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.
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.
Woolly Mammoth Show Addresses Endangered Elephants, Environment
New Liberty Science Center genomics exhibit shows how ancient Woolly Mammoth DNA could help endangered elephants and the environment.
Holland Gardens Housing to be Razed, Reimagined
Jersey City’s Holland Gardens public housing site is to be reshaped into a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will accommodate a new public library branch and businesses.
Local Republicans Stand by Their Man
Jersey City and Hudson County Republicans, though far outnumbered by their Democrat counterparts, remain staunchly behind President Trump.
Massive Jersey City-Kearny Bridge to Open in Spring
Construction of the new Hackensack River bridge linking Jersey City and Kearny via Rt. 7 has taken a big step forward with the recent long-awaited installation of the lift span deck.
Replacement Homeless Shelter Moves Forward
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.
Police Shoot Suspect at Salem-Lafayette Housing Project
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.
Residents Oppose Developer’s Rec Center Bait
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.
Developer Proposes Recreation Center Next to Berry Lane Park
Multi-use center would include classrooms for STEM, a food concession, offices for startups, and retail and restaurant spaces.
Councilmen Propose Cuts to Public Safety Budget
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.”