Starting tomorrow and running through Tuesday, voters will have an opportunity to elect state and local officials who will make policy for the next four years affecting everyone who lives in Jersey City. At the state level, voters will nominate Democratic and Republican candidates for the State Senate and Assembly. At the local level, voters […]
Jersey City Times Editorial Board
The Twisted Priorities of Steven M. Fulop
It isn’t every day that Jersey City’s mayor makes his priorities this clear. But tonight Jersey City’s Municipal Council will vote on a plan put forward by the administration to charge all residents for the use of outdoor swimming pools. For the first time, the city will charge fees ranging from $1 for seniors to […]
Editorial: With a Touch of Orwell, Mayor Misleads Again on Crime Stats
In December, former Jersey City business administrator and Fulop protégé Brian Platt was quoted as saying, “In Jersey, we had a mayor who would just make up numbers on the fly from the podium.” We couldn’t help but think of Platt’s words following a recent interview in which the mayor was asked why the city no longer publishes […]
Editorial: Did Covid Money Pay for the Mayor’s Secret Parisian Junket?
The Jersey City Times has received an unconfirmed report that this week’s secret mayoral junket to Paris was paid for with federal Covid money. It could be just a rumor, although the source insists that it is reliable. But it highlights why the mayor should immediately disclose who funded his tour of the City of […]
Were Charges Brought Against Solomon Political Payback?
Were charges lodged against Ward E Councilman James Solomon last week political payback? It sure looks that way. On Sunday Hudson County View and New Jersey Globe received a tip. Solomon had been hit with three summonses after damaging another car while parallel parking. Apparently, Solomon was out with his kids last Friday when he […]
Editorial: The Attorney General Must Investigate the DeGise Hit-and-Run
Answers to the many questions surrounding the DeGise hit-and-run must come from an investigative agency independent of Jersey City and Hudson County politics.
Mayor Fulop Deserves Praise for The Pedestrian Mall
The mayor deserves congratulations. The pedestrian mall appears to be an unqualified success.
Editorial: Residents Must Speak up Now to Save Liberty State Park
Once again, Liberty State Park is under threat. A bill making its way through the legislature and on for a hearing in the state Assembly tomorrow would open the park up to commercial development and forever damage the storied urban oasis.
Editorial: City Council Should Stay Out of Jersey Journal Pay Dispute
If Solomon believes that “local media is our bedrock to uncover corruption and educate Jersey City’s residents about their government” he should let the Journal’s writers and staff fight their own battle no matter how sympathetic he may be.