A bill recently passed by the State Senate aims to make sure that communities already overburdened with potentially harmful pollutants are able to block new or expanded electric plants, incinerators, sewage treatment plants, landfills, solid waste facilities, or other major sources of pollution.
About Carly Berwick
Carly Berwick has worked as an editor for The Week, ARTnews, and Metropolitan Books. A former columnist for Bloomberg News and The New York Sun, she also has reported on education for TheAtlantic.com, Edutopia, and Next City and on culture for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, New York, Travel and Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler, among other outlets. She also teaches writing and journalism to high school and college students.
Jersey City students have not been inside a school since March 16, when schools closed physically due to the spread of the virus. Parents suddenly doubled as teachers as learning through paper packets, Google Classroom, and Zoom commenced. Kids have been managing their own unique stresses with life slowed and stilled, conducted mostly within the walls of their homes, unable to frolic outside as parks citywide are now also closed.