Amidst some public calls to defund the police, on August 12 the Jersey City Municipal Council voted 7–2 to hire 23 new police officers.
Born and raised in Jersey City, Sally Deering spent 13 years as a features writer
and columnist for The Jersey Journal. Syndicated by the Newhouse News Service, Sally’s weekly column ran in papers throughout the U.S. and earned
awards from the New Jersey Press Association, and Society for Professional
Journalists. Sally has written two books, The Apple That Fell from the Orange Tree, and Thesbian, available on Kindle.
A new filmmaker, Sally has written and directed several video shorts that can be seen on her YouTube channel. In 2019, her video Impasse won Best Screenplay Comedy at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Sally holds a B.A. in Media Arts from New Jersey City University, and her new video, Aunt Sadie Loved a Lady is now in post-production.
Schools Go 100 Percent Virtual In September
Jersey City Schools Superintendent Walker announced a five-phase reopening plan for the city’s public schools. In phase one all learning will be virtual.
Parents Outraged at Principal’s Unexplained Firing
When the board of The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS) notified parents in an email that it had fired the school’s beloved principal, Marta Bergamini, chaos and anger ensued.
School Board Outlines Three Choices for September Instruction
Come September 2020, Jersey City’s public schools will offer choice of in-person instruction, 100 percent remote learning, or a combination of the two.
COUNCIL VOTES TO PROTECT PARK
In an 8-1 vote, with Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson dissenting, the City Council passed the resolution to support the Liberty State Park Protection Act.
Liberty State Park Meeting Sparks Outrage
Organizers of the June 9 meeting that had been planned by Jermaine Robinson and billed as a community forum did not let any residents who attended it speak.
Pistons Forward Louis King Pays it Forward
Detroit Pistons Forward Louis King donated meals and autographed basketballs for families in his native Jersey City on Tuesday, June 30.
Schools Leaders Elaborate on September Reopening
The Jersey City Board of Education started the 2019-20 school year with a $120 million budget shortfall, according to Superintendent Walker, but through efficiencies and the payroll tax it is on track to deliver a balanced budget.
Council Pauses on Liberty State Park Protection Act
With July 4 approaching, the Jersey City Council voted to table a vote on the resolution urging the state legislature to enact the Liberty State Park Protection Act until its next meeting on July 15. As Wednesday’s council meeting got underway, Councilman Jermaine D. Robinson asked council members to table the vote on the Liberty […]
City Council Meeting Focused on George Floyd
Jersey City Council addresses police department reforms in wake of protests against police brutality spurred by recent killing of George Floyd.