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.
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.
Hudnut to Take on Solomon in Ward E
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.
Editorial: Is Anyone Home at 911?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeGise to Run for Council on Team Fulop
Mayor Fulop announced today that Hudson County Democratic Organization Chair Amy DeGise will join his slate and run for one of the three City Council at-Large seats in this year’s citywide election.
Tempers Flare as Council Approves High Rise
Last night Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro railed against his colleagues on the city council as they voted 6-2 to allow a massive luxury high rise to move ahead in Bergen-Lafayette.
Council to Vote on Setting up City-Administered Vaccination Sites
Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Health and Human Services Department announced an emergency resolution establishing six vaccination sites to proactively prepare for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.