Japanese agricultural technology company Oishii announced today the opening of a 74,000-square-foot indoor vertical farm in Jersey City to grow its “Omakase” variety of strawberry.
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Thanks to Jersey City resident and avid runner Steve Lipski, on April 23 next year, Jersey City will get its own marathon, the first the city has hosted and the only one that will take place in the Garden State in 2023.
The New Jersey Lion’s Club yesterday broke the record for the “longest chain of spectacles” ever created by laying down 43,000 feet of eyeglasses on 2,000 pieces of carboard in Liberty State Park.
In a surprise move, the City Council is poised to vote tonight on an ordinance reorganizing the city’s Forestry Department, possibly undermining recommendations made by The Jersey City Shade Tree Committee.
A consultant recommends that Jersey City prioritize all forms of tree maintenance over tree planting.
Lasagna Love now boasts 30,000 volunteers who have labored to donate 150,000 homemade lasagnas in three countries. Hundreds of those impacted — as either a recipient or a “lasagna chef” — live in Jersey City.
In his seventh annual State of the City address as mayor—and with the pandemic squarely in his rearview mirror rhetorically—Mayor Steven Fulop declared investing in open space to be his “personal priority” for 2022.
The MUA has announced a preventive program, “Lead Free JC,” to replace all lead “service lines” in the city over the next decade.
Local residents and activists are charging that the city botched the design and planting of 80 new trees installed as part of Central Avenue’s $4 million, mile-long refurbishment.
At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council approved an amended Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, authorized over $180 Million in redevelopment bonds to be moved to the JCRA, approved an ordinance to allow the city to limit street cleaning to once/week on minor streets, passed resolutions supporting Medicare for All and endorsing the Philippine Human Rights Act, and bid farewell to Councilmen Lavarro and Robinson.