On May 11 Mayor Steven Fulop nominated a diverse group of women to the city’s newly created Women’s Advisory Board.
About Ron Leir
Ron Leir has been a journalist since 1972. That includes a 37-year stint as a reporter, copy reader and assistant editor with The Jersey Journal, followed by a decade as a reporter with The Observer in Kearny. He has also pursued his avocation of acting, appearing mostly on small stages in NYC and New Jersey and several independent films.
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At yesterday’s caucus, the City Council mulled over the building of a new shooting range and the hiring of outside counsel to defend against a lawsuit brought by community groups opposed to a controversial ward map believed by some to have been a textbook case of “gerrymandering.”
Two of Jersey City’s finest were feted recently by the American Legion’s Beacon Post 419 for their role in saving the life of an infant in the city’s Greenville section last fall.
As simple as snapping a tree branch in two, Jersey City’s lawmakers have separated its Parks and Forestry Division into separate administrative spheres. Carmen Gandulla was appointed city Director of Finance.
Acknowledging problems the city has had for years properly managing its trees, the City Council announced last night plans to vote Wednesday to create a dedicated Division of Forestry.
The brothers’ success is all the more compelling since at an early age both siblings were diagnosed with autism and because the Rosado family lives in a section of Greenville where street violence is not uncommon.
At Wednesday night’s meeting, Jersey City’s Municipal Council members approved a feasibility study of a potential income tax to fund the Jersey City Board of Education.
A potential bailout plan for the Jersey City public school system keyed to a special tax on property owners got a chilly reception from city lawmakers at Monday night’s City Council caucus session.
In early 2014 Brett and Alexa partnered to collect backpacks and fill them with water bottles, toiletries, a bedroll, and materials directing them to financial advising services, mental health counseling, housing resources, job opportunities, and other services for veterans.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop predicted that over the next four years Journal Square will become a mecca for new residential high-rises, new entertainment and cultural venues.