Construction of New St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter in Jersey City to begin by January 2021. Old space to become mixed-use residential high-rise.
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.
Entries by Ron Leir
Jersey City’s Salem Lafayette public housing site was the scene of a “police-involved shooting” last night, on the heels of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
A mixed-use development with a rec center that is proposed for the southern edge of Berry Lane Park in Ward F is facing stiff opposition from residents.
Multi-use center would include classrooms for STEM, a food concession, offices for startups, and retail and restaurant spaces.
Two Jersey City councilmen are urging their colleagues to consider amending the 2020 municipal budget by diverting $5 million now earmarked for public safety to “youth enrichment, housing and anti-violence initiatives.”
Construction of the Morris Canal Greenway in Jersey City is slated to begin in Spring 2021 but is opposed by local residents who fear loss of parking.
Jersey City reports more bicycle thefts than many municipalities in New Jersey, but a new type of street storage is showing promise in early tests.
The Wittpenn Bridge, which spans the Hackensack River and connects Jersey City and Kearny, will reopen to traffic in 2021.
Jersey City is strategically — and effectively — protecting its homeless population from severe and fatal complications from Covid-19. For Now.
Jersey City has issued a request for proposals to restore and manage the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square.
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