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.
Land-use consultancy Dresdner Robin announced that the firm has completed work on a veterans’ housing complex at 526 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City that opened yesterday.
At Monday’s meeting, the City Council introduced an amended inclusionary zoning ordinance, approved a $10 million bond issue to pay severance for the layoff and retirement of city employees, and tabled an ordinance to move the $170 Million Bayfront Redevelopment Bond to the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.
Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano and his challenger, community activist Kevin Bing, who will face each other in a runoff election on Tuesday, Dec. 7, are back on the campaign trail trading talking points and at times some not-so-disguised barbs.
An analysis of the nearly 800 votes the City Council took in the first 40 weeks of this year shows a striking pattern: Members of “Team” Fulop — Councilmembers Richard Boggiano, Mira Prinz-Arey, Denise Ridley, Daniel Rivera, Jermaine Robinson, Yousef Saleh, and Joyce Watterman — voted in lock step 99 percent of the time, in every instance voting in favor of whatever resolution or ordinance had been introduced.