The MUA has announced a preventive program, “Lead Free JC,” to replace all lead “service lines” in the city over the next decade.
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.
Critics Charge City Botched Huge Central Avenue Tree Planting
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.
City Council Approves Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance and Bids Adieu to Lavarro and Robinson
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.
Supportive Veterans’ Housing Complex Opens on Ocean Avenue
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.
City Council Tackles Inclusionary Zoning, Severance Pay, and Bayfront Financing
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.
Boggiano and Bing Trade New Barbs
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.
Analysis Shows Team Fulop Having Voted in Lock Step
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.
Haven Secures Grant to Board Teen Clients Overnight
Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center, which offers individual and family counseling and other services for teens in conflict with their parents, just received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund overnight stays at its three-bedroom home on Roosevelt Avenue.
Snazzy New Turf Coming to Van Vorst, Hamilton Park Dog Runs
After fielding complaints for years, Jersey City is finally renovating the dog runs in Hamilton and Van Vorst Parks this fall in order to eliminate the formation of huge puddles after rain.
Nimbus Dance Seeks Youth Dancers for Nutcracker
Jersey-City-based Nimbus Dance company is holding auditions Saturday, Sept.11, for youths aged twelve to eighteen for its annual production of “Jersey City Nutcracker.” In addition, children aged 4 to eighteen are needed for many small roles in the show.