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Affordable Housing in Journal Square and Beyond Dominates Council Caucus

Affordable housing took up the lion’s share of time during yesterday’s municipal council caucus. Following through on a pledge to narrow the socio-economic shelter gap confronting many residents, Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano is pushing for a more equitable share of affordable housing in the Journal Square area. To facilitate that goal, Boggiano is seeking […]

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Speakers Slam Council For Washington Killing, Closed Meeting on Bayfront Scheduled

Jersey City lawmakers at Thursday’s meeting took heat from residents on the killing of a mentally ill man in Bergen-Lafayette, put off discussing a proposed tax abatement for the much-heralded Bayfront development to a September 11 private session and held off awarding a private cleaning contract after a city union protested it would prompt layoffs […]

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Project to Repair Collapsing Sip Avenue Finally Nears Completion

Residents and businesses in Jersey City’s Marion section are wondering whether they’ll ever see the reopening of a closed-off section of Sip Avenue below West Side Avenue that has compelled detouring of vehicular traffic to complete a prolonged sewer project. The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority acknowledges there have been unforeseen complications but insists there’s […]

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Council Wrestles with Cannabis, Journal Square Parking and a Paulus Hook Park

Once again, Jersey City lawmakers agreed Wednesday to put off, at least until September 7, changing the rules governing the regulation of local cannabis enterprises pending further deliberation but, in the meantime, endorsed applications for five new retail shops. The City Council also voted to withdraw, for now, consideration of a letter of support for […]

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Council Debates Cannabis, Police Overtime, Parking and Public Projects

Cannabis regulation, police overtime, off-street parking and delayed public projects proved hot-button topics at Monday’s caucus of Jersey City lawmakers. At-large City Council member Daniel Rivera presided, with Council President Joyce Watterman, Ward E representative James Solomon and at-large member Amy Degise no-shows. Council members debated the pros and cons of changes being pitched to […]