On October 13, Ward E Councilman James Solomon sat down with us for an interview covering everything from traffic safety to ethics reform.
Ward F Council Candidate Vernon Richardson: An Interview
Vernon Richardson is probably best known as an aide to the late Ward D Councilman Michael Yun. Most recently, Richardson took a job at City Hall as as an aide to Mayor Fulop. In June, word leaked out prematurely that Richardson was preparing a run for the Ward F seat currently held by Councilman Jermaine Robinson. What follows is our interview with Richardson. We cover everything from affordable housing to his proposal to tax empty storefronts.
A Faith-Based After-School Program for Underprivileged Kids Gets Impressive Results
Twenty-seven years ago, Trevor and Linda Rubingh, founders of a cross-cultural church in Ward F, got 300 kids together for a weekend of youth programming. That’s when they discovered their true mission: providing trained teen mentors to help underprivileged kids with academics and music.
Jersey City Man Indicted in Case of Revenge Porn
A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned an 18-count indictment against a Jersey City man in a case of “revenge porn.”
Council President Watterman is a No-Show for Debates While Appearing for Photo Ops
City Council President Joyce Watterman’s absence from the candidate debates is provoking criticism from several of her challengers for the three at-large council seats.
Newark Man Sought in Murder of Jersey City Woman
Authorities are searching for a Newark man in connection with the shooting death of a Jersey City woman in February.
Hudson Community College to Receive Equity Award
Hudson County Community College has been selected to receive the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2021 Equity Award for the Northeastern United States.
Woman Found Dead in Greenville, Authorities Investigating
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Jersey City woman who was found dead in her Woodlawn Avenue apartment in Greenville.
How the Mayor Stuck Wards A, B, C and D With $143 Million In Taxes
According to a new analysis, from 2014 to 2017, homeowners in Jersey City’s Wards A, B, C, and D paid $143 million more in property taxes than they would have had Mayor Fulop allowed the 2014 revaluation to go forward.
Jersey City Police Officers Connected to Far Right “Oath Keepers” Group
According to a report from Gothamist, Jersey City police officers are among 37 New Jersey law enforcement officers and first responders tied to the far right militia group known as Oath Keepers.