As Jersey City Public School students hit the 100-day mark of attending classes remotely, many frustrated parents called into the virtual Board of Education meeting Thursday pleading for in-person schooling for their children. As long as the district’s plans are successful, teachers and students will be able to enter school buildings in April.
A Notorious Developer Has the Last Laugh — Part I
The case of two Downtown buildings completed last year by the notorious developer Peter Mocco has raised serious questions about the city’s commitment to enforcing its own zoning laws.
Jovina Johnson Elected President of Journal Square Community Association
The Journal Square Community Association has elected Jovina Johnson as its new president. She replaces Kevin Bing, who stepped down after leading the association for the past two years. Johnson, a human resources professional, was first elected to the group’s board of trustees in February 2020.
Mayor Announces Major Citi Bike Expansion
Mayor Fulop announced today that the Citi Bike program will be expanded by an additional 150 bicycles and 15 new stations and extend to Hoboken, pending approval by that city’s city council.
Op-Ed: Hudson County Needs Vaccine Justice
Hudson County is one of the most racially diverse places in the country. Unfortunately, communities of color are severely underrepresented in our county-run COVID-19 vaccination site.
Hudnut Gets Gift from State Senate
A day after Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced his candidacy for the Ward E Council seat, a bill before the legislature that would have potentially barred him from running was amended. The bill was sponsored by Senator Nicholas Sacco, an ally of Mayor Steven Fulop.
Historic Building Fights for Its Life Thursday
Once a robust hub of political life and good will in Jersey City, the property at 500-504 Communipaw Ave. in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette ward is now threatened with the wrecker’s ball.
Loew’s to Get Renovation and National Acts
Mayor Steven Fulop has announced a $72 million renovation of the Loew’s Jersey Theater in partnership with Devils Arena Entertainment, the operator of Prudential Center.
Governor Signs Marijuana Bills
Today Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law regulating the use of marijuana. This follows the approval in November of a referendum making recreational use of cannabis legal in the Garden State.
Study: More People are Leaving Jersey City
According to a new report entitled “Moving in the Year of Pandemic: The 2020-2021 HireAHelper American Migration Report,” Jersey City had the sixth worst ratio of people moving in to people moving out.