Sustainable JC, a network of community groups and individuals advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and policies in Jersey City, this summer will map heat “islands,” areas of unusually high temperature and air pollution triggered by a disproportionate area of heat-absorbing asphalt and a paucity of trees, in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette.
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.
Led by Karam Thapar, a 30-year-old banker with a high-profile social consciousness and fed up with what they perceive as municipal indifference, a group of Jersey City residents are taking to the streets every weekend.
With its spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Liberty State Park (LSP) easily ranks as the crown jewel of New Jersey’s state park system but some people are asking why it can’t offer more in the way of amenities. Questions surrounding food concessions, transportation options and a renovation of the crumbling train shed have been overshadowed by the debates over Caven Point and the restoration of the park interior.
Potential marijuana entrepreneurs in Jersey City and elsewhere figure to be a bit more optimistic now that New Jersey’s brand spanking new Cannabis Regulatory Commission has officially convened–some two years after it was created.
He was here for just 15 months but the impact Jeffrey Trzeciak had as director of the Jersey City Public Library will likely be felt far longer. That was the theme of an outpouring of plaudits from colleagues and patrons alike voiced at Tuesday night’s meeting of the JCPL Board of Trustees, marked by the director’s last official appearance.
Once a robust hub of political life and good will in Jersey City, the property at 500-504 Communipaw Ave. in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette ward is now threatened with the wrecker’s ball.
Despite a visit from Governor Phil Murphy today, local officials and residents are expressing frustration with the speed of Covid-19 vaccine distribution.
If you’d love to be able to take a ferry from Hudson County to the Jersey Shore, you’re not alone. So would lots of other ferry-friendly folks who attended a Jan. 14 virtual meeting of the Hudson County Division of Planning.
At its annual reorganization meeting held Jan. 5, Mussab Ali edged out incumbent Lorenzo Richardson by a 5-4 vote to gain the presidency of the school board.
New Liberty Science Center genomics exhibit shows how ancient Woolly Mammoth DNA could help endangered elephants and the environment.