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Boggiano Rails as City Council Approves Homeless Center in Ward C

Jersey City lawmakers had their hands full Wednesday night, reacting to complaints reflecting a tale of two cities. Over the strenuous objections of Ward C Councilmember Richard Boggiano, the council voted 8–1 to authorize a lease agreement between the city, Jersey City Housing Authority and Garden State Community Development Corporation to provide homeless individuals using […]

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Paused For One Month, Ellis Island Hospital “Hard Hat” Tours Offer Window on History

Save Ellis Island, the nonprofit tasked with stabilizing and rehabilitating the historic hospital complex on the island’s south side, has advised that its “Hard Hat” tours will be temporarily suspended between New Year’s Day and January 29, 2023, for winter cleanup and minor infrastructure work. The 90-minute tours will resume January 30, 2023, with six […]

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Council Narrowly Approves Construction Agreement for SciTech Scity High School

With only four City Council members in favor, the council on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing a project development agreement for construction of SciTech Scity, the STEM-focused high school to be built adjacent to Liberty Science Center and run by the Hudson County School of Technology.  Parties to the agreement include the city, Hudson County, the […]

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City Hall Park and Expanded Homeless Services in Ward C Dominate Council Caucus

A new park behind City Hall that could dislodge employee parking and a plan to expand services for the homeless near Dickinson High School in Ward C dominated Monday night’s City Council caucus meeting. Also discussed were tree planting, increased police overtime costs, and more fiscal responsibilities associated with redevelopment of the Loew’s Theater. In […]