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Council Nixes St. Pauls Plan, Green Lights 911 Contract and Right-to-Counsel

At Wednesday’s meeting, the City Council gave a thumbs-down to a proposal to make St. Pauls Avenue one-way, while approving a controversial contract to study the city’s 911 call center and moving ahead on a “right-to-counsel” law. After hearing arguments pro and con from a clearly divided neighborhood, the council voted to reject city transportation […]

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Bank Gifts Building to After-School Program for ‘Under-Resourced’ Youth

A Jersey City faith-based nonprofit recently learned it can bank on the good will of a local lending institution. Provident Bank has gifted its former branch at Bergen and Harrison Avenues, to New City Kids, which offers after-school musical and academic classes to urban “under-resourced” kids and teens. (The bank will continue operating five locations […]

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City Council Backs off Study of Jersey City 911 System, St. Paul’s Ave. Plan Moves Ahead

Heeding the calls of angry Jersey City 911 emergency dispatchers, the City Council has backed off—at least for now—from a city administration proposal to rehire Princeton-based IXP Corp. to complete “initial workshops, technology assessment and gap analysis” at a cost of $213,085. At Thursday night’s meeting, the council voted to withdraw a resolution that would […]

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Jersey City’s Liberal Cannabis Policy Meets Resistance in the Heights 

Jersey City’s the sky’s the limit policy on marijuana dispensaries is suddenly meeting with resistance in the Heights, where residents are concerned about issues ranging from teen smoking to aesthetics. As of March 13, the city’s Cannabis Control Board has approved 44 marijuana dispensaries including a disproportionate number — 14 — in Ward D.  In […]

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Clerk Gets Tenure, Rec Head Gets a Grand Sendoff and Ferry Bids Are Nixed by Council

One Jersey City civil servant received plaudits and earned tenure while another veteran worker bade farewell at the City Council session last Thursday, Feb. 23. The council voted 8-0, with Ward C Councilmember Richard Boggiano absent, to reappoint Sean J. Gallagher, municipal clerk and local registrar of vital records, to a second three-year term through […]

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