Evolution of Rolando Lavarro
Over the last two years, Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro has emerged as one of the Fulop administration’s loudest critics, having waged pitched battles on issues from inclusionary zoning to police funding.
Lack of Coordination Hampers State Vaccination Effort
New Jersey officials have conceded there is a disconnect between the state-run online vaccine registration system and the 200-plus COVID-19 vaccination sites run by local and county governments, health care providers and pharmacies.
Rec Department Clerk Gets Three Years
A former payroll clerk and senior analyst for the Jersey City Department of Recreation will be sentenced to three years in state prison under a plea agreement announced today by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.
New Jersey Ranks Dead Last for Retirees
In an study of the best and worst states for retirement, New Jersey has come in dead last, worse than Delware and West Virginia.
Port Authority Unveils New Midtown Terminal Plan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a new plan for the proposed Midtown Bus Terminal project which will “completely reimagine the world’s busiest bus terminal and its connection to the Lincoln Tunnel.”
The Latest Plans by Your School District for Remote, In-Person or Hybrid Learning
Up-to-date Instructional plans approved by the state Department of Education
News Analysis: New Questions on Steel Tech
A decision by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire a derelict warehouse at 125 Monitor Street in Bergen-Lafayette is raising new questions about the JCRA’s Executive Director Diana Jeffrey’s recent testimony regarding another project known as Morris Canal Park Manor.