Over 200 people turned out Saturday in Hamilton Park for the kickoff of Ward E Councilman James Solomon’s re-election campaign, where campaign staff engaged them with balloons, signs, and speeches along with kids’ crafts and stories.
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.
Medical Center and Groups Team up to Heal Crime Victims and Families
A trauma unit at Jersey City Medical Center just received $2 million in funds from the federal Victims of Crime Act, part of a $20 million package New Jersey recently secured from the Act to implement hospital-based violence intervention programs statewide in an effort to counter violent crime.
Group to Map “Heat Islands” in Greenville and Bergen-Lafayette
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.
Volunteers Join Enraged Banker to Rid City of Trash
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.
Could Liberty State Park Have More Amenities?
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.
Marijuana Business Rules Coming Soon
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.
Fulop Silent As Community Pays Tribute to Departing Library Director
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.
Historic Building Fights for Its Life Thursday
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.
City and County Struggle with Vaccine Distribution
Despite a visit from Governor Phil Murphy today, local officials and residents are expressing frustration with the speed of Covid-19 vaccine distribution.
New Ferry Services Considered for Hudson County
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.