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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detroit Pistons Forward Louis King donated meals and autographed basketballs for families in his native Jersey City on Tuesday, June 30.
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.
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 […]
Jersey City Council addresses police department reforms in wake of protests against police brutality spurred by recent killing of George Floyd.