After decades of pleading and prodding from a few tireless good Samaritans, Jersey City is finally renovating Greenville’s tiny but historically significant Martyniak-Enright Park located at the corner of Pamrapo Avenue and Old Bergen Road. And through May 5, residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the park’s potential assets and design. “Renovation […]
Deputy Editor Elizabeth Morrill has worked in business, not for profit fundraising and as a freelance copy editor. She holds degrees in American studies and education from Yale and Harvard.
Arts and Culture Fund Awards $1 Million to Artists and Organizations
The Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund announced April 28 the granting of $1 million to 88 local artists and arts organizations that the city says “expand the impact and inclusiveness of the arts in Jersey City, build community connections through art, and develop creative and economic opportunities for artists.” Funded by a property tax […]
New Charter School in Journal Square Selected For Federal Funding
Kindle Education Public Charter School, a new school opening in Journal Square this fall, will receive $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Education thanks to the Charter Schools Program of the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association. Two charter schools in Trenton will receive funding from the same NJPCSA program as well. “The association is proud […]
Open Space Tax Brings No New Open Space
To the surprise of some, a committee tasked with finding uses for money generated by the city’s open space tax has so far funded only improvements to existing parks, putting aside the acquisition of new open space. An investigation by the Jersey City Times has also revealed that the committee, known as the Open Space […]
Coding Bootcamp “Campus” Opening in Jersey City
Tech Elevator, a company that offers in-person and online computer technology courses, will be opening a downtown Jersey City “campus” in January 2023 where students taking its coding bootcamps can work on group assignments and meet with the company’s career counselors. No instructors will be at the location, which offers open and enclosed meeting rooms, whiteboards, even […]
JCMUA Provides Update on Replacing Lead Water Lines
The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority updated the City Council on Nov. 22 on its plan to replace 16,000 water lines in Jersey City that are lined with or made of lead. In February the utility had announced plans to replace approximately 1,000 of the lines per year. That work has begun, according to JCMUA executive director Joseph […]
Jersey City Gets New Charter School for Grades 6-12
Jersey City will get a new independent charter school next fall, only the second such authorization granted by the state Department of Education in the past five years and one that its founders plan will enable the school to offer instruction in grades 6–12. Put together entirely by the married couple Katie Hahn and DJ […]
A Committee Grapples with Tree Maintenance Throughout City
In what has become an annual ritual, on Monday at the monthly meeting of the Shade Tree Committee, Jersey City’s new forester, Mike DiCiancia, acknowledged that the city’s top priority for trees should be pruning and removals, not planting, something the city has failed to budget for adequately (or even specifically) for fifteen years. In […]
Jersey City Medical Center to Offer Free Mammograms on October 22nd
On October 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jersey City Medical Center will offer free mammograms to the uninsured.
Jersey City Dance Academy Celebrates 50th Anniversary
he Jersey City Dance Academy marks its 50th Anniversary this month, a milestone the organization will be formally celebrating later this fall.