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.
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.
New Hope for Old Problem of Bike Thefts
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.
New Wittpenn Bridge On Route 7 to Open in 2021
The Wittpenn Bridge, which spans the Hackensack River and connects Jersey City and Kearny, will reopen to traffic in 2021.
The Battle to Protect the Homeless from Covid-19
Jersey City is strategically — and effectively — protecting its homeless population from severe and fatal complications from Covid-19. For Now.
Hunt Is On for New Operator of Loew’s Jersey Theatre
Jersey City has issued a request for proposals to restore and manage the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square.
Security Cameras: Does Jersey City Have the Right Approach?
Union City has required bars and restaurants to install security cameras inside and out. Jersey City has not. Some say CCTV does little to curb crime. Is Jersey City’s approach the right one?
Coronavirus Exposes Jersey City’s Unsung Heroes
There are many unsung heroes on the front lines battling the Covid-19 pandemic in Jersey City and the rest of Hudson County. Much has been written about the healthcare workers who have been risking their lives on a daily basis to battle the coronavirus. But there’s another line of defense laboring mostly in civilian garb out of the limelight, providing equally valuable public service as paid staff and volunteers.
Activists Allege Police Brutality in Greenville Melee
Local activists staged an impromptu rally Sunday to mobilize Jersey City residents in response to alleged police brutality in quelling a fight in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood on May 5. The incident, which occurred on Bostwick Avenue, resulted in three arrests and injuries to both civilians and police officers.
“Non-Essential” Construction Ban Causes Confusion
How vast does the shutdown appear? Councilman James Solomon, whose Downtown ward hosts a lot of building activity, said recently, “[. . .] my reading of it is that most large-scale construction sites must shut down or be in the process of shutting down.” This is likely because the Order does categorize as “non-essential” residential projects with work crews greater than five and residential buildings with no units under sales contracts.
“Reopen Liberty State Park and Lincoln Park!”
Public outcry against the closures of Liberty State Park and Lincoln Park in Jersey City as mandated by Governor Phil Murphy has surfaced and is growing.