Last Thursday as he stood behind a lectern, looking every bit the politician, and announced his run for the Ward F council seat currently held by Jermaine Robinson, Frank “Educational” Gilmore took another step in an improbable journey of redemption.
About Aaron Morrill
Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D. from Fordham Law School. As a lawyer, Aaron worked as an assistant district attorney in Kings County and a commercial and criminal litigator. He is the founder of Jersey City Times and is currently working on a musical, Food Fighters.
That summer Mocco was also putting up a five-story building at 245 Newark Ave. in the Village neighborhood. Neighbors reported debris and pieces of foam raining down from the building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Council members Denise Ridley and James Solomon will jointly introduce an ordinance to form a Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) at the City Council meeting on February 24th.
Attorney and Jersey City Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced today that he will run for Ward E City Councilman on the “Team Fulop” slate.
It was 3:30 in the afternoon on December 5th when Bill heard screaming outside his Newark Avenue apartment. He looked out the window and saw an elderly man on the ground “with blood running down his face.”
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.